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Clinical/Counselling Psychologist- Development post

Employer
Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust
Location
Coventry
Salary
£43,742 to £50,056 a year Progress to 8a salary on successful completion of competencies.
Closing date
6 Jun 2024

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DEVELOPMENT POSTS!

Due to service redesign we have opportunities for three enthusiastic Counselling or Clinical psychologists (band 7) to progress to Senior (band 8a) come join Inpatient Adult Mental Health Services!
  • Different locations (Coventry).
  • Part time/full time hours.
  • Flexibility: a third of your role remote if preferred.
  • Ideal for those in final training year.

Working in inpatient mental health is a great use of all skills we have as psychologists it's a great place to learn, develop and progress to a Senior role. The role is diverse, stimulating, and thought-provoking. If you would like opportunities to engage in 1:1 work, group interventions, consultation, teaching and supervision with excellent support from a qualified psychologist, then please apply to join our friendly team!

If you're interested in working with people with a variety of difficulties and working with the MDT then this is the role for you. You will have a significant role collaborating with the MDT to develop trauma informed formulations that inform least restrictive care. We're keen to recruit recovery-oriented thoughtful team players and welcome all conversations if you're curious. You're also very welcome to come and meet some of the team and see the wards - these roles cover our treatment wards or rehab.

If you're interested in joining a busy, passionate, and energetic team to make a difference to patients and progress to the next level, please give us a call!

Main duties of the job

See attached JD and PS. On reaching 8a:
  • Direct assessment and formulation work with complex service users.
  • Provide clinical supervision to more junior team members and other members of the MDT.
  • Lead on psychologically informed team formulation.
  • Contribute to QIPs, relevant audits, and research on ward.

Deliver psychologically informed training.

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 group

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

Please see attached JD and PS. On reaching 8a:
  • Direct assessment and formulation work with complex service users.
  • Provide clinical supervision to more junior team members and other members of the MDT.
  • Lead on psychologically informed team formulation.
  • Contribute to QIPs, relevant audits, and research on ward.
  • Deliver psychologically informed training.


Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

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


Knowledge and Skills

Essential

  • Knowledge and awareness of a range of psychological models and how they may apply in clinical practice.
  • Well developed ability to communicate sensitive information to patients, carers and colleagues in a way that addresses psychological resistance and combines appropriate assertion and diplomacy.
  • Able to interact effectively with staff from all disciplines.
  • Able to build and sustain relationships with people with psychological problems.
  • Ability to plan and organise work independently, reliably, and consistently with work agreed and managed at regular intervals.


Experience

Essential

  • Experience of working with adults presenting with a range of clinical severity.
  • Experience of working in inpatient settings.
  • Experience of tailoring psychological assessment and intervention to individual needs.
  • Experience of maintaining professionalism in challenging circumstances.


Employer details

Employer name

Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust

Address

Caludon Centre

Clifford Bridge Road

Coventry

CV2 2TE

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444-6097087B-CG

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