Perinatal Clinical Psychologist - Band 8a

Coventry & Warwickshire Partnership Trust
£47,126 to £53,219 a year pro rata
Closing date
5 Jul 2022

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Band 8A
Contract Type
Part Time
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Clinical Psychologist - Band 8a

4 days per week (30 hours)-permanent role

We have an exciting opportunity for an Clinical Psychologist to join the Perinatal Mental Health Services. The team is a multi-disciplinary team based at Willenhall Primary Care Centre and the post will cover South Warwickshire.

Our staff pride themselves on being innovative, creative and responsive to meet the needs of our service users. We are well known for providing a positive working atmosphere, and encourage people to join our team who are team players, supportive, resilient, confident and enthusiastic.

Please note many Trust interviews are currently taking place through Microsoft Teams, this can be downloaded either through the App Store or Google Play for use on your phone/tablet.

Main duties of the job

For more information on this role please see the attached support information. This will give you a better overview of the job role and requirements.

The successful applicant will work alongside a wide range of professionals including Nurses, Psychiatrists,Assistant Practoners,Social Workers, Early Years Practioners, Occupational Therapists, Administrative staff and Psychological colleagues to deliver interventions in the community. You will receive regular support and supervision from the Team Manager and Psychology colleagues.

About us

The service received an overall rating of Good by the CQC and an Outstanding for care and compassion of which we are rightly proud. We have also been recognised both locally and nationally by receiving awards for the services we provide.

Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust provides a full range of expanding physical, mental health and learning disability services to children, young adults, adults and older adults over many sites across Coventry, Warwickshire and Solihull.

Services are provided to a population of over one million people living in Coventry and Warwickshire and also a wider geographical area in some of our specialist services, we see on average around 5,000 patients every day.

Job description Job responsibilities

For more information on this role please see the attached support information. This will give you a better overview of the job role and requirements.

We are looking for enthusiastic individuals who can work confidently on their own as well as supporting the team. Good communication, problem solving skills and an interest in Perinatal Mental health are essential in this role.

You are required to be a driver with access to a car that can be used for business purposes. An ability to demonstrate the Trusts vision and values in practice is beneficial. The role has the expectation of supervising junior staff.

Visits to the team or questions are encouraged to appreciate this exciting role.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Post-graduate doctoral level training in clinical psychology (or its equivalent for those trained prior to 1996) as accredited by the BPS, including specifically models of psychopathology, clinical psychometrics and neuropsychology, two or more distinct psychological therapies and lifespan developmental psychology.
Knowledge and skills Essential
  • Skills in the use of complex methods of psychological assessment intervention and management frequently requiring sustained and intense concentration.
  • Well developed skills in the ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, highly technical, and 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.
  • Doctoral level knowledge of research design and methodology, including complex multivariate data analysis as practiced within the field of clinical psychology.
  • Knowledge of legislation in relation to the client group and mental health.
  • Evidence of continuing professional development as recommended by the BPS.
Experience Essential
  • Relevant assessed experience of working as a qualified clinical psychologist which should be within the peri-natal mental health specialty).
  • 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 the full range of care settings including outpatient, community, primary care, in-patient and residential care settings severity including maintaining a high degree of professionalism in the face of highly emotive and distressing problems, verbal abuse and the threat of 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.
Other Essential
  • Must have full driving licence and access to a motor vehicle for business use

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