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Clinical Psychologist

NHS AfC: Band 7

Main area
Clinical Psychology
NHS AfC: Band 7
Fixed Term
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
£31,696 to £41,787 per annum
28/10/2018 23:59
Interview date

About the Trust

Formed in 2002, Pennine Care has grown to become a leading provider of community and mental health services.

Our vision is to deliver the best care to patients, people and families in our local communities, by working effectively with partners to help people to live well.

We provide services across six boroughs of Greater Manchester - Bury, Oldham, Rochdale, Stockport, Tameside and Glossop and Trafford – with a combined population of more than 1.3 million people.

Our 6,000 community and mental health staff work tirelessly to deliver the very best care – and provide around 2.4 million patient contacts each year. We are privileged that some of the most talented and leading experts choose to work for us.

We consider ourselves lucky to be based just a few miles from the wonderful city of Manchester. If you’re looking to re-locate, there’s no GREATER place to live and work than MANCHESTER.                                                  

Our city offers an outstanding, yet affordable quality of life. Where else does vibrant nightlife and diverse culture meet the peace and tranquillity of the rolling Pennines?

Trafford Healthy Young Minds….Be part of our future….

We are looking for professionals who want to join us on our journey to transform CAMHS services for children, young people and families. Our vision is for our local community to be well-equipped to support children and young people, the adults of tomorrow, to grow up with good emotional health and well-being. Where children, young people, families or professionals feel concerned for a child’s mental health we want to be sure that they can get high quality advice and expertise about how to help, quickly and with minimum fuss. Where treatments are needed we will promote access to them and work with others to offer wider support within a community and school settings.

We will be working closely with our partners in children’s services, education and the 3rd sector to achieve the recently developed ambitious Local Transformation Plan for CAMHS services. This plan provides us with the guide and resources to begin delivering our vision of having CAMHS workers available in new ways, for example attached to every school in our area, embedded in our multi-agency assessment hub and working closely with children’s universal and targeted services in each of our locality areas.


You will be part of a vibrant, established, well trained multi-disciplinary HYM team where values based, high quality care delivery is integral to all decision making. You will join the small specialist highly regarded HYM Team for Children in Care which is co-located with Children’s Social Care teams. You will provide a range of evidence based, individual and systemic interventions to meet the emotional well-being and mental health needs of Looked After Children. You will provide consultation advice and support to the care network to develop the psychological understanding of the children and young people presentation to support care planning. You will join the lead Psychologist in delivering specialist therapeutic parent training to foster carers & connected carers to increase carers skills and understanding of their young people and promote placement stability. 


The support, development and well-being of our workforce are the foundations on which we will grow our services to ensure children and young people get the best care. We have strong links with local universities and are active in the Clinical Psychology Training Programmes. Our team has expertise in the Clinical Applications of Attachment Theory. You will receive robust clinical supervision in a range of modalities both individually and with peers to help you achieve the high standards of care we deliver. Your development is our development; we will invest in you and your future.


Are you a creative and skilled Clinical Psychologist looking to extend your skills and knowledge by working therapeutically with children and young people who are have complex life experiences and who experience on going social, emotional and cognitive vulnerabilities? Are you someone who strives to find ways to support children and young people to develop resilience? Are you somebody that relishes change and service development? Do you see the opportunity to positively influence a young person’s emotional health and well-being as a privilege? If so, we want you to join us on our journey to be the best we can be for our community.


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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

For further details / informal visits contact:

For Further details/informal visits contact:

Dr Ruth Goldwyn, Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologist

Clinical Lead for the Trafford Healthy Young Minds Team for Children in Care

0161 912 3378


Interview Date 5th November 2018