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Clinical or Counselling Psychologist

Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £57,349 per annum
Closing date
3 May 2024

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We are looking for an enthusiastic, innovative and flexible clinical or counselling psychologist to join our Complex Emotional Needs Service (CENS).

CENS is fast-paced and forward-thinking, care co-ordinating individuals who may receive a diagnosis of 'personality disorder', demonstrate risk related behaviours, or present with other complex needs. Our work is psychologically informed and formulation driven, with a strong commitment to a multidisciplinary approach. We offer multi-agency/service joint working e.g. joint meetings with clients supporting care plan development providing psychoeducation time-limited interventions professionals meetings supervision/consultation and training. CENS leads in organisational development relevant to the people we support.

We are pleased to offer this post as a developmental 7-8a post, and welcome applications from existing clinical or counselling psychologists and trainees who will be qualifying in the coming months. Please see the additional documents for details on the development pathway.

Main duties of the job

CENS support clients aged 17+ with complex presentations and experiences.

You will work in a multi-disciplinary team (MDT) that possesses skills and knowledge in a range of therapeutic models with special interest in this client group.

Key responsibilities:
  • Utilising/contributing to MDT care planning in line with psychological conceptualisations of 'personality disorder' and practice standards
  • Providing direct assessment of care experienced young people alongside indirect consultation and training to local authority professionals working with this group
  • Developing compassionate and respectful relationships with clients
  • Promoting clients' ability to act on their own behalf
  • Engaging in reflective forums to support effectiveness and wellbeing
  • Assertively advocating for and co-ordinating formulation-driven and person-centred care
  • Contributing to development of such care in the wider organisation
  • Supporting/developing care provided by other agencies (e.g. supported living providers)
  • Supporting the inclusion of experts by experience in the development, evaluation and delivery of mental health services

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


  • 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.
  • Broadly based knowledge of the theory and practice of advanced psychological therapies in specific difficult to treat groups (e.g. complex PTSD, personality disorder, dual diagnosis, people with disabilities etc)



  • 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
  • Evidence of promoting/supporting active user/carer involvement/participation


  • Experience of teaching, training and/or professional and clinical supervision

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


Complex Emotional Needs Service

77 Beverley Road



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