Band 8b Clinical Psychologist - Swindon

Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust
£54,764 to £63,862 a year pro rata
Closing date
6 Jul 2022

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Learning Disability
Band 8B
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 provide clinical supervision and support for others in the team, as well as contributing to any service development plans.

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.

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 service development, formulation, consultation, 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

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 enjoy the benefits of working in AWP, an NHS Trust that is committed to developing highly skilled workforce and actively encourages professional development opportunities. You will be encouraged to participate in additional training and development activities.

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

You will also benefit from the generous NHS pension scheme, flexible working opportunities and exclusive NHS discounts.

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
  • HCPC registered
  • Experience in LD/ASD
  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology or equivalent
  • Relevant Specialist CPD training
  • Substantial post qualification experience
  • Experience of lecturing/teaching/training psychologists and other professions
  • leadership experience
  • Service development/project work
  • Ability to use spreadsheets for data analysis

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