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Band 7 Psychological Therapist - The Barberry

Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum pro rata
Closing date
5 Jun 2024

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Mental health, Psychologist
Band 7
Full Time
We have an exciting vacancy that has arisen for an experienced Psychological Therapist within the OpCourage Midlands Treatment Pathway for Military Veterans.

We are a very friendly team, committed to supporting the needs of military veterans and their families. The service offers assessment and treatment to veterans presenting with military attributable complex mental health issues, including Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), depression, anxiety disorders, substance misuse and/or anger issues.

This is an ideal post to apply your full range of psychological skills and knowledge including consultation, training, supervision, service development, leadership and research in addition to direct clinical work.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for an enthusiastic, committed and skilled Psychological Therapist to provide a range of clinical services. The post holder will support OpCourage in the development, management and delivery of treatment across the West Midlands region. The individual will have excellent opportunities to gain experience of multilevel and integrated service provision and to further develop skills of complex case assessment, formulation and the application of evidence based psychological interventions, both individual and in groups. You should have experience of working with service users experiencing complex mental health difficulties, and those who, for a variety of reasons, may find it difficult to ask for help and/or engage with mainstream mental health services.

About us

Welcome to Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust. Our 4000 clinical and support staff help us to improve mental health wellbeing and meet the needs of the 70,000 people we serve each year. We provide a range of mental healthcare services across Birmingham and Solihull, as well as specialised services nationally. We also offer medical, nursing and psychology training and are proud of our international reputation for both research and innovation.

Our population is culturally diverse, characterised in places by high levels of deprivation which create an increasing demand for our services and a necessity for us to make sure everyone can access the help they need. We are a team of compassionate, inclusive and committed people working together to provide excellent care to support our community. If you are looking for a place to belong, where you can make a real difference to people's lives, join our team where our warm welcome is waiting for you.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For more information relating to main responsibilities and how we work as a regional service, please contact Dr. Helen Brown on (see below).

Person Specification



  • Post Graduate level diploma in evidence-based psychological therapy, relevant to working with people with mental health difficulties including PTSD.
  • Accreditation with a recognised UK Psychological Accreditation Organisation.


  • Mental Health Qualification - e.g. RMN OT Social Work Counselling Psychology



  • Significant experience in the provision of NICE approved psychological therapy relevant to work with people with a range of mental health difficulties


  • Experience of managing a community case load of adults
  • Experience of working with the military.
  • Knowledge and experience of working therapeutically with 'difficult to treat' clients



  • Able to demonstrate a high level of assessment, case formulation and clinical skills incorporating knowledge of risk assessment and management.
  • Able to lead, develop and co-facilitate psycho-educational and therapeutic group work.


  • Competent Clinical Supervisor
  • Experience of using risk assessments to formulate and manage risk

Employer details

Employer name

Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust


The Barberry

Vincent Drive, Edgbaston


B15 2FG

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