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Band 7 Clinical/Counselling Psychologist/CBT Supervisor/Therapist/LTC

Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year per annum
Closing date
7 Jun 2023
Providing a primary care mental health service, withsupervision, to those adults who reside in BANES, Swindon & Wilts. The service offers a stepped care, rapid response to a range of mental health issues focusing on the social context, using brief cognitive-behavioural and other NICE Guideline IAPT approved approaches. To act as senior practitioner to a number of primary care mental health practitioners.

At AWP we actively encourage applicants from all backgrounds we are particularly keen to encourage applications from people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, those with disabilities and from the LGBTQ+ community. We want people to bring their unique blend of experiences, backgrounds, perspectives and knowledge to AWP, as diversity makes us stronger.


Main duties of the job

An opportunity has arisen to join the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) services covering across BANES, Swindon and Wilts in an LTC role

The successful candidate will provide one to one and group high intensity CBT within a stepped care model for adults with common mental health problems, including depression and a range of anxiety disorders. We are looking for someone with energy, enthusiasm, and a high level of skills and experience. All staff will work as part of a team, receive regular clinical supervision and be able to access a high quality in-house CPD programme. The role involves line management and clinical supervision.

Candidates must be willing to work a minimum of one evening per week and provide supervision and line management to other members in the team.

There is the opportunity for some remote working within this post.

About us

We are AWP (Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust) a diverse organisation with over 5,000 dedicated staff providing inpatient and community-based mental health care.

We provide services from a range of locations to approximately 1.8 million people living in Bath and North East Somerset (B& NES), Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon, across the county of Wiltshire and in parts of Dorset.

Our outstanding people promote mental health and wellbeing. The expertise and resources within AWP are dedicated to a person-centred approach for those who use our services and for all employees. We recognise that happy and fulfilled employees give better care.

Job description

Job responsibilities

ClinicalTo allocate approximately 50% of time to clinical work to include the delivery of psychological interventions.

To offer a highly specialist psychological assessment and treatment service using relevant qualifications to patients living in designated area.

To support the full implementation of the IAPT programme where appropriate.

To provide clinical supervision and consultancy to trainees and sector staff with regard to problem assessment and formulation, and therapy interventions.

To participate in clinical supervision and caseload supervision arrangements provided by the Psychology Service.

To provide an advanced and specialist treatment role in the sector, usingevidence based treatments for patients presenting with complex and severe needs.

To provide an advanced and specialist psychological assessment role in thesector.

ProfessionalTo fully observe the relevant professional practice guidelines and code of conduct.

To participate in Psychology Service business and professional meetings.

To maintain and further develop high standards of psychological therapy practice, through co-operative work with other therapists and peer supervision.

To be aware of and adhere to Trust and Primary care Psychology Service policies and procedures.

Clinical Governance

To support managers and the Head of Primary Care Psychology in the Development and implementation of effective Clinical Governance across the Psychology Service.

To support and participate in multidisciplinary clinical audit in the Service.

To use the relevant data capture system.

To promote the use of effective interventions in the Service.

Training and Staff Development

To supervise high Intensity trainees, providing group and individual therapy.

To offer training in a range of psychological approaches to healthcare to other staff in the Multi-disciplinary team and to staff from other parts of the service.

To agree a plan for personal development with the Primary Care line manager and participate in an annual review.

Service Development

To advise relevant managers and the Head of Primary Care Psychology Services, about service priorities and potential developments in the sector.

To participate in primary care consultation meetings, providing local psychology advice.Research and Development

To carry out research\audit as required by the needs of the local Service

To offer advice and support to other members of relevant teams undertaking research projects.

To supervise trainees to undertake relevant audit / service evaluation projects as appropriate.

To participate in Clinical Audit projects in the Primary Care Psychology Service.

To encourage a culture of evidence based practice in all parts of the Service.

Communications and Working Relationships

Primary Care teams

Secondary care Therapy Services and Teams

Person Specification



  • Qualification in one of the core mental health professions eg. , clinical psychology, counselling psychology or CBT.
  • Accreditation with relevant professional body i.e BABCP, BPS, Membership of HCPC
  • Ability to manage high levels of distress/emotion/behavioural disturbance in others and sustain professional practice in adverse situations.


  • Completion of Post-qualification training in supervision.

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust


Wiltshire IAPT Team

Lodge 3 Green Lane Hospital Devizes, Marshall Lane


SN10 5DS

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