Lead Clinical Psychologist and CAP supervisor EAST CAMHS - Band 8b

Job Title: Lead Clinical Psychologist and CAP supervisor EAST CAMHS - Band 8b
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Launceston
Salary: £54,764 - £63,862 Per annum
Reference: 201-21-832
Contact Name: Dr Debbie Hunter
Contact Email:
Job Published: September 20, 2021 16:57

Job Description

Lead Clinical Psychologist and CAP supervisor EAST CAMHS - Band 8b

Location: Launceston Integrated CAMHS and Childrens Centre, Launceston 

Salary: £54,764 - £63,862 Per annum

Job Type: Permanent

Working pattern: Full time

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust prides itself in striving to be an employer of choice.

Our Trust objectives are:

  • Improve health and wellbeing and reduce inequalities by working in partnership and creating opportunities for our citizens.
  • Provide safe, high quality, timely and compassionate care and support, in local communities wherever possible, and informed by experience of people who use services.
  • Make Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly a great place to work in health and social care.
  • Working efficiently so health and care funding give maximum benefits.
  • Create the underpinning infrastructure and capabilities that are critical to delivering high quality care and support.

At the NHS, we are reminded every day of how important life is. As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us and for our patients, and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement whether that’s job share, part time or another flexible pattern. In addition, although the role advertised may have a ‘home’ office base indicated, we remain committed to supporting flexibility around workplace locations. If it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.

Are you an experienced Clinical Psychologist with a background in Children’s Mental Health with a passion for the work and a positive attitude to meeting new challenges?

Would you be excited rather than daunted by taking a leading role in developing mental health services for Children and Young People in East Cornwall, joining a growing multi-disciplinary team and working with other senior psychologists and team managers to increase access to psychologically informed assessments and interventions?

We are looking for a Band 8b Clinical Psychologist to join our growing psychology team within Cornwall CAMHS and to supervise a group of Clinical Associate Psychologists and develop and deliver specialist Clinical Psychology Services to children. The successful applicants’ time would be shared between supervision, leadership and direct clinical work.

It’s an exciting time to join our Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services in Cornwall as thanks to new investment we have expanded many of our teams and services continue to grow and develop. We value clinical expertise and have a genuine commitment to compassionate leadership, career development and continued learning.

The CAMHS teams offer a range of services according to the THRIVE model (Tavistock) and specialist care pathways. The post involves offering assessment and intervention for our specialist ‘getting help’ and ‘getting more help’ pathways as well as consultation and support into our newly developed Early Help Network consultation meetings and risk support pathways. The post therefore offers a good balance between clinical work, supervision, consultation, leadership and service development. We are keen to support psychologists develop areas of specialist practice to support our most complex young people. Training and supervision in a range of interventions to deliver and support our NICE informed care pathways is supported and encouraged.

We would love to have an informal conversation with you about this posts and our services in beautiful Cornwall which is a fantastic place to live and work.

This post will be based in the East of the County.

For further information please contact,

Dr Debbie Hunter, Lead Clinical Psychologist Children’s Services 07775 823437

Gemma Morshead, Operational Manager North EAST CAMHS 07919301734 Gemma

Lucy Hayes Senior Operational Manager CAMHS 07554 112944

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name Debbie Hunter

Job title Consultant Clinical Psychologist

Email address

Telephone number 07775 823437