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Clinical/Forensic/Counselling Psychologist

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£41,659 to £54,619 a year per annum
Closing date
22 Mar 2023

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Counsellor / Psychotherapist
Prison and Forensic
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Harvest Ward

Band 7 to 8a developmental role - 18 months as band 7 and then formal review to progress to band 8a.

We are looking for Practitioner Psychologists (Clinical/Forensic/Counselling) for our acute mental health wards, based in Bodmin. Our acute inpatient provision is a pivotal part of the acute care pathway. Your experience and enthusiasm could be just what we need to grow our multidisciplinary inpatient teams, both in terms of size and the range of available interventions.

We have a really strong commitment to career development within the Trust, supporting people from undergraduate psychology backgrounds into training posts, such as the Clinical Associate Psychologist role and beyond.

The Trust has a clear management and supervision structure that is led by a Head of Psychological Professions, who is also part of the Trust's Senior Management Team. Inpatient services are supported by a lead Consultant Psychologist as well as a Consultant Psychologist working as an Approved/Responsible Clinician.

We have a really strong commitment to career development within the Trust, supporting people from undergraduate psychology backgrounds into training posts, such as the Clinical Associate Psychologist role and beyond.

Main duties of the job

An advert can only tell you so much, so if you are interested in this post and feel that you have the skills and passion for this work that we are looking for, please get in touch and we will happily fill in the gaps. Even if you do not yet meet the essential criteria for the post, we are keen to create development opportunities and to provide training for the role. We are keen to talk with you.

These posts form a key part of our developing multi-disciplinary mental health inpatient teams. We are developing our inpatient teams and services in line with the principles of effective inpatient care including purposeful admissions, therapeutic, person centred and trauma informed care. Psychologists and psychological professionals are key partners in these developments.

The successful candidates will work within a multi-disciplinary inpatient team, as a key clinical member of the team. The post holder will apply skills and expertise in clinical and risk assessments and formulations, collaboratively develop formulations and care plans, facilitate group and individual interventions, and provide case consultations and reflective sessions for staff as well as teaching, training and supervision.

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 Education / Qualifications and Relevant Experience Essential
  • Post-graduate doctoral level training in clinical counselling psychology
  • Current HCPC registration as a Practitioner Psychologist
  • Relevant prior experience of working as a qualified applied psychologist in adult mental health or an associated client group where the experience gained is relevant and transferable.
Skills and Aptitude Essential
  • Ability to teach and train others, using a variety of complex multi-media materials suitable for presentations within public, professional and academic settings.
  • Ability to identify and employ mechanisms of clinical governance as appropriate, to support and maintain clinical practice in the face of regular exposure to highly emotive material and challenging behaviour.
  • Experience of working within a multicultural framework.

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