Psychological therapist – Neurodevelopmental pathway

Job Title: Psychological therapist – Neurodevelopmental pathway
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Devon
Salary: £38,890 - £44,503 per annum pro rata
Reference: 369-A-21-70859
Contact Name: Hannah Gooding
Contact Email:
Job Published: August 24, 2021 13:11

Job Description

The Role

  • Are you someone looking to start a career in one of the UK’s most respected mental health trusts?
  • Would you like to be part of a dedicated team committed to those with mental health problems enjoy a better future?
  • Would you like to do a job that makes a difference every day?

An exciting opportunity has arisen for us to recruit an experienced and knowledgeable psychological therapist at band 7 to join our dedicated and friendly team.  We are looking for someone with specialist skills and a passion for working with children, young people and their families who are experiencing significant mental health difficulties and have a neurodevelopmental condition such as Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

About You

You will be a qualified psychological therapist with experience of working with children, young people and families with significant mental health difficulties and developmental conditions. You will have the knowledge and skills to deliver evidence based and outcome monitored psychological therapies, but will also be able to demonstrate your competence as a reflective practitioner with skills in working in multi-disciplinary teams. You will have skills and experience of supervising other clinicians. Above all you will be able to demonstrate a commitment to service user participation and to collaborative working with children, young people, parents, carers and families. You will have a good understanding of safeguarding in relation to infants, children and families. You will have or being willing to develop skills and knowledge of clinical leadership contributing to quality improvement and service development. There will be specific CPD and training events developed to support you that are tailored to your individual needs.

If you would like to learn more about the post and/or visit please contact Hannah Gooding, Clinical Psychologist, Torbay and South Devon CAMHS or Claire Bird, Senior Manager, Torbay and South CAMHS

Interview date is to be confirmed.

Our Children and Young People say.

"We would like the people who work for Child and Family Health Devon to be understanding, patient and respectful. They should be trustworthy and make us feel safe and comfortable. It is important that they use their skills and experience to listen carefully in a non-patronising and non-judgemental way. When staff are positive and friendly, they help to create an environment that is informal and without pressure".

About us

In this role, employed by Devon Partnership NHS Trust, you will be working for Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust under a service level agreement with Children and Family Health Devon. Children and Family Health Devon is part of an Alliance that is unique and brings together six leading providers of adult and children's community, acute and mental health services in Devon, along with key voluntary sector organisations and academic partners.

This Alliance has designed a system-wide service model to deliver integrated, coordinated support wrapped around the child, young person and family. It builds on our strong relationships across education, health, social care and voluntary sector services in Devon, and, most importantly, it has been developed and refined in partnership with children, young people and their families/carers.

Our offer to you

Benefits of working at Devon Partnership NHS Trust include:

  • Commitment to career development
  • Wide range of leadership development opportunities
  • Up to 41 days of paid leave per year, depending on length of NHS service, includes bank holidays
  • Generous NHS pension scheme with employer contributions of up to 14.5% of pensionable pay
  • NHS pay progression
  • Good maternity, paternity and adoption leave over and above the statutory minimum requirements
  • Sick pay up to a maximum of six months full pay and six months half pay
  • Commitment to flexible working
  • 24/7 free confidential advice and support service
  • Refer a friend and both earn £500- available for selected posts. Terms and conditions apply.
  • Freedom to speak up ‘Guardian Service’, enabling you to safely discuss any concerns impacting on patient care
  • Preceptorship schemes
  • Exclusive health service discounts for NHS staff
  • Stagecoach –bus transport discounts
  • Salary sacrifice cycle scheme
  • Access to free recovery and well-being courses

Living here

Devon provides a unique, varied and beautiful environment. The coastal areas of North and South Devon provide excellent opportunities for water sports. The National Parks, Dartmoor and Exmoor, are havens for country lovers. Exeter is a thriving University city offering culture and city life. There are excellent rail, road and air connections, with a regional airport in Exeter.

Interview date is to be confirmed.