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Job reference: 164152
Salary: Band 8A (£56,992 - £61,522)
Job closing date: 03/10/2023
Job Type: Other Therapeutic
Location: NHS Forth Valley Sites
Employment type: Permanent
Hours Per Week: Up to 22.5
Job posted date: 19/09/2023
Employer (NHS Board): NHS Forth Valley
Department: CAMHS (Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service)

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An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Psychology team for care-experienced children and young people. This is a Psychology service within Falkirk City Council that is part of a wider Psychological Service within NHS Forth Valley.

We are seeking to recruit enthusiastic Clinical or Counselling Psychologists’ to work within this speciality and would welcome applications from candidates nearing qualification, part-time workers and/or staff interested in split posts. Applications from newly qualified staff are welcomed.

NHS Forth Valley CAMHS is a well established service with a new senior management team. The psychology team is organised into sub-specialities with psychological leadership and specialist clinical supervision within each area of expertise.  We offer multiple therapeutic modalities including: CBT, IPT, FBT, Systemic Family Therapy, ABA, EMDR, Art Therapy and ACT, which are professionally governed by Psychological Services, NHS Forth Valley.

As part of a service level agreement between NHS Forth Valley CAMHS and Falkirk Council, this post forms part of a clinical psychology service providing a bespoke and effective mental health service to care experienced children looked after by Falkirk Council. Under the supervision of a clinical psychologist, this role involves direct work with young people, as well as working collaboratively with CAMHS and the supporting network, providing consultation, teaching and training, e.g. foster carers, residential workers and social workers. 

NHS Forth Valley Psychology staff receive regular clinical and operational supervision, supportive line management, including job planning. As part of job planning, all staff are supported to develop and establish areas of specialist clinical interest and we have a varied in-house programme of clinical CPD. We also have have very good links with national bodies and close links with training courses and offer placements to trainees from the Doctoral, EPP and MSc courses.

Candidates must have a Post Graduate Doctoral level (or equivalent) degree in Clinical/Counselling Psychology, be registered with the HCPC and have experience of working with children and young people with complex problems. Experience or training in relation to neurodevelopmental disorders, trauma, and attachment models would be an advantage.

The duties of this post require the successful candidate to be a member of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme.  More information on this scheme can be found at

For informal enquiries contact: Dr Leighanne Love (Consultant Clinical Psychologist, or Dr. Lisa Sturrock (Principal Clinical Psychologist) on 01324 610846.

Please note that the majority of correspondence is sent by e-mail, therefore please check your e-mail regularly (including junk folders) and your Jobtrain account for updates.

NHS Forth Valley is positive about disabled people and is committed to offering an interview to disabled people who meet the minimum criteria for the job.  Please contact the Recruitment Office on 0330 041 4694 if there are any reasonable adjustments we can make to assist you with your application and/or interview.

NHS Scotland is committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce and eliminating unlawful discrimination. The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best. To this end, NHS Scotland welcomes applications from all sections of society.

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