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Band 8a Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologist - SOLAR LATCH

Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
Chelmsley Wood
£48,526 to £54,619 a year per annum, pro rata
Closing date
30 Jan 2023

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Band 8A
Contract Type
Part Time
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Are you passionate about supporting children and young people who are in care? We have a great opportunity for any Highly Specialist Counselling/Clinical Psychologist who is looking for a 15 hours a week position in our Looked After team (LATCH) in Solar. The team currently consists of a Team Manager, Senior Psychotherapist, Clinical Nurse Specialists and Social Workers. The LATCH team is also an integral part of our wider Solar service

Solar, rated 'Good' by the CQC and published in the Journal of Early Intervention in Psychiatry, is a partnership between Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, Barnardo's and Autism West Midlands and provides Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health Services to Children, Young People and Families in Solihull (0-19).

Solar was set up as a service not about thresholds or tiers but about timely access to appropriate support in line with children and young people's needs. Solar aims to create a comprehensive system, designed around the needs of children and young people, which keeps children and young people healthy as well as treating those that are ill and prioritises resilience, partnership and co-production.

We would welcome any informal discussion about the posts. Please contact Dr Harvinder Tagger (Consultant Clinical Psychologist) on 0121 301 2750 or via email: or Gemma Shannon (LATCH Team Lead) on 0121 301 2750.

Main duties of the job

As a clinical/counselling psychologist or equivalent applied psychological practitioner, the role will be an important aspect in the team supporting children, young people in care and the network supporting them.

In addition the role will include the supervision of practitioners and trainee psychologists as well as providing consultation, service development, research and teaching/training as required.

There are also opportunities for ongoing CPD and training.

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 Qualifications Essential
  • Experience of working as a qualified psychologist
  • Recently qualified psychologist
Knowledge Essential
  • Experience of working with children in care

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