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Clinical/Counselling/Forensic Psychologist- Restormel Team (band 7-8a)

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
St Austell
£43,742 to £57,349 Per annum
Closing date
4 Jan 2024
Are you a passionate, reflective and committed practitioner psychologist, dedicated to the application of empirical research to psychological practice?

Would like to be part of the exciting and innovative transformation of community mental health services?

Can you embrace the challenges of working in a dynamic and diverse team that mirrors the population it serves?

Are you interested bringing your experience and creativity to a community-based psychologist role?

We are committed to developing our Clinical/Counselling/Forensic psychologists. Our posts are available at Band 7 (a developmental post) or 8A depending on experience. Relevant support and experience will be provided to ensure that successful newly qualified applicants will be able to transition into an 8A psychology post, after demonstrating significant post-qualifying experience and meeting the requirements.

Please note that, whilst working patterns will be flexible and include some remote working, there will be a requirement for the successful applicants to be physically based within team bases in Cornwall for most of the week.

If you are applying from out of county, there may be an option to work fully remotely for an initial period to allow you the time to organise relocation to this beautiful part of the world. A relocation package is available for discussion.

Main duties of the job

The Clinical/Counselling/Forensic psychologist sits alongside other practitioner psychologists, psychological therapists, assistant psychologists, trainee psychologists, Clinical Associate Psychologists (CAPs) and Mental Health Wellbeing Practitioners (MHWPs) embedded in an experienced, compassionate, trauma informed and person-centred multidisciplinary team which welcomes psychological interventions and collaborative working.

The role is a varied one providing assessment (including neurodevelopmental), formulation, individual and group interventions, and consultation using a range of therapeutic approaches.

The post holder will also support psychological practice within the team by contributing a psychological perspective to team working, treatment planning and supervising other psychological professionals.

There is a key focus on quality to enhance services. We encourage our psychologists to develop their skills and knowledge with CPD opportunities and have a track record of being able to provide ongoing training in CAT, CBT-P, DBT, EMDR, and FIP.

There will be opportunities to contribute to the development of a new model of integrated primary and community mental health services linking Community Mental Health Teams and Primary Care Networks.

About us

We're an NHS community and mental health provider Trust based in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. We deliver community and hospital-based care to improve people's physical and mental health. We also provide specialist support to people with dementia or a learning disability.

We are a people organisation and people matter to us. As part of the team, you'll help support the health and wellbeing of the people who live and visit this beautiful part of the UK.

Over 4,000 people make up the Trust. This includes doctors, nurses, therapists, plus admin and support staff.

We work in people's homes, in community clinics and bases. Some staff work from one of our 13 community hospitals. Our aspiration is to have great people, provide great care, be a great place to work and a great partner.

Approximately 568,000 people live here. A third of people who live in Cornwall are supported by acute hospital services in Devon. As a result, we also work closely with our partners in Devon. In the summer, and during other holidays lots of people choose to visit the area. This increases the numbers of people who use our services.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To view a detailed job description and person specification including the main responsibilities of this role please see supporting documents.

Person Specification

Education / Qualifications and Relevant Experience


  • Has, or is soon to complete Doctoral level training in Clinical Psychology, as accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) or Doctoral level training in Counselling Psychology or Doctorate in Forensic Psychology / BPS doctoral-level Qualification in Forensic Psychology (Stage 2) AND meets the clinical competencies required by the post and the Essential Criteria of this Person Specification
  • HCPC registered as a Practitioner Psychologist or expected to be so prior to commencing in post (for candidates still to complete training)
  • Experience of specialist psychological assessment and treatment of clients across a range of care settings, including outpatient, community, primary care and in patient settings

Skills and Aptitudes


  • Skills in the use of complex methods of psychological assessment, formulation, clinical interventions, and case management, frequently requiring sustained and intense concentration
  • Well-developed skills in effectively communicating, orally and in writing, complex, highly technical and/or clinically sensitive information to clients, their families, carers, and other professional colleagues both within and outside the NHS
  • Skills in providing consultation to other professional and non-professional groups

Employer details

Employer name

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Restormel Community Mental Health Team, St Austell

St Austell

PL25 4QN

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