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Band 5 Assistant Psychologist - Lyndon Resource Centre

Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£25,655 to £31,534 a year per annum, pro rata
Closing date
9 Aug 2022

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Band 5
Part Time
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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a motivated (0.8 wte) Assistant Psychologist, higher level, to work in the Enhanced Pathway for Personality Disorders.

The Enhanced Pathway for Personality Disorders, provided by BSMHFT, operatesfrom Solihull but the post holder would be expected to travel across the trust to deliver services when required. We work directly with clients who may have received a diagnosis of personality and related difficulties, and work alongside and support professionals and teams across the trust.

The applicant would be supervised by an experienced clinical psychologist, and be a member of a team comprising various psychological professionals. However, we pride ourselves on our multidisciplinary working and much of the assistant psychologist's work will involve engaging other professionals.

It is our hope that the successful candidate for the assistant psychologist post will have a future in clinical psychology.

Main duties of the job

The role will suit an experienced assistant psychologist who has already worked as a paid assistant in the NHS and who is eager to develop the broad range of skills clinical psychologists hold, beyond individual or group therapeutic work. The post holder would support the delivery of training across the trust and supervision groups and consultation and experience in one of these areas is essential for this role.

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 essential Essential
  • Qualifications-at least a 2:1 psychology degree with graduate basis for registration with the BPS; experience of working with people with mental health difficulties in a paid setting; experience of having received clinical supervision
  • experience of working as a paid assistant psychologist in the NHS; knowledge about the term personality disorders; experience of facilitating training, consultation or supervision with qualified staff

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