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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 30/09/2019.

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Principle Clinical or Counselling Psychologist

Job Reference: 285-1267-MH

Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
285 Treatment Team North & South
£44,606 to £50,819 pa

** Please Note that Internal at Risk Employees will be given preference for this position.**

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Successful applicants for clinical posts up to and including Band 4 are expected to hold the national Care Certificate qualification and will be supported to attain this once in post.

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Clinical or Counselling Psychologist (Senior Applied Psychologist) – Preceptorship Band 7 - 8A depending on experience.

Adult Psychology

Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Location:  Quayside House, Oldbury, Sandwell ,West Midlands

Job Type: Substantive (18.75 hours) 

 We are looking to recruit a Clinical / Counselling Psychologist to our Mental Health Treatment Team to work alongside other multidisciplinary colleagues.  The team  works with adults with severe and enduring mental health issues across the clinical spectrum, including complex personality disorder, bi-polar and psychosis.

 We offer both individual and group based interventions. There is a strong multi-disciplinary ethos and psychologists offer supervision, joint working and consultancy to their colleagues.

 You will be supported by a Principal Psychologist within the team and work alongside other psychologists in the wider Community Psychology service. With the Principal Psychologist you will be involved in the development of the care pathways for the intervention of clients within the service. 

 You will have the opportunity to teach in the in-house CBT training course, to be involved with the Recovery College and work alongside Volunteer / Experts by Experience. Currently psychologists within the service offer Systemic, CAT, and CBT interventions and we have a DBT service.

 We welcome applications from newly qualified psychologists and from those with more experience. Depending on your interests and level of experience we will support your development through the preceptorship process.

 Informal enquiries should be made to Jane O’Neill,  Principal Counselling Psychologist 0121 543 4292.

Due to the nature of the work some posts may be subject to a Standard Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, through the Disclosure and Barring Service as stipulated under part V of the Police Act 1997.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults who are our patients and as such uses the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to identify candidates who are unsuitable to work with our patients.

If you are applying for a post involving access to persons in receipt of health services, your offer of employment will be subject to a satisfactory Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The Trust is a Registered Body with DBS and will ask eligible candidates to apply for a Disclosure as one of our pre-employment checks. Candidates should be aware that failure to reveal information relating to any convictions could lead to withdrawal of an offer of employment. As such candidates applying for posts involving access to persons in receipt of health services are required to declare all convictions, cautions, reprimands and final warnings both in their application and subsequent declaration if invited to interview.

Criminal records will be taken into account for recruitment purposes only when the conviction is relevant. Having a conviction will not necessarily bar you from employment. This will depend on the circumstances and background of your offence. The Trust has a statement on the recruitment of ex-offenders which is available to all applicants.

As part of our safe recruitment practice, if appropriate for the role, it is a mandatory requirement for all newly appointed staff requiring an Standard or Enhanced level Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check to be registered with the DBS Update Service. All eligible staff recruited to the Trust after 1st January 2019 must maintain their annual subscription whilst employed with the Trust, the cost of which will be reimbursed by the Trust.

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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