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Clinical/Counselling/Forensic Psychologist

Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£48,526 to £54,619 a year per annum
Closing date
31 Mar 2023
We are looking for an enthusiastic and passionate Counselling/Clinical/Forensic Psychologist to join our Wellbeing Service. This is a developmental post initially as a Band 7 moving to an 8a with a defined in-house process.

The Service provides recovery focused intervention to working age adults with a range of needs and presentations. You will work alongside other psychologists and an MDT to provide focused and goal-oriented interventions, in line with NICE guidance and the wider evidence base. Clients present with a range of complex needs and there are opportunities to deliver and develop a range of psychological interventions skills including CBT, DBT, and EMDR among others.

You will need to have the ability to build effective therapeutic relationships with clients and also have good working relationships with team members. There is a strong emphasis on this being a supportive team and you would be supported and offer support to others through individual supervision, group supervision sessions, workshops and an open and compassionate working environment, alongside our positive and reflective courtyard green-space. There are opportunities for professional development through a close working relationship with the principal and consultant psychologists as well as training prospects and initiatives.

Main duties of the job

Working within a multidisciplinary team, you will be providing psychological interventions individually and through groups to adults with complex needs, including depression, anxiety based difficulties, and difficulties relating to psychological trauma and personality development.

At a band 7 role, you will provide supportive supervision to psychology colleagues including Trainee Psychologists and Undergraduate Placement Students; with a focus on developing supervision skills in preparation for supervision of clinical/counselling psychologists and CBT Therapists, which could later become part of the 8a role.

You will have the opportunity to support the wider team throughconsultation, training and supervision with Community Psychiatric Nurses, Occupational Therapists and Support, Time and Recovery Workers.

There will be opportunities to be involved in training the wider service across the trust in CBT fundamentals and offering ongoing supervisions and support to the team in developing these core intervention skills.

The post would suit someone who enjoys being part of a team, is recovery focused and is keen to develop their skills in a range of areas. It will suit a creative individual who can support the team with ideas for service development and new initiatives as well as supporting the team though the upcoming community mental health service transformation.

The post will be based at Penn Hospital with some remote working.

About us

The Wellbeing Service in Wolverhampton aims to improve mental health and wellbeing through the delivery of psychosocial therapeutic approaches, including recovery based and social interventions.

The Service provides a range of NICE compliant interventions, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing Therapy.

The Black Country Healthcare Foundation Trust works hard to deliver key values of being Caring, Enabling, Working Together and demonstrating Integrity. And is proud to offer staff support and networks and provide an inclusive environment for all staff.

It is an organisation which is committed to both service and skills development. You will have the opportunity to forgelinks with the highly acclaimed Recovery College and create links with wider mental health services across the trust.

You will be joining a very supportive team that particularly during Covid 19 has implemented many different initiatives to look after the well-being of the team, such as regular CPD group supervisions, team building events, our reflective courtyard space and our lunch time mindfulness sessions.

Job description
Job responsibilities

Please see the Job Description and the Person Specification for further information or alternatively contact Paul Morland on

Person Specification
Experience and qualifications
  • oPost-graduate doctoral level training in Applied Psychology (or its equivalent) as accredited by the BPS including models of psychopathology, clinical psychometrics and neuropsychology, two or more distinct psychological therapies and lifespan developmental psychology.
  • oHCPC registration as an Applied Psychologist

  • oPost-graduate qualification showing evidence of supervised practice in an evidence-based psychological therapeutic model
  • oExperience of CBT, DBT, psychodynamic therapy, systemic therapy

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