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Clinical or Counselling Psychologist (Dudley North)

NHS AfC: Band 7

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NHS AfC: Band 7
Fixed term: 6 months
Full time: 37.5 hours per week
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The Poplars
£38,890 - £44,503 per annum
06/07/2020 23:59

Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust provides specialist mental health, learning disability, and community healthcare services for the population of the Black Country.


Across the whole of the region we provide:

  • Adult and older adult mental health services
  • Specialist learning disability services
  • Mental health services for children and young people
  • Community healthcare services for children, young people and families in Dudley


Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust was formed on 1 April 2020, after NHS England and NHS Improvement approved the merger of Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust. Combining resources, strategies and talented workforce enables us to deliver a wider variety of outstanding services that are based on best practice and are continually improving.


We currently employ over 3,000 members of staff and just like the population we serve, we are made up of diverse cultures and backgrounds. Whatever your role, working in a NHS Foundation Trust, like ours, is a demanding and extremely rewarding experience. Knowing that every day you can help to make a positive difference to someone’s life is a very powerful feeling. We know that our Trust runs on this desire to help and support people, and our Trust vision expresses this. Our vision is to improve health and wellbeing for everyone, especially our colleagues to achieve the best possible work/life balance.


We proudly offer supportive, inclusive and family friendly employment and flexible working policies. We have a wide range of professional services and employee networks to help our colleagues be at their best - and find support if they need it. To find more about our staff benefits, please visit our website:




Band 7 Clinical/Counselling Psychologist

Dudley North Locality

Psychological Therapies Hub

Full-time   6-months fixed term



We are looking to recruit a Clinical or Counselling Psychologist to our community based psychological therapies service for working age adults, who has experience in secondary care services, either during doctoral training or as a qualified practitioner, working with clients who have a complex trauma presentation.


The successful applicant will join the local based Community and Recovery Service and will also be part of a trust wide, virtual team consisting of clinical psychologists, counselling psychologists, psychotherapists, nurse and occupational therapists. The post holder will be supported and accountable to a clinical lead and team manager and be professionally supported by the consultant psychologist.


This post primarily offers an exciting opportunity to develop and implement the skills required for effective medium and longer term psychological therapy. The post holder will work with a complex and varied adult mental health client group. The successful candidate will also need to demonstrate the ability to work in a multi-professional environment and may be required to provide clinical supervision and expertise to their colleagues.


We are linked closely to the University of Birmingham Doctorate in Clinical Psychology course and the University of Wolverhampton in Doctorate in Counselling Psychology course and provide placements for trainees from these courses.


Members of our wider psychology team have wide-ranging therapeutic interests ranging from psychodynamic to systemic/narrative and cognitive-behavioural models as well as expertise in consultancy, supervision and training and form a supportive network for team and service members.


All candidates are expected to be registered or working towards registration with a recognised professional body for psychological therapies and evidence will be required at interview.


We would welcome applications from candidates awaiting professional qualification in September 2020



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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact


We welcome formal and informal enquiries about this post. Please email Ms Mandeep Kaur Sandhu, Consultant Counselling Psychologist on to discuss the post further or arrange to visit us.