Clinical Psychologist (Core CAMHS)
NHS Forth Valley Sites

Job reference: 113924

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 (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services)

Employer (NHS Board) : NHS Forth Valley

A number of exciting opportunities have arisen as a result of investment from the Scottish Government for suitably qualified psychologists to join NHS Forth Valley CAMHS. We are seeking to recruit enthusiastic Clinical or Counselling Psychologists’ to work within the Core CAMHS (Mental Health) sub-specialty and would also welcome applications from candidates nearing qualification, part-time workers and/or staff interested in split posts. Applications from newly qualified staff will also be considered.

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.

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 level 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 offering clinical leadership and 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.

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 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 eating disorders, neurodevelopmental disorders or trauma 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 www.disclosurescotland.co.uk

For informal enquiries contact: Dr Sharon Horne-Jenkins, Head of CAMHS Psychology, on 01786 454546.

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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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