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Assistant Psychologist - Band 5 (Forensic Community Mental Health)

Coventry & Warwickshire Partnership Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year pro rata
Closing date
20 Mar 2023

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Psychologist, Community mental health nurse
Band 5
Contract Type
Part Time
We are utilising Community Mental Health Transformation funding to develop a new forensic community mental health team.

We are looking for an Assistant 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. 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.

Come and join us!

We are building an ambitious new Forensic Community Mental Health Team

There is an opportunity for Band 5 Assistant Psychologist to work across Coventry and Warwickshire,

Please note many Trust interviews take place through Microsoft Teams, this can be downloaded either through the App Store or Google Play for use on your phone/tablet.

Main duties of the job

Our Assistant Psychologists will provide psychological interventions to a wide range of adults presenting with mental health needs and associated forensic risks. You will be part of a mental health approach which will be multiagency, ensuring the wider determinants of mental health are considered as part of the service users' formulation. You will offer psychological assessment, formulation, and therapeutic intervention, using evidence-based programmes that may be individual or group based under the supervision of an experienced qualified clinical psychologist. We will also provide opportunities to participate in research and training delivery.

You will receive regular supervision from an experienced clinical psychologist and will be line managed by an experienced senior healthcare professional.

As an organisation we are committed to co-production and delivering trauma informed care and welcome applications from people who share our aspirations to deliver services that are informed by our users and considerate of the impact of trauma within our healthcare community.

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

The service received an overall rating of Good by the CQC and an Outstanding for care and compassion of which we are rightly proud. We have also been recognised both locally and nationally by receiving awards for the services we provide.

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.

Job description Job responsibilities

The post holder will be able to demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills, will be someone who is passionate about improving mental health care is highly organised, with ability to work with a degree of autonomy.

Please note the post requires you to have completed a British Psychological Society recognised degree course and some previous experience working in a mental health setting (this could be in the NHS, care sector or voluntary sector). Regrettably we are unable to accept applications from undergraduates.

For help with your application or for further information please contact:

We are happy to answer any questions or queries that you may have.

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
  • Psychology Degree giving GBR status with the British Psychological Society, Grade 2:1 or above
Knowledge and skills Essential
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Competent in a range of IT skills appropriate to the post
Experience Essential
  • Experience relevant to the post eg. in mental health
Other Essential
  • Must have full driving licence and access to a motor vehicle for business use
  • Able to demonstrate a non-judgemental and empathetic approach to service users
  • Ability to work as part of a team and able to accept direction and leadership in carrying out duties

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