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Band 7 Clinical or Counselling Psychologist - North Hub

Band 7

Main area
Adult community mental health
Grade
Band 7
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time: 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
436-2457070
Site
Northcroft
Town
Birmingham
Salary
£38,890 - £44,503 per annum pro rata
Closing
05/07/2020 23:59
Interview date
15/07/2020

Please note that this post may close earlier than the indicated closing date if a sufficient number of applications are received.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. As part of our safe recruitment practice pre-employment checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed. As part of the selection process you may be required to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, however all cases of criminal record history are dealt with on a case by case basis.

Please note, if applicable for your role you will be required to cover the cost of your DBS certificate. This will be deducted from your salary over 3 months. You will also be required to sign up to the DBS Update Service before commencement with the Trust.


All successful applicants will be required to complete the Trust’s induction programme. The Fundamental (Statutory and Mandatory) training will be in an e-learning format. You will be required to complete training modules online (approx. 9-14 hours depending on post) in your own time prior to any unconditional offer being made.

Our Trust is committed to treating individuals fairly and ensuring they have the same opportunities to fulfil their potential, even if this means doing things differently for different people sometimes. We are working hard to ensure our workforce reflects the diversity within Birmingham and Solihull and that our services meet the needs of all diverse service users and carers.

Band 7 Clinical/Counselling Psychologist: Birmingham Integrated Care and Recovery : North Hub

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated Clinical or Counselling Psychologist interested in working in our multidisciplinary community service for adults with complex mental health needs based at Northcroft Community Mental Health Team. Applications are encouraged from trainees in their final year or with experience for a full-time Band 7 position.

The post holder will have the opportunity to work with people who present with psychosis, personality disorder and treatment resistant problems such as depression, OCD, PTSD and complex trauma. 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. Other exciting opportunities include facilitating reflective practice groups, leading team workshops, supervising others with research and clinical work and service development projects.

You would be joining a service with over 40 psychologists where you would be managed and supervised by experienced psychologists able to support your learning and professional development needs offering a range of clinical models and accreditation opportunities.

We have an active and stimulating CPD programme and you would have protected CPD time. We have long and well established links with local Doctoral training courses alongside hosting regular placements for MRES, MSCi and undergraduate programmes.

Experience of working in multidisciplinary teams and of working therapeutically with a range of client groups is essential, as is the motivation to work with people with complex needs.

We are a Living Wage EmployerArmed Forces CovenantPositive about disabled peopleStonewall Health ChampionsDefence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) - BronzeDisability confident employer

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Nina Ahuja (Principal Clinical Psychologist) on 0121 301 5200.