Lead Consultant Clinical Psychologist

Job Title: Lead Consultant Clinical Psychologist
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Suffolk
Salary: Band 8d £67,247 - £79,415 gross per annum
Job Published: October 15, 2019 11:42

Job Description

We are delighted to offer this new role, joining the Childrens, Families and Young Persons service across Suffolk. This fantastic opportunity has arisen for a proactive clinical leader to become the Lead Psychologist to shape the future service. You will be part of our senior leadership team joining our psychiatry and managerial leads to work together to further evolve the service.

This role is geographically and clinically broad, as it does not just cover children and families (with links to social services and education) but a much wider clinical area, including those services that are not traditionally included in the job role of an 8d working in Child and Family. The clinical areas include: child and family (age range 0 – 14 years); Youth (age range 14 – 25 years), Neurodevelopmental Disorders; Eating Disorders Service; and innovative services including Psychology Teams embedded in Early Help, Social Care, and Schools.

As this Lead Consultant Clinical Psychologist role is broad in its portfolio we do not expect the successful candidate to be expert in all these areas. We want passionate and innovative individuals to apply who want to be a forefront of leading and developing innovative services for children and young people

We are looking for a leader with senior experience in leading diverse teams and services, to ensure our existing psychology and psychotherapy services continue to grow and develop professionally. The successful candidate will be responsible for professional psychological practice and quality to ensure excellence patient experience and outcomes, whilst contributing to and leading on areas of clinical quality and practice across the workforce. The CAMHS green paper and Transformation Strategy in Suffolk is a key part of your role, working with all our local, regional and national stakeholders.

The successful candidate will have experience of working and providing expert supervision and consultation in one of the clinical areas CFYP services is responsible for. You will be able to demonstrate knowledge and experience of a variety of models of consultation and have knowledge and experience of a number of different psychological and therapeutic modalities. The role will include the provision of professional supervision to senior psychological professions and clinical supervision within the successful candidate’s area of expertise. It is expected that the post holder will undertake a limited amount of clinical work in their specialty area.

The successful candidate will have a key role in developing and shaping the future of CFYP clinical services, maintaining a local, national and international knowledge of positive practice in Psychological Services across the clinical areas.

The successful applicant will have responsibility for the governance across CFYP service line and will hold responsibility for clinical and operational leaderships in relation to clinical psychology, psychotherapy and psychological approaches in return we can offer extensive NHS and local benefits but including £5k relocation/removal benefit, discounted local gym membership, research and CPD opportunities.

NSFT is committed to lifelong learning and continuous professional development (CPD) for its entire staff. There are a variety of definitions of CPD across the professions but it is usually taken to mean learning activities which update existing skills.

CPD is determined through appraisal with a personal development plan agreed between an individual and their manager, with the commitment of the necessary time and resources.

Interviews are to be confirmed, candidates may only be given a minimum of 3 days’ notice, please note this date is provisional and may be subject to change. You will be contacted via email and invited to book a time. These emails may go to your SPAM, so please keep checking all your emails if applying.

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