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Clinical/Counselling Psychologist - Early Intervention Service

Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
West Bromwich
Depending on experience dependant on experience
Closing date
10 Jun 2023

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Clinical Psychologist Early Intervention in Psychosis

Band 8a/7 Development Post

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Clinical Psychologist within the Sandwell Early Intervention Service. This role will suit an established clinical psychologist 8a, or a newly qualified looking for a post with potential career progression. EIP is a multidisciplinary specialist service for individuals aged 14-65 experiencing a first episode of psychosis, and their families. There is a strong emphasis on team working, with the opportunity to collaborate, supervise, and provide consultation to your colleagues.

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic and motivated practitioner, who is able to work flexibly and creatively with people who are experiencing psychosis or are at-risk of developing psychosis. You will be a qualified psychologist with relevant training and/or experience of working with people with psychosis, with willingness to commit to further training to deliver effective and innovative interventions to individuals and their families.

Early Intervention Teams work with a broad range of presentations including hallucinations, unusual beliefs, paranoia, trauma, complex emotions, stigma, social isolation, addictions, and much more. We deliver a service that meets the unique needs of the individual, offering interventions to support the individual in their recovery.

If you work with hope, optimism, compassion and inclusivity at the heart of your practice, we welcome your application.

Main duties of the job

As a qualified, skilled and experienced Clinical Psychologist, the post holder will work as an integral part of a multidisciplinary team in Early Intervention in Psychosis Services to support the care and recovery of clients within the service and their family and carers.

The post holder will be primarily expected to contribute towards the delivery of high quality evidence-based psychological assessment, formulations and interventions for people experiencing psychosis, psychotic symptomology, and/or at-risk mental states, who may present with complex mental health, social, and relational difficulties, as well as issues such as substance and alcohol use. The post holder will also be expected to support the delivery of family interventions within the service.

There will be opportunities to gain further specialist training relevant to the role, develop leadership and supervision skills, and be involved in service development projects and research trials.

About us

The Black Country EIP service is comprised of four EIP teams located in Dudley, Walsall, Sandwell and Wolverhampton. This post will be based with the dedicated and supportive Sandwell team.

Join us here at the Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (BCHFT) and be a part of something new and exciting.

What we can offer you:
  • The opportunity to join a welcoming and friendly team, and network of psychologists.
  • Interesting and varied clinical work to establish yourself as a clinician and to develop and consolidate your skills.
  • Exciting opportunities to help shape the delivery of services
  • A culture of supporting and helping each other to grow and be our best
  • A chance to make a real difference to people's lives
  • A creative and forward-thinking environment

Job description

Job responsibilities

The successful applicant will provide specialist psychological assessment, formulation and interventions with people experiencing psychosis and other complex mental health difficulties.

To work as an integral part of the multi-disciplinary team understanding and supporting the roles and contributions of colleagues in facilitating recovery within the Early Intervention philosophy and model of care.

To have knowledge, interest, and experience of working with people who experience psychosis and be familiar with the current standards and targets for Early Intervention Services nationally.

For further supporting information to help you apply for this role please see documents attached under Additional documents. This will give you a full overview of the job role and requirements.

Person Specification

Qualifications, Knowledge and Experience


  • Postgraduate doctoral level training in applied Psychology (or its equivalent) as accredited by the BPS
  • Experience of working with people experiencing psychosis, psychotic symptomology or at-risk mental state (ARMS)
  • Experience of working with people with complex mental health, including social and relational difficulties, substance use, neurodiversity and/or learning disabilities
  • Experience of using evidence-based psychological models to undertake assessment, formulation and interventions
  • Experiencing of working with clients who pose a significant risk to themselves or others and of managing this risk


  • Trained in additional psychological interventions e.g. CBTp, EMDR, CAT, DBT
  • Trained in clinical supervision and the supervision of doctoral trainees
  • Knowledge of the EIP Service model and ethos
  • Experience of working as an integral part of a multidisciplinary team

Employer details

Employer name

Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Edward Street Community Base

West Bromwich

B70 8NL

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