2x Clinical Psychologist posts - CAMHS

Job Title: 2x Clinical Psychologist posts - CAMHS
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Cornwall
Salary: Band 8a £42,414 - £49,969
Job Published: January 17, 2019 12:34

Job Description

Clinical Psychologist - Child & Adolescent Mental Health

Ref No: 201-18-837-A

Are you an experienced Clinical Psychologist looking for a CAMHS post that, amongst the more usual mix of direct clinical, consultation, supervisory and preventive work will involve being at the cutting edge of a major new professional role in applied psychology? If so, read on.

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is leading on the development of a new type of psychology role for clinical services in England and our first cohort of fifteen trainee Clinical Associate Psychologists commenced on the 1st October 2018.  We are working this year in collaboration with Exeter University who are providing a Masters level training course to equip our Clinical Associate Psychologists with the theoretical and academic skills to support their work in a variety of clinical settings, including CAMHS.  The CAPs are employees by the Trust on permanent contracts so the programme is aimed at the development of a new, long term workforce in which individuals, teams and organisations can invest.  Our Chief Executive is Chair of a Trailblazer Group that aims to establish the CAP programme as a Graduate Apprenticeship with the IfA and there are good indications that this will be achieved during 2019.

Following discussions with local Head teachers and commissioners, we are now about to advertise for a new cohort of 30 trainee CAPs to place one in every high school in Cornwall as part of a major expansion of our Specialist CAMHS provision, delivering some of their services in the school setting but being clearly embedded in multidisciplinary teams.  Since CAPs are required to work under the supervision of a qualified Psychologist both during and on completion of training, this development has implications for the supervisory capacity of our current Clinical Psychologists in CAMHS.  Consequently , to support the safe and effective implementation of the CAPs model we are establishing two new full-time 8a posts to enhance our overall capacity of qualified Psychology in CAMHS, so allowing each individual to offer supervision to a number of CAPs while also having time for their existing range of roles. The new postholders will have scope for a range of clinical and consultation work typical of CAMHS posts , in addition to taking supervisory responsibility for a proportion of the CAPs.

The amount of time spent supervising versus clinical work is open to negotiation depending on the interests of the applicant. A full time supervisory role would be a possibility.

This is a really exciting time for the profession of Psychology and our Trailblazer work is attracting great interest from health employers and higher education institutions nationally across England.  If you would like to be part of the Trust team that is leading and shaping the process from its wonderful location in the Southwest with great access to beaches and a good quality of life, we are eagerly awaiting your call.

For further details please contact: Dr Mike Hodgkinson, Professional Head and Associate Director for Psychology Services and CAP Lead (01208 834250 or : and/or Dr Debbie Hunter,  Lead Consultant Clinical Psychologist for CAMHS on 01872 221442 or

Clinical Psychologist - Clinical Psychology & Therapy Service – Band 8a

Job ref: 201-19-047

Come and join Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust’s (CFT) Children’s Psychology Service in the beautiful county of Cornwall.

We are looking for an innovative and committed Clinical Psychologist to join our growing psychology team within Cornwall CAMHS.

We want to appoint an experienced psychologist to offer sessions to our east and mid CAMHS teams. The CAMHS teams offer a range of services according to the THRIVE model (AFC-Tavistock model) and specialist care pathways. The post involves offering assessment and intervention for our specialist ‘getting more help’ pathways as well as consultation and support into our newly developed Early Help Network consultation meetings. The post therefore offers a good balance between early help/preventative/consultation work and highly specialist interventions for young people with more acute and complex needs. Training and supervision in a range of interventions to deliver and support our NICE informed care pathways such as EMDR, VIG, DBT, Family Therapy and CBT is supported and encouraged.

The post offers an exciting opportunity to contribute to our CAMHS transformation process and support the development of a range of effective, child focused and collaborative services to meet a spectrum of need across Cornwall. Supervision of our newly developed Clinical Associate Psychology Posts as well as trainee Clinical Psychologists is a further exciting aspect of the role. The amount of time spent supervising versus clinical work is open to negotiation depending on the interests of the applicant. A full time supervisory role would be a possibility.

In addition to being in a supportive working environment, living in Cornwall offers the opportunity for a healthy work life balance. Wherever you live in the county you will be close to beaches and countryside, excellent schools and a speedy link to other areas via Newquay airport.

We will consider applicants from newly qualified psychologists for consideration of a developmental post.

For further details, please contact: If you would like to discuss the post please contact Dr Debbie Hunter Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Professional Lead for Children’s Psychology in CFT on 01872 221 442

To apply for either of these posts, please click the Apply Now button below and search using the reference number

Clinical Psychologist - Clinical Psychology & Therapy Service -  Job ref: 201-19-047

Clinical Psychologist  - Child & Adolescent Mental Health - Job Ref No: 201-18-837-A