Clinical/Counselling Psychologist - Band 8a / 7

Employer
Coventry & Warwickshire Partnership Trust
Location
Coventry
Salary
£47,126 to £53,219 a year pro rata (pay award pending)
Closing date
23 Aug 2022

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Profession
Counsellor / Psychotherapist
Service
Community
Grade
Band 8A
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
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Band 8a Clinical or Counselling Psychologist to work within the Coventry Community Mental Health and Wellbeing Team.

Band 7 /8a preceptorship can be considered for newly qualified psychologists.

22.5 hours per week / permanent role

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated and enthusiastic Clinical or Counselling Psychologist to join our Coventry Community Mental Health and Wellbeing Team. The team works with people with complex mental health presentations. Psychological services staff are embedded within the Community Mental Health Team and we are therefore looking for someone who values and enjoys multi-disciplinary working and has a high level of understanding of the distinct contribution and added value that psychological approaches can make to the team.

If appointed to the band 7 role this will be a development post with progression to the Band 8a role upon the successful completion of competency requirements. It is expected that this will be achievable within a period of 18 months to two years and will be dependent on the experience of the successful candidate. Whilst these requirements are not met, the role will remain as a Band 7. Therefore we welcome applications from newly qualified clinical or counselling psychologists, including those expecting to complete their clinical training this year.

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.

This would be an ideal post for a HCPC registered Clinical or Counselling Psychologist who in addition to developing their assessment and therapy skills is keen to expand their experience of group-work, psychological consultation, staff training and supervision. The post holder will join a friendly and well-established team of psychologists and CBT therapists. The service is based at Tile Hill in Coventry. However there is likely to be a mixture of remote and face to face working dependent on COVID 19 restrictions.

About us

It is an exciting time to be joining the team due to new developments that will be taking place within the service as part of the Community Mental Health Transformation Programme. New pathways are being developed based on a trauma-informed care approach and we are keen to develop our consultation and supervision input to the wider team. Our current team of Psychological Therapists are dedicated to high quality, evidence-based service provision, including EMDR, Trauma -Focused CBT, Compassion Focused Therapy and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy.

Staff from the Coventry Service have close links with other Psychological Therapists within the Trust who have a wide range of interests and experiences. Therefore there are opportunities to share learning and develop together through peer supervision, service development meetings, special interest groups, CPD events and our Annual Psychological Services Conference. We are keen to support research opportunities and have strong links with the Coventry and Warwickshire Doctorate in Clinical Psychology course. The service regularly offers core and specialist trainee placements.

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.

Please note many Trust interviews are 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 B7 Essential
  • DClin Psych or equivalent qualification in clinical or counselling psychology
  • Registration with the HCPC as a Practitioner Psychologist
Knowledge and skills B7 Essential
  • Knowledge of the theory and practice of highly specialist psychological and neuropsychological assessment methods and therapeutic approaches in relation to the client group.
  • Skills in applying this knowledge
  • Well developed communication skills, suitable to the specialty.
Experience B7 Essential
  • Experience of working with adults and/or young people experiencing mental health difficulties
  • 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.
Qualifications B8a Essential
  • Doctoral level qualification in Clinical or Counselling Psychology
  • Current registration as a Practitioner Psychologist with the HCPC
Knowledge and skills B8a Essential
  • Knowledge of the theory and practice of highly specialist assessment methods and therapeutic approaches in relation to the client group. Skills in applying this knowledge.
  • Well developed communication skills, suitable to the specialty
  • Experience of team working.
Experience B8a Essential
  • Assessed post-qualification experience of working as a qualified clinical psychologist., including neuropsychological experience, sufficient to have completed Band 7 preceptorship requirements
  • Experience of working with people and their carers in SCMH
  • Experience of working with a range of clients, presenting a range of clinical severity and maintenance of professionalism in challenging circumstances.
Other Essential
  • Requirement to travel throughout the area covered by the Trust's services, and to work in the agile model


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