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Band 5 Assistant Psychologist - Blackberry Hill Hospital

Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
29 May 2024

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Mental health, Psychologist
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting career opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic Assistant Psychologist to join the Specialist Community Eating Disorder Team and get involved in exciting new service developments.

We are looking for someone who is passionate and motivated to work with eating disorder patients.

Main duties of the job

You will be working alongside the multi-disciplinary team in the delivery of both individual and group interventions. We are looking for someone who can work autonomously and independently and has a good foundation in working clinically with patients. The role is focused on delivering guided self-help for eating disorders and support patients who are accessing computerised CBT.

Support and supervision will be provided by the Consultant Clinical Psychologist and wider team. There are also opportunities for additional supervision and training. Through this support there is the opportunity to develop specialist knowledge in eating disorder.

This post may also at times require some liaison with the teams in South Glos, North Somerset, BANES and Bristol, so may require traveling to different bases.

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

  • To assist the delivery of psychological interventions within STEPS under the supervision of the service clinical psychologist.
  • To provide psychological interventions to both individuals and groups under the direction and clinical supervision of the service clinical psychologist
  • To work independently on a day to day basis, after goals have been agreed and reviewed in clinical supervision
  • To gather and organize data gathered through delivery of interventions to support evaluation and audit
  • To work alongside other team members and ensure close liaison and communication with partner agencies
  • To maintain a high level of professionalism at all times when working with distressed people.
  • To maintain good standard of clinical records and statistics in line with AWP requirements as appropriate.

  • To take part in regular clinical supervision provided by the service clinical psychologist.
  • In addition to the above to take part in group and peer supervision and reflective practice as required.

Teaching and Training:
  • To undertake relevant training as might be required to maintain an appropriate level of expertise.
  • To deliver teaching and training for other members of the multidisciplinary team and staff in other agencies, in collaboration with or under the guidance of qualified clinical psychologists.
  • To assist in the production of materials used for the purpose of teaching, training and group work.

Research and Audit
  • To assist with the audit and evaluation of the service including focus groups as required in collaboration with qualified clinical psychologists and other members of the multidisciplinary team.
  • To carry our literature searches and reviews as required.
  • To participate in audit and personal review activities as required.

Person Specification



  • BSc Psychology and/ or MSc



  • Ability to work autonomously and as part of a multidisciplinary team


  • Experience of undertaking clinically relevant research and service evaluation



  • Experience of working with adults in a mental health setting
  • Experience of working with a CBT approach


  • Experience of working with individuals with eating disorders
  • Experience of working as an assistant psychologist or equivalent

Employer details

Employer name

Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust


Blackberry Hill Hospital

Manor Road


BS16 2EW

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