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Clinical/Counselling Psychologist (Development Role)

Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year
Closing date
4 Aug 2024

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We are pleased to offer this development role to an enthusiastic, committed psychologist to contribute to the development and delivery of community adult mental health services in Herefordshire.

Herefordshire is at the forefront of Community Transformation. We have an integrated and inclusive psychological therapies pathway, offering a range of standalone psychological interventions as well as delivering care to those with more complex presentations. We are central to the development of Trauma Informed Care and promoting Compassionate Leadership across the Trust and pride ourselves on supporting and developing our staff. This role will develop to be the link psychologist for one of the Neighbourhood Mental Health Teams, supporting the team to provide psychologically informed care, discussing referrals and providing individual and group interventions.
  • We welcome applications for full time/part time working
  • There is opportunity for blended working (on site and from home)
  • You will commence in role as a band 7 and then on successful completion of the development plan move to a band 8a. Copies of both job descriptions are included in the supporting documents.

We welcome enquires so please contact the recruiting manager.

Interviews are currently planned for 8th August 2024.

We are concurrently advertising for a band 8a, these are separate adverts.

Main duties of the job

The post is integral to the Neighbourhood Community Mental Health Service, working alongside qualified psychologists, psychological therapists and art therapists. New roles include CAPs and MHWBPs.

We emphasise the value of psychological assessment, formulation and consultation early within a service-users journey. The post holder will provide specialist individual interventions and contribute to our extensive group programme. You will help to create and sustain more co-produced psychologically and trauma informed environments. You will be actively supported to develop service initiatives in line with key national and local priorities and with local partners.

You will be a valued member of our highly respected psychological service. We offer a variety of evidence based psychological models and invest in model specific supervision. As a development role, your personal and professional development will be key, fostered within a culture of strong, compassionate working relationships

About us

At Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust, we are working together to deliver outstanding care. We run community hospitals and community health services across Worcestershire and provide mental health and learning disability services across both Herefordshire and Worcestershire.

Our people (all 4500+ of them) provide services for people of all ages, experiencing both physical and/or mental health conditions from over 100 sites.

We will support you to thrive offer flexible working options for a great work-life balance, help you fulfil your ambitions, and empower you to make positive changes within your team or service. Its why we were named Large Apprenticeship Employer of the Year award at the 2022 Worcestershire Apprenticeship Awards. We value diversity and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds, cultures, and ethnicities.

What we offer

27 days leave plus bank holidays, increasing up to 33 days with long service

Generous NHS pension and enhanced pay when you work unsocial hours

Flexible and agile working opportunities

Great maternity, paternity, and adoption support

Wide range of staff networks such as LGBT+ and ENRICH (Equality Network for Race Inclusion and Cultural Heritage)

Health service discounts and online benefits including excellent cycle to work and car salary sacrifice schemes

Health and wellbeing opportunities

If you would like to know more, please visit our careers website.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will:
  • Behave consistently with and promote the values and beliefs of the organisation
  • Use their initiative, be responsible and accountable for providing a systematic psychology service, specialist psychological interventions, clinical and research supervision and training to other health and care staff as agreed with the service lead/manager.
  • Receive and actively participant in regular clinical supervision in accordance with good practice.
  • Participate in national and regional professional speciality meetings and seminars as appropriate
  • Meet and maintain targets within the adult mental health service

For full details of the duties and criteria for the role please refer to the job description and person specification attached.

Person Specification

Additional criteria


  • Able to meet the travel requirements of the post



  • Knowledge of relevant legislation and national guidance and their implication for clinical practice.



  • BSc/BA Honours degree at 2:1 or above in psychology
  • Post graduate Doctorate in Clinical/Counselling Psychology (or its equivalent for those trained prior to 1996) as accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS)
  • Eligible for registration as a Chartered Psychologist (Clinical or Counselling) by the BPS
  • Registered with HCPC as a Clinical/Counselling Psychologist
  • Evidence of regular continuing professional development through further professional training and experience, as required by the HCPC and the BPS.



  • Experience required specific to the role and clinical area
  • Experience of multi-agency and multi-disciplinary working
  • Experience of conducting clinically relevant research
  • Significant experience of supervised practice
  • Experience of assessing and providing a wide range of psychological interventions to a wide range of patients presenting with a full range of clinical severity
  • Experience of exercising clinical responsibility for a patients psychological care and treatment

Skills & Abilities


  • Highly developed and effective communication skills, both oral and written, including ability to communicate complex, highly personal and sensitive information

Employer details

Employer name

Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust


Rose Cottage

Belle Orchard




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