Clinical Psychologist (Crisis Team) - Band 8b

Gloucestershire Health & Care NHS Foundation Trust
Stroud, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
£58,972 to £68,525 a year per annum
Closing date
12 Jun 2023

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Mental health, Psychologist
Band 8B
Contract Type
Full Time
The Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Teams are an integral part of Urgent Care Services providing triage and assessment providing home treatment, gate keeping of hospital beds and providing telephone support to those individuals that are suffering with psychological, emotional and mental health distress. We are an open access service working with the those aged 11 to end of life whom are suffering with a functional illness.
  • To be responsible for promoting the psychological health and well-being of clients within the Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Service
  • To ensure the systematic provision of a high-quality specialist applied psychology service to clients within the Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Service.
  • To lead on the implementation and development of psychological aspects of care within the Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Service.
  • To directly provide and coordinate highly specialist psychological assessment and intervention services to individuals/groups/organisations, using a variety of applied psychology models.
  • To ensure the safe and effective provision of evidence based psychological interventions for clients within the Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Service.
  • To clinically supervise psychology staff and other clinical members of the team who provide psychologically based care and treatment and provide placements and supervision to Doctoral Clinical Psychology trainees.

Main duties of the job

  • To be responsible for the development and governance of psychological aspects of care delivered by the CRHT service
  • To provide clinical services within the service areas covered by the multidisciplinary CRHT Teams.
  • To work as the lead psychologist across the multidisciplinary CRHT teams and to link with psychological colleagues across and wider mental health pathway.
  • To provide a systematic Psychology service within the service area covered by the CTHT Service.
  • Service delivered in a wide range of settings and locations: including client homes,
  • The job impacts across service users aged 11yrs and upwards excluding those with primary presenting problem of Learning Disabilities and Dementia.

About us

At Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust, we are supportive of the people we care for in the community and aim to provide a fully responsive service to everyone who needs it. This is the same approach we take for our employees. We look to value the skills and experiences of those we work with, whether they are service users, carers, families or those looking to work with us.

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust is part of the NHS. We treat NHS patients according to NHS principles and standards. The difference is the Trust is accountable to local people, rather than to Government, and so we are able to work closely with our community to develop services in the way that best suits the needs of local people.

Our Staff Survey results showed people at our Trust feel they are engaged, part of a team and work for a compassionate and inclusive organisation.

Our overall scores were better than average in eight of nine themes and level in one - the best overall results for a community, mental health and learning disabilities Trust in the south west and first equal amongst all sector NHS providers within the region too.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The qualification, training & experience requirements for the role are underlined in the Job Description/Person Specification.

Please refer to the Additional Information attachment before submitting your application.

Person Specification



  • Post Graduate doctoral level training in Clinical or Counselling Psychology, as accredited by the BPS
  • Registration with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) as a Practitioner Psychologist



  • Experience of maintaining working relationships and a high degree of professionalism in the face of highly emotive and distressing problems, verbal abuse and the threat of physical aggression.
  • Well developed skills in the ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, complex, highly technical and/or clinically sensitive information to clients, their families, carers and other professional


  • Experience of conducting appraisals and monitoring performance of staff
  • Broad range of post-qualification experience, preferably working at a highly specialist level in an increasingly autonomous capacity
  • Examples of contributing to service development initiatives
  • Care co-ordination or equivalent role with people with complex psychological needs

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust


Flexible across all 3 Teams

As Above

Stroud, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire


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