Clinical Psychology posts Compass Service

Job Title: Clinical Psychology posts Compass Service
Contract Type: Full-time
Location: Norfolk
Salary: Band 8a and 8b
Reference: 246-GYW2114-32102
Contact Name: Rob Mack - 01493 337601
Job Published: October 27, 2016 15:19

Job Description

Are you a clinical psychologist with a passion for working creatively with children and families? We have two fantastic opportunities to join our service in exciting and challenging roles.


Clinical Psychologist (8a) Job Reference: 246-GYW2114-32102

A partnership between Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust and Engage Educational Services is looking for a role working within a small multi disciplinary team delivering outreach support to some of the most vulnerable and challenging young people in Norfolk schools.

The role will involve working in a large number of primary and secondary phase schools across Norfolk, delivering assessment and advice on improving the wellbeing of identified young people. The role will be based within two of the sites of the Short Stay School for Norfolk (SSSFN), which is a specialist Academy for young people with challenging behaviour. Within the SSSFN the role will also encompass providing developmental support for the establishment to improve its capacity to meet the needs of the most challenging young people.

The role will develop models of support for staff, pupils and families in mainstream schools. There will be expectations to work with others to develop evidence of the impact and work creatively to meet the needs of the school community. The mixture of work with mainstream schools and support for the SSSFN will ensure that the successful candidate has a varied and developmentally engaging role, which while challenging will also be rewarding.

This is a unique opportunity to be part of building a new model of mental health work in schools. This post will be jointly recruited by NSFT and Engage Educational Services.


Senior Clinical Psychologist (8b) 246-GYW23965-75234 

We are looking to appoint on a temporary basis a Senior Clinical Psychologist with extensive experience to join the Compass Outreach Service to provide Clinical Leadership. This is a fixed term/secondment opportunity for nine months to cover maternity leave from January to October 2017.

We are delighted to be able to offer this exciting opportunity to support the delivery of the Compass Outreach Service, which has been developed in partnership with Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation NHS Trust, The Benjamin Foundation and Norfolk County Council Children’s Services. This partnership is a unique integration of services to ensure that children and their families are able to access the full range of therapeutic support they require to achieve meaningful and lasting change.

To ensure effective delivery of the service whilst the current post holder is on maternity leave we are recruiting an experienced Senior Clinical Psychologist who will be part of the Senior Leadership Team with clinical oversight of a multidisciplinary team that include clinical psychologists, systemic family therapists, social worker, art psychotherapist, assistant psychologists and family development workers.

We welcome applications from individuals that have extensive experience of integrated practice particularly in health and social care settings. The successful candidate will bring clinical leadership qualities including vision and ambitions for high quality, innovative ways of meeting the needs of some of our most vulnerable children and families in Norfolk.


If you are interested in either of these opportunities please contact Rob Mack - Children, Families & Young People Service Manager (Gt Yarmouth & Waveney), Norfolk & Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust, Tel: 01493 337601 M: 07786 511814

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