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Clinical/Counselling Psychologist OR CBT Therapist with EMDR Training

Job Reference: 301-JP-21-123621

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£40,057 - £45,839

We are one of the largest integrated Health and Social Care providers, with an annual turnover of close to £400m, serving a population of 1.5m over a core geography of 2,400 square miles. Our portfolio of services includes mental health, learning disability and adult social care services across Staffordshire, Stoke-on-Trent and Shropshire. We provide a vast range of community services for adults and children and specialised services such as rheumatology and rehabilitation.

We have specialist mother and baby, eating disorder and medium secure forensic mental health services and contracts across the country for IAPT, addiction and some health services in prisons as well as hosting a network for inpatient mental health care for serving military personnel.

Recently, we have been shortlisted for Capsticks Award for innovation, Adademi Wales Award for Excellence in Organisational Development, Health and Wellbeing Award – Public Sector at Personnel Today Awards 2021, we were finalists for the HSJ Value Award 2021 for People and Organisational Development Initiative of the Year and we were the winners of the HR impact Award at Personnel Today Awards 2021.

Employing around 8,500 employees, we are an innovative and forward thinking organisation with an ever expanding portfolio of services. This means we can offer our employees genuine opportunities to develop their careers by gaining experience across a number of specialisms. We are a Keele University Teaching Trust with a thriving Research and Innovation Department.

The Trust works in partnership with the NHS programme ‘Step into Health’, supporting ex-service personnel into a career in the NHS.

PLEASE NOTE: From 1st April 2022 all NHS workers in England with face to face contact with patients or who work in a clinical area must be fully (currently this is limited to first and second vaccinations) vaccinated against Covid-19. Only those with medical exemptions will be excluded from this requirement. Please consider this mandatory requirement when applying for this position.

Shropshire Care Group


Clinical/Counselling Psychologist/ Cognitive Behavioural Therapist with EMDR Training

Community Interventions Pathway (West Shropshire)

Band 7

1 Post 37.5 hrs per week. Permanent

There is a legal requirement for successful applicants to be fully vaccinated against covid-19 (unless medically exempt) to carry out this role


We are looking to recruit a Clinical/Counselling Psychologist or Cognitive Behavioural Therapist with EMDR training to work within the Community Interventions Pathway in West Shropshire. The post will be based in Shrewsbury but you will be expected to work across the West of the County as needs arise (Shrewsbury, Oswestry and Ludlow).


The Community Interventions Pathway is one of a number of clinical pathways within the Shropshire Care group which, in addition to meeting service user needs, allows development of skills within the specialism.


What we are looking for:

We are seeking a skilled and enthusiastic psychologist/ CBT Therapist to join the Community Interventions Pathway team in West Shropshire. We provide secondary mental health care to a large population including Shrewsbury, Oswestry, Ludlow and surrounding areas. Local mental health services include a single point of Access team, a Crisis and Home Treatment team as well as a Psychosis pathway and an Intensive Life skills pathway.

Multi-disciplinary team working is central to the role. We are establishing a formulation led programme of interventions including CBT informed psychoeducational group interventions as well as individual work. You will be involved in providing teaching, supervision and consultation to other team members as well as working directly with service users and their families.

Applicants should have previous experience of working in mental health teams in the NHS and knowledge and skills in working with people who present with severe and enduring mental health difficulties.

Applicants should be qualified in Clinical or Counselling psychology.

You will be well supported, with regular supervision from a senior psychologist within the pathway. You will work closely with other psychologists who use a range of approaches including CAT, CBT, and EMDR, systemic and psychodynamically informed work. We have strong links with the Clinical Psychology Doctorate course at Stafford University and the Counselling Psychology Doctorate course at Wolverhampton University and regularly offer trainee placements.

Travel will be required as a part of this role across the service locality (Shrewsbury, Oswestry and Ludlow).

Informal enquiries are welcome. Please contact:

Nicola Faulkner (Pathway Operational Lead) on 0300 303 3426


Beena Parmar (Consultant Psychologist) on 0300 303 1601

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MPFT is committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from all areas of the community, who meet the specific criteria of the post regardless of age, ethnictity, sexual orientation, gender, disability and religion/belief.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of individuals and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

The Trust has a positive attitude to employees and job applicants with mental health issues.

PLEASE NOTE: should we have a high volume of applications the Trust may close the vacancy early

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) 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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