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Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologist

Band 8a

Main area
Dementia and Frailty
Band 8a
18.75 hours per week
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Juniper Centre
£40,428 - £48,514 per annum, pro rata
10/06/2018 23:59

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. If you have not heard from us within a month of the closing date you should presume that you have not been shortlisted. 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.

Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust is committed to equality of opportunity, and welcomes applications from all areas of the community, who meet the specific criteria of the post regardless of age, gender, disability, religion/ belief or sexual orientation.

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.

Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologist

Integrated Community Care and Recovery (CMHT) Solihull,  Dementia & Frailty, Band 8a 0.5 wte


Care Home Liaison, Dementia and Frailty, Juniper Centre Moseley, Band 8a 0.5 wte.   

Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust

We are seeking a skilled and experienced clinical psychologist with experience of working with people with multiple complex mental health needs and physical frailty or dementia. The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate leadership in a multi-disciplinary team and the ability to develop strong and effective working relationships with others .  There are two posts.  The first (0.5 wte) based in Solihull’s busy multi-disciplinary team who work with service users who are older, have frailty and who have complex mental health problems, or dementia and a second based in our Care Home Liaison Team supporting service users who live in care homes across Birmingham and Solihull who are at risk of admission or recently discharged form an in-patient unit. 

You will provide direct clinical services to clients, their families and other carers, and facilitate access to evidence informed psychological practice by supporting the use of psychologically informed protocols, guidelines and procedures by other members of the MDT. You will join a another clinical psychologist working part time within the team and we encourage you to offer placements to the local Doctorate and Masters level Clinical Psychology training courses.  Clinical psychologists in our service are also usually involved at an appropriate level in developing and implementing the strategic objectives of the service. 

You will be joining a friendly and supportive Psychology Service which offers excellent opportunities for research, personal and professional development and is committed to providing training and quality supervision. The Older People specialty has excellent relationships with our clinical and managerial colleagues within the Division and the Trust.

You will be supported by our multi-disciplinary directorate leadership team for Dementia and Frailty; and join other committed and experienced clinical psychologists working in a broad range of services including Inpatient services; Community Enablement and Recovery;  care Home Liaison; Memory Assessment Services and Older People’s Interventions Programme; the CMHT post will be based at John Black Centre, Solihull, where there is clinical space, and the care Home Liaison Post at Juniper Centre, Moseley although in both posts you will work from a variety of locations across Birmingham and Solihull. 

We welcome you to contact us for informal conversations about the posts.  Apply through nhs jobs

Interview date - TBC

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

Dr Susan Adams, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Juniper Centre (0121 301 5837) email: sue.adams14@nhs.net; or Helen Fryer, Principal Clinical Psychologist, Juniper Centre (0121 301 0952) email: h.fryer@nhs.net


If you have problems applying, contact

0121 301 1255