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Clinical or Counselling Psychologist

Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum
Closing date
5 Jun 2024

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We are pleased to advertise a fulltime 8a post based at our PICU in Hull . Due to recent reconfigurations we are investing in the psychology team to enhance the provision and create a robust and joined up clinical provision across the acute care pathway.

Please see additional document for details of service areas and psychology posts attached to them .

This new team will enable the post holder, alongside their colleagues , to influence and steer the individual service user recovery journey from initial telephone call, to assessment and intervention.

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

Main duties of the job

You will be providing assessment of need and risk, formulation and interventionfor the service users accessing PICU. Staff support is a fundamental part of the role in providing clinical leadership within the unit and supporting psychologically underpinned multi-disciplinary care.

As a PICU team you will work together to provide trauma informed care to people accessing the service, liaising closely with your community, out of area provider and inpatient colleagues, sharing formulations and devising care plans that support transitions between community and inpatient settings .

Your role will be to support the Principal Psychologist in overseeing and developing psychological provision pathways in the acute care pathway . Please see additional information for more detail.

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 more details as well as the additional document attached to the advert.

For a discussion about the role please contact Dawn Peters, Professional Lead for AMH Psychology on . We can also arrange for you to visit the unit or speak to the ward manager that you will be working with.

Person Specification



  • 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
  • Clinical supervision training for doctoral trainees


  • Post-doctoral training in one or more additional specialised areas of psychological practice
  • 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.)



  • 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 )
  • Experience of teaching, training and/or professional and clinical supervision
  • Evidence of promoting/supporting active user/carer involvement/participation


  • Proven leadership/management experience, able to demonstrate examples of positive impact/change within service delivery/practice at an advanced level
  • Ability to work across team/organisational boundaries developing and maintaining multi-professional and multi-agency partnerships
  • Experience of developing others through education, mentorship, coaching, teaching, assessing, presentations, publishing



  • 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


Miranda House

Gladstone Street



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