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Consultant Clinical Psychologist Forensic CMHT - Band 8c

Coventry & Warwickshire Partnership Trust
£67,064 to £77,274 a year pro rata
Closing date
23 Mar 2023

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Psychologist, Community mental health nurse
Band 8C
Contract Type
Part Time
Band 8c Clinical/Forensic Psychologist - 0.8wte - Community Recovery Teams - Swanswell Point, Coventry.

We are utilising Community Mental Health Transformation funding to develop a new forensic community mental health team.

We are looking for a forensic Psychologist who is passionate about making a difference to the lives of people experiencing psychosis, but who also present with risk and behaviours that bring them in to the forensic arena. Your specialist knowledge, experience and skills are very much needed. You will form part of a multi-agency multidisciplinary team to include Nursing, Social Work, OT, support work, and Psychiatry (This list is not exhaustive)

This is a truly exciting time in which the Community Mental Health Transformation Programme will change what we do and how we deliver community mental health services.

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Main duties of the job

This post is a key part of the early development of our own Community Mental Health Forensic Team. The team will provide specialist interventions, including case management, specialist assessment, advice and liaison across Coventry and Warwickshire.

You will work closely with senior managers and colleagues to develop the service. You will help develop treatment pathways, processes and structures as well as building effective multiagency links. You will also undertake direct clinical work. You will be encouraged to forge close links with forensic colleagues in the Forensic Assessment Consultation, Training and Treatment team in the Learning Disability and Autism Directorate to enable you to be supported in your role.

As a Consultant Clinical/Forensic Psychologist, you will join operational managers and professional leads in delivering leadership in psychology, as well as contributing to the Trust-wide development of community forensic provision. You will work principally with people with complex difficulties who present risk and their families, delivering recovery and offence / risk focussed interventions in the community. As part of the Psychology team, you will be expected to support the training and development of clinical psychology trainees, clinical associates in psychology and other practitioners. Research is valued, and we are a trial site in two large multi-centre research trials for psychological interventions in psychosis.

About us

At Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust (CWPT), we deliver a wide range of physical, mental health, learning disability and autism services, and are proud to serve communities across Coventry, Warwickshire and beyond.

We put 'people at our heart'; this ethos is at the centre of everything we do and how we do it. We care for our staff and colleagues as much as they care for others and offer a wide range of benefits and development opportunities.

These include:
  • generous annual leave entitlement which increases during your time with us
  • excellent learning and development opportunities, including apprenticeship frameworks, distance learning, internal training, coaching and mentoring, and much more
  • salary sacrifice schemes for lease car/ vehicle, Cycle to Work, home and electronics, gym membership and more
  • discounts with a range of retailers, restaurants and entertainment venues through our Employee Assistance Programme and NHS discount schemes
  • wellbeing support, including an in-house counselling service, external helpline and more
  • staff networks and support groups

We're always on the lookout for people who share our passion for improving the lives and wellbeing of people in our community, as well as our values of compassion, collaboration, excellence, integrity and respect.

Job description Job responsibilities

It is essential that candidates have extensive experience of working within community and/or forensic settings/services with people with severe mental illness who are a risk to the public. Candidates should also have extensive experience of clinical leadership and service development. Completion of an accredited training programme in Forensic Psychology (completion of BPS Stage 2 in Forensic Psychology (or equivalent)) is essential, and you may additionally have completed a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology. You should be registered with the Health and Care Professions Council and entitled to use the protected title, Forensic Psychologist and/or Clinical Psychologist.

A recognised qualification, current training, or commitment to undertake training in additional elements of your role or NICE guideline psychological interventions is desirable.

Please note: It is mandatory requirement for all newly appointed staff to be registered with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Update Service.

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
  • Registration with the HCPC in Clinical Psychology
Experience Essential
  • Extensive experience of clinical leadership and service development
  • Extensive experience of delivering highly specialist services
  • Experience of working with a range of clients, presenting a range of clinical severity and maintenance of professionalism in challenging circumstances.
  • Experience of tailoring psychological assessment and intervention to individual needs e.g. age, culture, variety of settings
  • Experience of exercising full clinical responsibility for work
  • Research and audit experience
Knowledge and skills Essential
  • Proven supervision and management skills
  • Post-doctoral training relevant to the post
  • Knowledge of the theory and practice of highly specialist assessment methods and therapeutic approaches in relation to the client group
  • Extensive experience of team working.
  • Experience in providing consultancy to colleagues.
  • Knowledge of research and audit methodology suitable.
Other Essential
  • Requirement to travel throughout the area covered by the Trust's services.

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