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Clinical/Counselling Psychologist-Herefordshire

Herefordshire & Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,057 a year pro rata
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Job summary

We are pleased to offer this development role to an enthusiastic, committed psychologist to contribute to the development and delivery of community adult mental health services in Herefordshire. This post is for 30 hours a week (0.8 WTE) but we would welcome discussion around hours.

We welcome applications for full time/part time working

There is opportunity for blended working (on site and from home).

You will commence in role as a band 7 and then on successful completion of the development plan move to a band 8a. Copies of both job descriptions are included in the supporting documents.

Herefordshire is at the forefront of Community Transformation. We have an integrated and inclusive psychological therapies pathway, offering a range of standalone psychological interventions as well as delivering care to those with more complex presentations. We have robust Emotion Regulation and Psychosis Pathways and are central to the development of Trauma Informed Care and promoting Compassionate Leadership across the Trust.

We welcome enquires so please do contact the recruiting manager (details at the top right-hand side of the advert) for informal discussion.

We are also advertising this as a band 8a post.

Main duties of the job

You will be a welcome member of a small but diverse team of psychological professions within Herefordshire Neighbourhood Mental Health Service. The team consists of applied psychologists, psychological therapists and art psychotherapists. New roles include CAPs and MHWBPs.

We prioritise psychological assessment, formulation and consultation early within a service-users journey. You will also:

Offer specialist individual interventions and contribute to our extensive group programme.

Help to create and sustain more co-produced psychologically and trauma informed systems of care.

Be actively supported to develop service initiatives in line with key national and local priorities and with our local partners.

Be a valued member of our highly respected psychological service.

Across the service we offer a variety of evidence based psychological models and invest in model specific supervision. As a development role, your personal and professional development will be key, fostered within a culture of strong, compassionate working relationships.

About us

We are community hospitals, neighbourhood teams and community health services across Worcestershire and the provider of Mental Health and Learning Disability services across both Herefordshire and Worcestershire. We work in partnership with other organisations to keep our community well at home for as long as possible.

We provide services for people of all ages, across a range of settings, experiencing both physical and/or mental health conditions.

We have an open and supportive culture, recognised by the CQC and other external regulators. We want you to thrive, offering you every opportunity to develop. We will support you; help you fulfil your ambitions with a varied and flexible training programme; and empower you to make positive changes within your team or service. We endeavour to offer an attractive work-life balance, with flexibility in our approach to help you get the most out of your career.

We provide our staff with direct access to a wealth of resources to support their wellbeing, from our Staff Mental Health and Wellbeing Hub, to wellbeing festivals or access to free online exercise classes.

At the core of our values, we are committed to equality, diversity, inclusion and human rights. We take every opportunity to strengthen our approach to equality and diversity in delivering best patient care and the employment of our staff.

We would encourage you to visit the Trusts Recruitment Microsite, click the Employer Website link.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will:
  • Behave consistently with and promote the values and beliefs of the organisation
  • Use their initiative, be responsible and accountable for providing a systematic psychology service, specialist psychological interventions, clinical and research supervision and training to other health and care staff as agreed with the service lead/manager.
  • Receive and actively participant in regular clinical supervision in accordance with good practice.
  • Participate in national and regional professional speciality meetings and seminars as appropriate
  • Meet and maintain targets within the adult mental health service

For full details of the duties and criteria for the role please refer to the job description and person specification attached.

Person Specification



  • Experience required specific to the role and clinical area
  • Experience of multi-agency and multi-disciplinary working
  • Experience of conducting clinically relevant research
  • Significant experience of supervised practice including working with families and care organisations
  • Experience of assessing and providing a wide range of psychological interventions to a wide range of patients presenting with a full range of clinical severity
  • Experience of exercising clinical responsibility for a patients psychological care and treatment
  • Experience of teaching on a Doctoral Clinical/Counselling Psychology



  • Knowledge of relevant legislation and national guidance and their implication for clinical practice

Skills & Abilities


  • Highly developed and effective communication skills, both oral and written, including ability to communicate complex, highly personal and sensitive information.



  • BSc/BA Honours degree at 2:1 or above in Psychology
  • Post graduate Doctorate in Clinical/Counselling Psychology (or its equivalent for those trained prior to 1996) as accredited by the BPS
  • Evidence of regular continuing professional development through further professional training and experience, as required by the
  • HCPC and the BPS
  • Eligible for registration as a Chartered Psychologist (Clinical or Counselling) by the BPS
  • Registered with HCPC as a Clinical/Counselling Psychologist

Additional Criteria


  • Able to meet the travel requirements of the post

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


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