Senior CBT Practitioner

Band 7

Main area
LIFT Psychology Swindon
Band 7
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Old Town Surgery, Swindon
£31,696-£41,787 per annum
24/10/2017 23:59

Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust (AWP) is a significant provider of high quality mental health services across a core catchment area covering Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES), Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon and Wiltshire. The Trust also provides specialist services for a wider catchment extending throughout the south west.

Our aim is to enable and empower people to reach their potential and to live fulfilling lives through providing recovery and reablement focused services that yield positive outcomes for our service users and their carers.

Specifically, The Trust provides services for people with mental health needs, with needs relating to drug or alcohol dependency and mental health services for people with learning disabilities. We also provide secure mental health services and work with the criminal justice system.

Increasingly AWP provides treatment and care in people's own homes and other community settings, reflecting the preferences of our service users. Our community services are supported by high quality inpatient services that provide short term assessment, treatment and care.


Lift psychology is a successful community Psychology service that has been delivering service for over 22 years. We are looking for a new senior staff member to be part of this friendly innovative team. This varied role would include supervision, training staff and other health care professionals, direct client work and the ability shape an evolving service. There may be opportunities to get involved in Health Psychology, our Sexual Assault Counselling project and our work linking up with secondary care services.

The service consists of clinical and counselling psychologists, counsellors, CBT therapists, psychological wellbeing practitioners and assistant psychologists. We would prefer the post holder to be an accredited /chartered therapist and be able to demonstrate some experience of delivering psychological interventions across a range of individuals with psychological difficulties You will need to be independently mobile as you will be working across different areas in Swindon.

You should have a real interest of working with people who are experiencing mental health difficulties, and with primary health care professionals seeking to improve care and treatment. You will need excellent communication skills and a proven track record of delivering services in a range of environments. . You will be involved with, and receive, ongoing in-service training and supervision

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Applicant requirements

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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