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Full Time
Horsham New Park House, Horsham
£37,570 - £43,772 / year

Job Description

We are a large NHS Mental Health Trust in South East England and are looking for people to help us provide high quality services for the patients, carers and local communities that we serve.

We want patients and staff to recommend our organisation as a place where they would be happy for their friends and family to be treated. You can help us to do this by bringing your skills, experience and commitment to Sussex Partnership.

Sussex Partnership is an equal opportunities employer, with a sincere commitment to our people’s health and emotional wellbeing and as such, we have signed the Time to Change pledge and provide a comprehensive Employee Assistance Programme.

In addition, our workforce is currently under-represented by people from Black and Minority Ethnic and Disabled communities. We welcome applications from people of these communities as we want our workforce to reflect the communities we serve.

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has rated our services good, following their most recent inspection, and outstanding in the caring domain.

Do you want a career in a trust with a vision of achieving outstanding care and treatment you can be confident in? With a vision that includes becoming the employer of choice? Where our values guide how we do this?

As one of the largest providers of children and young people's mental health, our Care Delivery Service (CDS) provides care across Sussex and Hampshire. Supported by our Clinical Academic Group (CAG) we work to put research, innovation and learning into practice.

West Sussex CAMHS have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and creative full-time Band 7 Clinical Psychologist (5 days) based in North West Sussex; Haywards Heath CAMHS (3 days) and Horsham CAMHS (2 days). Responsibilities include working with young people and their families to provide assessments, formulations, interventions and consultations for a wide range of clinical presentations. Responsibilities also include supervision of Assistant Psychologists, Interns, Undergraduates, Trainees and other colleagues as appropriate to specialty and experience.

You will be part of a strong multidisciplinary team, receive high standards of supervision including secondary supervision packages in CBT, IPT, DBT, EMDR, neurodevelopmental and group work. You will work closely with your local 8a Clinical Psychologist, team colleagues and Locality Manager. You will also join the West Sussex Psychology group contributing to our innovation and commitment to ongoing service improvement and compassionate care.

Our services build on our CYP-IAPT learning and 'deliver with and deliver well' and we have built the infrastructure to sustain this with our collaborative work with our service users who help shape our transformation with their lived experience. Our Psychology and intern infrastructure support the meaningful use of the service wide outcome measures framework.

Our offer is for a career not just a job, in a team and a trust committed to delivering the best care possible to the community whilst being committed to the wellbeing of its staff - and endeavoring to show this by how we do, what we do - that our staff are our greatest asset and that staff wellbeing is a key priority.

This post is open to 3rd year Trainee Clinical Psychologists.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Yvette Pinnell, Locality Manager – [Click here to apply]

Dr Clare Dixon, Clinical Psychologist – [Click here to apply]

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust takes its responsibilities for the safeguarding and protection of children and young people and vulnerable adults very seriously and expects this of all its employees and bank workers. The Trust works with adult and children’s social care to ensure that the integrated service has systems in place to equip staff and bank workers with the knowledge and skills to recognise abuse, and take action to safeguard and protect vulnerable adults and children and young people.

Successful candidates are normally offered salaries at the bottom of the relevant salary range. However, where previous or equivalent NHS experience in a similar role can be demonstrated and evidenced, this may be taken into consideration when setting the starting salary.

After applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into our preferred Third-party recruitment system. All subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages through the NHS Jobs website, and furthermore, as an employer, we will not be able to respond to any e-mails sent to us via the NHS Jobs website. By applying for this post, you are agreeing to Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are appointed to a post information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system

We welcome and appreciate every application that we receive but regret that we are unable to advise every candidate if they have not been shortlisted. If you have not heard from us within 3 weeks of the closing date then it is likely that you have not been shortlisted on this occasion, however please do not be discouraged from applying again.

In the event of an excessive number of applicants the Trust does reserve the right to close this vacancy earlier than indicated.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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