CBT Therapist

North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pro rata, per annum
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Mental health
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

We are recruiting a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist

Band 7, permanent, 37.5 hours a week

Greenfields CMHT are looking to expand our therapy provision, and are seeking to appoint a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist to work in our friendly and supportive team. Greenfields is a well-established multi-disciplinary team that works with Adults over the ag of 18. There are professionals from a range of backgrounds in the team, including psychiatry, nursing, psychology, social work and CBT therapists. The team is one of four community Adult teams in the region.

We are looking for a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist who is trained in working with a range of mental health difficulties, enjoys being a part of a multi-disciplinary team, and is committed to delivering high quality services for adults.

We are keen to explore new and innovative ways of meeting the needs of the adults who access our service.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be personally accountable for their own professional practice and have a legal/professional responsibility to service users, colleagues, employers and self. As a senior evidenced based therapist they will provide highly specialist clinical services, ensuring evidence-based practice is delivered to improve the quality and shape of responsive services. They will be responsible for maintaining operational and clinical service mechanisms that support safe high quality care. The post holder will present a professional image of their professional practice in psychotherapy and promote a positive image for the Trust to children, young people and families, carers and the community as a whole.

The post holder will be expected to adopt the policies and philosophy of the Trust and of the service, and provide care using a range of therapeutic interventions which promote independence, foster a learning culture and enhance the autonomy of the service user. They will be required to sustain respectful, consistent and reliable therapeutic relationships with service users that enhance their ability to build social networks and work in partnership with other agencies.

About us

Our Trust is on an incredible journey of innovation and we'd like you to be part of it.

Our vision is 'To be Outstanding in all we do and how we do it.' Our teams pride themselves on compassion, team work and resilience. The Trust supports you by offering a flexible shift system including twilight shifts and compressed hours to support working families and our staff parking is free on all our main sites.

As an employee and representative of the Trust, you are required to demonstrate and uphold the Trust's Values. These are:

Proud to CARE:


Caring with compassion, it's about how we listen, what we say, what we do.


Friendly, welcoming, sharing ideas and being open


Taking personal and collective responsibility, being accountable for our actions


Striving for the best, for high-quality safe care and continually improving

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description for full details.

The post holder will work, in partnership with the operational and clinical leaders, Medical Consultants and Multi-Disciplinary Teams, to ensure highly specialist levels of clinical practice in assessment, management and treatment of adults within the service.

As a senior evidenced based therapist and as a member of the multi-disciplinary clinical team, the post holder will deliver highly specialist clinical practice, under supervision and within national and local professional guidelines and competencies.

Person Specification



  • Mental health related professional (e.g. Qualified RMN, social worker, occupational therapist, or a psychological therapist) and professionally registered with the appropriate body with either a Post Graduate Diploma in CBT, a Masters degree in CBT or equivalent.



  • Significant experience of working in mental health services



  • Full range of skills and competencies as laid out in the competence framework for CBT (Roth and Pilling 2007)

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