Clinical/Counselling Psychologist (Neuropsychology)
NHS Forth Valley Sites

Job reference: 113895

Location: NHS Forth Valley Sites

Job closing date: 24/08/2022

Job posted date: 03/08/2022

Salary: Band 8A (£50,965 - £55,016)

Employment type: Permanent

Job Type: Other Therapeutic

Hours of work: Up to 37.5

Department: CAMHS

Employer (NHS Board) : NHS Forth Valley

We are seeking to recruit an enthusiastic Clinical or Counselling Psychologist to join a redesigned CAMHS psychology resource in Forth Valley. The post holder will work within the newly established neuropsychology sub-speciality, under the supervision of a qualified and experienced Clinical Neuropsychologist to deliver neuropsychological and psychological assessments, interventions and consultation to children and young people who have learning and/or behavioural difficulties that are associated with their neurological condition and/or treatments. 

This post is a great opportunity to be part of a transforming service and the post holder will play a key role in offering clinical leadership and specific partnership work in relation to working with children and young people and their families with neurological illness, injury or differences. Thus, we are looking for an individual that are passionate about evidence based, person centred and collaborative practice.

NHS Forth Valley CAMHS is a well established service with a newly appointed management team that works in both inpatient and community settings and has close links with partner agencies and mental health services. There are also strong professional links and governance from Psychological Services, NHS Forth Valley.

We support children and young people aged from 0 to 18 years and their carers/families, which often includes multi-agency work with our partners to deliver a range of highly specialist psychological assessments and interventions.  As part of a programme of transformational change, we are currently implementing CAPA with the aim of placing the needs of children and young people at the centre of the partnerships we establish with families.

NHS Forth Valley Psychology staff receive regular clinical supervision and robust and supportive line management and job planning. As part of job planning, all staff are supported to develop and establish areas of specialist clinical interest and undertake supervision, leadership, quality improvement and project management CPD or training. We also have a varied in-house programme of clinical CPD and we have very good links with national bodies and close links with training courses. We host trainees from 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 neuropsychological assessment would be an advantage, but the post holder will be supported and funded to undertake further postgraduate neuropsychological training upon appointment if required.

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 Sharon Horne-Jenkins, Head of Psychological Therapies for Children & Young People, on 01786 454546

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