Clinical Psychologist - Band 7/8a

Employer
Coventry & Warwickshire Partnership Trust
Location
Stratford-Upon-Avon
Salary
£40,057 to £53,219 a year per annum / pro rata
Closing date
7 Jul 2022

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Profession
Psychologist
Service
Eating Disorders
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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Band 8a Clinical or Counselling Psychologist - 0.6 wte, or

Band 7 Development Post - 0.6 to 1.0 wte

Community Recovery Team - based in Warwick/Leamington or Stratford-upon-Avon locality

Compassion in action... Respect for everyone.... Seeking excellence... Working together... do you share our values?

Voices... trauma... visions... stigma... withdrawal... exclusion... depression... substance use - the people we support need psychologists who can help them find a way through these experiences and make a meaningful recovery - are you ready to work alongside them and their families?

Peer workers... multi-disciplinary teams... transformation... new partnerships... organisational change - do these excite you?

If the answer to these is 'Yes', we would love to hear from you. We are looking for a clinical psychologist who is passionate about making a difference to the lives of people experiencing psychosis to join our Recovery team in Coventry.

PLEASE SEE ATTACHED DOC FOR FULL DETAILS

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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.

With the support and supervision of a Principal Clinical Psychologist you will work with colleagues to deliver recovery focused interventions in the community and to providing a psychological perspective to the multi-disciplinary team. You will work with people with complex difficulties and their families. You will be expected to promote values that seek to support recovery in this client group and maximise the potential of individuals with the aim of reducing social exclusion, stigma and the potentially disabling effects of psychosis. You will play a significant role in welcoming, supporting and seeing peer workers flourish in new roles.

About us

South Warwickshire Recovery Team is an inclusive service treating patients with psychotic illnesses. The ethos the team works with is based around the Recovery Model and empowering people to make the best of their lives whilst living with a severe mental illness.

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.

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.

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.

It is essential that candidates have some pre or post qualification experience of working with people with psychosis, have an interest in providing psychological interventions for psychosis as well as having good risk management skills. Experience of applying cognitive behavioural models to psychosis and recovery would be advantageous, and interests in ACT, Compassion Focused Therapy and EMDR would be welcome.

You are required to hold a current professional registration with the HCPC as a practitioner psychologist, and it would be advantageous to be BABCP accredited or have passed a BABCP accredited CBT training course. A recognised qualification, current training or commitment to undertake training in CBT for psychosis is highly desirable. The ability to travel during the working day over a large geographical area is essential, as is the ability to work flexibly with the needs of the client group.

If you do not yet meet the criteria for the band 8a role, we will also support applications from candidates that meet the criteria for the band 7 role and job description (please see additional documents on NHS Jobs).

In these instances, the successful candidate would be appointed to a Development Post role at band 7 and provided opportunities and support to progress to the band 8a role upon successful completion of a preceptorship programme. It is expected that this process will be achievable within a period of up to two years, although timescales may vary between different staff members in Development Posts. In the event that elements of the expected competencies to progress to 8a are not are fully met, the role will remain as a band 7.

This will be further discussed as part of the interview and recruitment process as appropriate. Applications from newly qualified/soon to qualify clinicians would therefore be welcomed.

Please note: It is mandatory requirement for all newly appointed staff to be registered with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Update Service.

Person Specification Qualifications B7 Essential
  • Post-graduate doctoral level training in Clinical Psychology or Counselling Psychology registered by the HPC, specifically including models of psychopathology and two or more distinct psychological therapies.
Knowledge and skills B7 Essential
  • Excellent written communication skills
Experience B7 Essential
  • Experience in Mental health care settings
  • Experience of working with a range of clients, presenting a range of clinical severity and maintenance of professionalism in challenging circumstances.
  • Experience of tailoring psychological services to individual needs.
Qualifications B8a Essential
  • Doctoral level qualification in Clinical Psychology or Counselling
  • Psychology registered by the HPC, specifically including models of psychopathology and two or more distinct psychological therapies.
Knowledge and skills B8a Essential
  • Experience of team working
  • Excellent written communication skills
Experience B8a Essential
  • Assessed post-qualification experience of working as a qualified clinical psychologist., including neuropsychological experience, sufficient to have completed Band 7 preceptorship requirements
  • Experience of working with people and their carers in SCMH
  • Experience of working with a range of clients, presenting a range of clinical severity and maintenance of professionalism in challenging circumstances.
Other Essential
  • Requirement to travel throughout the area covered by the Trust's services, and to work in the agile model


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