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Clinical/Counselling Psychologist

Coventry & Warwickshire Partnership Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 a year Per Rota
Closing date
4 Jun 2024

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Band 8a Clinical or Counselling Psychologist to work within the North Warwickshire Community Mental Health and Wellbeing Team.

Band 7 /8a preceptorship can be considered for newly qualified psychologists.

22.5 hours

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated and enthusiastic Clinical or Counselling Psychologist to join our North Warwickshire Community Mental Health Team. The service works with individuals with complex trauma and mental health presentations.

Psychological professions staff are embedded within the Community Mental Health Team and we are therefore looking for someone who values and enjoys multi-disciplinary working and has a high level of understanding of the distinct contribution and added value that psychological approaches can make to the team.

If appointed to the band 7 role this will be a development post with progression to the Band 8a role upon the successful completion of competency requirements. It is expected that this will be achievable within a period of 18 months to two years and will be dependent on the experience of the successful candidate. Whilst these requirements are not met, the role will remain as a Band 7. Therefore we welcome applications from newly qualified clinical or counselling psychologists including those expecting to complete their clinical training this year.

Main duties of the job

This would be an ideal post for a Clinical or Counselling Psychologist who in addition to developing their assessment and therapy skills is keen to expand their experience of group-work, psychological consultation, staff training and supervision. The post holder will be based at Rugby and Nuneaton.

The post holder will join a friendly and well-established team of psychologists, psychological therapists ,a CBT therapist, an assistant psychologist and mental health and wellbeing practitioners. The team now includes and is working closely with psychological professionals from the psychosis pathway and also works closely with psychotherapists in the Personality and Complex Trauma Pathway.

The team are dedicated to high quality evidence-based service provision including Trauma-focused CBT, Compassion Focused Therapy, EMDR, Schema Therapy and Psychodynamic and Relational Therapies.

Staff from the North Warwickshire service have close links with other Psychological Therapists within the Trust through peer supervision, service development meetings, special interest groups, CPD events and our Annual Psychological Services Conference.

The service regularly offers core and specialist trainee placements as it has strong links with the Coventry and Warwickshire University Doctorate in Clinical Psychology course and the Wolverhampton University Doctorate in Counselling Psychology Course.

About us

At Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust (CWPT), we deliver a wide range of physical, mental health, learning disability and autism services, and are proud to serve communities across Coventry, Warwickshire and beyond.

We put 'people at our heart' this ethos is at the centre of everything we do and how we do it. We care for our staff and colleagues as much as they care for others and offer a wide range of benefits and development opportunities.

These include:
  • generous annual leave entitlement which increases during your time with us
  • excellent learning and development opportunities, including apprenticeship frameworks, distance learning, internal training, coaching and mentoring, and much more
  • salary sacrifice schemes for lease car/ vehicle, Cycle to Work, home and electronics, gym membership and more
  • discounts with a range of retailers, restaurants and entertainment venues through our Employee Assistance Programme and NHS discount schemes
  • wellbeing support, including an in-house counselling service, external helpline and more
  • staff networks and support groups

We're always on the lookout for people who share our passion for improving the lives and wellbeing of people in our community, as well as our values of compassion, collaboration, excellence, integrity and respect.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For detailed job description and main responsibilities of the post please see Job Description and Person Specification.

Person Specification

Qualifications- Band 8a


  • Doctoral level qualification in Clinical or Counselling Psychology
  • Current registration as a Practitioner Psychologist with the HCPC
  • Expertise and/or training in Clinical Supervision for doctorate level trainees as may supervise trainee clinical Psychologist

Experience - Band 8a


  • Assessed post-qualification experience of working as a qualified clinical psychologist., 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

Knowledge and Skills -Band 8a


  • Experience of team working.
  • Evidence of continuing professional development.
  • Knowledge of research and audit methodology suitable to the job
  • Excellent written communication skills

Other - Band 8a


  • Requirement to travel throughout the area covered by the Trust's services, and to work in the agile model

Qualifcations - Band 7


  • DClin Psych or equivalent qualification in clinical or counselling psychology
  • Registration with the HCPC as a Practitioner Psychologist

Experience -Band 7


  • Experience of working with adults and/or young people experiencing mental health difficulties
  • 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 assessment and intervention to individual needs.

Knowledge and Skills - Band 7


  • Knowledge of research and audit methodology suitable to the job

Other - Band 7


  • Requirement to travel throughout the area covered by the Trust's services, and to work in the agile model

Employer details

Employer name

Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust


North Warwickshire Community Mental Health Team

The Railings, Woodside Park


CV21 2AW

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