CBTp Practitioner - Band 7

Gloucestershire Health & Care NHS Foundation Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year per annum
Closing date
4 Jun 2023

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Mental health, Mental health practitioner
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
GRIP (Gloucestershire Recovery in Psychosis) is a county-wide Early Intervention in Psychosis team, that provides care to people experiencing their First Episode of Psychosis. The aim of the team is to work in line with the principles of Early Intervention to deliver specialist care that reflects the principles of recovery and social inclusion.

The team works intensively over a period of up to three years with clients, their families and the wider community to provide the best possible outcomes for people experiencing psychosis and to mitigate the long-term effects of serious mental illness. We are a dynamic, expanding multi-disciplinary team with a strong focus on patient-centred care and promoting hope/collaborative working.

We are pleased to be able to offer the opportunity for an enthusiastic, motivated Band 7 CBTp Practitioner to join our team.

Main duties of the job

The ideal candidate will show a keen interest in Early Intervention in Psychosis values - taking a flexible, compassionate and person-centred approach to working with people at a difficult stage in their lives, and promoting hope for the patient and their family.

Main tasks and responsibilities include providing CBTp to clients within the Early Intervention for Psychosis service, receiving individual and group supervision, providing supervision for CBTp therapists in training, offering CBTp based consultations to members of the multi-disciplinary team and attending team meetings. The post holder will also have a role in providing family work interventions and attending family work supervision, attending psychology meetings, participating in complex case discussions, contributing to business and skills sharing meetings, assisting with initial assessments, taking psychology referrals and the running of the family and friends carers group.

About us

At Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust, we are supportive of the people we care for in the community and aim to provide a fully responsive service to everyone who needs it. This is the same approach we take for our employees. We look to value the skills and experiences of those we work with, whether they are service users, carers, families or those looking to work with us.

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust is part of the NHS. We treat NHS patients according to NHS principles and standards. The difference is the Trust is accountable to local people, rather than to Government, and so we are able to work closely with our community to develop services in the way that best suits the needs of local people.

Our Staff Survey results showed people at our Trust feel they are engaged, part of a team and work for a compassionate and inclusive organisation.

Our overall scores were better than average in eight of nine themes and level in one - the best overall results for a community, mental health and learning disabilities Trust in the south west and first equal amongst all sector NHS providers within the region too.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Previous applicants need not re-apply.

The qualification, training & experience requirements for the role are underlined in the Job Description/Person Specification.

Closing date: 4th June2023

(We reserve the right to close this advert early if we receive suitable applications)

Please refer to the Additional Information attachment before submitting your application.

Person Specification



  • Registered core mental health professional
  • Advanced Expertise in area of specialism (psychosis)
  • Group and/or individual supervision qualification
  • Developmental expertise
  • Recognised qualification in a psychological intervention with relevant registration (eg BABCP)
  • Post graduate qualification in CBT ( to include specialist training in CBT for psychosis)


  • Experience of acting as a Care Programme Approach (CPA) coordinator, key-worker or similar.
  • Broad range of post-qualification experience
  • Teaching and Assessing Qualification
  • PGDip Psychological Therapies Practice (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Psychosis and Bipolar Disorder)
  • Experience of conducting appraisals and monitoring performance of staff
  • Examples of contributing to service development initiatives
  • Care co-ordination or equivalent role with people with complex psychological needs

Length and/or nature of experience


  • Highly experienced clinician specialising in mental health
  • Experience of working with people who present with a wide range of complex and serious mental health problems
  • Experience of individual and group supervision skills


  • Experience of promoting service user and carer involvement
  • Strategic understanding gained through experience

Professional / Managerial / Specialist Knowledge


  • Expert understanding of evidence-based practice
  • Clinical role model
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Able to use own initiative to plan and manage multiple work streams
  • Able to analyse and interpret complex and potentially conflicting information to effectively deliver care
  • Self-motivated and will act with minimal guidance to establish goals and strategies reflecting local and national priorities
  • Able to work autonomously and to effectively engage others in collaborative working
  • Access to personal transport


  • Evidence of reflective practice and life-long learning
  • In-depth knowledge of clinical/social/political drivers of change
  • IT literate in a number of software packages including PowerPoint and Word

Personal skills, abilities and attributes


  • Ability to undertake all statutory and mandatory training including Breakaway (subject to Occupational Health clearance)
  • IT skills including: Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
  • Ability to work on own initiative and make sound decisions
  • Able to demonstrate commitment to continuing professional development
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Able to demonstrate commitment to continuous improvement
  • Able to demonstrate a flexible approach to work
  • Able manage time effectively
  • Ability to liaise/negotiate with external agencies
  • Self awareness and control
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Commitment to the highest ethical and professional values
  • Ability to champion and embrace change
  • Ability to motivate and support staff
  • Professional credibility
  • Team player
  • Influencing skills
  • Politically aware

Other requirements


  • Ability to travel to all parts of the Trust and beyond Trust boundaries
  • Able to attend and participate in all mandatory and statutory training events

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

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust



Rikenel, The Park



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