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Clinical or Counselling Psychologist

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

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We are advertising a band 7 to 8a clinical or counselling psychologist development post working into our Early Intervention for Psychosis service (Psypher) that covers Hull and East Riding.

It is a fulltime band 7 post that will transition into a 0.8 wte 8a post when all competencies are met.

We are looking for a clinician that will complete the two year CBTp PGDip training as part of the role to become an accredited CBT therapist. We would also welcome applications from people currently meeting the 8a competencies who would, if successful, be appointed into the 8a role and would be supported to complete the CBTp PGDip if not already obtained.

Your direct clinical work will be located at Townend Court and across the Humber Trust footprint so the ability to travel efficiently across the patch is essential.

Your colleagues in the team will comprise a senior psychologist, an assistant psychologist, CBT therapists, nursing, social work, psychiatry and OT staff.

Please see additional document attached for details about the service, the development post and the AMH psychology specialty.

Main duties of the job

You will be providing assessment of need and risk, formulation and short and long term interventionfor the service users accessing Psypher which may include group as well as individual psychological intervention.

As you progress through your role you will be supported to facilitate forums that support staff such as reflective practice groups, formulation groups and consultation.

You will be offering training to the team and will be engaged in the wider psychology service through joint projects and attending specialty meetings.

You will be encouraged to access peer support in the newly qualified group that runs across the Divisions as well as receiving managerial, clinical and professional supervision.

You will be supervising the assistant psychologist and contributing to the development of clinical psychology doctorate trainees until you have completed your supervision training which will enable you to be the primary supervisor for a trainee .

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 job description and person specification for the band 7 and band 8a roles. The development role paperwork is also attached. Please make contact with Victoria Altoft ( for a discussion about any aspect of the role .

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
  • Additional short specialist courses with demonstrable impact on practice for 8a role.


  • This is essential: Be willing to complete the two year CBTp PGDip training and become an accredited CBT therapist.
  • Additional short specialist courses with demonstrable impact on practice.
  • Post-doctoral training in one or more additional specialised areas of psychological practice for 8a



  • 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
  • Experience of teaching, training and/or professional and clinical supervision for 8a role
  • 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


  • 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
  • Experience of teaching, training and/or professional and clinical supervision for band 7

Skills and Competencies


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


  • 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


Townend Court

298 Cottingham Road



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