Main area Psychology
Grade NHS AfC: Band 8b
- Full time
- Part time
- Flexible working
- Compressed hours
Job ref 285-8353-MH
Site Black Country Healthcare
Salary £58,972 - £68,525 Per annum
Salary period Yearly
Closing 16/02/2024 23:59
To act in a lead role for the development and provision of Psychological Therapies within the Early Intervention in Psychosis Services; providing professional management, guidance, and clinical supervision to Psychologists (at Band 8a below); and clinical supervision to Psychological Therapists, and taking a lead role for the recruitment of psychology staff .
To promote psychological thinking and working within the team by offering psychologically informed perspectives on client care and consultancy. To contribute towards staff/team development of skills and knowledge through offering teaching and training. Conducting or supporting research, audit and service development activities within the service, taking a lead role where this is appropriate.
To provide specialist and highly skilled psychological assessments, formulations, interventions and evaluations of outcome for clients with complex mental health issues, social and emotional difficulties, their carers and/or families, and groups, with the aim of maximising well-being, social, emotional and occupational functioning, to improve relationships with self and others, and reduce risk to self and/or others.
Main duties of the job
The post holder will take a lead role for Psychology within the Early Intervention in Psychosis Services, working to develop psychological provision for clients under the care of the service, through service development and the recruitment of psychology staff, and to provide professional management, support, guidance and clinical supervision to psychology staff within the service; as well as supporting the psychological thinking and interventions of non-psychology staff.
The post-holder will be an integral part of the Early Intervention in Psychosis Service, who work with clients with a diagnosis of, or who may be developing, a First Episode of Psychosis, and who often present with complex mental health, social and relational difficulties. The post holder will be expected to contribute fully, as an autonomous clinician, offering highly specialist psychological assessment, formulation, intervention and evaluation to individuals, families, and groups, as well as offering specialist advice and consultation to the team and other professionals. They will be responsible for maintaining accurate and up to date records of their clinical activity and for collecting statistics relating to their work; and taking a lead role in developing audits, research and service evaluation activity.
Working for our organisation
Employees, workers, and / or contractors will be expected to uphold the values of the Trust and exhibit the expected Trust behaviours aligned to the Trust’s values. Individuals have a responsibility to ensure that they display the Trust values and behaviours in carrying out their job and that individuals feel able to challenge (or raise a challenge) when other colleagues’ behaviours breach the spirit of Trust values.
BCHFT are committed to investment in our Psychology staff so you will have access to a psychology specific dedicated CPD budget to support your professional growth. This includes postgraduate diploma training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Psychosis (CBTp).
Detailed job description and main responsibilities
For a full list of responsibilities, please refer to Principal Clinical Psychologist job description.
- Honours degree in psychology (at level of 2:1 or above) with eligibility for Graduate Membership of BPS.
- Post-graduate doctorate in clinical psychology (or equivalent for those trained prior to 1996) as accredited by the BPS; including highly developed knowledge of models of psychopathology, clinical psychometrics, life span developmental psychology and two or more distinct psychological therapies (one of which must be Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) and doctoral level research design and methodology.
- Post-doctoral training in the supervision of Trainee Clinical Psychologists and sufficient experience to be recognised by the Division of Clinical Psychology as able to offer training placements to Trainee Clinical Psychologists undertaking doctoral training.
- Experience of working in an Early Intervention in Psychosis service
- Training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in Psychosis (CBTp)