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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 30/09/2020.

Band 6 Psychological Practitioner - Birmingham Healthy Minds

Job Reference: 436-2610436

Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
Birmingham Healthy Minds
Shenley Fields, Little Bromwich and Northcroft, Birmingham
£31,365 - £37,890 per annum, pro rata

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.

Birmingham Healthy Minds (BHM) is the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) Service working in Birmingham Primary Care with GPs. We deliver psychological therapies to people with common mental health problems as part of a Stepped Care Model.

Birmingham Healthy Minds is a well-established and excellent service that continues to offer high quality; evidence based psychological interventions for our identified populations working closely with our local Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG’s)

We are looking to recruit qualified Psychological Practitioners with energy, drive and ambition to provide excellent high quality and time limited psychological interventions in accordance with NICE guidelines to patients presenting with Depression and Anxiety Disorders at Step 3. In order to apply for this post it is essential that you have a Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. We will consider applicants who are in training for this qualification and nearing completion of their course.

BHM are seeking to appoint flexible and highly motivated Psychological Practitioners in order to provide high intensity treatment options. As a Practitioner working for BHM you will be expected to deliver interventions using a variety of mediums including individual face-to-face therapy sessions and therapeutic groups. You will also have the opportunity to develop your assessment skills through the variety of entry pathways we offer to our clients. Working with Birmingham Healthy Minds you will play an active role in reducing the stigma of common mental health problems by participating in mental health promotion in the wider community.

BHM encourages professional development which includes internal and where viable external training opportunities. We actively encourage our Psychological Practitioners to become champions for specialist interests and share this expertise with their colleagues.

We provide regular caseload management, good clinical skills supervision and believe that fidelity to the IAPT model along with highly motivated and skilled workforce are key components to our continuing success. We provide sufficient clinical supervision to support our practitioners to gain accreditation with the BABCP.

The service has strong clinical and operational leadership and is innovative in service planning and delivery. Our staff report that they feel part of a supportive team that fosters a nurturing and caring environment to work in. We believe that staff well-being is paramount to providing excellent patient care.

Birmingham Healthy Minds is an extremely busy service that covers Birmingham GP practices. The service operates flexible working hours from 8am to 8pm Monday to Friday and some Saturdays. Commitment to being available to work some of these hours as per your contracted hours and service needs is necessary. Part time applications will be considered

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameSam LowerJob titleTeam ManagerTelephone number0121 301 2525 (option three)

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 this post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the Trust is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Border Agency requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill this post. We would advise overseas candidates wishing to apply who would require sponsorship to self assess themselves, on the UKBA website, to see the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship for this post.

Please be aware that Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust (BSMHFT) utilise a third party recruitment system (TRAC). When applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into our preferred third party recruitment system.

Following this, all subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages through the NHS Jobs website. Furthermore, as an employer, we will not be able to respond to any e-mails sent to us via the NHS Jobs website. All communication from BSMHFT will come via the TRAC system. By applying for this post you are agreeing to Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are offered a post within the Trust, then information will also be transferred into the NHS Electronic Staff Records system. Please note that all systems used by the Trust comply with the Data Protection regulations.

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.

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