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Band 7 Veterans Service Psychological Therapist- Wiltshire and Dorset

Band 7

Main area
Veterans Mental Health
Grade
Band 7
Contract
Substantive
Hours
Full Time 37.5 Hours per week
Job ref
342-SS150-0719
Site
Fountain Way, Wilton Road, Salisbury
Town
Wiltshire and Dorset
Salary
From £37,570 per annum
Closing
01/09/2019 23:59

This is an exciting post for an experienced and committed psychologist or psychological therapist to be part of the military veterans' Complex Treatment Service (CTS).

This service started in April 2018 and sits alongside the Transition, Intervention and Liaison Service (TILS) providing specialist Veterans Mental Health support.

It is one of many teams around England, offering specialist treatment to veterans with complex presentations that have either not improved with previous treatment or have been rejected by other primary or secondary mental health services.

The Complex Treatment Service operates across the South West region and operates a hub and spoke model for service delivery. The main hub is based in Weston Super Mare, however regular travel to the hub is not required.

This particular post will cover Wiltshire and Dorset. It is an exciting opportunity for experienced practitioners who are keen to work with this challenging but ultimately rewarding specialist population.

Referrals for the CTS will be only from the TILS service, who provide specialist assessment in the region. This role will offer treatment of up to 20 sessions and will need to liaise closely with TILS practitioners to enable good referral processes and joint working when appropriate.

You will provide support/supervision to other clinicians, training to other health professionals and consultation/liaison with other statutory and non-statutory services. You must be an experienced clinician, an excellent communicator, have a flexible approach to your work and be enthusiastic about the continuing development of mental health services for veterans.

An armed forces background is not essential but may be helpful, as would an understanding of issues facing ex-forces personnel.

The service is committed to following the NICE guidelines so qualification in a evidence based treatment that is recommended for treating the clinical issues commonly experienced by military veterans is essential. 

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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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Further details / informal visits contact

Matt Flynn
Community Services Manager
e: matthew.flynn@nhs.net
m: 07712 424162