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Band 7 Clinical/Counselling Psychologist/CBT Therapist

Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year per annum
Closing date
27 Jan 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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We have an exciting opportunity for you to be a part of a growing and successful Psychological Therapies Service (PTS). As a member of the PTS, you will be part of a thriving team with a range of experience in different therapeutic modalities, as well as opportunities to access training to support your professional development. Whilst a member of the PTS, our team members are embedded within a base team, in this case the West Wiltshire Community Mental Health Team (covering Warminster, Trowbridge and Devizes), encouraging strong and valuable relationships, working alongside other professionals to ensure that the best possible care is provided to those we support.

We are an enthusiastic and innovative team who value the input and contribution of all our team members, and strive to offer the best evidence-based, person-centred, service possible to our service users. As such, we currently offer a range of therapies including CBT, EMDR, CFT ACT, DBT, CAT, Integrative, Schema focused, Mindfulness, and Solution focused ways of working, in both group and individual contexts.

This role will appeal to a Psychologist or CBT therapist keen to utilise and develop their experience of delivering evidence based and NICE concordant therapy, within a supportive environment. Applications are invited from suitably qualified staff. We would also consider applicants coming to the end of their clinical training who are looking to start, or continue, their career here in Wiltshire.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for a compassionate, thoughtful and enthusiastic psychologist or CBT therapist to join our friendly, close-knit team. We would welcome a practitioner who can demonstrate an interest in working with service users with severe and enduring mental health difficulties, and a commitment to improving their wellbeing, through direct evidence-based clinical interventions and, or supporting others to ensure care-plans are psychologically-informed. We would particularly welcome someone with an interest in building the provision of evidence-based practice in an area of their interest (psychosis, trauma, mood disorders, or personality disorders).

The successful applicant would be well supported and supervised by a Senior Clinical Psychologist as well as benefitting from the wider support of the PTS and CMHT. If the successful candidate is a CBT therapist, their supervision will be provided by a BABCP accredited practitioner, ensuring they are supported to apply their valuable and transferrable skillset to a secondary care population.

This is a fantastic opportunity to be able develop your skills, as well as shape and improve the psychological provision for patients with complex conditions.

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 provide a high quality and largely autonomous and systematic clinical psychology service.

To undertake specialist assessments, including risk assessment and assessment for suitability for specialist psychological therapies with clients and their carers (as appropriate to the role).

To formulate and implement plans for the formal psychological treatment and/or management of clients mental health problems, based upon an appropriate conceptual framework of the clients problems, and employing methods based upon evidence of efficacy, across the full range of care settings.

To be responsible for providing a psychological interventions for individuals, carers and groups, within and across teams.

To provide at least one specialist evidence based psychological intervention as dictated by the needs of the service

To provide specialist consultation to members of the various teams in the area and beyond regarding formulation and psychological management of clients of those teams.

To use specialist psychological knowledge and skills to contribute to the more effective management of patients by teams.

To be involved in the development and delivery of training within the Trust.

To participate in clinical and caseload supervision arrangements provided by the Service

To maintain accurate records and to monitor clinical workload using agreed systems.

To support the full implementation of CPA or equivalent including acting as care-co-ordinator as appropriate to the needs of the service.

Person Specification Experience Essential
  • Experience of working in adult mental health
  • Experience of working with severe and enduring difficulties
Qualifications Essential
  • Doctorate in clinical or counselling psychology
  • BABCP accreditation
  • Further training in evidence based therapy

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