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Clinical Psychologist

Band 8A

Main area
Family Care
Band 8A
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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Across Blackburn with Darwen Sites
Across Blackburn with Darwen
£44,606 to £50,819 Per Annum
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At East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust our vision is to be widely recognised for providing safe, personal and effective care.  We currently provide high quality services and treat over 600,000 people across East Lancashire and the surrounding area. We employ over 8,000 staff, many of whom are internationally renowned and have won awards for their work.


In Conjunction with Blackburn with Darwen Children’s Services



 Clinical Psychologist




Due to service developments, an exciting vacancy has arisen for  Clinical Psychologist to contribute to work within the Emotional Health and Well Being Team for Children in Need, Children Looked After and Adopted Children and Young People.   An HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist with a proven clinical record, you will be responsible for the service delivery around Emotional Health and Well Being, whilst providing supervision and development opportunities for other staff working within a multi-disciplinary team setting.  

The East Lancashire Child and Adolescent Service is a specialist service consisting of Child Psychiatrists, mental health practitioners, specialist therapists and clinical psychologists who provide a range of evidence based interventions for children with mental health difficulties and their families.    The Service has good links with local universities to which it regularly provides clinical placements to practitioners in training.  It has recently been rated Outstanding by the CQC.

The successful candidate will be enthusiastic, hardworking and have a track record of service delivery and innovation. You will have excellent relational and interpersonal skills and a genuine commitment to working with this client group.

The post-holder will be responsible for ensuring that they achieve the key objectives of delivering safe, personal and effective Emotional Health and Well Being for this specialist group within Blackburn with Darwen.   The successful candidate will provide clinical supervision for psychological therapists and learners within the service.

The post-holder will provide psychological assessments and a range of specialist interventions for young people in the community and their families /carers.  There will be requirement for report writing and a requirement to occasionally attend court.

The post-holder will have the opportunity for teaching, training and supervision of multidisciplinary professionals. You will be expected to participate in service research and development, in particular expanding the use of outcome measures, research and quality improvement within the service.

You will be a dynamic and forward thinking person who is prepared to meet the challenges of a changing service, having the skills to manage and influence these changes, whilst working with a variety of stakeholders and interfacing services.   The post holder will be expected to work autonomously, it is envisaged that this would be a vital service contributing to a seamless assessment and treatment service for young people with highly complex emotional and mental health needs.

Supervision requirements are acknowledged and supported by East Lancashire Hospitals Trust and these will be negotiated with the successful candidate in order to meet local and professional need. 


The service operates from a variety of sites across East Lancashire for which some travel will be required but the main administrative base is Blackburn with Darwen Children’s Services, based at Duke Street, in Blackburn. 


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Dear Potential Applicant,


It is important you are made aware of the changes which East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust has implemented with regard to charging for the cost of undertaking Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS) Checks (previously known as Criminal Records Bureau or CRB) and how this may impact upon you.


As this position is exempted from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and involves work that is identified as a regulated activity as defined in the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act (2006), any offer of employment is provisional upon a satisfactory DBS check being obtained.

The cost of an Enhanced Disclosure will be £48.00, which includes a small handling fee.


In line with other NHS organisations in the North West Region, the Trust is now passing the charge for undertaking a DBS check on to candidates in the event they are successfully appointed into the post for which they have applied.  Candidates can choose whether to pay this over 1-3 months as a deduction from the monthly salary.  However, if you are applying for a post as a BANK worker, the payment must be made in full at the time of employment checks. By applying for this vacancy you are agreeing to this undertaking in the event you are successfully appointed.

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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

Jo Weller  - 01282 803317