Clinical Psychologists (4 posts)

Job Title: Clinical Psychologists (4 posts)
Contract Type: Full-time
Location: Scotland
Salary: Band 8A £50,470 - £54,482 per annum
Reference: JT057405
Contact Name: Dr Rachael Smith / Dr Lynn Buntin / Dr Chris Wiles
Contact Email:
Job Published: July 16, 2021 10:25

Job Description

Clinical Psychologists (4 posts)

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)

Ref No: JT057405

Band 8A £50,470 - £54,482 per annum

Full-time 37.5 hours per week - Permanent

(12-month, Band 7 preceptorship period for newly qualified individuals)

Thanks to a recent significant investment from the Scottish Government, NHS Grampian Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) is looking to continue to grow and develop our workforce, alongside wider exciting ongoing service evolution.

Our CAMHS team is an inclusive, values based multi-disciplinary team including Clinical and Applied Psychology, Psychotherapy, Clinicians, Allied Health Professionals, Nursing, Psychiatry, Admin, Business and Support staff. Our team ethos promotes patient-centred care, efficiency and a culture that values, enables and develops our staff.

We are looking for warm, reflective, innovative individuals who want to make a difference to join us working with children, young people, their families and wider systems. We are seeking individuals that share values that are important to us – being respectful, kind, curious, collaborative, efficient, forward thinking and trauma informed and those that embody these values in their day to day work.

We have undergone a service redesign which has formed an across the age range (0-18) service across the Grampian region, with geographically based teams (City, Shire and Moray) and a specialist CAMHS Hub. There are excellent opportunities for a wide range of clinical experience within CAMHS (1:1 work, family work, group work, specialist workstreams and consultation), in early intervention, contributing to departmental research/audit, taking part in local and national teaching/training and being part of a dynamic service undergoing new developments at a challenging time nationally.  Our treatment approaches are eclectic with multiple psychological modalities offered by different team members including schema focussed work, CBT, IPT, Systemic Family Therapy, FBT, ACT, EMDR, psychotherapy, play therapy and pharmacotherapy.

We are part of the North of Scotland regional CAMHS Tier 4 network and alongside out-patient work we work closely alongside the regional Dudhope Young People’s In-patient Unit. We are a test of change/roll out site for several innovative national projects. As well as having strong regional and national links, CAMHS works collaboratively with our local partner agencies across Grampian to continue to develop and foster local Tier 1 and 2 community mental health and wellbeing supports for children, young people and their families.

Tailored and supportive line management alongside one to one, peer group and multi-disciplinary supervision structures are in place to support professional reflection and growth.  There is an established dynamic monthly CPD programme and a local CAMHS training group driving forward staff and team development. We host D.Clin.Psych and CYP MSC trainees.

Previous clinical experience of working with children and adolescents is essential. Experience of working collaboratively with other professional groups and partner agencies is desirable, and published research/audit will be an advantage. We welcome applications from those due to qualify in the next 12 months.

Grampian, located in the North East of Scotland has a population of over half a million. The scenery across the North East is enchanting and inspiring, from beautiful coasts to the Cairngorm Mountain range. The area offers both rural and urban based leisure, cultural and sporting activities to suit a range of interests. There is easy access to airports in both Aberdeen and Inverness. Grampian is a major centre of Education with two Universities, Aberdeen and Robert Gordon’s.

For further information please contact, Dr Rachael Smith/Dr Lynn Buntin/Dr Chris Wiles (Consultant Clinical Psychologists), Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS). Telephone 01224 550139 /

We look forward to hearing from you!

To apply please visit: and search for Ref No: JT057405.

Closing date: 4 August 2021.Clinical Psychologists (4 posts)