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Band 7 High Intensity Therapist - Wiltshire Talking Therapies

Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year (pro rata)
Closing date
24 Jul 2024

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Mental health
Band 7
Full Time
The Wiltshire Talking Therapies Service is looking for enthusiastic, motivated and qualified High Intensity CBT Therapists to join our dynamic and expanding service to help manage the increasing demand for Step 3 CBT in the area.

These posts are on a fixed term contract until 31st March 2025 and you will be able to work remotely, carrying out CBT interventions by video call.

Open to external candidates only

Unfortunately we are unable to support releasing a substantive internal candidate for this fixed term role as a secondment.

Main duties of the job

You will provide a qualified specialist psychological therapy service for anxiety and depression to clients from the NHS Talking Therapies service. This involves providing specialist psychological assessment and therapy, using the therapy model specified by the NHS Talking Therapies for anxiety and depression Manual.

You will be joining the service at an exciting time with expansion across all areas which will open up excellent development opportunities.

You will receive regular supervision and an extensive programme of CPD opportunities to ensure your continued learning and development.

We are a friendly and supportive team with a strong focus on staff wellbeing. We often run fun team activities and social events.

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 and supported to participate in additional training and development activities.

You will also benefit from the generous NHS pension scheme and exclusive NHS discounts.

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

Main Duties:

  • To provide specialist psychological therapy assessments and treatments with clients referred to the NHS Talking Therapies service.

Communications and Relationships:
  • To communicate in a skilled and sensitive manner, information concerning the assessment, formulation and treatment plans of clients under their care.

Teaching, training, and supervision:
  • To receive regular clinical professional supervision from a qualified NHS Talking Therapies High Intensity Therapist and other professional colleagues.

Full details are in the job description.

Person Specification



  • Recognised/accredited post graduate level training in a psychological therapy



  • Experience of specialist psychological assessment and treatment of clients within an NHS Talking Therapies service
  • Experience of working with a variety of client groups and presenting problems


  • Experience of specialist psychological therapy across a range of care settings relevant to NHS Talking Therapies including outpatient, community and primary care



  • Able to work autonomously and independently with confidence

Employer details

Employer name

Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust


Green Lane Hospital

Lodge 3, Marshall road


SN10 5DS

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