CAMHS Clinical Psychologist (Neuro Pathway)

Job Title: CAMHS Clinical Psychologist (Neuro Pathway)
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Torquay
Salary: £38,890 - £44,503 per annum pro rata
Reference: 369-A-20-59906-2
Contact Name: Cathie McIver
Contact Email:
Job Published: November 30, 2020 11:32

Job Description

CAMHS Clinical Psychologist (Neuro Pathway)

Dartington / Torquay

£38,890 - £44,503 per annum pro rata



About Devon Partnership Trust

We provide mental health and learning disability services, as well as a range of specialist and secure services for the wider south west region and nationally. We are passionate about promoting good mental health and wellbeing. We strive to use the expertise and resources within our organisation, and through our partnerships, to deliver high quality services that are safe and focused on people's recovery.

Our values

At Devon Partnership NHS Trust we not only recruit employees based on their qualifications and experience - we recruit individuals who possess (and are able to demonstrate) the behaviours which underpin the core values of our organisation.

These values include such attributes as showing a commitment to quality of care, improving lives of others, giving respect, dignity and compassion. We can bring those values to life in our everyday tasks by giving a smile; making time for people; challenging ourselves and others, and being open to new ideas.

We are committed to being an inclusive employer and applications are encouraged and welcomed from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics as governed by the Equality Act 2010. Part time, job share and flexible working applications will be considered and supported, where possible. We particularly encourage applicants with lived experience of mental health and learning disabilities.

We are a Disability Confident Employer. Applicants who declare a disability and meet the essential criteria in the job description will be invited to interview.

At Devon Partnership NHS Trust we want to attract and retain talented people and create a great place to work with a shared sense of pride and ambition. Our vision is to have an inclusive society where the importance of mental health and wellbeing is universally understood and valued. Recovery is at the heart of everything we do and we are one of the pioneers in driving forward the recovery agenda.

Shortlisted for Best Employer by Nursing Times 2018

The role

We are looking to enhance our pathway for children and young people with mental health and neurodevelopmental difficulties by recruiting a 1.0wte Clinical Psychologist at Band 7. The pathway links with wider Devon but sits within our multidisciplinary CAMHS teams in Torbay and South Devon as part of Children and Families Health Devon.

As psychologists within CAMHS we are valued for our expertise in offering psychological assessments, integrative psychological formulations, working with complex cases and offering consultation and supervision. This post will deliver specialist neurodevelopmental assessment of young people as well as supporting the Torbay and South Devon MDTs with formulation and adapting interventions appropriate to the needs of the children and young people. This role provides the opportunity for offering clinical leadership and consultation to members of the MDTs as well as contributing to the service development of this neurodiversity pathway. We aspire to offer high quality, psychological care to children, young people and their families following the CYP IAPT principles of collaborative care, evidence based practice and use of routing outcome monitoring to know whether or not we make a positive difference.

In joining Children and Family Health Devon you will be part of a wider group of child psychologists working in Paediatrics, Learning Disability, ASD diagnosis and with under 5s across Devon who meet on a regular basis for CPD and networking.

About You

We would be happy to hear from qualified clinical psychologists who have experience or are prepared to develop experience in working with children and young people with both neurodevelopment and mental health issues and who have or are keen to develop clinical leadership, consultation, supervision and service development competencies. Ideally this experience will be within a CAMHS context, but other experience may be relevant. You will have the knowledge and skills to deliver evidence based and outcome monitored psychological therapies and will also be able to demonstrate your competence as a reflective practitioner with a passion for working successfully in multi-disciplinary teams. You will have developed skills in supervising other clinicians including trainee, assistant and qualified psychologists. Above all you will be able to demonstrate a commitment to service user participation and to collaborative working with children, young people and families.

If you would like to learn more about the post and/or visit please contact Cathie McIver, Project Manager, or Christine Curle, Professional Lead for Child Psychology and Psychological Therapies, 07866 937091/

Interview date is to be confirmed.

Our Children and Young People say…

“We would like the people who work for Child and Family Health Devon to be understanding, patient and respectful. They should be trustworthy and make us feel safe and comfortable. It is important that they use their skills and experience to listen carefully in a non-patronising and non-judgemental way. When staff are positive and friendly, they help to create an environment that is informal and without pressure”.

About us

In this role, employed by Devon Partnership NHS Trust, however, Devon CAMHS is part of Children and Family Health Devon, which is a unique alliance of six leading providers of adult and children’s community, acute and mental health services in Devon, along with key voluntary sector organisations and academic partners.

This Alliance has designed a system-wide service model to deliver integrated, coordinated support wrapped around the child, young person and family. It builds on our strong relationships across education, health, social care and voluntary sector services in Devon, and, most importantly, it has been developed and refined in partnership with children, young people and their families/carers.

Our offer to you

Benefits of working at Devon Partnership NHS Trust include:

  • Commitment to career development
  • Wide range of leadership development opportunities
  • Up to 41 days of paid leave per year, depending on length of NHS service, includes bank holidays
  • Generous NHS pension scheme with employer contributions of up to 14.5% of pensionable pay
  • NHS pay progression
  • Good maternity, paternity and adoption leave over and above the statutory minimum requirements
  • Sick pay up to a maximum of six months full pay and six months half pay
  • Childcare vouchers– annual savings
  • Commitment to flexible working
  • 24/7 free confidential advice and support service
  • Refer a friend and both earn £500- available for selected posts. Terms and conditions apply.
  • Freedom to speak up ‘Guardian Service’, enabling you to safely discuss any concerns impacting on patient care
  • Preceptorship schemes
  • Exclusive health service discounts for NHS staff
  • Stagecoach –bus transport discounts
  • Salary sacrifice cycle scheme
  • Access to free recovery and wellbeing courses

Living here

Devon provides a unique, varied and beautiful environment. The coastal areas of North, South Devon and Torbay provide excellent opportunities for water sports. The National Parks, Dartmoor and Exmoor, are havens for country lovers. Exeter is a thriving University city offering culture and city life. There are excellent rail, road and air connections, with a regional airport in Exeter.