CBT Therapist

Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum pro rata if part time
Closing date
1 Oct 2023

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Mental health, CBT therapist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We are seeking to recruit an experienced qualified CBT therapist to provide a clinical service to children and their families referred to community CAMHS at Sheffield Children's Hospital.

The postholder will provide high quality, specialist CBP to individuals and groups in a wide range of settings, including out patient clinics, home visits and schools.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist and will also have a core qualification in either mental health nursing, clinical psychology, art therapy, family therapy or social work.

About us

As one of the four paediatric acute providers, the Trust provides a comprehensive range of secondary and tertiary level services. Our Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) treats children and young people with a range of difficulties that are seriously impacting on their mental health and emotional wellbeing.

Sheffield Children's is one of three independent, specialist paediatric hospitals in the country, providing dedicated healthcare for children and young people across community, mental health and acute specialist settings.

We have three overarching aims that set the direction for the Trust in our vision to create a healthier future for children and young people.
  • Outstanding patient care
  • Brilliant place to work
  • Leader in children's health

Our commitment to rewarding colleagues is demonstrated through our brilliant reward and benefits offer including generous annual leave entitlement and pension scheme and access to salary sacrifice schemes such as cycle to work and lease cars.

We are committed to supporting colleagues from different heritages and lifestyles while at work. This is supported through the offer we have in place for flexible working and the three equality network groups we have in place. Colleagues are encouraged to join these groups and request flexible working.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The person appointed will provide specialist assessments and therapy within the Team / Service at the same time as offering advice and consultation on clients psychological care to other colleagues and to other, non professional carers, working autonomously within professional guidelines and the overall framework of the teams policies and procedures.

Please see the job description and personal specification for full details.

Inclusive Recruitment & Selection

We are committed to being an inclusive employer and accurate data capture is an important part of that to ensure we are supportive and representative. Our aim is to ensure that all applicants can see themselves in the available categories on our application form, but we recognise that some of our data capture fields are not inclusive. We have flagged this with our system provider to ask for change.

We offer encouragement and active support to applicants with additional needs, including those from ethnic minorities, with disabilities and members of the LGBTQ+ community. If you wish to adjust any aspect of the recruitment process or wish to find out more about our recruitment & selection processes, please get in touch with our Recruitment Manager: Catherine.Gilbert7@nhs.net

We are continually reviewing our recruitment & selection process to support the long-term aim of Sheffield Childrens being a champion of Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion. If you have any ideas for improvement, please get in touch with Catherine Gilbert at Catherine.Gilbert7@nhs.net

Trust Values

The Trust is committed to providing great quality patient care and keep children, young people and families at the heart of what we do by following our CARE values:
  • Compassion leading by kindness and showing empathy, understanding and respect
  • Accountability striving to do the right thing and owning responsibility
  • Respect value differences, tackling inequality and fostering a culture of inclusion
  • Excellence delivering a high-quality standard of care

Person Specification



  • Doctoral level training in clinical psychology, or RMN /RN (mental health) or a fully qualified social worker or fully qualified art therapist or family therapist.
  • CBT accreidation with the BABCP - with a focus on CBT with children and young adults
  • Registration with the HPC as a Clinical Psychologist, or other relevant professional body.


  • Additional training in CBP with children and in young people with ASD.



  • Experience of specialist CBP assessment and therapeutic interventions with children and young people with psychological and mental health problems and their families in physical health settings.
  • Experience of working with a wide variety of child mental health problems across the full age range, reflecting all levels of severity including maintaining a high degree of professionalism in the face of highly emotive and distressing problems, verbal abuse and the threat of physical abuse.
  • Commitment to multi-disciplinary team working - team player


  • Experience of working within the area of speciality
  • Experience of teaching, training and/or supervision.
  • Experience of the application of cbp in different cultural contexts.

Knowledge and Skills


  • Skills in working with complex cases and being able to use CBP in an intergrated way with other interventions if necessary.
  • Well developed skills in the ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, complex, highly technical and/or clinically sensitive information to clients, their families, carers and other professional colleagues both within and outside the NHS.
  • Skills in providing consultation to other professional & non - professional groups.
  • Evidence of continuing professional development.


  • Knowledge of legislation in relation to the client group and mental health
  • Formal training in supervision of other therapists.

Employer details

Employer name

Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust


The Becton Centre for Children & Young People

Sevenairs Road


S20 1NZ

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