Band 7 CBT Therapist / MHWP Supervisor

Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust

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Job summary

CBT Therapist / MHWP supervisor

Swindon Psychological Therapies Service (PTS) are seeking a BABCP accredited CBT therapist to work as part of a multidisciplinary team to support the development of other staff in delivering CBT and psychologically informed interventions for serious mental health problems.

AWP are currently involved in an exciting programme to transform the workforce to increase access to psychological interventions/ psychologically informed interventions as part of the Community Mental Health Framework. As part of this programme, across the BSW (Banes, Swindon and Wiltshire division), we are recruiting Mental Health Wellbeing Practitioner (MHWP) posts to work in Recovery/ Assessment and Treatment teams/ older adult community teams, alongside a small cohort of existing trainees nearing completion of their training.

The supervisor role will be a key part of this workforce development.

Main duties of the job

You will provide clinical supervision and some teaching to these new and trainee practitioners, and will liaise closely with the programme team at Exeter University who are providing the taught part of the programme.

Clinically, you will carry a small caseload of service users with complex mental health problems, providing high quality CBT. Many of the service users who are referred to Swindon PTS have a history of complex trauma so experience of working with these presentations would be ideal, but we would also welcome applications from practitioners with other areas of interest and expertise.

Swindon PTS comprises a supportive team of Clinical & Counselling Psychologists, CBT Therapists, Arts Psychotherapists and a Family Therapist. In order to support you in your role, you will receive regular, high quality clinical supervision from an experienced BABCP accredited CBT Therapist, as well as "supervision of supervision". All PTS staff have access to regular activities to support their ongoing professional development, including attendance at a bi-monthly CPD Club. The team has a strong emphasis on promoting staff wellbeing, including monthly wellbeing sessions, bi-monthly reflective practice & monthly Compassion Focussed Staff Support sessions. There will be opportunities to link closely with colleagues in similar roles and other psychological therapists as well as contribute to internal teaching in AWP.

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.

Date posted

05 August 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 7

Salary

£40,057 to £45,839 a year per annum pro rata

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time, Part-time

Reference number

342-SWN241-0822

Job locations

Chatsworth House

Bath Road

Swindon

SN1 4BP


Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description, person specification and key local information for further detail in relation to this role

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description, person specification and key local information for further detail in relation to this role

Person Specification

Education and qualification

Essential

  • Qualified Registered Mental Health Professional [Mental Health Nurse, Psychologist, Social Worker, Occupational Therapist].
  • CBT accredited with the BABCP or accreditable as per BABCP guidelines

Desirable

  • oAppropriate teaching qualification or experience to enable provision of high standard of teaching at pre and postgraduate level

Experience and knowledge

Essential

  • Experience and knowledge of providing high quality CBT work with complex trauma, psychosis or other presentations
  • Substantial experience in a band 6 post or higher
  • Substantial practice experience in inpatient, day and / or community settings
  • High degree of self awareness
  • Experience of clinical audit or research

Desirable

  • Additional training in relevant specialist intervention

Skills and abilities

Essential

  • Competence in assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating psychological therapies
  • Ability to use supervision and to provide supervision and consultation
  • Ability to work with other staff to develop skills
  • Competence in risk management
Person Specification

Education and qualification

Essential

  • Qualified Registered Mental Health Professional [Mental Health Nurse, Psychologist, Social Worker, Occupational Therapist].
  • CBT accredited with the BABCP or accreditable as per BABCP guidelines

Desirable

  • oAppropriate teaching qualification or experience to enable provision of high standard of teaching at pre and postgraduate level

Experience and knowledge

Essential

  • Experience and knowledge of providing high quality CBT work with complex trauma, psychosis or other presentations
  • Substantial experience in a band 6 post or higher
  • Substantial practice experience in inpatient, day and / or community settings
  • High degree of self awareness
  • Experience of clinical audit or research

Desirable

  • Additional training in relevant specialist intervention

Skills and abilities

Essential

  • Competence in assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating psychological therapies
  • Ability to use supervision and to provide supervision and consultation
  • Ability to work with other staff to develop skills
  • Competence in risk management

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Additional information

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust

Address

Chatsworth House

Bath Road

Swindon

SN1 4BP


Employer's website

http://www.awp.nhs.uk/about-us/working-for-us/ (Opens in a new tab)

Employer details

Employer name

Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust

Address

Chatsworth House

Bath Road

Swindon

SN1 4BP


Employer's website

http://www.awp.nhs.uk/about-us/working-for-us/ (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

Head of Psychological Therapies Service, Swindon

Imogen Reid

imogen.reid@nhs.net

01793715000

Date posted

05 August 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 7

Salary

£40,057 to £45,839 a year per annum pro rata

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time, Part-time

Reference number

342-SWN241-0822

Job locations

Chatsworth House

Bath Road

Swindon

SN1 4BP


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