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Applied Psychologist

Band 8a

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Band 8a
Secondment: 6 months (available as fixed term contract)
Part time: 22.5 hours per week
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Clare Lodge Secure Children's Home
£45,753 - £51,668 per annum pro rata
Salary period
18/01/2021 23:59

Clare Lodge is a Secure Children's home that support young people who are admitted on welfare grounds. The post is within the dedicated health team which is part of the Children, Young Peoples and Families Directorate within Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Foundation NHS Trust.

We are seeking to recruit a Band 8a Applied Psychologist to work within the team on a six month secondment.

Our team is a busy and energetic team providing a service to young people aged between 12 and 17 years presenting living at Clare Lodge. The young people we support often have complex mental health needs and often high levels of risk. It is an excellent motivated team, staffed by experienced multi-disciplinary workers, including clinical psychologist, consultant psychiatrist, physical health nurses, occupational therapist, and a mental health nurse. The Health Team work closely alongside the residential and education teams to implement a therapeutic model across the whole unit.

The post holder will be required to offer highly specialist assessments of cognitive functioning, assess the risk a young person presents to themselves and others and therapeutic psychological interventions. They will also be asked to lead the MDT to develop psychological formulations of the young people at Clare Lodge and run staff support groups.

We are looking for a skilled, hard-working and enthusiastic psychologist who is passionate about delivering high quality and effective services to young people and families. We are able to provide excellent professional support, and opportunities for professional development and training.

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT) provides integrated community and mental health, learning disability and social care services of the highest standard due to our continued commitment to quality and service improvement. We aim to support people of all ages to achieve the very best they can for their health and well being. To ensure that we achieve this goal we look to recruit candidates of a high calibre that share our passion for delivering excellent service user care, research and education.

If you are unable to attend an interview on the suggested date, please let us know on your application form as other options may be available.

For part time posts the salary will be pro rata

Trust benefits include – 27 days holiday, Pension scheme, potential flexible working, development opportunities.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Sophie Mulvana, Clinical Psychologist and Clinical Lead for Health and Wellbeing

sophie.mulvana@cpft.nhs.uk / 01733 838375

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
Elizabeth House, Fulbourn Hospital
Cambridge, CB21 5EF

T 01223 219400 (open 8:30am to 5pm)
F 01480 398501