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Senior Clinical Psychologist

Job Description

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust specialises in working with people who are experiencing mental health difficulties and those with learning disabilities. As a Trust we make a positive difference to thousands of people’s lives across Sussex, Kent and Hampshire, providing support so that they can fulfil their potential and enjoy healthy lives.

We believe that staff who feel valued by the Trust and are truly engaged in the organisation deliver better outcomes for our patients and we are always looking for people with the right core values to join our team. The Trust is clinician-led, and provides the highest possible level of clinical expertise throughout its services.

Our vision is to provide outstanding care and treatment you can be confident in. To achieve the highest standards we have already embarked on a programme to transform the culture of the Trust to one of continuous improvement, delivered through participation of all staff and with service users, carers and families at the heart of our efforts.

This is a fantastic new opportunity for an enthusiastic and dynamic 8A Senior Clinical Psychologist to join Fareham and Gosport Specialist CAMHS.

Fareham and Gosport CAMHS is a multidisciplinary child and adolescent team offering community based mental-health services and neurodevelopmental assessments of Autism and ADHD. There is a focus on working closely with multi-agency colleagues and, as is commensurate with an 8A role, providing effective leadership, consultation and supervision to colleagues within the service.

The 8a Senior Clinical Psychologist will ensure that quality driven assessments and evidence-based treatments are provided to young people experiencing a range of mental health problems and their families. The post-holder will join an innovative service in delivering and continually developing clinical care pathways in line with best practice. As part of the clinical pathways, the post-holder will support the area lead in the delivery and evaluation of care pathways within the team and wider service. Autism and ADHD assessments are an integral part of the services provided and the post holder will need to demonstrate knowledge and experience of assessments in these areas.

Hampshire CAMHS is committed to finding creative ways of providing timely, locally delivered, high quality and effective interventions that maximise mental health and maintain children and young people within their home and educational environment and you will be a core member of the team developing and implementing local services and care pathways. If you enjoy being a part of a team, are creative, seeking a new challenge and want to make a positive difference to the lives of children & young people and their families, then we would be delighted to hear from you.
Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust has recently been awarded the contract to provide specialist child and adolescent mental health services for the next five years. As such this is a great time to join the teams and be part of building a creative and innovative service for young people with significant emotional and behavioural difficulties. We have excellent links with partner agencies such as primary care, local General hospitals (Queen Alexandra Hospital , Royal Hampshire County Hospital, Southampton General Hospital etc.), Children's Services, Educational Services, including specialist provisions, Adult Mental Health teams, Youth Justice systems, Catch 22, Voluntary sectors and are looking to develop interagency pathways supporting collaborative working.

Hampshire is a beautiful county with excellent transport network linking with the neighbouring counties of Surrey, Wiltshire, Berkshire and Sussex. It is the third largest shire county in the UK and the largest county in South East England. It has many tourist attractions such as the historical Cathedral City of Winchester, National Parks in the New Forest and the South Downs and two of the largest ports (Southampton and Portsmouth) in England, to name a few.

For further details / informal visits contact:
Maria Murphy ( Email address removed )

We appreciate every application that we receive but regret that we are unable to advise every candidate if they have not been shortlisted. If you have not heard from us within three weeks of the closing date then it is probably the case that you have not been shortlisted, however this should not discourage you from applying again.

In the event of an excessive number of applicants the Trust does reserve the right to close this vacancy earlier than indicated.

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust takes its responsibilities for the safeguarding and protection of children and young people and vulnerable adults very seriously and expects this of all its employees and bank workers. The Trust works with adult and children’s social care to ensure that the integrated service has systems in place to equip staff and bank workers with the knowledge and skills to recognize abuse, and take action to safeguard and protect vulnerable adults and children and young people.

It is expected that all staff and bank workers familiarise themselves with the appropriate structures and policies and with the Sussex child protection and safeguarding procedures and the Sussex multi-agency policy and procedures for safeguarding vulnerable adults and undertake the relevant essential training and further training appropriate to their role.

Successful candidates are normally offered salaries at the bottom of the relevant salary range. However, where previous or equivalent NHS experience in a similar role can be demonstrated and evidenced, this may be taken into consideration when setting the starting salary.

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)

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UK Registration

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