Clinical/ Counselling Psychologist- CAMHS - Annex 21
NHS Forth Valley Sites

Job reference: 032468

Location: NHS Forth Valley Sites

Job closing date: 16/10/2020

Job posted date: 02/10/2020

Salary: Band 8A (£49,480 - £53,414)

Employment type: Permanent

Job Type: Other Therapeutic

Hours of work: Up to 37.5

Department: Psychology

Employer (NHS Board) : NHS Forth Valley

Various posts and hours available.

We are offering exciting opportunities for suitably qualified and experienced Clinical Psychologists or Counselling Psychologists to join our multi-disciplinary service. We see children and young people from 0 to 18 years and their families and offer a range of interventions. The referrals to the service are diverse. In this position, the post holder(s) will be required to see children and young people who have complex mental health problems, neurodevelopmental disorders, children with complex trauma and attachment difficulties, children with mental illnesses and children and young people with serious forensic risks. The job holder will also offer consultation to other professions, and supervise doctorate trainees.

As with all CAMHS services, the demand is high therefore staff wellbeing and development is a priority for the service. As such, there is a robust case management system in place to ensure a spread of referral types and a mixture of specialist assessments, consultation and high intensity specialist psychological therapies. In addition, the post-holders will have allocated time to a specialist area and will be supported to advance their own knowledge and skills as well as contributing to service developments to support the wider organisation. Given the broad range of referrals to the service, the scope for this is diverse and will be agreed in conjunction with the Head of Child and Family Clinical Psychology.

All staff joining us will be able to take advantage of a varied in-house programme of supervision and CPD and there are opportunities for external training. We have good links with partner agencies and national bodies and we work closely with the Edinburgh Doctorate Course. We are a combined psychology and psychiatry service with a single referral gate and a number of specialist teams and projects, including specialist nursing posts, Primary Mental Health Workers, family therapy, neuropsychology, and paediatric psychology, and we are committed to supporting staff progress various modalities of therapy (at various levels of post-qualification certification levels). We also have well-appointed premises and a highly efficient administrative and secretarial team and we are located in the central belt so commuting and travelling poses no challenge.

We are a popular choice for trainee doctorate and CAAP placements and look forward to welcoming a new colleague to our friendly team.

Please note: Applications will be considered from candidates who do not meet all the criteria outlined in the person specification under the Annex 21 arrangement.

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 direct any informal enquiries or questions about potential eligibility to:  Dr. Jennifer Robertson, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, on 01324 610846 or 01786 454546.

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

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.


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