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Assistant Psychologist - FTC

Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
7 Jun 2024

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Mental health, Psychologist
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Band 5 -Assistant Psychologist

Are you looking to develop your skillset?

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Assistant Psychologist within the Coventry Long COVID Community Rehabilitation team. This is a unique opportunity to work across the integrated care system, in partnership with other local Long COVID services. Our first two assistant psychologists were successful in gaining a place on the Clinical Doctorate and reflected:

This role increased my confidence in my clinical skills when working 1:1 with patients and supported me to develop competencies in therapeutic models I had not yet had experience with (e.g., CBT, CFT, & ACT). I have been involved with research opportunities including conducting literature reviews and qualitative research to support the development of the long COVID service. This role has offered fantastic supervision, which has valued personal development as highly as professional development. This supervision was ultimately priceless when preparing for interviews and identifying my blind-spots as a candidate, a psychologist and as a person. Do not hesitate to apply for this opportunity. Good luck!

The successful candidate will be part of a multi-disciplinary team of Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Clinical Psychologist and CBT therapist. We aim to provide equitable access to support people with Long COVID, considering their physical, cognitive and psychological needs to enhance their rehab and recovery.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will work within their competence and under the supervision of qualified psychologists to:
  • To assist in offering specialised assessments and interventions drawing upon the physical, cognitive and psychological needs of the individual.
  • Co-facilitate psycho-educational workshops to help people with support patient's rehabilitation and recovery.
  • Offer low intensity interventions using CBT and third wave interventions including ACT, mindfulness and CFT within individual therapy and psychoeducational groups.
  • Support the clinical psychologist with service development opportunities including developing the psychological therapies pathway for the team.
  • Support service development involving co-production.
  • Assist in the collection of outcome data and developing systems in order to audit / evaluate the emerging service provision.
  • To conduct literature searches and critically appraisal research studies with the aim of disseminating new learning to the team.
  • To engage proactively in weekly clinical supervision in order to enhance your reflective practitioner skills in order to develop your professional and personal development.
  • You will receive a regular supervision and be able to participate in regular CPD.

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
  • flexible working opportunities
  • 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 more information on this role please see the attached support information. This will give you a better overview of the job role and requirements.

Person Specification



  • Minimum 2:2 Honours undergraduate degree in Psychology.



  • Participate and undertake audit evaluation and research. Completed clinical audits within a service
  • Well developed skills in the ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, relating to complex, highly technical and/or clinically sensitive information to clients and other professional colleagues both within and outside the NHS
  • Ability to function in a largely autonomous fashion, subject to suitable supervision
  • Appropriate understanding of confidentiality in a mental health context



  • Experience of working with people within mental health needs
  • Ability to meet agreed / specified service targets. Working in a manner consistent with the service needs
  • Experience of working and liaising with other professional groups
  • Experience of working as a member of a multidisciplinary team or within a team environment
  • Evidence of working in a service where agreed targets are in place, demonstrating clinical outcomes



  • Car driver to have access to independent means of transport for work purposes and willingness to travel to locations throughout the organisation
  • Non smoker in working hours

Employer details

Employer name

Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust


Tile Hill Health Centre

Jardine Cres, Tile Hill



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