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Clinical Psychologist - Early Intervention Service

Job Reference: 798-7618

Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust
Worcestershire Early Intervention Service
£31,696 to £41,787 pa pro rata

Please note that applications are welcomed from all suitably qualified/experienced individuals. However prior consideration will be given to applications from individuals who are ‘at risk’ and employed by Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust. If an appointment is made from that at risk group, the post will be withdrawn.


Our Trust is a great place to work and we are keen to ensure that all our employees have the right values in order that we can provide the best service to our patients. These values are very important to us, and as a potential candidate you should be made aware that we test for these throughout the whole assessment/recruitment and selection process, and will only interview and recruit individuals who demonstrate these values through their application and behaviour.

Details of our Values can be found on our website link 'Working together for outstanding care - our vision'

Worcestershire Early Intervention Service is seeking to appoint a Clinical Psychologist, to work as part of the multi-disciplinary clinical team, providing specialist psychological input. The service addresses the needs of young people (aged 14-35) who have recently experienced a first episode of psychosis. With bases in Worcester and Bromsgrove, we are a countywide service helping individuals and their families to cope with psychosis, promoting recovery, reducing trauma and tackling stigma.

We are looking for applicants with a strong interest in psychosis and young people who are able to work independently in providing direct clinical input to individuals, families and groups. This post will also provide opportunities for research, service evaluation, supervision, training and clinical service development.

Worcestershire’s Early Intervention Service is an award-winning service with an international reputation. We have strong links with Birmingham University, Warwick University and other academic institutions in the area. The successful candidate will also be part of a friendly and supportive Psychology team.

The post holder should hold a special interest in working with young people with psychosis (14-35) and have experience of assessment, formulation and evidenced based psychological interventions for adolescents and young people with psychosis. The successful candidate will be supervised by our Senior Psychologist to assist in the Early Intervention Pathway to help with the implementation of the new national quality standards for family work in Early Intervention for Psychosis Services (NHS England, 2016).

This will be an excellent opportunity for a Clinical Psychologist to develop their clinical, audit, training and supervisory skills, as well as developing areas of special interest (i.e. family work) as appropriate.

The successful candidate should hold a full UK driving licence and have access to a vehicle for work purposes. The post will be based with the North Worcestershire EI Team at our offices at Newbrook, Bromsgrove but you will be required to travel between Trust sites.

For further information, or an informal discussion, please contact: Tom Barker, Chartered Clinical Psychologist 01905 734559

PLEASE NOTE: All new appointments are subject to 6 months’ probation period.

If the same or similar vacancy arises within the recruitment period of this post or up to 3 months afterwards, the Trust may chose not to re advertise, but to select a suitable candidate from this interview pool. The new post may differ in terms of the base, hours available (full or part time) or contract type (permanent or fixed term) and therefore you are encouraged to apply for advertised posts but specify on your application form your preferences.

In the event of exceptionally high levels of response, we reserve the right to close the post before the date stated in order to prevent the number of applications received being unmanageable. You are advised to submit your completed application as soon as possible to have the best chance of being considered.

Applicants must have the ability to communicate clearly and effectively in English in both verbal and written formats.

**If the position being applied for requires a DBS check to be undertaken on you, it will be a condition of your employment that you have subscribed and continue to subscribe to the DBS Update Service. New employees to the Trust are required to pay the fee for the initial DBS check (this will be deducted from their first months’ salary) and the annual subscription (£13) to the DBS Update Service. Internal applicants are required to pay the annual subscription fee only (£13). Further information on the update service can be found on our website link ‘DBS Update Service.’

The Trust offers a preceptorship year for newly qualified nurses and AHP's and attendance at preceptorship programmes is a condition of employment.

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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must 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) will also be subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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