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Band 6 Trainee Psychological Therapist/Band 7 Psychological Therapist

Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £50,056 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
27 Sep 2023

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Mental health, Psychologist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Band 6 Trainee Psychological Therapist or Band 7 Psychological Therapist (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)

We have an exciting vacancy for a Band 6 Trainee Psychological Therapist or Band 7 Psychological Therapist within our Integrated Community Care and Recovery Service ages 18-25 Solihull Pathway. This post is suitable for an individual already enrolled on a postgraduate diploma CBT for personality disorders training course or those who have completed a qualification in CBT for personality disorders.

There is a possibility that this post can be structured as a clinical training post for a candidate interested in developing their skills in working with people with a diagnosis of personality disorder. There would be an expectation that the appointed candidate would enter into and complete an appropriate training course. and we would support them in doing this. A candidate who is in training would be appointed at a Band 6 until successful completion of their qualification (fixed term contract - 2 years).

We are looking for a suitably experienced and qualified practitioner with an existing core profession (e.g. nursing, social work, occupational therapy). The post-holder will be part of multi-professional teams supporting the Transformation of our Community Services in BSMHFT as part of the NHS Long Term Plan.

There is one full-time post available, based at Lyndon Clinic, Hobs Meadow, Solihull and Maple Leaf Centre in Marston Green, Solihull.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for enthusiastic, committed and skilled clinician who can work effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team, to provide a range of clinical services. The individual will have excellent opportunities to gain experience of multilevel and integrated service provision and to further develop skills of complex case assessment, formulation and the application of evidence based psychological interventions, both individual and in groups. You should have experience of working with service users with complex mental health and behavioural needs.

About us

Welcome to Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust. Our 4000 clinical and support staff help us to improve mental health wellbeing and meet the needs of the 70,000 people we serve each year. We provide a range of mental healthcare services across Birmingham and Solihull, as well as specialised services nationally. We also offer medical, nursing and psychology training and are proud of our international reputation for both research and innovation.

Our population is culturally diverse, characterised in places by high levels of deprivation which create an increasing demand for our services and a necessity for us to make sure everyone can access the help they need. We are a team of compassionate, inclusive and committed people working together to provide excellent care to support our community. If you are looking for a place to belong, where you can make a real difference to people's lives, join our team where our warm welcome is waiting for you.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information about the main responsibilities please view the attached job description and person specification.

Person Specification



  • Registered health or social care qualification- RMN, OT, Social Worker etc
  • Attendance on short courses with focus on psychological approaches in treatment of MH issues


  • Additional qualifications in an accredited therapy
  • Accreditation with the BABCP
  • A qualification, or have undertaken a program of formal training in Clinical Supervision (e.g. completion of a specialist Clinical Supervision Module).
  • Postgraduate qualification in CBT

Knowledge and Experience


  • Relevant post registration experience working in mental health services
  • Experience of working with people with complex and challenging presentations


  • Skills and knowledge in utilising specific assessments and outcome measures.
  • Skills and experience of working with, assessing, planning, co-ordinating and supporting people with mental health problems in a community setting around a range of emotional/mental health, behavioural /additional health or developmental needs / substance misuse needs.



  • Demonstrate a commitment to personal development including ability to be self-reflective, whilst working with service users, in own personal and professional development and in supervision.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of clinical/managerial/academic supervision
  • Ability to interact effectively with staff from all disciplines


  • Personal experience of mental health difficulties (self, family or friends).
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of clinical/managerial/academic supervision.

Employer details

Employer name

Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust


Lyndon Resource Centre

Winchcombe Road


B92 8PW

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