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Clinical Psychologist - Band 7 / 8a development role

Coventry & Warwickshire Partnership Trust
£41,659 to £54,619 a year per annum
Closing date
1 Apr 2023

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Psychologist, Community mental health nurse
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Clinical / Counselling Psychologist - Band 7/8a Development Posts -

We are keen to recruit 3rd year trainee clinical / counselling psychologists to Band 7/8a development posts. The post holder will be able to progress from Band 7 to Band 8a once they demonstrate they have met the competencies for Band 8a.

Do you share our values of compassion; respect; excellence; collaboration and integrity?

Voices... trauma... visions... stigma... withdrawal... exclusion... depression... substance use - the people we support need psychologists who can help them find a way through these experiences and make a meaningful recovery - are you ready to work alongside them and their families?

Research... peer workers... multi-agency and multi-disciplinary teams... transformation... new partnerships... co-production and co-delivery... organisational change - do these excite you?

If the answer to these is 'Yes', we would love to hear from you. We are looking for clinical / counselling psychologists who are passionate about making a difference to the lives of people experiencing psychosis in our Early Intervention in Psychosis and Recovery teams.


Main duties of the job

With the support and supervision of a Principal Clinical Psychologist you will work with colleagues to deliver NICE recommended and recovery focused interventions in the community and to providing a psychological perspective to the multi-disciplinary team. You will work with people with complex difficulties and their families. You will be expected to promote values that seek to support recovery in this client group and maximise the potential of individuals with the aim of reducing social exclusion, stigma and the potentially disabling effects of psychosis.

For more information on this role please see the attached support information. This will give you a better overview of the job role and requirements.

About us

Our Vision: To become an innovative, forward-thinking, and inclusive teaching organisation, enabling us to provide consistently high quality, safe, and compassionate care.

At CWPT we care for you as much as you care for others, and we offer a wide range of support services to promote staff wellbeing and a good work-life balance. We would where possible consider part-time and flexible working arrangements, including hybrid working.

Our dedicated People Hub brings together all our support services to promote staff wellbeing, including COPE, our in-house counselling service, emotional support through Staff in Mind, and much more.

We know our staff are our greatest asset which is why we invest in training and development opportunities, and our leadership teams are dedicated to continuous professional and personal development.

By joining CWPT you will be a part of an innovative team, who are committed to transforming services to better support people who are experiencing psychosis.

Job description Job responsibilities

It is essential that candidates have an interest in providing psychological interventions for psychosis and have experience of working with people and their carers in Secondary Care Mental Health, or with people with complex mental health needs in different settings.

Experience of applying cognitive behavioural models to trauma, psychosis and recovery would be advantageous, and interests in ACT, Compassion Focused Therapy and EMDR would be welcome.

You are required to hold a current professional registration with the HCPC as a practitioner psychologist by the time you take up the post. A recognised qualification, current training or commitment to undertake training in CBT for psychosis is highly desirable. The ability to travel during the working day over a large geographical area is essential, as is the ability to work flexibly with the needs of the client group.

Successful candidates would be appointed to a Development Post role at band 7 and provided opportunities and support to progress to the band 8a role upon successful completion of a development programme. It is expected that this process will be achievable within a period of up to two years, although timescales may vary between different staff members in Development Posts. In the event that elements of the expected competencies to progress to 8a are not fully met, the role will remain as a band 7.

For more information on this role please see the attached support information. This will give you a better overview of the job role and requirements.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Current registration as a Practitioner Psychologist with the HCPC
Experience Essential
  • Experience of working with a range of clients, presenting a range of clinical severity and maintenance of professionalism in challenging circumstances.
  • Experience of working with people and their carer's in SCMH, or with people with complex mental health needs in different settings.
  • Assessed post-qualification experience of working as a qualified clinical psychologist., sufficient to have completed Band 7 preceptorship requirements
Other Essential
  • Requirement to travel throughout the area covered by the Trust's services, and to work in the agile mode

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