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Clinical or Counselling Psychologist

Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £57,349 a year dependent on experience
Closing date
5 May 2024

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We are pleased to advertise a set of posts, that will comprise a psychology team, dedicated to facilitating service users' journeys through the acute care pathway.

This 1.0 wte 7- 8a development post will be a great first post and sits within Mill View Court , our mixed sex inpatient unit supported by an AC in post ( please see additional document for details of service areas and other advertised psychology posts attached to each area ) .

This will enable the post holder to influence and steer the individual service user recovery journey from admission withassessment and intervention., to transfer of main care into another service or discharge.

Your role will be pivotal in shaping and improving the service user journey . Your direct clinical work will be located at Mill View Court and staff support will also be an important focus in terms of providing reflective practice groups , devising formulations with the MDT, training, providing psychological debriefs, supervision and consultation.

Main duties of the job

You will be providing assessment of need and risk, formulation and short term interventionfor the service users accessing MVC. Staff support is a fundamental part of the role by supporting a Psychologically Informed Environment which provides trauma informed care. Contribution and involvement in clinical leadership will increase and develop as your role progresses from a band 7 to an 8a.

Due to a recent reconfiguration you will have the opportunity to work as a supportive team with 4 other registered psychologists ( from band 7 to 8a), and be supported and led by the 8b Principal Psychologist.

You and your team will work together to provide joined up care to people accessing all areas of the service, liaising closely with your community colleagues, sharing formulations and devising care plans that support transitions between community and inpatient settings .

Appointment to banding is dependent on experience and applications are welcomed from people eligible to start at an 8a ( see JD& PS). Please see additional information for more detail about our services and the development role and contact us for a chat about the post and you are encouraged to visit the unit which we can arrange .

About us

We are an award winning and CQC rated good health and social care Trust delivering integrated services across Hull, East and North Yorkshire. Find out more on our website

We are a forward thinking and dynamic Trust with a real commitment to staff development. We value our colleagues and invest in them to ensure they have the right skills to deliver outstanding care.

We are proud to score above or equal to the average for all NHS People Promise theme areas demonstrating our commitment to improve the experience of working in the NHS for everyone. Wherever you work we know you will receive a warm welcome and all the support you'll need to get you started.

We recognise the positive value of diversity and promotes equality whilst challenging discrimination. We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds.

Work life balance is about having influence and flexibility over when, where and how you work. If the work pattern for this role does not meet your needs, we welcome an application and are happy to discuss working arrangements that differ from those advertised.

We offer a unique range of benefits that go above and beyond other NHS Trusts including an enhanced leave package and health and wellbeing support.

From city to countryside, market towns to moors you'll find a place to call home including some of the most affordable places to live in the UK.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the job description and person specification attached , as well as the additional information document for details on the post and the development pathway.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Knowledge


  • Post-graduate doctoral level of training in clinical or counselling psychology or equivalent ( if trained before 1996) as accredited by the BPS
  • To hold and maintain current professional registration in line with HCPC
  • Completed training for supervising doctorate trainees (for 8a role only)


  • Post-doctoral training in one or more additional specialised areas of psychological practice (for 8a)
  • Broadly based knowledge of the theory and practice of advanced psychological therapies in specific difficult to treat groups (e.g. personality disorder, dual diagnosis, people with disabilities etc.)
  • Knowledge of and experience in the use of a wide range of neuropsychological assessment tools as applied in mental health work
  • Additional short specialist courses with demonstrable impact on practice.



  • Demonstrable experience of working as a practitioner psychologist, to include a significant period of working at a senior level in the specific field where the post is held ( secondary mental health ) for 8a role
  • Evidence of promoting/supporting active user/carer involvement/participation
  • 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
  • Experience of working within a multi-disciplinary, multi-agency context
  • Experience of working with trauma cases


  • Experience of teaching, training and/or professional and clinical supervision for band 7
  • Proven leadership/management experience, able to demonstrate examples of positive impact/change within service delivery/practice at an advanced level for 8a
  • Ability to work across team/organisational boundaries developing and maintaining multi-professional and multi-agency partnerships for 8a

Skills and Competencies


  • Effective inter-personal skills and experience in supervising, mentoring and teaching
  • Ability to lead and motivate staff to embrace change


  • Able to demonstrate effective communication skills at all levels i.e. strategically and locally
  • Be able to demonstrate leadership/ management skills at an advanced level

Employer details

Employer name

Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust


Mill View Court Castle Hill

castle road


HU16 5JQ

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