This job has expired

Band 8a Clinical/Counselling Psychologist - Early Intervention

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

View more

Counsellor / Psychotherapist
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
We invite you to apply for a Band 8a role within a highly effective and well-resourced Early Intervention Service based in Solihull. Our ethos is one of inclusivity and creativity to deliver holistic interventions which make a difference to people's lives. Our service was recently awarded Psychiatric Team of the Year 2022 by the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

Although we are a team who specialise in psychosis, there are a wide range of presentations within the psychosis that will allow you to develop foundational therapeutic skills targeting other areas (anxiety, low mood, self-esteem, trauma, etc). Beyond therapy, the role includes a range of opportunities to develop leaderships skills, including supervision, consultation and training. Research and service development opportunities are also available and encouraged.

There are a variety of training opportunities within this role, ranging from Family Interventions to a post-graduate certificate in CBT for Psychosis. You will be supported to complete any relevant training to allow you to deliver NICE-concordant interventions within this population.

Main duties of the job

You will be part of a supportive multidisciplinary team including psychiatrists, nurses and support workers, in addition to an occupational therapist, senior health instructor and employment specialist. Psychology in embedded throughout the team and we have a qualified psychologist, assistant psychologist, in addition to trainees and honorary students from local universities.

The service supports individual's aged between 14-65 experiencing their first episode of psychosis, and their families, in addition to people who are at risk of developing psychosis (ARMS).

The post will be based at Trust base (Maple Leaf Centre) but will require flexibility to travel around the Birmingham and Solihull area.

The post is full-time and the duties covered would require full time hours. However, applicants who may wish to discuss part-time roles are encouraged to enquire and seek further advice.

Applicants are also welcome to visit the team or spend a day with us to get a feel for the service.

For further information please contact Dr Arsal Rana (Principal Clinical Psychologist) on 0121 301 4967 or Steve Harrison (Clinical Service Manager) on 0121 301 4967.

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 Essential
  • Qualification
  • experience
  • CBT-p Qualification

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalised job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert