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Cognitive Behaviour Therapist

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum pro rata
Closing date
3 Jan 2024

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Mental health, CBT therapist
Band 7
Part Time
Come and join our expanding Psychological Therapies team within a passionate and friendly service.

The Greater Manchester Specialist Perinatal Service is a well-established multidisciplinary community team providing a range of tailored approaches to meet the mental health needs of women, birthing people, and their families in the perinatal period. We were also recently recognised at GMMH's Celebrating Excellence Awards.

Our core purpose is to work with women, birthing people to address identified mental health difficulties and mitigate any impact on the unborn baby / infant and we aim to provide a timely, integrated, high quality, and effective service.

An exciting and rewarding opportunity has arisen for a Fixed Term Band 7 Cognitive Behaviour Therapist (CBT) role (0.8wte) within the Specialist Perinatal Service.

Main duties of the job

The principal purpose of this job is to improve the psychological health and wellbeing of mothers, birthing people who have complex mental health needs and their babies.

-To work with the Team Managers and Principal Clinical Psychologist to ensure the systematic provision of a high-quality psychological service in the Specialist Perinatal Service.

-To carry a caseload of clients, providing psychological assessment, formulation, and intervention, and providing advice and consultancy to patients and professionals.

-To work autonomously within professional guidelines and exercise responsibility for the systematic governance of psychological practice within professional and Trust guidelines.

-To receive regular professional and clinical supervision in accordance with Trust policy and professional practice guidelines set out by the appropriate designated professional body.

About us

Greater Manchester Mental Health (GMMH) Foundation Trust employs over6,400members of staff, who deliver services from more than160locations.

We provide inpatient and community-based mental health care for people living in Bolton, the city of Manchester, Salford,Trafford and the borough of Wigan, and a wide range of specialist mental health and substance misuse services across Greater Manchester, the north west of England and beyond.

Greater Manchester is one of the world's most innovative, original and exciting places to live and work. From the beauty of the surrounding countryside to the heart of the vibrant inner city with great shopping, entertainment and dining options.

Wherever you go you will experience a great northern welcome with people famed for their warmth, humour and generosity.

Our people enjoy their work, have opportunities to learn and develop their skills and are encouraged to generate new ideas that improve care for our service users.

Job description

Job responsibilities

See attached detailed job description and person specification:

Staff benefits
  • Pay Enhancements 30% additional for Evenings (8pm onwards) and Saturdays and 60% additional for Sundays and Bank holidays.
  • 27 days annual leave plus bank holidays rising to 29 after 5 years and 33 days after 10 years
  • Excellent pension
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Salary sacrifice car scheme
  • Wellbeing programme
  • Blue Light Card Discounts

Person Specification



  • oA qualification in health care at graduate level in nursing, social work or allied health profession PLUS professional registration (e.g HCPC, NMC) PLUS post graduate diploma (or equivalent) in cognitive behaviour therapy and accreditation (or working towards accreditation) with the British Association of Cognitive Behavioural Therapies OR oA post graduate diploma in cognitive behavioural therapy and accreditation (or working towards accreditation) with the British Association of Cognitive Behavioural Therapies


  • oPost qualification training in a specialised area of psychological practice (e.g CBT, EMDR, Systemic, DBT)



  • oExperience in offering appropriate assessment of clients, to use judgement in the planning of care, and to implement specific evidence based therapies.
  • oExperience of applying cognitive behavioural therapy approaches.
  • oExperience of using trauma focused interventions.
  • oExperience of using psychometric measures.
  • oExperience of exercising full clinical responsibility for clients' psychological care and treatment.
  • oExperience of conducting high quality risk assessments and implementing risk management plans.
  • oExperience of working effectively within a multidisciplinary team.


  • oExperience of providing supervision to other professionals.
  • oExperience of teaching and training to other professionals.



  • oBe able to provide effective liaison with colleagues, as well as other statutory / non statutory services relevant to the client and their ongoing needs.
  • oContribute when required, to team research and development activities.
  • oEvidence of CPD as recommended by a professional registration body.


  • oKnowledge of policy and legislation in relation to service specialism and of relevant mental health legislation.

Skills and Abilities


  • oCommunicate directly with clients, partners and families and other healthcare professionals, complex and potentially emotive information
  • oDemonstrate skills in the use of complex methods of psychological assessment, intervention and management frequently requiring sustained and intense concentration.
  • oDemonstrate well-developed skills in the ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, highly technical, and clinically sensitive information to clients, their families and other professional colleagues both within and outside the NHS.
  • oAbility to organise time effectively.
  • oAbility to use own initiative and to work under supervision where appropriate.
  • oAbility to work effectively within a multi-disciplinary team and to liaise effectively with other professionals.


  • oSkills in organising and facilitating groups for the provision of psychological interventions.
  • oSkills in providing consultation to other professionals and non-professional groups.

Employer details

Employer name

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHSFT


Prestwich Hospital

Bury New Road


M25 3BL

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