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Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of services including secondary mental health care across this area. Specialist provision comprises inpatient child and adolescent mental health services, perinatal mental health and forensic services including low and medium secure care.

The Trust also provides a range of physical health and well-being services in the community alongside a range of partners in the Lancashire and Sefton area. The Trust was first established in 2002 and employs approximately 7,000 staff who provide care from more than 400 sites.

Principal Clinical Psychologist

Principal Clinical Psychologist 0.7 WTE / 26.25 hours Band 8b

Suitably qualified and experienced Senior Clinical Psychologists will also be considered for this post on a Band 8a – 8b 12 month internal preceptorship pathway (0.7 WTE) if required

We are looking to recruit an experienced and motivated HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist to join our busy service for children, young people and their families/carers. We will consider initial appointment at 8a on a 12 month leadership development preceptorship.

The post is based within a small uni-disciplinary clinical psychology service at Whitegate Health Centre, Blackpool and is co-located with other children’s services (including CAMHS).

Applications are invited from Senior or Principal Clinical Psychologists, currently registered with the HCPC, who have substantive post-qualification clinical and leadership experience within the specialty. The post-holder will have extensive clinical knowledge, skills and experience in the field of child and adolescent clinical psychology, in particular: interventions for attachment disruption/developmental trauma, psychological impact of physical health issues and neurodevelopmental disorders. Development and consolidation of specialist areas of interest can be supported - a number of psychologists within the network have been supported to undertake further relevant therapies training (e.g. EMDR, VIG, DDP).

In addition to holding a clinical caseload, key outcomes of the post-holder’s role will relate to leadership work through liaison with key partner agencies, consultation, training, oversight of clinical psychology training placements within the team and supervision of qualified clinical psychologists (bands 7 – 8a). There will be opportunities to supervise and deliver service development/audit projects to ensure high quality services.

Support to develop and consolidate clinical and leadership skills will be provided by the locality Consultant Clinical Psychologist and there will be opportunities for professional / peer support from other Principal Clinical Psychologists across services. All clinical psychologists have an agreed Job Plan which protects their core clinical commitments and provides allocated time for other aspects of their employed roles.

This is an exciting time to join Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust due to the regional service re-design in line with the ‘Thrive’ model. Thrive places service-users at the heart of service-delivery with a focus on needs-led services and shared decision-making.

Informal visits and discussions are encouraged.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Dr Julie Warburton, Consultant Clinical Psychology Lead - North Lancashire

E-mail: ( Email address removed ) Tel:

Jennie Wynn, Team Leader – Blackpool CPS, Fylde and Wyre Integrated CPS & CAMHS

E-mail: ( Email address removed ) Tel:

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Lancashire & South Cumbria is committed to celebrating difference as an asset and we know that recruiting talent from diverse backgrounds helps to create a more flexible, creative and effective workforce. We welcome applications from people regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, gender, religion or belief or sexual orientation. If there is anything you’d like to discuss in relation to your application then please ask.

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