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Band 8a Counselling/Clinical Psychologist - Solar

Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
Chelmsley Wood
£47,126 to £53,219 a year per annum, pro rata
Closing date
10 Aug 2022

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Counsellor / Psychotherapist
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
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We have a full time position with Solar, within our Core CAMHS team. The position in Solar provides psychological assessment and interventions to children, young people and young adults accessing the service.

As aclinical/counselling psychologist or equivalent applied psychological practitioner, the role will assist in the delivery of NICE concordant service to children, young people and families within Solar. This will include highly specialist psychological assessments, individual therapy and group work. In addition the role will include the development ofsupervision of psychological therapists and assistant psychologists as well as providing consultation, service development, research and teaching/training as required.

Main duties of the job

There are also opportunities to lead on aspects in the service, as well as ongoing CPD and training.

We would welcome any informal discussion about the posts. Please contact Dr Harvinder Tagger (Consultant Clinical Psychologist) on 0121 301 2750 or via email: or Dr Claire Forsyth (Principal Clinical Psychologist) on 0121 301 2750 or email:

Additional contact information

Dr Claire Forsyth (Principal Clinical Psychologist) on 0121 301 2750 or email:

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 further information about the main responsibilities please view the attached job description and person specification.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Completed training as a clinical/counselling/applied psychologist
Experience Essential
  • Experience of working with a diverse range of difficulties
  • Experience of working with additional needs

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