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Band 6 Clinical Associate Psychologist - Sandalwood Court, Swindon

Employer
Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust
Location
Swindon
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum (pro rata)
Closing date
28 May 2024

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Profession
Mental health, Psychologist
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
We are looking for a Band 6 Clinical Associate Psychologist (CAP) to join our Swindon Primary Care Liaison Service (PCLS), and form part of our Multi Disciplinary Team.

We are looking for a qualified Clinical Associate in Psychology (accredited / plans to be accredited) to fill an identified skills gap in the PCLS, offering interventions for service users who are experiencing complex mental health difficulties. This is a dynamic and fast-paced work environment that offers the right candidate an exciting opportunity to develop their assessment, risk management and formulation skills. The team work individually and systemically with both adults of working age and older adults.

The Clinical Associate Psychologist will be able to practice autonomously with appropriate support, working within their scope of practice, under the supervision of and working closely with the team. There are also opportunities to work closely with other psychological professionals working on the acute pathway.

The PCLS Team operates 08:00-18:00 5 days a week - however working hours for this role would be 9am-5pm Monday to Friday.

Main duties of the job

  • Working within the scope and remit of a PCLS, delivering care and interventions to service users.
  • Professional liaison and planning care
  • Working within the MDT
  • Risk assessment and Assessment skills
  • This role is semi autonomous working under supervision of a Clinical or Counselling Psychologist.
  • Psychological assessment and formulation of a specified client group depending on service need and skills/training on practitioner.
  • Offer defined evidence based psychological interventions to client group,
  • Working with Service Users with complex mental health problems
  • You will work as part of a multidisciplinary team providing training and supervision.
  • To offer psychological interventions alongside the MDT


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.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • This role is semi autonomous working under supervision of a local Practitioner Psychologist (Clinical or Counselling Psychologist) responsible for the psychology provision in Swindon Intensive Service.
  • Psychological assessment and formulation of a specified client group depending on service need and skills/training of practitioner.
  • Offer defined evidence based psychological interventions to that specific client group, in particular cognitive behaviour therapy.
  • Working with Service Users with complex mental health problems
  • You will work as part of a multidisciplinary team providing training and supervision.
  • To care co-ordinate a small caseload for whom they are providing the main psychological intervention. Where the demands of care coordination extend beyond the psychological intervention, the care coordination will be reviewed.


Person Specification

Band 6 CAP

Essential

  • Band 6
  • Accredited Clinical Associate Psychologist


Employer details

Employer name

Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust

Address

Sandalwood Court

Swindon

SN3 4WF

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342-SWN059-0524

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