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Band 7 Cognitive Behaviour Therapist/Psychological Therapist - Solar

Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
Chelmsley Wood
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
1 Dec 2023

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Are you looking to be part of a new initiative in our Solar 0-19 years emotional wellbeing and mental health service? We are looking for Cognitive Behaviour Therapists or equivalent applied psychological practitioners for these new roles to help us support children and young people experiencing mental health difficulties who are currently awaiting further therapeutic support.

We are piloting a new way of supporting children and young people with short-term focussed intensive goal based interventions. There are opportunities to help consider the interventions offered based on client needs and these roles would suit practitioners who can engage and support clients in a creative way. We are also wanting to evaluate this approach using a Quality Improvement framework as a way of supporting the wider work that is conducted in Solar.

Main duties of the job

As a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist or equivalent applied psychological practitioner the roles will provide short-term focussed interventions to children and young people who are awaiting further therapeutic support from Solar. Clinical supervision is provided. The roles will be based within the Solar core team and will part of the MDT, including the opportunities for CPD. There will also be an evaluation of the new initiative . We would welcome any informal discussion about the posts.

Please contact Dr Harvinder Tagger (Consultant Clinical Psychologist) on 0121 301 2750 or via email:

About us

Welcome to Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust. Our 4000 clinical and support staff help us to improve mental health wellbeing and meet the needs of the 70,000 people we serve each year. We provide a range of mental healthcare services across Birmingham and Solihull, as well as specialised services nationally. We also offer medical, nursing and psychology training and are proud of our international reputation for both research and innovation.

Our population is culturally diverse, characterised in places by high levels of deprivation which create an increasing demand for our services and a necessity for us to make sure everyone can access the help they need. We are a team of compassionate, inclusive and committed people working together to provide excellent care to support our community. If you are looking for a place to belong, where you can make a real difference to people's lives, join our team where our warm welcome is waiting for you.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information about the main responsibilities please view the attached job description and person specification.

Person Specification



  • Completed training as a CBT therapist/psychological practitioner



  • Experience of working with a diverse range of difficulties


  • Experience of working with additional needs



  • Training in brief/solution focused interventions

Employer details

Employer name

Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust



Bishop Wilson Clinic

Chelmsley Wood

B37 7TR

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