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Senior Applied Psychologist

Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 a year pa
Closing date
29 Sep 2023

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Mental health, Psychologist
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
Thank you for helping me grow - I wouldn't be the psychologist I am today...

[BCHFT} takes multi-disciplinary working to a whole new level - psychology is so valued by all of the professionals here

It is clear that a lot of work has taken place to increase the profile of psychology across the organisation, and enable other professionals to understand the way in which thinking psychologically could support and enhance the organisation.

'The psychology team provided a number of opportunities for broadening experiences, and the roles are varied in nature. For example, there are opportunities to provide supervision, training, reflective practice, team development and individual client work.'

We would welcome applications from newly qualified psychological practitioners who are keen to gain experience in urgent care settings and can offer band 7-8a developmental opportunities where appropriate.

Main duties of the job

From the quotes from previous staff above, all of whom have gone on to secure significant promotions and career development, it is clear that BCHFT Mental Health Division Psychology is known for its commitment to helping its psychologists be the best they can be. Whatever you see as your future in psychology, BCHFT Mental Health can help you get there and there is no shortage of support for developing your career. In your role as a psychologist here, there are opportunities in leadership, in developing others, in developing advanced therapeutic skills and in organisational development and change.

About us

Our Urgent Care psychology service (inpatient, crisis home treatment and liaison services) has a reputation for its cutting-edge, innovative practice. Having been one of the first Trusts nationally to employ dedicated inpatient psychologists in the late-90s, and in the development of Crisis Home Treatment teams, we strive to maintain and continually improve our excellent service and reputation through our commitment to co-production, integrated multi-disciplinary team working, and our recovery-promoting drive. We are highly regarded by colleagues of all professions within our services and are the 'go to' people for complex problems and creative ideas to make a difference to our staff and service users.

Job description

Job responsibilities

We have the following opportunity:

Senior Applied Clinical / Forensic / Counselling Psychologist:

Dudley Crisis Home Treatment Team

Based in the Dudley Home Treatment team at Bushey Fields Hospital in Dudley you will join a team of multidisciplinary professionals in working with people experiencing a mental health crisis. With the 2 main aims of preventing hospital admission and facilitating early discharge you will offer assessments, formulation, care planning and short term interventions to clients with high levels of risk. Psychology also supports team members through regular reflective practice groups and supervision and this is highly valued by our MDT colleagues.

We are looking for someone who can work flexibly and creatively as a member of a multidisciplinary team and who enjoys working in a fast paced environment . We would welcome applications from newly qualified applied psychologist who have previous experience of working in urgent care services.

Person Specification

essential and desirable


  • oPost-graduate doctoral level training in applied Psychology (or its equivalent) as accredited by the BPS
  • oPost-doctoral training in one or more additional specialised areas of psychological practice
  • oHCPC registration as An Applied Psychologist with Chartered Status
  • oTrained in clinical supervision and the supervision of doctoral trainees
  • oEvidence of continuing professional development
  • oWorking as a qualified applied psychologist within a Mental Health service including a wide variety of client groups, across the whole life course and a range of clinical severity across a range of care settings.
  • oKnowledge of Evidence- based practice relevant to the role of working with people's complex mental health difficulties
  • oRisk assessment and risk management


  • oRegistration with BPS
  • oExperience of joint working with statutory, voluntary and private sector agencies

Employer details

Employer name

Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Dudley Crisis Home Treatment team

Bushey Fields Hospital



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