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Senior Clinical/ Counselling Psychologist or Psychological Therapist

Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust
Coventry Warwickshire
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum / pro rota
Closing date
15 Jul 2024

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Come and join us at Coventry and Warwickshire partnership trust for a new opportunity working in collaboration with CWPT colleagues and our community sector provider of substance misuse services, Change Grow Live (CGL). We are looking for experience psychologists or psychological therapists to support the development of this new service innovation, to enhance the provision of psychosocial interventions within the community, for individuals with difficulties associated with substance misuse.

Main duties of the job

This role involves supporting drug and alcohol key workers in the delivery of psychosocial approaches. You will plan and deliver clinical formulation sessions via multidisciplinary meetings and work with CGL managers to identify training needs . You will plan, prepare and deliver skills practice supervision sessions andwork with the service to develop their intervention offer.

We are looking people with great communication skills, who are real team players,able to support and develop multi professional colleagues. You will have a passion for the client group, ensuring that people with co-occuring needs can access both substance misuse and mental health services when they need to. To this end you will have a role in influencing the way in which the dual diagnosis policy is implemented across services.

About us

You will be supported in your role by a principal clinical psychologist and a consultant clinical psychologist. This role is managed within the community mental health service and you willbe part of a wider family of psychological professionals with access to training and supervision opportunities within Coventry and Warwickshire partnership trust.

The role is a permanent opportunity, however the substance misuse project is initially for 12 months, with contract renewal subject to positive evaluation. Should the contract not be renewed with the community provider, you will be able to use your skills and expertise within our mental health services in CWPT. The role is offered on a 0.8 WTE basis but if fulltime work is required please speak to us as there may be opportunities to increase hours, or to work in a split role with a local education provider.

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



  • Experience of working with a range of clients, presenting a range of clinical severity and maintenance of professionalism in challenging circumstances.
  • Experience of tailoring psychological assessment and intervention to individual needs.
  • Experience of working with adults with forensic needs/inpatient secure settings

Knowledge and Skills


  • Knowledge of the theory and practice of highly specialist psychological assessment methods and therapeutic approaches in relation to the client group
  • Knowledge of legislation in relation to the client group and the legal context of inpatient/secure services
  • Committed to working as part of a multi-disciplinary team and with other members with the Psychological Services.
  • Well developed communication skills, suitable to the specialty.



  • Registration as a Practitioner Psychologist with the HCPC in Clinical Psychology

Employer details

Employer name

Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust


Coventry Warwickshire

Coventry Warwickshire


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