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 8B HCPC Registered Clinical Psychologist or Counselling Psychologist (Lead for Later Life) (Victoria Centre, Swindon) (22.5 hours) Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust
We are looking for an experienced Clinical or Counselling Psychologist to lead the ongoing development of the provision of psychological therapies within our Later Life services. The post holder would have line management responsibility for the psychological therapies staff working in Later Life, currently two psychologists, an Art Therapist, Music Therapist and another therapist. The service also regularly takes undergraduate psychology placement students and trainees from the Clinical Psychology Doctoral training programme at the University of Bath.
There is a particular interest within Later Life services to think about ways of improving the service provided for people with a diagnosis of Personality Disorder. The role will include the provision of training and supervision for Later Life staff, as well as direct clinical input to service users.
The post holder would receive line management and clinical supervision from the Psychological Therapies Service (PTS) in Swindon. They would also be a part of the senior management team for PTS. The Psychological Therapies Service comprises a supportive team of Clinical Psychologists, Counselling Psychologists, Clinical Nurse Specialists in CBT and Arts Therapists. We are an ageless service, with staff working from a number of bases across Swindon.
The successful applicant will be enthusiastic and highly motivated to provide a good quality, evidence based psychological service within a changing and challenging environment. They will have experience of working with individuals with complex psychological difficulties and risk issues within secondary care, and a proven commitment to the development of services for Later Life service users. They will enjoy working as part of a team and thrive on working under pressure.
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, or to arrange a visit, please contact Dr Imogen Reid, Head of Psychological Therapies Service, Swindon on 01793 715000 or 07879 440239