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Clinical Pscyhologist

Job Description

Band 8a Clinical or counselling psychologist- Eating Disorder CAMHS Inpatient Team

For part time posts - salary will be pro-rata.

Are you passionate about working with young people? Do you believe that strong, effective leadership helps to create great experiences in health care? Do you thrive on challenges and enjoy thinking on your feet as much as applying longer-term strategy? Then you may be the person we are looking for.

The Phoenix Centre is renowned for the treatment of Eating Disorders in Adolescence. The 14 bedded unit is nationally commissioned through NHS England and provides assessment and treatment of eating disorders for young people aged 12 – 18 years old including those with co – morbid diagnosis. The Phoenix Centre is one of the very few NHS Specialist Eating Disorder Units in the country, out a total of approximately 14 specialist units in the UK, most of which are privately run. Situated on a green and rolling hospital site just outside of Cambridge, this specialist unit is one of 3 commissioned Child and Adolescent Mental Health inpatient units, providing excellent care to young people and their families.

This is a unique opportunity to work on one of the only sites in the UK that has 3 Tier 4 units which provides exceptional opportunities for professional development in this specialist area of mental health work, benefiting both young people and staff within the units.

The post holder will be responsible for implementing a range of psychological assessments and therapeutic interventions for young people with a variety of eating disorder presentations and co-morbid presentations. We would expect a candidate to have experience of specialist psychological assessment, formulation and treatment of children and families across the full ranges of care settings, including outpatients, community, primary care and inpatient settings and experience of working with a wide variety of client groups, across the whole life course.

In return you would be working with a motivated and passionate multidisciplinary team with plenty of opportunities for development within the role.

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

  • Free parking on site

  • Stress awareness training

  • Mindfulness training

  • Counselling service

Plus at the Phoenix we will provide in house training and support to enable you to develop your career.

Please contact Kat Kennedy (Ward Manager) on  ( Phone number removed ) , if you would like to know more about the post or want to arrange an informal look around and chat about the post.

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**

In submitting an application form, you authorise Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust. to confirm any previous NHS service details via the Inter Authority Transfer (IAT) process should you be appointed to the post.

Serco ASP will be providing the recruitment administration service for this Trust. We provide a recruitment administration service to a range of Primary Care Trusts within Cambridgeshire and the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust. If you have any queries concerning your application please contact us on –  ( Phone number removed ) 

The aim of the employing organisation is to ensure that no employee in employment or job applicant receives less favourable treatment because of their race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin or on the grounds of gender, marital status, disability, age, sexual orientation or religion; or is disadvantaged by conditions or requirements which are not justified by the job to be done.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a Work Permit)

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

UK Registration

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