An opportunity has arisen for the post of Cognitive Behavioural Therapist within the Community Therapies Hub. The successful post holder will provide CBT and CBTp for service users who have complex secondary mental health needs as part of a multi disciplinary team. We welcome applicants from practitioners with existing CBT qualifications, or those soon to be qualified and looking for support to develop into the role. In this event, we would commence in a Band 6 role with a preceptorship in place once suitably qualified.
You will be supported by the Clinical Psychology team and have opportunities to develop your skills in areas such as training, complex case discussions and service development. You will also have support from the wider Therapies Hub, which includes the Personality Disorder Pathway and Occupational Therapy team.
The service has good links with local clinical psychology programmes and the regional CBTp training centre and is supportive of research and development.
Clinical and managerial supervision will be provided. The post holder will also have regular opportunities for CPD, developing their own clinical skills as appropriate.
Main duties of the job
The post holder will be responsible for providing Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for service users with complex mental health needs.
The postholder will be part of a multi-disciplinary team for mental health services and, as such, will work within its co-ordinated framework.
The postholder will work within the procedures, protocols and guidelines for the Service.
The postholder will plan and organise their work schedule and tasks, having managerial and clinical supervision as the role demands.
The successful applicant will join an experienced team and benefit from close support from the teams Clinical team manager. There are excellent opportunities for shared learning and continuing professional development.
Greater Manchester Mental Health (GMMH) Foundation Trust employs over6,400
members of staff, who deliver services from more than160
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
The post holder is primarily responsible for providing Cognitive Behavioural assessment, formulation and therapy to service users with complex mental health needs. To provide services that meet the agreed service priorities consonant with practitioner experience and expertise.
In conjunction with other psychological therapists working within the service, the post holder will contribute as appropriate to the provision of individual and group CBT based interventions.
This job description recognises the need to ensure appropriate supervision and professional development as a core theme.
The post holder will demonstrate an attitude which respects and values service users and their carers.
The post holder will embrace the core values of the organisation and adopt the principles of Recovery.
These principles will recognise the need to
- Promotes safe practice
- Value the aims of service users
- Work in partnership and offer meaningful choice
- Be optimistic about the possibilities of meaningful change
- Value social inclusion
Although the post holder will be primarily responsible for providing psychological input to individual clients, they will function as an integral member of the services multi-disciplinary team, and will on occasion support crisis management and other tasks that will support us to provide the best possible service to our clients.
In conjunction with other clinical psychologists/psychological therapists working within the service, the post holder will contribute as appropriate to the provision of individual and group evidenced based interventions.
The post holder will contribute to the supervision and development of other staff.
The post holder will plan and organise their work schedule and tasks within the parameters of the Job Plan agreed with the Team Manager.
Person Specification Qualifications Essential
- oDoctoral level professional qualification, or equivalent, in Clinical Psychology thereby enabling registration as a Clinical Psychologist with the Health Professions' Council. OR A registered qualification in health care at graduate level in nursing, social work or allied health profession PLUS post- graduate qualification (diploma equivalent) in cognitive behaviour therapy
- oTraining in another specialist therapeutic modality appropriate to the clinical population served and service requirements (e.g. DBT, CAT, EMDR, CBTp, MBT)
- oA thorough understanding of what is required in working in a Multi-Disciplinary Team in terms of appropriate and professional behaviour and in dealing with confidentiality and similar issues.
- oKnowledge of current psychological evidence base and best practice in working within client group.
- Awareness of key legislation / policy relevant to secondary MH services.
Skills and Abilities Essential
- oAbility to work effectively within a multidisciplinary team
- oSkills in risk assessment an risk management
- High level of clinical skills in evidence based cognitive behaviour therapy for trauma, psychosis and bipolar
- oWell developed skills in the ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, complex, highly technical &/or clinically sensitive information to clients, their families, carers and other professional colleagues both within and outside the NHS.
- Skills in providing consultation to other professional groups
- Skills in organising and facilitating groups for the provision of psychological interventions
- oDemonstrate a commitment to respecting and displaying the Trust Values at all times
- There is an occasional requirement to travel across the wide footprint of the Trust to attend meetings and events relevant to the role.
- Experience in the application of cognitive-behavioural approaches to individuals within a secondary care setting and/or their carer's
- Experienced in the application of cognitive-behavioural approaches to people with psychosis and/or their carer's.
- Experience of teaching, training &/or supervision.
- Experience of the application of clinical psychology in different cultural contexts.
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