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Senior Applied Psychologist

Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum
Closing date
28 Feb 2024

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Mental health, Psychologist
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
Senior Applied Clinical / Forensic / Counselling Psychologist:

Sandwell Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Team (CRHTT)

Following staff securing a significant promotion, an opportunity has arisen for a Senior Applied Clinical/Forensic/Counselling Psychologist to join the Sandwell CRHTT. You will join a fast paced MDT environment to work in the least restrictive way to support service users presenting with acute and urgent care mental health needs. Psychology has been well embedded into the foundations of the Sandwell CRHTT and as the Psychologist, you will exercise your leadership skills in psychological assessments, formulation, care planning and brief psychological interventions.

The CRHTT teams in BCHFT are innovative services and have successfully launched a pilot in EMDR. We have strong links with local universities across the clinical, forensic and counselling courses. Relationships have been established with other organisations with connections into a national psychology group for Trauma Interventions in Acute Settings.

The successful candidate will be part of a group of urgent care Psychologists who are based across acute settings including CRHTT, in-patients, mental health liaison services and PICU. The successful candidate will be supported with supervision and opportunities for CPD.

'BCHFT are committed to investment in our Psychology staff so you will have access to a psychology specific dedicated CPD budget to support your professional growth'

Main duties of the job

Based in the Sandwell CRHTT, 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 who enjoys working in a fast paced environment .

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.

About us

Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust was formed on 1 April 2020, with the merger of Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust.

We currently employ over 3,500 people and just like the population we serve, we are made up of diverse cultures and backgrounds. We know that our Trust runs on thedesire to help and support people, and our Trust vision expresses this. Our vision is to improve health and wellbeing for everyone, especially our colleagues to achieve the best possible work/life balance.

We proudly offer supportive, inclusive and family friendly employment and flexible working policies. We have a wide range of professional services and employee networks to help our colleagues be at their best - and find support if they need it. To find more about our staff benefits, please visit our website:

Don't meet every single requirement?Studies have shown that women and ethnic minority candidates are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At Black Country Healthcare we recognise and value all forms of knowledge and expertise, so if you're excited about this role but your past experience doesn't align perfectly with every qualification or criteria in the job description/person specification, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached detailed job description and person specification in the documents section of this vacancy.

Person Specification

Qualifications, experience and skills


  • Post-graduate doctoral level training in applied Psychology (or its equivalent) as accredited by the BPS
  • Post-doctoral training in one or more additional specialised areas of psychological practice
  • HCPC registration as An Applied Psychologist with Chartered Status
  • Trained in clinical supervision and the supervision of doctoral trainees
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Working 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
  • Knowledge of evidence based practice relevant to the role of working with people's complex mental health difficulties
  • Risk assessment and risk management


  • Registration with BPS

Employer details

Employer name

Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Sandwell Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Team

Quayside House


B69 2RD

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