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Job reference: 165103
Salary: Band 7 (£46,244 - £53,789)
Job closing date: 11/10/2023
Job Type: Other Therapeutic
Location: NHS Forth Valley Sites
Employment type: Permanent
Hours Per Week: Up to 37.5
Job posted date: 27/09/2023
Employer (NHS Board): NHS Forth Valley
Department: Children and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)

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A number of exciting opportunities have arisen as a result of investment from the Scottish Government to join NHS Forth Valley CAMHS. We are seeking to recruit an enthusiastic Psychological Therapist to work within the CAMHS Learning Disability sub-specialty to further increase the multi-disciplinary nature of the Psychological Therapies Team. The post holder will provide direct psychological assessment and intervention to children and young people as part of our behaviour Pathway and broader service. Thus, we are looking for an individual that is passionate about evidence based, person centred and collaborative practice.

NHS Forth Valley CAMHS is a well established and growing service with a new senior management team. The psychological therapies team is professionally governed by Psychological Services, NHS Forth Valley and organised into sub-specialities with psychological leadership and specialist clinical supervision within each area of expertise.  

We support children and young people aged from 0 to 18 years and their carers/families and offer a range of highly specialist psychological assessments and interventions, which often includes multi-agency work with our partners.  As part of a programme of transformational change, we are currently implementing CAPA and re-designing the psychological provision at all levels of service provision with the aim of placing the needs of children and young people at the centre of the partnerships we establish with families. The post holder will play a key role in supervising and delivering specialist psychological care in relation to increasing access to psychological interventions locally. There are also good opportunities to get involved in quality improvement work.

NHS Forth Valley Psychology staff receive regular clinical and operational supervision and 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 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 possess a Mental Health Qualification (e.g. RMN, MHO, AHP, CAAP) as well as be trained in Positive Behaviour Support and at least one other high intensity, evidence-based psychological interventions. Experience of working with children and young people with complex problems would be advantageous. Experience of delivering supervision or training would also be beneficial.

Applications expressing an interest in part time working, nearing qualification or requesting job share arrangements will be given due consideration.

For informal enquiries contact: Dr Lucie Risk, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, on 01786 454546.

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

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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