Band 7 Clinical Psychologist / Psychological Therapist - BANES PTS

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

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you passionate about applying your psychological knowledge and skills with adults of working age within an innovative and developing psychological therapies team? Would you like to work in the beautiful UNESCO city of Bath?

We are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic Clinical Psychologist or Psychological Therapist to join our friendly, innovative and well-respected multidisciplinary Psychological Therapies Service in BANES. It is an exciting time in BANES as our team is developing at a pace with several new staff recently joining including a newly created Head of Therapies, Dr Kate Chapman.

Banes PTS offers a wide range of psychological therapies including CBT, EMDR, MBT, DBT, Art Psychotherapy, Family and Couples Therapy and Psychodynamic therapy, in both group and individual contexts.

PTS is developing good relationships with other teams in the locality, who value the input and contribution of all our team members. We strive to offer the best service possible to our service users.

We would welcome an informal chat or visit and look forward to reading your application.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for somebody with excellent communication and engagement skills, who can work autonomously whilst enjoying being an integrated member of the Therapies and locality teams. The post-holder will be able to demonstrate a highly specialist level of clinical competencies in one or more NICE recommended psychological therapies. The candidate must be accredited or meet the knowledge and skills criteria for accreditation.

We provide opportunities for training and development and support our staff in skills acquisition and through supervision.

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.

Banes Therapies is based in Bath NHS House, co-located with several other community teams. A few minutes walk away, on the RUH site, are our wards and acute teams. We have another clinical base at Paulton Hospital.

Job description Job responsibilities

Banes PTS offers a wide range of psychological therapies including CBT, EMDR, MBT, DBT, Art Psychotherapy, Family and Couples Therapy and Psychodynamic therapy, in both group and individual contexts. The successful candidate will work into one or two therapy workstreams depending on a match between clinical experience and service needs.

Additionally, the post holder will apply their psychological knowledge and skills in a variety of ways within BaNES Therapies and the wider service (e.g., through consultation, training and supervision). We are keen as a team to share our knowledge and skills with other teams in the locality to ensure people who access our service get the most effective and safe service. The role also involves liaison with other services across the Trust.

The Therapies team is an integral part of the wider BaNES Mental Health services. We work closely with BSW divisional teams such as the Complex Emotional Needs Team and will be heavily involved in future Community Mental Health Framework innovations as they develop.

See job description and person specification or feel welcome to contact us for an informal chat.

Person Specification Essential Essential
  • Evidence based therapeutic interventions with client group.
  • Clinical supervision/ consultation with other professionals.
  • Experience of working alongside multidisciplinary colleagues
  • Psychological assessment skills and knowledge
  • Advanced theoretical and practical knowledge in the specialism
  • Ability to use this knowledge to think systemically/ organisationally
  • Experience of risk assessment and management.
  • Knowledge of relevant Legislation g. MH Act.
  • Experience of delivery of training.
  • Relevant R&D or clinical audit work post qualification.
  • Clinical supervision of clinical psychology trainees or equivalent
  • Care Co-ordination or equivalent role.
Skills/Personal attributes Essential
  • Ability to work effectively and flexibly as an integral member of a team
  • Good communication and liaison skills
  • Well organised with good administration skills.
  • Empathy/engagement skills with the client group
  • Ability to cope with workload pressure/prioritise workload.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Self-awareness and emotional resilience

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