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B7 CBT Therapist

Surrey & Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£43,574 to £49,587 a year Incl 5% Fringe HCAS
Closing date
31 May 2023
We are looking for a CBT Therapist to join our friendly and innovative Early Intervention in Psychosis (EIIP) Service.

This is an exciting time to be involved in early intervention, with national recognition of the effectiveness of the model leading to plans to expand and enhance the care that we provide. The role offers excellent professional development; including teaching and consultation to MDT colleagues and develop skills in providing psychological opinion and knowledge within a friendly MDT. This is alongside the opportunity to provide individual and group psychological interventions including CBT for psychosis and an ACT for psychosis group.

The post is based in our East Surrey Team based at Horizon House in Epsom with a satellite base in Redhill. The CBT Therapist would be seeing clients across the East Surrey area and so a driving licence and use of a car is essential. Some remote working continues.

Our EIIP service are MDTs consisting of community Psychiatric Nurses, Social Workers, Occupational Therapists, Administrators, Psychiatrists and Psychologists working with people aged between 14 and 65 who have experienced a first episode of psychosis. We seek actively to engage, assess, treat and support people in their recovery, and work with them for up to three years.

You will be involved in assessment of clients referred to the team and will provide psychological therapy to clients.

Main duties of the job

You will be providing a specialist CBT service to promote recovery and valued living for people with first episode psychosis and their carers. Delivering high quality psychology assessments, formulation, interventions and consultation and providing supervision and guidance to MDT colleagues to facilitate psychological thinking and interventions throughout the service, which includes the following:

To be responsible for the delivery of CBT to clients within the EIIP Services across East/Mid Surrey.

To collaborate closely with MDT colleagues in providing a biopsychosocial treatment programme for clients with first episode psychosis.

To assist the Principal Psychologist in coordinating referrals to therapies within EIIP and to ensure waiting times are managed effectively within Trust guidelines.

To provide a CBT perspective within the team and provide consultation to MDT colleagues.

To carry out service related development and project work under the direction of the lead psychologist.

To supervise and teach unqualified staff including students

The postholder will be expected to work flexibly within the service

About us

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is the leading provider of health and social care services for people of all ages with mental ill-health and learning disabilities in Surrey and North East Hampshire. We also provide social care services for people with a learning disability in Croydon and ASD and ADHD assessment services in Hampshire.

We actively seek to engage people who use our services and our communities in improving the mental wellbeing of the local population. We work closely with other NHS and voluntary sector organisations who provide services and support people who use services and carers.

Surrey is a beautiful county lying just 30 minutes away from Central London and from the South Coast.

Our historic market towns and bustling districts are enveloped in wonderful countryside, and our excellent road and rail networks bring the rest of the country withing easy reach.

For international travel, both Gatwick and Heathrow airports are nearby.

Please note that we reserve the right to close posts as soon as sufficient applications are received.

Working from home contracts do not attract high cost area payments.

We look forward to receiving your application!

Job description

Job responsibilities


To be professionally and legally responsible and accountable for all aspects of clinical work and care. To maintain high standards of care in all areas of practice in accordance with the HCPC Code of Conduct, professional guidelines and Trust Policies and Procedures. To act within the Mental Health Act and Mental Capacity Act (2005). To be aware of and implement Safeguarding Adult and Child Protection Policies, Procedures and legislation.

To carry out comprehensive psychological assessments and formulation, plan implement and evaluate delivery of psychology interventions and consultations to support people with specific needs.

To actively involve people in developing and agreeing their own care plan, to act as an advocate and ensure that there is proper regard for their dignity, choice, self-esteem, racial, cultural, sexual and religious needs and preferences.

To work creatively to adapt verbal and written communication to meet the needs of people who use our services

To undertake comprehensive risk assessments and develop effective risk management plans.

To establish and maintain effective partnerships and relationships with colleagues, other agencies, people who use services and their carers and support staff.
  • Educate and involve family members and others in treatment as necessary, conveying CBT and other psychological formulations with sensitivity in easily understood language.
  • To be responsible for providing a CBT perspective in the multi-disciplinary assessment of service users and their families or carers.

To contribute to conducting clinical audit, quality assurance and research, maintaining current knowledge of research findings and development within specific care group

Contribute to the teaching and training of mental health professionals and other staff working in the service.

After completion of supervision training, supervise staff in the service.

To contribute to developing and providing a range of specialist teaching/training packages which can be delivered to a range of multi-disciplinary audiences.

To positively contribute to divisional and team developments in relation to all aspects of psychology practice.

To contribute to the development and implementation of appropriate policies, protocols and care pathways.

To contribute to the evaluation of the Service by participating in service-related audit, research and evaluation projects. To contribute to the project management of complex audit, assisting colleagues to develop service provision.

To contribute to initiatives to ensure that the diverse needs of people within the care group are addressed within local services and future developments.

Additional Responsibilities Working Age Adults(WAA)

To practice within a Positive Behaviour Support and trauma informed care framework.

(a full job description is available in the uploaded documents)

Person Specification



  • BABCP accredited CBT therapist


  • Further training/qualifications in CBT for psychosis
  • Supervisor Qualifications
  • Accredited with a professional psychological therapy organisation



  • Experience of working with people from across the life span with a range of mental health issues and cognitive profiles.
  • Demonstrable experience of working in mental health services
  • Has received training (either formal of through experience) and carried out risk assessments within scope of practice
  • Able to develop good therapeutic relationships with clients
  • Specialist understanding of the impact of language, culture, gender, ethnicity & disability in shaping attitudes, abilities & difficulties


  • Specialist experience of working with clients with severe and enduring mental health problems
  • Experience of working in a MDT
  • Experience of teaching and training

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

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


28 Upper High Street



KT17 4QJ

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