Cognitive Behavioural Therapist

Employer
Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Fleetwood
Salary
£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum
Closing date
31 Jul 2022

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Profession
CBT Therapist / Other
Service
Community
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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This is an exciting opportunity for dynamic and self-motivated individuals to work for Mindsmatter Improving Access to Psychological Therapy (IAPT) Service

The Mindsmatter service has dedicated teams of Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners (PWPs), Cognitive Behavioural Therapists and Counsellors who offer a range of support to help people make positive changes to reduce stress and anxiety and improve their wellbeing.

An opportunity exists for several suitably qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapists, who are passionate about providing meaningful and effective therapeutic experiences to address common mental health problems, to join the Mindsmatter teams in Fylde and Wyre. Fylde and Wyre is a beautiful part of the UK and has lots to offer in terms of activities, stunning scenery and community.

Applicants who have not completed their training as a CBT therapist will not be considered.

Main duties of the job

Mindsmatter CBT Therapists offer accessible screening, assessment and treatment for mild to moderate mental health problems, giving service users a greater degree of choice and flexibility by providing an extensive menu of therapies including psycho-education courses, 1:1 therapy, and group and computerised CBT programs.

You will have a proven track record of delivering high quality service outcomes against robust performance measures and have excellent interpersonal qualities; time management skills; an ability to work autonomously; and an enthusiasm for working in an ever-developing IAPT environment.

Mindsmatter is an innovative and forward thinking service. We provide rapid accessible mental health screening, assessment and treatment whilst enabling people accessing the service to have a collaborative role in the choice of intervention they receive.

The services are underpinned by a philosophy of mental health promotion, health recovery, choice, empowerment and personal responsibility.

In return, we offer continued professional development, high quality clinical supervision, supportive line management and training opportunities both internal and external.

The post is subject to enhanced DBS clearance

About us

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of services including secondary mental health care across this area. Specialist provision comprises inpatient child and adolescent mental health services, perinatal mental health and forensic services including low and medium secure care.

The Trust also provides a range of physical health and well-being services in the community alongside a range of partners in the Lancashire, Cumbria and Sefton area.

Lancashire & South Cumbria Foundation Trust encourages flexible working, we believe that a positive work/life balance benefits NHS employees through improved health and wellbeing. We would consider working patterns such as; term time, part time, compressed hours, flexi-time and career breaks. We encourage applicants to state clearly on their application forms this request and discuss these options at interview.

For more information please visit our website via Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS FT.

Job description Job responsibilities

For more details on this vacancy please review the attached job description and person specification.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Formally recognised Cognitive Behaviour Therapy to Post Graduate diploma level
  • AND Professional qualification in health or social care, e.g. RMN or Social Worker. OR KSA equivalence
  • Evidence of working towards BABCP practitioner accreditation. And commitment to complete accreditation within 2 years of appointment
Knowledge Essential
  • Knowledge in relation to Cognitive Behaviour Therapy theory and practice to post-graduate level.
  • 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.
  • Knowledge of the IAPT model.
  • An understanding of the key performance indicators in IAPT services and how they relate to clinical practice.
  • Evidence of ability to develop and evaluate areas of care and treatment.
  • Knowledge of legislation in relation to the client group and mental health.
Experience Essential
  • Experience of delivering specialist Cognitive Behaviour Therapy assessment and treatment of clients in Adult Mental Health.
  • Experience of working with a wide variety of clients with presentations of anxiety and depression, including maintaining a high degree of professionalism in the face of highly emotive and distressing problems, verbal abuse and the threat of physical abuse
  • Experience of promoting well being and social inclusion


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