Clinical Psychologist

Job Title: Clinical Psychologist
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Isle of Wight
Salary: Band 8a £45,753 - £51,668 pa
Reference: 470-19-598-SH
Job Published: March 16, 2021 10:31

Job Description

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service

Clinical Psychologist

Job Ref: 470-19-598-SH

Salary: Band 8a £45,753 - £51,668 pa

We’re looking for a Clinical Psychologist to work in our multi-disciplinary CAMHS team. You’ll join our existing Clinical Psychologists and Consultant Psychologist in delivering high quality and innovative psychological solutions to children, young people and their families who experience difficulties with mental health. To do this, you will work alongside our mental health nurses, family therapists, psychological therapists, associate practitioners and psychiatrists and also work collaboratively with other agencies to create effective and individualised packages of intervention.

The Service offers individual and group therapies to a wide range of client groups alongside family interventions and parent/carers workshops. We also provide consultation and training to professionals including the voluntary sector, education and social care. Common presentations for the service include trauma, issues of attachment, depression, merging psychoses, anxiety and mood disorders, self-harming and self-injurious behaviour, behaviour that challenges in the context of mental health difficulties and psychosomatic disorders. In addition, we have a specialist eating disorder service. 

The post reaches across all aspects of the service, making this a role which can be adapted to suit both experienced applicants who are looking to further develop areas of specialism as their career progresses, or applicants wanting to build experience and be supported in moving into an 8a role. 

In addition to delivering psychological therapies, you will support the development of psychological thinking and skills within the wider team. You will have the opportunity to supervise and mentor assistant and trainee psychologists.  The service has strong links with the clinical psychology doctoral training course at the University of Southampton which provides opportunities to train as a clinical supervisor and to pursue research and teaching interests.

Additionally, there is a strong peer support network of Clinical Psychologists in the trust with a recognised Head of Psychology to ensure the wider structural and strategic development of psychological therapies. There are opportunities to work collaboratively with this network both clinically and for research. You will undertake service development and service evaluation projects, and will be encouraged to develop ideas for new psychological initiatives.

The Isle of Wight offers the opportunity for multiple sporting, music and arts activities combined with rural areas of outstanding natural beauty and easy commuting distance to the mainland with good road and rail links to London and Southern England and regional airports- so life and work on the Island is “connected” with opportunities for a good work-life balance.

For further information please contact Andrea Burrow, Consultant Clinical Psychologist or Cally Wareham, Team Leader on 01983 523602.

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Closing date: 1 April 2021