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Clinical/Counselling Psychologist

Employer
HEREFORDSHIRE & WORCESTERSHIRE HEALTH CARE
Location
Belmont, Hereford
Salary
£43,742 - £50,056 p.a. pro rata
Closing date
12 May 2024

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Discipline
Clinical, Counselling
Level
Specialist
Contract Type
Part Time, Permanent

Clinical/Counselling Psychologist

Band 7 – Development Role

22.5 hours per week

£43,742 - £50,056 p.a. pro rata

Belmont, Hereford

An exciting opportunity has arisen to be part of an innovative and supportive CAMHS Learning Disabilities Team. This is a development role with progression to the band 8a upon successful completion of a preceptorship programme. It is expected that this will be achievable within a period of up to 2 years and will be dependent on the experience of the successful candidate.

We are looking for someone who likes to have diversity in their job, is interested in working with young people and their families with complex difficulties, and who likes to think creatively and flexibly about what therapeutic interventions would be useful and effective for young people with learning disabilities.  Although this role is part-time, there is an opportunity to increase hours within the core CAMHS team.

You would be part of the small but dynamic Psychology team who have a significant role in transforming the psychological interventions being offered to children and young people.  There would be ample opportunity to undertake further training in specialist psychological interventions, current training opportunities include (but are not limited to) Family approaches, CBT-P, trauma focused CBT, DBT, DDP, Theraplay and NVR.  This role would also enable opportunity to gain skills and experience in undertaking assessments and different psychological interventions for children with disabilities and their families.  We are committed to supporting all of the Psychology team to use their skills and training to offer training and consultation to other professionals and to provide leadership, supervision and clinical expertise to other team members and support individuals’ professional development.

We are passionate about improving services for children and young people with learning disabilities and having a key role in service developments that better meet the needs of young people. The CAMHS team is a strong and supportive team and has excellent structures to offer regular supervision and has a strong ethos of delivering high quality evidence based psychological therapies and interventions. Here is a link to a video describing the variety of work clinical psychologists do when supporting people with learning disabilities: https://youtu.be/cOboy8H68sY

This post is an exciting opportunity for a newly qualified Psychologist registered with HCPC to begin an exciting career in a CAMHS setting. The successful candidate would be supported to work autonomously within professional guidelines and the overall framework of the team’s policies and procedures.

Herefordshire is a predominantly rural county with small market towns and transport links to the city of Hereford. The area offers excellent living and working prospects and a rich cultural life. Nearby are the Wye Valley AONB, the Forest of Dean, the Malvern Hills, the Brecon Beacons National Park and easy access to the M50 and M5. A thriving Arts Centre (The Courtyard) and good schools and colleges contribute to making Herefordshire a great place to live.

For further details and to apply please visit www.jobs.nhs.uk and search via C9798-0180.

Closing date for application 12th May 2024.

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