Clinical/Counselling Psychologist
St Ninians Health Centre

Job reference: 077056

Location: St Ninians Health Centre

Job closing date: 02/12/2021

Job posted date: 11/11/2021

Salary: Band 8A (£50,965 - £55,016)

Employment type: Permanent

Job Type: Other Therapeutic

Hours of work: 30

Department: Psychological Therapies

Employer (NHS Board) : NHS Forth Valley

This is a great opportunity to join our friendly and supportive Substance Use Psychology Service. Our team has a strong focus on staff wellbeing and development and the post holder will have the opportunity to contribute to both. The successful candidate will provide expert triage and direct clinical input to patients with comorbid substance use and psychological distress, as well as staff supervision, training and consultancy. The Substance Use Psychology team includes a mix of psychologists, CBT therapists, and recovery coordinators with lived experience of substance use, which allows us to work creatively to provide bespoke, evidence-based psychological treatment based on individual needs.

The post holder will be managed and supervised by the head of the Substance use Psychology Service. We are looking for a suitably qualified Psychologist with an interest in working with both substance use and complex trauma who is innovative and has experience of working within a multidisciplinary team. Formal training in clinical supervision is a key requirement as is experience of providing consultancy and training to other professionals.  

Please note we are able to consider applications from Trainee Clinical/Counselling Psychologists who are near the end of training.

This post will require occasional travel, so the ability to travel across NHS Forth Valley is essential. Candidates must have a Postgraduate Doctoral level (or equivalent) degree in Clinical or Counselling Psychology, and be registered with the HCPC. Applications seeking part-time hours or job share arrangements will also be considered​​​​​​​

For informal enquiries about the post contact Dr Zoe Stanley, Head of Substance Use Psychology tel. 01786 468282

The duties of this post require the successful candidate to be a member of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme.  More information on this scheme can be found at

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