Clinical Psychologist Community Forensic Mental Health - Band 7/8a

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

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Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
Clinical Psychologist - Band 8 a or Band 7/8a Development Post 0.8 WTE Community Mental Health Forensic Team -

We are keen to recruit a clinical psychologist to Band 8a or 7/8a development posts.

This post will form part of our brand new Forensic Community Mental Health Team covering Coventry and Warwickshire. This is part of our Community Mental Health Transformation bid and is part of unprecedented investment in our services.

You will have the opportunity to be involved in research, working with a multi-agency, multi-disciplinary teams, transformation, forming new partnerships and service models, co-production and co-delivery and training ?

You will hold a caseload of patients, as well as providing Psychology expertise and training to the team and our stakeholders. You will work with other Psychology staff as well as nursing, social work, occupational therapy, psychiatry, support workers, lived experience workers and other agencies as part of an integrated MDT.

Main duties of the job

With the support and supervision of a Consultant 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 mental illness, coupled with a forensic background.

As well as being an integral part of the team, you will work alongside agencies such as secure services, police, probation, crisis and acute services to provide a seamless model of holistic care.

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

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 group

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 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 either be appointed to a Band 8a dependent on experience, or 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
Interest in forensic Mental Health Essential
  • Interest in forensic mental health

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