CBT - Cognitive Behavioural Therapist

Cheshire & Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
1 Oct 2023

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Mental health, CBT therapist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
**We offer a relocation package of up to �8,000**

The relocation package is for anyone joining the Trust in a Clinical role who would need to relocate in order to take up employment with Cheshire and Wirral Partnership.

To be eligible for the relocation payment, you must live more than 40 miles from the base/location of the post you are applying for and you would need to relocate to within 15 miles of the new base.

If this applies to you, please state this on your application so we can discuss this with you if you are invited to interview.

The cognitive behavioural therapist will be a key member of the multidisciplinary Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service Team.The post holder will offer Mental Health Assessments of young people following episodes of self-harm, follow up sessions after discharge from the ward identify risk coordinate appropriate support available and ensure up to date written care plans are in place.

The post-holder will be a key member of the multidisciplinary Child and Adolescent Mental Health Team. This involves assessing accepting and prioritising referrals to the service, in line with the local CAMHS' Operational Policy.

Main duties of the job

1. To formulate and implement appropriate cognitive behavioural treatment programmes and other evidence based interventions for a wide range of disorder commonly referred to the service.2. To provide specialist assessment and therapy service for children, young people and/or parents carers.3. To provide specialist assessment, individual and group therapy to this client group.4. Formulate and implement appropriate interventions for clients considered suitable for cognitive-behavioural psychotherapy.5. To undertake risk screening assessment of all clients to manage low-level risk and make appropriate referrals to specialist services where significant risk is identified.6. To liaise and communicate both verbally and in writing with referrers and others concerned with the care of clients.7. Evaluate and review therapy at appropriately frequent intervals.8. Discharge clients upon completion of therapy in line with CBT protocols and follow-up where appropriate.9. Responsible for providing clinical advice and support to health service staff and staff in other agencies. Contribute to (sometimes organising and leading) multi-disciplinary meetings in complex cases when acting as either therapist or consultant to team.10.To provide supervision to trainees and other qualified staff as appropriate and agreed and to be involved in the co-ordination and management of this service as required.

Please see Full Job Description.

About us

CWP provides health and care services for local people, including mental health, learning disability, community physical health and all-age disability care - including the provision of three GP surgeries.

Our aim is to help people to be the best they can be, adopting a compassionate, person-centred approach to everything we do. We were recently rated as Outstanding for Caring by the Care Quality Commission with a Good rating overall.

We offer a variety of roles at all levels, so whether you are just starting out in your career or looking to use your skills and experience in a new role, CWP is the right employer for you.

CWP are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences.

CWP is proud to be an accredited Veteran Aware organisation helping to provide and share best practice in NHS care for our armed forces community. As a veteran aware organisation, CWP is committed to delivering on the principles of the Armed Force Covenant and has a 'Bronze' award with the MOD Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (DERS).

The trust offers a Guaranteed Interview Scheme to any armed forces community applicants who meet the essential criteria for the post and encourages applications from armed forces reservists or cadet force adult volunteers.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please download a copy of the job description for full details.

Recruitment selection processes are based on competence (see Person specification)andvalues.

CWP recruits people that can demonstrate the Trusts Values and Behaviours in their everyday life. Therefore, if you are invited to interview, you will be undertaking a Values Based Interview/Assessment ,which explores not only what you do but how and why you do it.

Before applying, we encourage you to review the Trusts Values and Behaviours which are the 6 Cs Communication, Competence, Courage, Care, Compassion and Commitment. A Guide to completing your application form can be accessed on the right side of this page under the job description.

The Supporting Information Section in your application should therefore reflect your understanding of the Trusts Values and associated Behaviours. You will be expected to provide us with examples from work experience and/or personal life which demonstrate these values through your behaviour.

If your disability meets the definition set out in the Equality Act 2010, and you can show that you meet the essential criteria described in the person specification for an available position, please answer YES to the question: Do you wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme? Please also inform the team if you have any special support needs to be considered as part of the interview and selection processes.

We offer a guaranteed interview scheme for our Armed Forces community. Please answer YES to the question in the application form.

All new clinical support staff will be required to have completed or working towards the Care Certificate (CWP In-house 2 day training to be completed within 6 months of start date).

Please note applicants will be required to pay for their DBS check. Costs are deducted from salary following appointment.You are encouraged to enrol for the DBS Update Service. A small annual fee of �13 per year applies.

New entrants to the NHS will commence on the minimum of the scale stated above.

CWP encourages and supports all staff to become vaccinated against COVID-19.

Applicants are advised to apply early as if a large number of applications are received for this post we reserve the right to close the vacancy prior to the advertised date.

If you experience any technical difficulties or need help when making an application please contact our Recruitment Team on 01244 393100.

Good luck with your application. We hope to welcome you to Team CWP very soon.

Person Specification



  • Relevant degree in nursing, social care of psychology
  • CBT certification, accredited by ABACP (British Assoc. of Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapy)


  • Pre-qualification training and qualifications in research methodology, staff training and/or other fields of applied psychology
  • Specialist training in Physical Health/Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Knowledge and Expertise


  • Skills in the use of complex methods of psychological assessment intervention and management frequently requiring sustained and intense concentration
  • 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.
  • Evidence of continuing professional development as recommended by the BABCP


  • Knowledge of legislation in relation to the client group and mental health.
  • Specialist knowledge and expertise in relation to a particular problem area (Physical Health/ PTSD)
  • Knowledge of research methodology, research design and complex, multivariate data analysis as practised within the clinical fields of psychology
  • Formal training in supervision of other Cognitive Behavioural Therapists.
  • Ability to teach and train others, using a variety of complex multi-media materials suitable for presentations within public, professional and academic settings.



  • Experience of specialist psychological assessment and intervention with clients presenting with Physical Health and P.T.S.D.
  • Experience of working with a wide variety of client groups, across the whole life of professionalism in the face of highly emotive and distressing problems and verbal and physical abuse. course presenting problems that reflect the full range of clinical severity including maintaining a high degree
  • Experience of working as a qualified CBT over a minimum of 18 months.


  • Experience of teaching, training and/or supervision.
  • Experience of the application of clinical psychology in different cultural contexts
  • Experience of service user and carer involvement in services.

Employer details

Employer name

Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust






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