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Specialist Clinical Psychologist

Band 7

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Band 7
Full time: 37.5 hours per week
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Newtown Centre
£38,890 - £44,503 per annum pro rata
25/01/2021 23:59

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.

We have a fantastic opportunity for a clinical psychologist to join our Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (Neurodevelopmental Team), covering the Huntingdon and Fenland areas of Cambridgeshire. The successful candidate will be part of a multidisciplinary team working with young people who have an Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD and/or learning disability as well as co-morbid mental health problems, up to the age of 18 years. The postholder will conduct specialised psychological assessment and therapy, as well as offering advice and consultation on clients’ psychological care. The post is primarily in the Neurodevelopmental CAMHS team but may work across the Core CAMHS team, as demand requires. The post is full-time although part-time hours may be considered.

The ideal candidate will have a strong team work ethic, sense of accountability, accompanied by an ability to work under considerable pressure at times. This post is open to professionals with the right attributes to enhance a team.

We will provide the necessary support to ensure your development within your role. We are keen to support and develop our staff through a clear career pathway and encourage promotional opportunities within the Trust. We have links with the University of Cambridge and the clinical psychology training programme at the University of East Anglia.

If you are looking for a new challenge, enjoy variety in your work and wish to be part of a team striving to make a difference for our community by supporting people with mental health needs then we want to hear from you.

Benefits of working for CPFT include:
• Annual leave allowance 27 days plus bank holidays (this may increase depending on NHS service)
• Pension scheme
• Flexible job-share opportunities
• Salary sacrifice schemes
• Staff discount schemes
• Professional development via the CPFT Academy which provides in-house training programmes
• Stress awareness training
• Mindfulness training
• Counselling service

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. As part of the selection process you may be required to undergo a Disclosure and Barring check.

The Trust is an equal opportunities employer and we positively encourage applications from people who have experienced mental health issues.

The Trust believes in treating everyone with dignity and respect and encourages applications from all sectors of the community. We guarantee an interview to candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum essential criteria.

Please note that due to the variety of contacts you may provide it cannot be guaranteed that the recruitment process will be managed exclusively within the NHS email system. Please ensure that all the details you provide on your application form are correct.

Internal CPFT Trust applicants who are currently ‘at risk’ and who meet the essential criteria will be given prior consideration over any other candidates who may apply for this post. Further consideration will then be given to other internal applicants currently ‘affected by change’ and then to other NHS applicants who are currently ‘at risk’ within the wider NHS. If you are ‘at risk’ or ‘affected by change’ please make it clear on your application so that you receive priority consideration.

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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

Dr Clare White, Consultant Clinical Psychologist

01480 445281

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

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