Band 7 Psychological Therapist









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MPA Recruitment are working in partnership with their public sector client to recruit a Band 7 Psychological Therapist for a part time, temporary position in the Lisburn area.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • To provide a psychological assessment and therapy for adults with mental health problems.

  • To provide this service in the context of a multi-disciplinary team.

  • To liaise with, and advise colleagues on psychological assessment and treatment issues for adults with mental health problems.

  • To manage a caseload effectively, prioritising clinical work for referred patients.

  • To meet such performance targets as may be required by DHSSPS, Trust and/or the Psychology profession

  • To participate in the education, supervision and training of other professional and non-professional staff as agreed with the line manager.

  • To contribute to the identification of service priorities involving statutory and non-statutory agencies, as appropriate to clinical work.

  • To participate in the development of effective services for this client group.

  • To participate in clinical audit and quality assurance procedures as required. The post-holder will participate in the pursuit of continuous quality improvement and in quality initiatives as required.

  • To maintain proper clinical records and provide statistical returns as necessary.

  • To participate in audit and evaluation of the Clinical Psychology and Psychological Therapies Service as required.

  • To adhere to professional standards and codes of conduct of Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and the British Psychological Society for Practitioner Psychologists

Essential Criteria:

For Clinical Psychologist  / Counselling Psychologist applicants:

  • Doctoral level knowledge (or equivalent) in Clinical Psychology or Counselling Psychology recognised by the British Psychological Society (BPS) or statement of equivalence.

  • Current registration with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) or due to be registered with HCPC by date of interview are eligible to apply.

For Cognitive Behavioural Therapist applicants:

  • A degree in a relevant area e.g. nursing, social work, occupational therapy, arts therapy, psychology, counselling or psychotherapy

  • A postgraduate qualification in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

  • Individual accredited with a relevant body (e.g. British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP); British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP); British Psychological Society (BPS); or equivalent)


Full job description can be received upon registration.

I am keen to have an initial discussion with anyone who feels this could potentially be of interest. Please contact Fiona O’Kane at MPA Recruitment on +44 (0)28 952 111 11 or send an up to date CV via the link provided to speak further about this opportunity.

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