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Clinical Psychologist / Counselling Psychologist or CBT Therapist

Band 7

Main area
Bucks Mental Health Services
Band 7
Fixed term / secondment for 12 months
Full-time, 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Whiteleaf Centre
£37,570 to £43,772 per annum
08/04/2020 23:59

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust has been rated as Good by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

We are a responsive and innovative Foundation Trust that places our values of Caring, Safe and Excellent at the heart of everything we do. We take great pride in our staff and believe that investing in you is key to us achieving our vision of outstanding care delivered by outstanding people.

We work with a wide range of partner organisations to deliver care and support to people in their own homes and from a number of hospitals and community bases. We focus on delivering care as close to home as possible.


We wish to appoint a Clinical/Counselling Psychologist or CBT Therapist to join our established, friendly and supportive team to provide cover for a 12 month period. This might be attractive to existing Oxford Health staff members, from a different service, who would like to develop skills with this client group as a secondment. You will work within North Buckinghamshire Specialist Psychological Therapies (step 4) and the AMHTs to provide psychological assessments and interventions for adults with severe and/or complex mental health problems, their families and carers.

The Buckinghamshire Psychological Therapies Pathway has over 120 staff including clinical and counselling psychologists, CBT therapists, family therapists and psychotherapists providing a wide range of evidence-based and innovative psychological therapies. The post will be attractive to clinical/counselling psychologists or CBT therapists with an interest in working with people with severe and/or complex mental health problems.

You should be able to demonstrate your use of evidence-based practice in specialist adult mental health settings, including competence in cognitive-behavioural and third wave approaches. As a member of Specialist Psychological Therapies you will work closely with colleagues in our adult mental health community and in-patient teams. You will also liaise with and support psychological therapists working at earlier steps in the Buckinghamshire Psychological Therapies Pathway.

You will work with the Clinical Lead, Locality Leads, Team Manager and your team to ensure that the Buckinghamshire Psychological Therapies Pathway achieves its key objectives of delivering integrated, safe, accessible, responsive, effective and caring services to people in Buckinghamshire. You will ensure the service you provide is of a high quality and meets national guidance as well as meeting local and nationally agreed targets.

In turn, you will receive expert clinical supervision and will have access to CPD activities. There are also opportunities for service development, service evaluation/research and teaching/training.

The post will be based at the Whiteleaf Centre in Aylesbury.


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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

Dr.John Pimm (Consultant Clinical Psychologist & Clinical Lead) on 07825 113185, or Dr Rebecca Mitchell (Consultant Clinical Psychologist & Locality Lead) on 01865 901620.