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Recruit To Train Cognitive Behavioural Therapist

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
25 Nov 2023

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Mental health, CBT therapist
Band 6
Full Time
This is a 12 month fixed-term training role within Forward Thinking Birmingham Mental Health Service Children's and Young People's Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (CYP IAPT) Service. To undertake the Postgraduate Diploma in Evidence Based Psychological Treatment for Children and Young people (CBT Route). The post holder will work within the CYP IAPT service providing evidence based psychological interventions within the Children's and Young People's Access to Psychological Therapies Programme (CYP IAPT). This intensive training will equip the post holder to provide Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to Children and Young People with a range of complex problems for which CBT is demonstrated to be clinically effective. It is also expected that the post holder will be able to work alongside families.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will work within the community CYP IAPT SERVICE, FORWARD THINKING BIRMINGHAM as a Recruit to Train Cognitive Behavioural Therapist. This intensive training post will equip the post holder to provide interventions based on the CYP IAPT care principles and also an evidence based intervention consistent with their training course. The post holder will work within Forward Thinking Birmingham as part of a multi-disciplinary team to assess, plan, deliver and evaluate interventions as required. The post holder will also attend relevant team and multidisciplinary meeting and evaluate under supervision, high quality evidence-based CBT interventions for referred children and young people in collaboration with professional colleagues and clinical services, to enable continuity of care.

About us

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust is the first of its type in the UK. Our Trust was formed in February 2017 to drive forward our commitment to provide the highest quality, world-class physical and mental health care for our women, children and families. Uniting our hospitals means more seamless care more investment to make greater advances in our specialist treatment and world-leading neo-natal and fetal work. Importantly, it also gives us a greater voice in shaping the future of family-centred care.

Birmingham Children's Hospital is a UK leading specialist paediatric centre with an international reputation in several areas.

Birmingham Women's Hospital is one of two dedicated women's hospitals in the UK, with the busiest single site maternity unit, delivering more than 8,200 babies a year offering a full range of gynaecological, maternity and neonatal care.

Forward Thinking Birmingham (FTB) Mental Health Services are a unique, innovative community and inpatient mental health partnership. Alongside partners FTB offers care pathways of mental health assessment and treatment for young people aged 0-25 years old.

Our Trust is committed to creating the best place to work. We believe in promoting and enhancing inclusion, diversity and equality and encourage applications from all areas of the community, who meet the criteria for the role, regardless of age, gender identity, disability, race, religion or sexual orientation.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification to view the full details for this opportunity at Birmingham Womens and Childrens NHS Foundation Trust.

When completing your application, please ensure you have evidenced how you meet the job description and person specification to include transferable experience, qualifications, skills along with professional registration details (if applicable).

Occasionally we receive a large number of applications for our roles and when that happens we sometimes bring the closing date forward, so please apply promptly to avoid disappointment.

Person Specification



  • Relevant Honors Degree (e.g. Psychology, Mental health neuroscience etc.) graded at 2.2 or above. If a candidate has an award of 3RD class or below they will be asked to provide evidence of successful study at level 6 or equivalent and be required to pass a pre entry essay marked at Masters level prior to acceptance on the training program.
  • Qualified in a core professional qualification for example in mental health (e.g. social work, OT, MH Nurse, clinical or counselling, psychologist, psychiatrist, education) and have at least 2 years post qualification experience. (please see Core Professions requirements outlined by the BABCP at:
  • Candidates who do not have a core professional qualification are required to produce a full and complete KSA (knowledge, Skills and Attitudes) portfolio, to be submitted for assessment, at interview. Please note that Children's Wellbeing Practitioners or Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners require 2 years post qualification experience. These 2 years of practice commence only at the date of confirmation of the full CWP or PWP qualification by the University
  • Experience of working with children young people and families.
  • Demonstrable significant experience of working in mental health services.
  • Significant experience of assessing the mental health needs of children/young people in a community or inpatient setting.
  • Demonstrates high standards in written communication Able to write clear reports and letters to referrers
  • Ability to evaluate and put in place the effect of training Computer.
  • Ability to evaluate and put in place the effect of training.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Has Where English is an additional language (EAL), you must demonstrate you have achieved a minimum of 6.5 IELTS score.received training (either formal or through experience) and carried out risk assessments within scope of practice and Ability to carry out comprehensive assessments and make decisions about ways to positively manage risk.
  • Able to develop good therapeutic relationships with clients.
  • Ability to analyse complex data, including service data, including good information technology of Microsoft office programs.
  • Ability to produce and maintain good quality written reports, audits and clinical records.
  • Skills in delivering High Intensity CBT as a trainee.
  • Good problem solving skills.
  • Ability to deliver interventions to children, young people and their families.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of anxiety and depression and how it may present in children and adolescents
  • Knowledge of medication used in anxiety and depression and other common mental health problems.
  • Demonstrates an understanding for the need to use evidence based psychological therapies and how it relates to this post.
  • Ability to manage caseload effectively by demonstrating good clinical outcomes.
  • Ensure that confidentiality is protected at all times.
  • Ensure that confidentiality is protected at all times.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Ability to meet agreed / specified service targets.
  • Ability to manage own caseload and time.
  • High levels of enthusiasm and motivation.
  • Advanced communication skills.
  • Ability to work within a team and foster good working relationships.
  • Ability to use clinical supervision and personal development positively and effectively.
  • Regard for others and respect for individual rights of autonomy and confidentiality.
  • Ability to be self-reflective whilst working with service users, in own personal and professional development and in supervision.
  • Demonstrable skills in written and spoken English, adequate to enable the post holder to carry out the role effectively
  • Disclosure and Barring Approval
  • Ability to travel independently across the BWC/FTB.
  • Able to work flexibly and co-operatively as part of the CYP IAPT Service.


  • Line management experience within mental health.
  • Data input e.g. referrals and Routine Outcome Measures
  • Car driver (unless you have a disability as defined by the Equality Act 2010 which prevents you from driving).

Employer details

Employer name

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust


City Wide

Finch Road, Oaklands HUB, Blakesley HUB,


B19 1HS

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