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Counselling or Clinical Psychologist - Band 8a

Coventry & Warwickshire Partnership Trust
£47,126 to £53,219 a year per annum
Closing date
8 Aug 2022

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Counsellor / Psychotherapist
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
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Band 8a Clinical or Counselling Psychologist - Coventry & Warwickshire Partnership Trust - Early Intervention in Psychosis Services

Senior Clinical Psychologist Band 8a - 1.0 wte in Coventry Early Intervention in Psychosis team

Compassion... Respect.... Excellence... Collaboration... Integrity... do you share our values?

Voices... trauma... visions... stigma... withdrawal... exclusion... depression... substance use - the people we support need psychologists who can help them find a way through these experiences and make a meaningful recovery - are you ready to work alongside them and their families?

Peer workers... multi-disciplinary teams... transformation... new partnerships... organisational change... research - do these excite you?

If the answer to these is 'Yes', we would love to hear from you. We are looking for a clinical psychologist who is passionate about making a difference to the lives of people experiencing psychosis to join our Early Intervention in Psychosis team in Coventry.

Early Intervention in Psychosis is an innovative and evidence-based model. The team works with service-users aged 14 to 65 who are experiencing first episode or early psychosis, and their families for up to 3 years, as well as people presenting with an at-risk mental state. There is a strong commitment to provide an excellent standard of care and to continually improve what we do. The contribution of psychology and provision of psychological interventions is highly valued in our teams.

Main duties of the job

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.

We will require you to work as an integral part of the multi-disciplinary team. The post holder will be expected to promote values that seek to support recovery in this client group, and maximise the potential of individuals with the aim of reducing social exclusion, stigma and the potentially disabling effects of psychosis.

You will have the support and supervision of a Principal Clinical Psychologist and will work alongside assistant psychologists and a CBTp therapist in the team. We are keen to see our psychologists and CBT therapists flourish and develop, and as part of this we are exploring ways of enabling people to develop specialisms that can be utilised across our localities and the wider psychosis services in the Trust. We are also keen to see that all of our psychologists and CBT therapists are trained and supported in delivering trauma-focused therapies. We have recently welcomed a peer worker to the team and a peer carer to the service, and we are looking for more opportunities to work alongside the people we support.

About us

The service received an overall rating of Good by the CQC and an Outstanding for care and compassion of which we are rightly proud. We have also been recognised both locally and nationally by receiving awards for the services we provide.

Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust provides a full range of expanding physical, mental health and learning disability services to children, young adults, adults and older adults over many sites across Coventry, Warwickshire and Solihull.

Services are provided to a population of over one million people living in Coventry and Warwickshire and also a wider geographical area in some of our specialist services, we see on average around 5,000 patients every day.

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.

It is preferable that candidates have post qualification experience of working with people with psychosis. Experience in delivering CBT and family interventions with people with first episode psychosis, including those with complex presentations and trauma, is desirable. Experience of using trauma-focused interventions would be an advantage.

You are required to hold a current professional registration with the HCPC, and it would be advantageous to be BABCP accredited or have passed a BABCP accredited CBT training course. A recognised qualification, current training or commitment to undertake training in CBT for psychosis is highly desirable.

The ability to travel during the working day over a large geographical area is essential, as is the ability to work flexibly with the needs of the client group.

Please note many Trust interviews are currently taking place through Microsoft Teams, this can be downloaded either through the App Store or Google Play for use on your phone/tablet.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Doctoral level qualification in Clinical or Counselling Psychology
  • Current registration as a Practitioner Psychologist with the HCPC
  • Expertise and/or training in Clinical Supervision for doctorate level trainees as may supervise trainee clinical Psychologist
Knowledge and skills Essential
  • Experience of team working
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Knowledge of research and audit methodology suitable to the job
  • Excellent written communication skills
Experience Essential
  • Assessed post-qualification experience of working as a qualified clinical psychologist., sufficient to have completed Band 7 preceptorship requirements
  • Experience of working with people and their carer's in SCMH, or with people with complex mental health needs in different settings.
  • Experience of working with a range of clients, presenting a range of clinical severity and maintenance of professionalism in challenging circumstances.
Other Essential
  • Able to travel for work purposes and have access to an independent means of transport.

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