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Band 7 Clinical/Counselling Psychologist - The Barberry

Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
Edgbaston, Birmingham
£41,659 to £47,672 a year per annum, pro rata
Closing date
3 Oct 2022

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Counsellor / Psychotherapist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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This is an exciting new post established as part the Community Mental Health Transformation with a primary focus on working with primary and secondary teams to create a smooth and effective care pathways for individual suffering from eating disorders.

You will join a friendly and supportive Psychology Services that offers excellent opportunities for research, personal development and special interests, that is committed to providing training and supervision opportunities for its staff and that supports networking, exchange of good practice and peer support amongst Psychologists and members of other disciplines across the Trust.

Main duties of the job

The post is based in the Eating Disorders Service at The Barberry in Edgbaston. It involves the provision of specialist psychological assessment and evidence-based psychological interventions to clients of the Eating Disorders Service. A major aspect of the role is to provide consultation-liaison and training to colleagues in primary and secondary care teams. Being allied to the multi-disciplinary team in the Eating Disorders Service, the post holder will act as a member of the team, attend meetings and offer supervision, advice and consultation on clients' psychological care to team colleagues. The post holder will be closely supervised and supported by the Consultant Clinical Psychologist in the Eating Disorders Service.

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 and desirable Essential
  • Completion of Doctoral training in Clinical or Counselling Psychology course accredited by the BPS
  • Experience in specialist psychological assessment and treatment of clients across a full range of settings such as primary and secondary care settings
  • Additional post-qualification training in specific therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, Compassion-focused therapy, etc.
  • Experience of training, teaching and supervision

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