Senior Practitioner Psychologist (Clinical / Counselling / Forensic)

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£47,126 to £53,219 a year Per annum
Closing date
3 Jul 2022

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Counsellor / Psychotherapist
Prison and Forensic
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
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It is a perfect time to join our Cornwall Integrated Community Mental Health Teams (ICMHTs) since investment from our Adult Community Mental Health Transformation project is generating fresh thinking about how we deliver services and significant workforce expansion. If you are an experienced practitioner psychologist looking for opportunities to shape the future of our services, and you want to work alongside passionate, supportive colleagues as well as to benefit from great opportunities for training, CPD and career development... don't hesitate to get in touch for an informal chat!

Main duties of the job

To maintain an overview of the work of psychological professionals working across the ICMHT and to be responsible for the systematic governance of psychological practice within the service/team.

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.

Just over 532,000 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 Qualifications Essential
  • Doctoral level training in Clinical / Counselling / Forensic Psychology as accredited by BPS
  • Registered as a Practitioner Psychologist with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC).
  • Post-doctoral training in one or more additional specialised areas of psychological practice, including training in supervision skills.
Experience Essential
  • Relevant prior experience of working as a qualified clinical / counselling psychologist in adult mental health or an associated client group where the experience gained is relevant and transferable.
  • Experience of working with a wide variety of client groups, across the whole life course and presenting with the full range of clinical severity across a range of care settings including outpatient, community, primary care, in-patient and residential care settings including maintaining a high degree of professionalism in the face of highly emotive and distressing problems and verbal and physical abuse.
  • Experience of exercising full clinical responsibility for clients' psychological care and treatment, both as a professionally qualified care coordinator and also within the context of a multidisciplinary care plan.
  • Experience of teaching, training and/or professional and clinical supervision

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