Clinical Psychologist Band 8a

We are seeking to recruit an enthusiastic Clinical Psychologist (Band 8a) for 0.7 wte (26.25 hrs per week) who has a strong interest in neurodiversity to join the Neurodevelopmental Disorder pathway in North Lincolnshire CAMHS. There is a strong clinical psychology representation both within the Neurodevelopmental pathway and the wider CAMH service.

This is an exciting time to be joining this service. The CAMHS Neurodevelopmental Disorder Service has been working closely with our North Lincolnshire partner agencies to develop a fully integrated and multi-agency/disciplinary service offer. We are shortly to launch the North Lincolnshire Neurodiversity Team with the aim of providing a timely and responsive consultation service and high quality and robust Neurodevelopmental assessments.

The successful candidate will be expected to have excellent communication skills and will provide consultation to families, schools and other professional and agencies when there is ASD and/or ADHD queries. There will also be a requirement to undertake ASD and ADHD assessments and to consider differential diagnoses; including Intellectual disability and trauma. You will have relevant demonstrable experience of working as a clinical psychologist or trainee clinical psychologist and of specialist psychological assessment and interventions of clients across the full range of care settings, along with experience of working in multi-agency teams and with a wide variety of client groups which reflect the full range of clinical severity. A Doctoral level knowledge of research and design and methodology is essential as is the ability to work effectively in a team setting.

Experience of assessment and working with ASD and ADHD would be desirable though not essential. You will need to have access to transport and have the ability to transport yourself to a variety of venues as part of the working day.

The service has strong links with the Clinical Psychology training course at the University of Hull and Sheffield and there are always trainees on placement within the department. There will be opportunity for teaching and training and research is strongly encouraged.

North Lincolnshire CAMHS is strongly committed to personal and professional development and the role provides an excellent opportunity to develop specialist knowledge and transferable skills in a supportive team environment. The successful candidates will be encouraged to undertake training in the ADOS-2 and the DISCO. The service is also keen to progress further Paediatric Neuropsychology training and opportunities.

Rotherham, Doncaster and South Humber Foundation NHS Trust (RDaSH) is committed to providing the highest standard of Mental Health and Learning Disabilities services for the population of Rotherham, Doncaster and North Lincolnshire. The Trust is investing in new facilities, staffed by committed professionals who share a common vision of service development based on clinical excellence and user involvement

For further information or to arrange an informal visit please contact Marianne Smith, Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Pathway Lead on 01724 408460.

interviews are scheduled to take place on 3rd December 2020

We reserve the right to close down this advert early should there be a high number of applicants.


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