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Consultant Clinical/Counselling Psychologist

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Lichfield, Tamworth/Burton
£65,664 - £75,874
Closing date
27 Sep 2022

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Counsellor / Psychotherapist
Band 8C
Contract Type
Part Time
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It is not every day these rare opportunities become available, do you have the charisma and passion to make a difference to people’s lives? We have an opportunity to work in an organisation that will help you develop and achieve your goals to become the best you can be.

This opportunity is great if you want to continue to run your own practice a couple of days a week whilst also supporting the NHS for 3 days per week. Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust has an opportunity to join our team in Lichfield and/or Burton. We are an award-winning team and when you come to work with us, we will help you reach your full potential. Not only that, we will actively seek opportunities to share the great things you are doing, with others locally, regionally, and nationally.

As an experienced Consultant Psychologist from the NHS or private sector, you will join a team and Trust that puts people at the heart of what we do.

Your career with us will be enjoyable and rewarding as you develop specialist skills and make a real difference for some of the most vulnerable people in society.

It is a career that you can take pride in and enjoy, and together we can make life better for our communities.

What you will get:

  • An annual salary of up to £75,874 (22.5 hours per week) pro-rata
  • 35 - 41 days annual leave – including bank holidays(depending on length of service)
  • Attractive relocation package *
  • Ongoing career development and training
  • NHS Pension Scheme – one of the most comprehensive and generous schemes in the UK
  • Wellbeing support, such as access to the MPFT Staff Psychology Service, and additional wellbeing days, along with activities throughout the year
  • Annual recognition event recognising our employees who live and breathe our values
  • Flexible working opportunities

There is also a range of other benefits including retail discounts and special offers, a cycle to work scheme, an annual leave purchase scheme, and much more! * Terms apply

Things that you will have:

  • Post-graduate doctoral level training in clinical / counselling psychology (or its equivalent prior to 1996) as accredited by the BPS, including models of psychopathology, clinical psychometrics and neuropsychology, two or more distinct psychological therapies and lifespan developmental psychology
  • Post-doctoral training in one or more additional specialised areas of psychological practice (eg neuropsychology) as required for specific clinical post
  • HPC registration as a clinical/counselling psychologist with Chartered Status
  • Trained in clinical supervision and the supervision of doctoral trainees
  • You will be competent in a range of Psychological Therapies and possess excellent communication skills. Undertaking direct clinical work will be an important aspect of this role, as will be a high level of experience and skill in working indirectly with service users by consultation, supervision, and training.

What you will be doing:

The role of Psychological Services is highly regarded by the Operational Manager and other members of staff within the two Integrated Mental Health Teams and you will be expected to play a key leadership role by contributing to the collective leadership groups across them. An important element of this role will include leading the development of Psychological Practice within the team in order to help enhance competencies in psychological formulation and intervention, along with having oversight over the quality of the psychological interventions being provided. You will also provide professional leadership and caseload supervision to the other members of the Psychological workforce in the East Staffs and Burntwood, Lichfield and Tamworth Integrated Mental Health Teams.

The Midlands Partnership is an excellent place to work for Psychological staff and a strong Psychological leadership throughout all levels of the Trust ensures that the interests of the psychological workforce are supported and developed. The organisation is highly committed to enhancing staff wellbeing as well as being committed to developing access to high quality psychological interventions. You will be well supported in the new role through regular clinical, professional and managerial supervision as well as a regular performance development reviews. Continued professional development through formal and informal training opportunities is highly valued in the organisation and you will be supported to pursue further development opportunities in line with service objectives.

If you think this post would be of interest and you wish to discuss it further, please contact Dr Ross Crowther-Green, Lead for Mental Health Psychological Services – and Mark Sheppard (Neighbourhood Lead, Burntwood, Lichfield and Mercian) – or Yasmine Girling (East Staffs)

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