This is an invitation to apply for a full-time band 8a clinical psychology post within a large, friendly, hospital-based child psychology team. This is a 12 month fixed term contract.
The team currently consists of twenty six people, including four admin staff, a counsellor and clinical psychologists. We provide psychological input to many of the medical teams within paediatrics, offering inpatient and outpatient interventions as well as staff support, teaching and multidisciplinary team involvement.
As a team we place a strong emphasis on self-care and on supporting one another in our roles. The child psychology team provides a strong base from which we can give our best to the children and families we meet, as well as to our multidisciplinary colleagues. The positive working atmosphere and the opportunities for development mean we have a long track record of retaining staff within the team.
This role is a locum to cover for maternity leave. The role is based within the Child Psychology team at University Hospital Southampton (UHS) and is both well established and supported. The post is split between i) an outpatient service providing neuropsychological assessment for children/young people and ii) Robbie’s Rehab, a charity which provides a service for children/young people with brain tumours. The role with Robbie’s Rehab is based within the broader paediatric neuro-oncology rehabilitation service.
Clinical psychologists with experience with neuropsychological assessment/ rehabilitation and/or experience of working with children / young people in a paediatric setting. It is really important to us that new staff members are keen on integrating with the team and that they enjoy working together with others, helping out and seeking the help of colleagues as needed.
There are many opportunities for clinical supervision and CPD. Child Psychology is highly regarded and sought after within Paediatrics at UHS and we have excellent working relationships with the medical teams we work into.
As one of the largest acute teaching Trust’s in England, we can offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. We believe you deserve the best possible surroundings in which to do your job and we want to support you in doing your job to the best of your ability.
As a Trust, we support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. You’ll have an opportunity to discuss this at interview. Our LiveWell and inspire programme offers opportunities, support and advice, including smoking cessation services, exercise and activity classes, and support for mental health.
UHS employees are able to access a huge range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata) on appointment, can access on-site nursery facilities (subject to availability), and we offer a generous pension scheme.
UHS is rated ‘Good’ by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care.
Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and only an hour on the train from central London. The New Forest National Park and the beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than those in London, 13 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted and 13 nearby green spaces to enjoy.
Interviews will be held on Wednesday, 24 February 2021.
For an informal discussion or further details on this post, please contact Dr Anna Moore, Clinical Psychologist (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Dr Amy Savage, Clinical Psychologist (email@example.com) on 023 8120 4657.
If you’re interested in applying for this role, we’d encourage you to get in touch using the contact information at the bottom of this advert with any questions. Alternatively, if you’re ready to apply, please follow the link below to complete an application.
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.