Band 8a Clinical Psychologist - Swindon

Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust
£47,126 to £53,219 a year per annum, pro rata
Closing date
5 Jul 2022

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Learning Disability
Band 8A
Contract Type
Part Time
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Looking for a new challenge and an opportunity to develop yourself professionally? We are looking for a highly motivated, qualified clinical psychologist to join our unique, multi-disciplinary team. As member of our team, you will help us to provide specialist health support for people who have a learning disability, as well as autism diagnostic assessments for people who do not have a learning disability.

You will provide specialist clinical psychology assessment, formulation and treatment for people with LD and autism diagnostic assessments. You will also supervise a full time psychology assistant and trainees on placement.

You will be confident in your practice, with experience in the field of learning disability health and/or autism diagnosis. You will be passionate about the health of people with learning disabilities and/or autism and committed to working as part of a highly motivated, compassionate clinical team.

The Team operates during office hours and is based in Swindon, a large town with a diverse population. Our base is in the Old Town Area, however equipment is provided to support flexibility and working from home.

You will have monthly clinical and monthly management supervision, as well as excellent training and annual appraisal.

Main duties of the job

The main duties are to hold a caseload of people who have a learning disability health need and those seeking an autism diagnostic assessment.

Alongside this, you will support the team with formulation, consultation and reflective practice.

You will provide specialist clinical psychology consultation, training, formulation and supervision to the wider Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT).

You will participate fully in the development of the service as a member of the multi-disciplinary team, to include involvement in clinical activity (audit and evaluation of the service, outcome evaluation and governance).

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.

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.

Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust offers a diverse range of mental health and wellbeing services to people in the south west of England. We know that professional development and support are key to ensuring that our staff can provide the high quality care we all aspire to.

You will be encouraged to participate in additional training and development activities.

Job description Job responsibilities

If you are seeking to develop your specialist role, because you have excellent clinical skills and you are ambitious to progress your career to transform the lives of people with a learning disability and/or autism, then apply for this role.

Please read the job description and person specification carefully, and when you complete your application form make sure that it reflects the knowledge, skills and experience as described in the person specification.

Person Specification Essential Essential
  • Doctoral clinical Psychology qualification or equivalent and HCPC Registration
  • HPC Registered
  • Post qualification and further specialist training
  • Clinical Supervision/consultation with other professionals
  • Evidence based therapeutic interventions with client group
  • Advanced theoretical and practical knowledge in the specialism
  • Experience of risk assessment and management
  • Ability to cope with workload pressure/prioritise workload
  • Learning Disability/ASD experience
  • Additional, relevant training eg. ADOS
  • Clinical supervision of clinical psychology trainees

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