Principal Psychologist - WF Psychology MAP - NELFT Principal Psychologist - WF Psychology MAP - NELFT

Principal Psychologist – WF Psychology MAP

Reference: 395-WF138-22-C

Band: NHS AfC: Band 8b

Location: South Forest Centre

Closing Date: 11/08/2022

The post holder will work under the guidance and supervision of the WF MAP Clinical Lead. The post is for 37.5 hours weekly and will include supervisory responsibilities and operational leadership support.  

The post-holder will provide operational and clinical supervision for psychologists working across the secondary care mental health services as well as supporting the implementation of good practice guidelines. The post-holder will also be required to support with ongoing projects and service development and evaluation.

The post will involve both direct and indirect clinical work with service users and wider systems and will include providing specialist assessment, intervention and consultation to individuals and teams.

The post-holder will be required to undertake operational tasks to support service delivery and will represent the crisis psychology service at directorate level and in relevant trust-wide forums.

Applicants will have:

  • Doctoral level training in clinical/counselling psychology and registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
  • Extensive experience of working in an evidence-based way with clients presenting with severe mental health difficulties in a community secondary care mental setting.
  • Extensive experience of working in a multi-disciplinary service context.
  • Experience of providing clinical and operational management supervision, including undertaking appraisals and awareness of HR systems would be desirable.
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