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Band 8b Clinical/Forensic Psychologist - Blackberry Hill Hospital

Employer
Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust
Location
Bristol
Salary
£58,972 to £68,525 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
17 Jul 2024
An excellent opportunity has arisen for an experienced Clinical or Forensic Psychologist, who is passionate about working with men and women who are transitioning out of secure care to live in the community. This is a part time, permanent post based in the Specialist Community Forensic Team. We welcome applications from Psychologists with significant mental health experience with adults with severe and enduring mental health problems and personality disorder. Previous experience of working with service users who have come in contact with forensic services is also considered essential.

Applicants would be expected to have skills to provide forensic consultation, clinical psychological assessment, risk assessment, formulation and treatment planning and where appropriate, implementing specialist psychological interventions for individuals, carers, families and groups. A large proportion of the role will be offering advice, guidance and consultation on psychological aspects of an individual's care to colleagues and other service providers. This can often require leading on case management planning and admission avoidance consultations.

Applicants would also need to have skills in teaching/training and in clinical supervision. This role will involve providing clinical supervision to MDT members and implementing indicated training for the SCFT, other service providers and key stakeholders.

Please contact us to find out more about the SCFT

Main duties of the job

Applicants would be expected to have skills to provide forensic consultation, clinical psychological assessment, risk assessment, formulation and treatment planning and where appropriate, implementing specialist psychological interventions for individuals, carers, families and groups. A large proportion of the role will be offering advice, guidance and consultation on psychological aspects of an individual's care to colleagues, other service providers such as community Recovery Teams, inpatient teams and housing accommodations, and families. This can often require leading, where appropriate, on case management planning and admission avoidance / crisis management consultations.

Applicants would also need to have skills in teaching/training and in clinical supervision. This post will have clinical responsibility for providing clinical supervision to multi-disciplinary team members and implementing training that may be indicate as required for the SCFT as well as to other service providers and key stakeholders.

The role may involve some travelling at times within the AWP geographical area.

To find out more about the SCFT and this role please do contact us and speak to a member of the team.

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

Please see attached Job description and person specification . For more detailed information regarding the role please contact Rebecca Knight

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Experience working as chartered Psychologist (Clinical/Forensic/Counselling)
  • Eligible for Chartered Psychologist status
  • HPC Registered
  • Post qualification and further specialist training


Experience

Essential

  • Care Co-ordination or equivalent role
  • Training others in MH services topics
  • Clinical supervision/consultation with other professionals
  • Evidence based therapeutic interventions
  • Psychological assessment skills and knowledge


Desirable

  • Supervision Training
  • Relevant R& D or clinical audit work post qualification


Employer details

Employer name

Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust

Address

Blackberry Hill Hospital

Manor Road

Bristol

BS16 1EG

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342-SEC071-0724

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