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Clinical/Counselling Psychologist

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
28 Jul 2024

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BeeU Children and Young People's Mental Health Service is looking fora Psychologist to work in our Learning Disability team, providing support to young people presenting with behaviours of concern and/or mental health needs and their families. There will also be opportunity to provide input to the Intensive Support Team working with children and young people with a Learning Disability and/or Autism presenting with behaviours that pose significant risks to themselves or others.

This is an fantastic chance to join a highly motivated, committed multi-disciplinary team. You will work alongside other psychologists, LD nurses, OT, SLT and support workers.

It is an exciting time to come and work in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin's Children, Young People and Families Services. We have received additional investment to improve the support available. As a result, we are pleased to be able to advertise a number of new roles both substantive and fixed-term posts. We can welcome clinicians who want to work in Children's Mental Health Services. Where people are interested in applying but would need to relocate, we can support with associated incentives. Where people are interested and passionate about working with children but have identified additional training, we may be able to train staff to develop the appropriate skills.

With a growing psychology team across BeeU we are able to provide a robust supervision structure and opportunities for continuing professional development.

Main duties of the job

  • To be part of the provision of a psychological service to children and young people with a Learning Disability and their families, within a multidisciplinary team and a multi-agency context.
  • To provide specialist psychological assessment for young people referred to the service based on the use of appropriate assessment tools, psychological formulation and delivery of intervention with young people, their families and carers and the system around them.
  • To work with colleagues across the BeeU service offering consultation and providing support around psychological formulation'
  • To work autonomously within professional guidelines and the overall framework of the service policies and procedures. In doing so, you will be responsible for adhering to relevant Trust policies and professional ethics and standards and will be accountable for professional and clinical actions.

About us

By joining Team MPFT, you will be helping your communities and in return for this, we will support you by
  • Supporting your career development and progression
  • Excellent NHS Pension scheme
  • Generous maternity, paternity and adoption leave
  • Options for flexible working
  • Up to 27 days annual leave (increasing with service up to 33 days) and the opportunity to purchase additional leave
  • Extensive Health and Wellbeing support and resources
  • If you work in our community teams, we pay for your time travelling between patients
  • Lease car if you complete more than 500 business miles per annum, fully insured and maintained (including tyres), mileage paid at lease car rate
  • Salary sacrifice car - fully insured and maintained (including tyres), your gross pay is reduced by the cost of the vehicle before tax, NI and pension deductions are calculated, mileage paid at business rates
  • Salary sacrifice bikes up to �2k
  • Free car parking at all trust sites
  • Free flu vaccinations every year
  • Citizens Advice support linked with a Hardship Fund for one off additional support up to �250 (if the criteria is met)

And more. We are proud to be a diverse and inclusive organisation and there is a choice of staff networks that help you meet like-minded people.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Before applying for this exciting and challenging role, we encourage applicants to view and read the job and person specification.

Person Specification



  • Doctorate in Clinical or Counselling Psychology
  • Registered or eligible for registration with HCPC


  • Experience of working with children and young people with Learning Disabilities and their families

Skills, knowledge and abilities


  • Knowledge/skills in psychological assessment and interventions across the lifespan


  • Training in Positive Behaviour Support

Employer details

Employer name

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Severn Fields Health Village

Sundorne Road



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