Senior CYP CBT Practitioner - Band 8a

Coventry & Warwickshire Partnership Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 a year per annum
Closing date
7 Jun 2023

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Job summary

We're looking for an individual with the passion and drive for developing evidence-based practice to lead on the CBT provision across the Rise Specialist Mental Health Services for Children and Young People in Coventry and Warwickshire. In this hybrid role, you'll take a blended approach to delivering interventions both digitally and in-person, meeting our children and young people where is best for them.

As a dynamic leader, you will have a creative approach to problem-solving and will ensure the best interests of children and young people are at the heart of every decision.


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Main duties of the job

You'll work alongside service leads and operational leads as a senior CBT practitioner, adding strength and value to the much-needed CBT provision of part of the RISE umbrella of services. This will include clinically informing and implementing the Children and Young People's CBT provision across the geography of the county including supporting increased access to evidence based mental health care for children and young people.

As a CBT therapist you'll be joining a warm and welcoming team of like-minded individuals, affectionately referred to as \the Rise family, who are committed to continual service improvement and innovation to better support children and young people's mental health.

About us

At Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust (CWPT), we deliver a wide range of physical, mental health, learning disability and autism services, and are proud to serve communities across Coventry, Warwickshire and beyond.

We put 'people at our heart'; this ethos is at the centre of everything we do and how we do it. We care for our staff and colleagues as much as they care for others and offer a wide range of benefits and development opportunities.

These include:
  • generous annual leave entitlement which increases during your time with us
  • excellent learning and development opportunities, including apprenticeship frameworks, distance learning, internal training, coaching and mentoring, and much more
  • salary sacrifice schemes for lease car/ vehicle, Cycle to Work, home and electronics, gym membership and more
  • discounts with a range of retailers, restaurants and entertainment venues through our Employee Assistance Programme and NHS discount schemes
  • wellbeing support, including an in-house counselling service, external helpline and more
  • staff networks and support groups

We're always on the lookout for people who share our passion for improving the lives and wellbeing of people in our community, as well as our values of compassion, collaboration, excellence, integrity and respect.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To demonstrate an expert level of clinical reasoning and practical skills enabling independent (autonomous) working within a clinic, bedded facility or community based environment

To undertake the comprehensive assessment of CYP and families referred into the service, determining clinical risk and managing the risks with appropriate multidisciplinary team intervention and specific clinical requirements

To apply expert skills and knowledge to interpret and analyse complex clinical and non-clinical data to form accurate diagnosis and prognosis in a variety of conditions in order to recommend a course of interventionTo devise and implement individualised management and treatment plans, using an expert level of clinical reasoning skills and current evidence based practice to deliver clinical interventions

Will be responsible for own and others continuing professional development and ensure requirements of the appropriate professional clinical guidelines and standards are complied with in maintaining professional registration requirements

Will identify, participate in the development and sustainability of best practice within Children and Young Peoples Specialist Mental Health Services.

To champion the usage of Routine Outcome Measures by the Specialist Mental Health clinical team and to lead on increase Routine Outcome reporting.

Within sphere and level of practice to challenge professional boundaries, identifying areas for skill / knowledge and apply these to practice to provide continuity and high quality patient centred care.

At a senior level to provide a supervision structure that supports both clinical delivery and workforce growth.

Working with the professional leads, lead the development of all the team roles and structure the teams within the area of responsibility to promote joined integrated working for children, young people and their families.

At a senior level to provide a supervision structure that supports both clinical delivery and workforce growth.

Working with the professional leads, lead the development of all the team roles and structure the teams within the area of responsibility to promote joined integrated working for children, young people and their families.

Provide clinical support to teams within Children and Young Peoples Specialist Mental Health services.

Be adaptable and able to cope with changes to patient flow at peak times and advice and treat in a timely and responsive manner.

To work alongside the CYP waiting list team to ensure patient flow and priority of cases are allocated according to need.

For more information on this role please see the attached support information. This will give you a better overview of the job role and requirements.

Person Specification



  • Doctoral degree in: Systemic Family Psychotherapy or Psychotherapy or Psychology (or equivalent for those who trained before 1996) as accredited by the BPS OR
  • Masters level qualification or recognised equivalent qualification:
  • Experience as well as evidence of CPD, specialist training and working towards a clinical speciality. Evidence of recent professional development, Qualified Systemic Family Therapist Masters level UKCP registered. or Qualified Psychotherapist registered with professional body i.e. ACP approved Child Psychotherapist or Registered Mental Health Nurse (NMC) or Occupational Therapy degree level qualification and registered with HCPC or Registered Social Worker with relevant social work qualification. or Other Health professional with relevant post graduate qualification and relevant post graduate qualification in CAMHS related subject
  • Registration with HCPC where required
  • Continuous Professional Development: Professional qualification in CBT i.e. diploma or equivalent, Professional qualification in CBT i.e. diploma or equivalent,



  • Post qualifying experience in CAMHS
  • Experience of delivering CBT interventions for anxiety and/or mood disorders
  • Management experience in children's health care.
  • Proven ability to work in partnership with a range of organisations
  • Experience of staff management.
  • Experience of planning and developing services that have delivered high quality outcomes for children and young people
  • Experience of project and/or service management
  • Experience of budget management
  • Experience of planning and implementing service improvements

Knowledge and skills


  • Working knowledge of arrangements for children's health services and early help including knowledge of legislation, SEND, statutory guidance, government policy, practice guidance and best practice.
  • Knowledge of and ability to develop performance management, continuous improvement and quality assurance processes.
  • Ability to devise and implement local policies and procedures relating to children and families
  • Ability to communicate effectively and influence others including presentation, oral, written and IT skills.
  • Advanced IT skills in all MS Office applications and Trust systems
  • Ability to self-manage workload and work using own initiative

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