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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 22/11/2020.

Senior Psychotherapist - Band 7

Job Reference: 444-2202624A-BL

Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust (CWPT)
Personality Disorder
Swanswell Point, Coventry
£38,890 - £44,503 per annum

Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust provides a full range of expanding physical, mental health and learning disability services to children, young adults, adults and older adults over many sites across Coventry, Warwickshire and Solihull.

Services are provided to a population of over one million people living in Coventry and Warwickshire and also a wider geographical area in some of our specialist services, we see on average around 5,000 patients every day.

Please be aware that Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Partnership Trust (CWPT) utilise a third party recruitment system (TRAC). When applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into TRAC and any emails will be sent via the TRAC System. (PLEASE CHECK YOUR JUNK/SPAM)

PLEASE NOTE that this vacancy can be closed as soon as sufficient applications are received. Staff at risk within the Trust will be given priority. Proof of Identification and any relevant qualifications will be checked at interview or during the recruitment process.

To apply for this post you will need to apply online via NHS Jobs or TRAC. If you have any queries regarding your application please phone the Partnership Trust Recruitment Department or hiring manager (telephone number stated on the advert) and quote the job reference number starting with 444-.

Please note: previous applicants need not apply

Senior Psychotherapist – Group & Individual: Band 7

Coventry & Warwickshire Partnership Trust

The Olive Tree, since it opened in 2005, has become a highly successful personality disorder service and is a fully integrated element of Coventry & Warwickshire Partnership Trusts’ mental health service.

With our innovative, dynamic and flexible approach, we aim to engage patients and deliver therapeutic interventions that are co-ordinated, consistent and clinically effective. We are looking to recruit a highly competent and clinically experienced candidate to join our team in providing specialist psychodynamic group and individual treatment. We provide psychotherapy in a multimodal approach combining care coordination and risk assessment with psychotherapeutic boundaries and analytic spirit. We are looking for a reflective and flexible team-player who can contribute to the continuing and evolving life of the unit.

Applicants should:

  • Have substantial experience of working with personality disorder within a multidisciplinary team context and experience of working clinically with acute mental health patients in NHS settings
  • Have experience of carrying out assessments and producing written reports containing a psychologically based formulation and conceptual framework, to capture a patients needs and their suitability for Psychotherapy.
  • Have an advanced capacity to psychologically process the work with complex patients and use communication skills effectively.
  • Identify underlying group processes and dynamics and facilitate the understanding of conflicts

If you feel you have the above skills and experience and want to know more about the post, please contact:

Louise Bundyford - Interim Service Manager

02476 961266 or 07500 605 667

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of individuals and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. As part of our safe recruitment practice, if appropriate for the role, it is mandatory requirement for all newly appointed staff to be registered with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Update Service.

The Trust is committed to Equal Opportunities and welcomes applications regardless of age, gender, race, disability or sexual orientation. Guidance and criteria on the filtering criminal cautions and convictions can be found on the Disclosure and Barring Service website.

Please be aware that Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Partnership Trust (CWPT) 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 CWPT will come via the TRAC system. By applying for this post you are agreeing to Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership 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.

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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.

UK Registration

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

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