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Child and Adolescent Mental Health
Band 6
Fixed Term 24 months
30 hours per week
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Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust
Employer type
Knowle Clinic
£26,565-£35,577 per annum, pro rata
26/10/2017 23:59
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Trainee Child Psychotherapist

Band 6

Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust (AWP) is a significant provider of high quality mental health services across a core catchment area covering Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES), Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon and Wiltshire. The Trust also provides specialist services for a wider catchment extending throughout the south west.

Our aim is to enable and empower people to reach their potential and to live fulfilling lives through providing recovery and reablement focused services that yield positive outcomes for our service users and their carers.

Specifically, The Trust provides services for people with mental health needs, with needs relating to drug or alcohol dependency and mental health services for people with learning disabilities. We also provide secure mental health services and work with the criminal justice system.

Increasingly AWP provides treatment and care in people's own homes and other community settings, reflecting the preferences of our service users. Our community services are supported by high quality inpatient services that provide short term assessment, treatment and care.


Applications are invited for the above post to be based in the South CAMHS team, Bristol.

The post is hosted by Avon and Wiltshire Partnership Trust and funded by Health Education South West.

Funding covers the costs of the first two years of the pre-clinical training (Observation Course fees plus cost of analysis in Year2 – but not travel). At this time there is no salary although in some circumstance there may be the possibility of being employed as an assistant in Year 2.

The appointee will need to apply to the Tavistock Clinic in Year 2 for the clinical training. This is a separate process. If unsuccessful funding will cease at this point. If successful you will be funded for the 4 year clinical training (course fees (based on those charged by the Tavistock Clinic); analysis; salary as a trainee based on working 0.8 wte at Band 7; travel to and from the Tavistock on a day release basis in term time).

Applicants will need to be graduates with an honours degree and already have a place on a Tavistock Observation Course (if in Year 2 already then they would undertake the Advanced Individual Programme at the Tavistock in 2018-19)

You are encouraged to contact Paul Barrows (Professional Lead) 0117 919 0330 for further details / informal visits and to check your pre-qualifications before applying.

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Applicant requirements

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

Paul Barrows
0117 919 0330

If you have problems applying, contact

01225 731727