8a Clinical/Counselling Psychologist or 7/8a Preceptorship – CMHT

Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust

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Job summary

We have an exciting vacancy that has arisen for a newly qualified or early career Clinical or Counselling Psychologists within our Integrated Community Care and Recovery (ICCR) Services.

We are looking for a suitably experienced Clinical or Counselling Psychologist or equivalent applied psychological practitioner for a full-time post. Based on experience and relevant experience this post can either be offered at a Band 8a or a Band 7/ 8a Preceptorship arrangement. We would welcome applications from final year trainees in a Preceptorship arrangement.

Post-holder will be part of a multi-professional teams supporting the Transformation of our Community Services in BSMHFT as part of the NHS Long Term Plan. The post is located in the South of Birmingham at the Yewcroft Centre.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for enthusiastic, committed and skilled clinicians who can work effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team, to provide a range of clinical services. The individual will have excellent opportunities to gain experience of multilevel and integrated service provision and to further develop skills of complex case assessment, formulation and the application of evidence based psychological interventions, both individual and in groups. You should have experience of working with service users with complex mental health and behavioural needs; additionally to be familiar with the needs of a diverse BAME community and working in areas of high socioeconomic deprivation.

We have an established track record in service innovation supporting a diverse range of clinical and academic interest, with time for research and teaching related activities built into many of our psychological professions job plans.

About us

Welcome to Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust. Our 4000 clinical and support staff help us to improve mental health wellbeing and meet the needs of the 70,000 people we serve each year. We provide a range of mental healthcare services across Birmingham and Solihull, as well as specialised services nationally. We also offer medical, nursing and psychology training and are proud of our international reputation for both research and innovation.

Our population is culturally diverse, characterised in places by high levels of deprivation which create an increasing demand for our services and a necessity for us to make sure everyone can access the help they need. We are a team of compassionate, inclusive and committed people working together to provide excellent care to support our community. If you are looking for a place to belong, where you can make a real difference to people's lives, join our team where our warm welcome is waiting for you.

Date posted

14 July 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 7

Salary

£40,057 to £53,219 a year per annum pro rata

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time, Flexible working

Reference number

436-4350956

Job locations

Yewcroft CMHT Barberry Centre

25 Vincent Drive, Edgbaston

Birmingham

B15 2FG


Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information about the main responsibilities please view the attached job description and person specification.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information about the main responsibilities please view the attached job description and person specification.

Person Specification

Training/qualifications

Essential

  • Doctoral level training in clinical or counselling psychology

Desirable

  • Additional qualifications in an accredited therapy

Experience

Essential

  • Significant post qualification experience of specialist psychological assessment and individual and group based treatment of clients with complex difficulties across adult secondary or tertiary care settings. (for 8a post)
  • Experience working in Adult Secondary or Tertiary Mental Health services (for Preceptorship)

Desirable

  • Experience of working with service users with personality difficulties/complex trauma/psychosis

Experience

Essential

  • Experience of running group based interventions for clinical problems

Desirable

  • Post qualification experience and/or training in supervision

Knowledge and Skills

Essential

  • Skills in formulation of problems from psychological perspective and implementation of interventions appropriate for use with complex presenting problems

Desirable

  • High level knowledge of theory and practice of at least two specialised psychological therapies

Personal

Essential

  • Ability to interact with and to build an sustain relationships with people with mental health difficulties

Desirable

  • Experience of working closely with others in an MDT setting
Person Specification

Training/qualifications

Essential

  • Doctoral level training in clinical or counselling psychology

Desirable

  • Additional qualifications in an accredited therapy

Experience

Essential

  • Significant post qualification experience of specialist psychological assessment and individual and group based treatment of clients with complex difficulties across adult secondary or tertiary care settings. (for 8a post)
  • Experience working in Adult Secondary or Tertiary Mental Health services (for Preceptorship)

Desirable

  • Experience of working with service users with personality difficulties/complex trauma/psychosis

Experience

Essential

  • Experience of running group based interventions for clinical problems

Desirable

  • Post qualification experience and/or training in supervision

Knowledge and Skills

Essential

  • Skills in formulation of problems from psychological perspective and implementation of interventions appropriate for use with complex presenting problems

Desirable

  • High level knowledge of theory and practice of at least two specialised psychological therapies

Personal

Essential

  • Ability to interact with and to build an sustain relationships with people with mental health difficulties

Desirable

  • Experience of working closely with others in an MDT setting

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Additional information

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Yewcroft CMHT Barberry Centre

25 Vincent Drive, Edgbaston

Birmingham

B15 2FG


Employer's website

https://www.bsmhft.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)

Employer details

Employer name

Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Yewcroft CMHT Barberry Centre

25 Vincent Drive, Edgbaston

Birmingham

B15 2FG


Employer's website

https://www.bsmhft.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

Principal Clinical Psychologist

Dr Sally Ingamells

sally.ingamells@nhs.net

01213013550

Date posted

14 July 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 7

Salary

£40,057 to £53,219 a year per annum pro rata

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time, Flexible working

Reference number

436-4350956

Job locations

Yewcroft CMHT Barberry Centre

25 Vincent Drive, Edgbaston

Birmingham

B15 2FG


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