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Senior Practitioner Psychologist (Clinical / Counselling / Forensic)

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£48,526 to £54,619 a year Per annum
Closing date
6 Feb 2023

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Counsellor / Psychotherapist
Prison and Forensic
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
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It is a perfect time to join our Cornwall Integrated Community Mental Health Teams (ICMHTs) since investment from our Adult Community Mental Health Transformation project is generating fresh thinking about how we deliver services and significant workforce expansion. If you are an experienced practitioner psychologist looking for opportunities to shape the future of our services, and you want to work alongside passionate, supportive colleagues as well as to benefit from great opportunities for training, CPD and career development... don't hesitate to get in touch for an informal chat!

Here's what we can offer you:-
  • You will be a valued member of the psychological professions and wider group of psychological services, including ICMHTs and other services within Adult Mental Health
  • A leadership role that enables you to be forward thinking and proactive in service user care
  • Opportunities for CPD and ongoing professional training and personal development
  • Regular reflective practice and supervision
  • Staff benefits, including planned well-being time
  • Opportunities to contribute to the development of community mental health services

If you would like to know more, we would love to have an informal conversation with you. Please contact Dr Ben Green, Lead for Psychological Professions, Cornwall ICMHTs on or 07826 893486.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Interviews will be offered either face to face or via video and will take place on 24th February 2023.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for a team psychologist who will act as a strong clinical leader, working collaboratively with the team manager and other senior clinicians to ensure that the clinical team is fully supported to work with service users with complex mental health care needs. As an independent practitioner with your own team caseload, you will be part of a dedicated professional group providing psychological assessment, intervention, supervision and staff support within our community-based services.

We will recognise & value your clinical expertise, post-qualification training and specialist knowledge. We will enable you to use your clinical skills and listen carefully to your ideas for developing our community mental health services. We are dedicated to building a compassionate workplace where respect and care for service users and staff is at the heart of everything we do.

We have a vacancy in Kerrier ICMHT, based in Redruth, which is made up of highly motivated and supportive professionals focused on offering an outstanding therapeutic service. Our aim is to ensure service users feel empowered to progress their recovery and advance towards independently managing their own mental wellbeing.

About us

We're an NHS community and mental health provider Trust based in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. We deliver community and hospital-based care to improve people's physical and mental health. We also provide specialist support to people with dementia or a learning disability.

We are a people organisation and people matter to us. As part of the team, you'll help support the health and wellbeing of the people who live and visit this beautiful part of the UK.

Over 4,000 people make up the Trust. This includes doctors, nurses, therapists, plus admin and support staff.

We work in people's homes, in community clinics and bases. Some staff work from one of our 13 community hospitals. Our aspiration is to have great people, provide great care, be a great place to work and a great partner.

Approximately 568,000 people live here. A third of people who live in Cornwall are supported by acute hospital services in Devon. As a result, we also work closely with our partners in Devon. In the summer, and during other holidays lots of people choose to visit the area. This increases the numbers of people who use our services.

Job description Job responsibilities

To view a detailed job description and person specification including the main responsibilities of this role please see supporting documents.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Doctoral level training in Clinical / Counselling / Forensic Psychology as accredited by BPS & Registered with HCPC as Practitioner Psychologist
  • Post-doctoral training in one or more additional specialised areas of psychological practice (e.g. therapies, specialist assessment, supervision)
Experience Essential
  • Experience working as qualified practitioner psychologist in AMH/associated client group offering relevant and transferable experience
  • Experience working with wide variety of client groups, across whole life course and full range of clinical presentations across a range of care settings including outpatient, community, primary care, in-patient and residential care settings including maintaining a high degree of professionalism in the face of highly emotive and distressing problems and verbal and physical abuse.
  • Experience exercising full clinical responsibility for clients' psychological care and treatment, both as a professionally qualified care coordinator and also within the context of a multidisciplinary care plan.
  • Experience of teaching, training and/or professional and clinical supervision

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