Band 8b Principal Psychologist

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£54,764 - £63,862
Closing date
1 Jul 2022

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Band 8B
Contract Type
Part Time
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Shropshire Care Group

Principal Clinical/Counselling Psychologist

Band 8b 30 Hours

Community Interventions Pathway (West Shropshire) – Shrewsbury, Oswestry, Ludlow

We are seeking an experienced, skilled and enthusiastic psychologist to join the Community Interventions Pathway team in West Shropshire. We provide secondary mental health care to a large population including Shrewsbury, Oswestry, Ludlow and surrounding areas. Local mental health services include a single point of Access team, a Crisis and Home Treatment team as well as a Psychosis pathway, Early Intervention in Psychosis Team, Intensive Life skills pathway.

Multi-disciplinary team working is central to the role. We are establishing a formulation led programme of interventions including DBT and CBT informed psychoeducational group interventions as well as individual work.

You will be involved in leading the psychology team within the pathway alongside the pathway leadership structure, and providing teaching, supervision and consultation to other team members as well as working directly with service users and their families. You will be a part of the collective leadership structure of the Community Interventions Pathway West Shropshire.

Applicants should have previous experience of working in mental health teams in the NHS and knowledge and skills in working with people who present with severe and enduring mental health difficulties.

Applicants should be qualified in Clinical or Counselling psychology and ideally will have additional accreditation in at least one therapeutic modality.

The post holder will receive regular line management with the pathway operational lead, along with professional supervision with the consultant psychologist in the pathway on a regular basis. We value clinical supervision within the service and this will be an integral part of the support offered to the post holder. The care group supports regular training and continuing professional development.

You will work closely with other psychologists who use a range of approaches including CAT, CBT, and EMDR, systemic and psychodynamically informed work. We have strong links with the Clinical Psychology Doctorate course at Stafford University and the Counselling Psychology Doctorate course at Wolverhampton University and regularly offer trainee placements.

The base for this post will be Severnfields Health Village in Shrewsbury, although will be expected to cover the West of the county, in particular the Oswestry area. The ability to travel across the geography is required for this post.

** As part of this role we are offering an incentive of negotiating additional annual leave. The amount of additional annual leave will be agreed with the recruiting manager upon appointment and will apply to the current financial year. **

Informal enquiries are welcome. Please contact:

Beena Parmar (Consultant Clinical Psychologist) on 0300 303 1601 or


Nicola Faulkner (Pathway Operational Lead) on 0300 303 3426 or

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