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£37,570 to £43,772/£44,606 to £50,819 pa
Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

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Senior/Applied Psychologist (Clinical / Counselling Psychology)

Preceptorship Band 7 - 8A depending on experience

2 posts available - 37.5 hours per week


Older Adult Planned Care Services, Enhanced CMHT - Mental Health Division, Brooklands Health Centre, Wolverhampton, WV1 2ND


Closing Date: 22/07/19

The Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (BCPFT) is a specialist mental health trust providing a range of services to people across Sandwell, Dudley, Walsall and Wolverhampton. Our vision is to improve health and well-being for people of all ages across the Black Country.

We provide first-rate care to our patients and have been rated as ‘Good’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in a recent inspection. Our clinical sites are among some of the most forward-thinking in the country, where teams ensure we are consistently offering patients respect and dignity, high quality care and a positive experience. Our community teams provide outstanding generic and specialist care closer to home, proactively supporting patients away from a hospital setting.

Psychological professionals throughout all our services across the BCPFT have good links with the full range of Doctoral Psychology courses at the Universities of Birmingham, Coventry and Warwick and Wolverhampton. We have key staff closely involved with Research and Innovation. CPD and supervision for all grades of staff is highly valued. Psychological professionals are thoroughly integrated at all levels in the quality, governance and service development infrastructure of the Trust.

We are delighted to offer this opportunity to deliver a top quality psychological contribution to the Mental Health Division, Older Adult Planned Care services at Brooklands Health Centre. Situated mainly within an Older Adult Enhanced CMHT Teams the posts will also have very active links with, and support from, psychological and multi-disciplinary professionals within other BCPFT Older Adult Services.

The post-holders will be a valued colleagues in a community based team, committed to a multi-disciplinary approach with older adult community based clients who manifest with highly complex mental health, clinical and social needs. They will bring to the team a highly skilled approach that combines the best of evidence based clinical, multi factorial assessment and formulation with integrative, client centred ,brief, therapeutic interventions, which are offered through both individual and group work, and which are carefully adapted to match the different needs of the client group.

You will have the opportunity to teach on the in-house CBT training course, to be involved with the Recovery College and work alongside Volunteer / Experts by Experience. Currently psychologists within the team offer Systemic, CAT, and CBT interventions and we have a DBT service.

The post-holders will be key members of services which aim to deliver a pathway through care which is highly attentive to a Recovery ethos and to holistic care which upholds shared patient-centred pathways; and which clearly formulates and demonstrates recovery orientated outcomes. The posts offer great opportunities for oversight and development of psychological practitioners and trainees working within these services at different times. They will be key partners in progressing service quality and service development initiatives.

We look forward to receiving applications from HCPC registered clinical and counselling psychologists who can demonstrate the breadth and depth of experience and professional development which will underpin this challenging and exciting role.

We welcome applications from newly qualified psychologists and from those with more experience. Depending on your interests and level of experience we will support your development through the preceptorship process.

We currently have vacancies in other psychological services, such as Younger Adults, Well Being Service and would be happy to consider applications from those who would like to work across specialties.

For an informal discussion about this post or to arrange a visit to the team, please contact Denise Lewnes (Team Manager) at denise.lewnes@nhs.net or call

Ann Detheridge, Consultant Clinical/Counselling Psychologist on 01902 442992. You can leave a message or contact Psychology administration on the same number (please ask for Liane Howe)

** Please Note that Internal at Risk Employees will be given preference for this position.**

To apply for this post please go to NHS Jobs using the below reference number. Please note CV’s will not be accepted.

Please note, we reserve the right to bring the closing date forward for this vacancy at any time should we receive an overwhelming response of applications. We therefore encourage applicants to apply early if you wish to be considered for this post

If you do not hear from the recruitment 4 weeks within the advertised closing date please assume that you have been unsuccessful at the shortlisting stage. Please ensure that you check your NHS Jobs Account on a regular basis for any recruitment updates regarding this vacancy.

Successful applicants for clinical posts up to and including Band 4 are expected to hold the national Care Certificate qualification and will be supported to attain this once in post.

The Trust is committed to equal opportunities, providing opportunities for flexible working and is a non-smoking organisation.

The successful applicant will be notified in the same manner that they have applied. For example, online applicants will be notified via NHS Jobs using the email address provided (your NHS Jobs username). All further correspondence will be via the same method, so it is important that you regularly check your NHS Jobs account after the closing date for this post. For paper applications, applicants will be notified by post.

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