Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust (AWP) provides inpatient and community-based mental health care for people living in Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES), Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon and Wiltshire. We also provide specialist services extending throughout the south west.
We employ over 4,000 dedicated members of staff who deliver services from more than 90 locations, working in approximately 150 teams across a geographical region of 2,200 miles, for a population of approximately 1.8million people.
We are passionate about promoting good mental health and wellbeing. We strive to use the expertise and resources within our organisation, and through our partnerships, to deliver high quality services that are safe and focused on people's recovery. Our staff are pivotal in everything we do and we are committed to involving them fully in the development of the Trust and our services.
Band 7 HPC Registered Clinical Psychologist or Counselling Psychologist (Swindon Psychological Therapies Service, Chatsworth House, Swindon) (37.5 hours) –Substantive
Swindon Local Delivery Unit (LDU)
Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust
We are looking to recruit a Clinical Psychologist or Counselling Psychologist to join the Psychological Therapies Service (PTS) in Swindon. This post would be suitable for a newly qualified psychologist or for someone with some post-qualification experience.
Swindon Psychological Therapies Service (PTS) comprises a supportive multi-disciplinary team of Clinical Psychologists, Counselling Psychologists, Clinical Nurse Specialists in CBT and Arts Psychotherapists. We are an ageless service, but this post would be working with adults of working age.
We work closely with the local Recovery Team, offering consultancy and training and supervision in the delivery of psychological interventions. We already offer a range of therapeutic approaches, including CBT, DBT, CFT, and access to Family Therapy in Bath. We are also looking to develop our provision of Mentalisation Based Therapy (MBT). This post would provide the opportunity to develop skills in working with people with a range of presentations. However, we would be particularly interested in receiving applications from people who are interested in working with people with psychosis, or with people with a diagnosis of Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder. Many of the people who are referred to our service have a significant trauma history and this is an important part of our work with service users.
All Swindon PTS staff receive regular management and clinical supervision and have access to activities to support their continuing professional development We have close links with local training providers, including the Clinical Psychology Doctoral programme at the University of Bath.
The successful applicant will be enthusiastic and highly motivated to provide a good quality, evidence based psychological service within a changing environment. They will have experience of working with individuals with complex psychological difficulties and risk issues within secondary mental health care settings. They will enjoy working as part of a team and enjoy the challenge of working with individuals with complex presentations.
You must have appropriate UK professional registration.
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.
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For further information contact Dr Imogen Reid, Head of Psychological Therapies Service, Swindon on 01793 715000 or 07879 440239