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Clinical Psychologist / CBT Therapist

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year per annum/pro-rata
Closing date
27 Jan 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Enthusiastic? Personable? Resourceful?

We are looking for a CBT Therapist or Clinical Psychologist who is committed to supporting developing services as part of a multi-disciplinary team. You will need excellent communication and organisational skills, and a keenness to be part of a busy and vibrant pathway. This is an exciting post and would suit someone who is keen to develop their skills in the Getting More Help pathway.

You will be part of our Wiltshire Mental Health Service. The service is designed to provide young people with expert help from a single point of access, and is part of the wider multi-disciplinary Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)

You will be joining the Getting More Help Pathway within Melksham CAMHS, a rapidly evolving service which is committed to adapting to meet diverse and challenging demands and to maintaining high quality specialist assessment and intervention whilst being mindful of throughput, innovation and efficiencies.

Main duties of the job

The appointed clinician will work along side our multi-disciplinary team consisting of Nurses , Social Workers, Occupational Therapists , Family therapists , Psychologist and Consultant Psychiatrists.

You will be expected to deliver generic mental health assessments and risk assessments of children and young people. Depending on the needs of the YP this could either be on an urgent or routine basis. Working collaboratively with CYP families/other agencies you will develop holistic plans of cares which are evidence based.

You will be expected to hold a clinical caseload of children and young people who require a psychology/CBT intervention. You will be joining our psychology team and will also be expected to provide consultation/support to other members of the team to discuss possible CYP that may require a psychology intervention.

About us

Th Melk sham CAMHS team is a supportive team with a particular focus on clinicians wellbeing. We understand that working in CAMHS can be challenging and therefore strive to ensure that clinicians are well supported. Teams managers work alongside clinicians to ensure that individual job plans are created to support clinicians in managing capacity of caseloads. We ensure that we celebrate our successes and acknowledge the hard work we do to support children and YP. There is a strong sense of team working and supporting one another.

There will be opportunities to develop clinical skills through ongoing training.

Benefits of working for Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust include:
  • Excellent opportunities for career progression
  • 27 days annual leave, plus bank holidays, with an increase to 33 days with continuous service
  • NHS Discount across a wide range of shops, restaurants and retailers
  • Staff accommodation
  • Competitive pension scheme
  • Lease car scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme

Job description Job responsibilities

At present we are working on a hybrid basis with a mixture of office working and working from home.

You will be expected to partake in the duty rota. This entails the clinician to respond and support plans for children and young people who are presenting with an element of risk.

Please note:

Banding may be dependent on the EABCP accreditation - this can be discussed at interview.
  • New starters have a 6 month probationary period. This, together with the induction process aims to create a positive supportive working environment allowing new employees to learn key elements of their role over a reasonable timescale.
  • Candidates not currently employed by the Trust who attend an interview for non-qualified Band 1-5 posts are required to undertake numeracy and literacy assessments.
  • Appointment to this post is subject to the trust receiving satisfactory references covering 3 years of employment or study. Please ask your referees to respond promptly to reference requests.
  • Employees are expected to undertake mandatory and statutory training related to their role.
  • We positively encourage applications from all areas of the community, regardless of gender, race, faith, disability, age or sexual orientation and we encourage applications from users of mental health services. This is part of our commitment to equality and reflecting the diversity of our population.
  • Oxford Health is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Current registration with the HCPC as a Clinical / Counselling Psychologist
  • Doctoral level training in clinical / counseling psychology including specifically models of psychopathology, clinical psychometrics and neuropsychology, two or more distinct psychological therapies and lifespan developmental psychology as accredited by the BPS.
  • Formal training in supervision of other psychologists.
  • Pre-qualification training and qualifications in research methodology, staff training and/or other fields of applied psychology.
Knowledge Essential
  • Skills in the use of complex methods of psychological assessment, intervention and management frequently requiring sustained and intense concentration
  • Well developed skills in the ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, complex, highly technical and/or clinically sensitive information to clients, their families, carers and other professional colleagues both within and outside the NHS
  • Skills in providing consultation to other professional and nonprofessional groups.
  • Doctoral level knowledge of research methodology, research design and complex, multivariate data analysis as practiced within the clinical fields of psychology
  • Evidence of continuing professional development as recommended by the BPS / HCPC
Experience Essential
  • Experience of working as a qualified clinical / counselling psychologist within CAMHS.
  • Experience of teaching and training
  • Experience of supervision of staff.
  • Experience of supervision of trainee clinical / counselling psychologists
  • Experience of specialist psychological assessment and treatment of CAMHS clients across the full range of care settings, including outpatient, community, primary care and in patient settings.
  • Experience of working with a wide variety of client groups, across the whole life course presenting problems that reflect the full range of clinical severity including maintaining a high degree of professionalism in the face of highly emotive and distressing problems, verbal abuse and threat of physical abuse
  • Demonstrate further specialist training/experience through having received a minimum of 50 hours clinical supervision in a specific modality, or any other relevant supervised practice experience including case presentations, supported by short courses approved by the Trust Head of Psychology, and assessed at interview

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