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Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist

Band 7

Main area
Getting More Help CAMHS
Band 7
Part time: 26.25 hours per week
Job ref
Melksham Community Hospital
£37,570 to £43,772 pro rata
01/03/2020 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.


This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist to join our well established multi-disciplinary Getting More Help team based at Melksham Community Hospital.

We are a well-established supportive and caring multi-disciplinary team in Wiltshire, closely connected to all the teams in Swindon/Wiltshire and Banes. This presents an exciting opportunity to join a strong and established network of Child psychotherapists across this area, who meet regularly to share our work and consider new learning. You would be working alongside the lead child psychotherapist in the area, in a team who are very welcoming to newly qualified staff members. We try to be a truly 0-18 service, so alongside your work with older children you will also be involved in working with infant mental health cases and working closely with our health visitor colleagues to ensure the needs of young children have a strong place in our CAMHS service.

If you are an ACP qualified child psychotherapist, we welcome you to apply for this exciting opportunity. The Melksham team, nestled in a beautiful semi-rural area of the country with road and rail links to Bath, Bristol and Swindon delivers the Thrive model to children and young people aged 0-18 years who present with a wide range of mental health difficulties.  Oxford Health are a progressive trust who are often at the forefront of new service developments across the South West.

This position offers many exciting opportunities! You have the possibility of joining our Complex case Pathway, where we offer multi agency consultation to complex cases as well as working closely with colleagues from other disciplines to ensure we best meet the need of the young people in our community.

You will be part of an experienced and reflective multi-disciplinary team offering generic and specialist assessments and providing complex case consultations. As well as individual child psychotherapy, we also offer parent child relationship focused interventions, parent infant psychotherapy and STPP. You will receive regular clinical and management supervision within an environment that values the mutual support and skills of team members.  

The role will include:

  • Providing a high-quality specialist psychotherapy service to clients with complex mental health problems including severe, enduring, multiple disorders and challenging behavior.
  • Offering advice, consultancy and supervision, and support the work of colleagues.
  • Providing care and treatment, according to expertise.
  • Providing training to a range of qualified and unqualified staff across mental health areas, as agreed.
  • Working autonomously within professional guidelines and the overall framework of the team’s policies and procedures.
  • Utilising research skills for audit and contribute to research and training within the areas served by the teams and service. 
  • To be involved in service developments, as appropriate.

Applicants within six months of qualifying from and ACP approved training school can apply for this post.

Would you like to dive into our tuck box, raise money for our toilet in Africa, share a secret about yourself with our team at our fun packed disco inferno Christmas party, eat fruit on Wellbeing Wednesday, lunch with the team on Tuesday or delight us at our summer bake off competition? These are just a few things we do at our Award-Winning Service that makes us a happy, friendly and supportive team to work in.

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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

Susannah Marks - Lead Child Psychotherapist on 01865 903777.

Nel Bartlett - Clinical Team Manager on 01865 903777.