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Clinical / Counselling Psychologist, or CBT Therapist

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust
Barrow, Cumbria
£40,057 to £45,839 a year per annum, pro rata
Closing date
28 Jun 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
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18.75 hours per week, part time - permanent

The post holder will work within the Paediatric Diabetes Team at University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust which offers specialist input to children and young people with diabetes and their families across North Lancashire and South Cumbria. The post holder will be fully integrated into the paediatric diabetes team and will provide support to individuals from diagnosis until they are discharged from the service (in line with Best Practice Tariff for Paediatric Diabetes)

Main duties of the job

This post holder will work as the Clinical Psychologist in supporting Paediatric Diabetes Team based in Barrow-in-Furness, providing therapy and indirect care to patients with a diagnosis of diabetes. This post will contribute to this service and similarly promote:

o Integrated working in primary and secondary care, across the Heath economy

o Collaborative work with other professionals

o Teaching

o Training

o Supervision

About us

At NCIC, we have an ambition to deliver outstanding hospital and health services to half a million people. Established on 1st October 2019, the Trust is creating a centre of excellence in providing rural and remote healthcare and provides a wide range of community and acute services throughout north Cumbria and beyond. We're responsible for delivering over 70 services across 15 main locations and we employ more than 6,500 members of staff.

Our 5 key principles demonstrate our belief in the delivery of 'safe, high quality care every time'.
  • Being a clinically led organisation
  • Quality and safety at the heart
  • A positive patient experience every time
  • A great place to work
  • Managing our money well

As an organisation we are serious about supporting a diverse workforce that reflects our local community and are very much focused on being an inclusive and compassionate place to work.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please see attached Job description and person specification for further information regarding the role and the essential and desirable criteria required to be met by applicants.

Relocation assistance may be available for successful applicants moving to the region for certain posts. Please see our policy for eligible vacancies?
  • Please ensure that you document evidence of meeting all the essential criteria in the supporting information.
  • If sufficient response is received this post could be closed earlier than the specified closing date, please apply as soon as possible to ensure that your application is considered.

Important Information

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Disclosure and Barring Service:

On 28 November 2020, the new Disclosure and Barring Service filtering rules will come into effect.

The changes mean that:
  • youth cautions, reprimands and final warnings will no longer be subject to automatic disclosure
  • the multiple conviction rule has been removed, meaning that if an individual has more than one conviction, regardless of offence type or time passed, each conviction will be considered against the remaining rules individually, rather than being automatically disclosed.

If you are unsure about whether you need to disclose certain criminal record information, free confidential advice may be sought from one of the charity bodies listed below. These bodies can advise you on what you are legally required to declare and may also be able to advise you on how you can disclose criminal record information to a prospective employer and your legal rights when doing so.

Nacro Tel: 0300 123 1999, or email:

Unlock Tel: 01634 247350, email or complete the online form on the Unlock website

The Trust is committed to safeguarding adults and children therefore if the post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended) the successful candidate(s) will be subject to a criminal records check with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The cost of the DBS must be met by the successful candidate(s) through salary deduction. DBS charges are as follows if applicable to the post:

Standard Check: £18 + Administration cost of £3.85 = £21.85. Deducted at £6.85 from 1st month salary and £5 deducted from salary over following 3 months.

Enhanced Check: £38 + administration cost of £3.90 = £41.90. Deducted at £11.90 from 1st month salary and £10 deducted from salary over following 3 months.

As part of the one of the largest employers in the UK NCIC future employees will have also access to the following benefits.

A lease car may be available for this position; further details will be provided upon appointment if applicable.

27 day holiday scheme rising to 33 after 10 years

Flexible working Scheme

Excellent opportunities for development

Competitive NHS Pension scheme

Access to NHS discounts with retailers and leisure companies

EAP (Employee Assistance Programme) a free, confidential counselling and information service to assist with personal or work-related problems

These schemes are subject to availability

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Doctoral level training in clinical psychology (or its equivalent for those trained prior to 1996), or doctoral equivalent. For psychologists including specifically models of psychopathology, clinical psychometrics and neuropsychology, two or more distinct psychological therapies and lifespan developmental psychology as accredited by the BPS.
  • HCPC registered.
  • HPC registered Health Practitioner Psychologist, with clinical practice in working with patients with health problems and long term conditions
  • Prepared to undertake a substantial Post-doctoral training course(s) in one or more additional specialised areas of psychological practice, at least equivalent to a post-graduate diploma, or equivalent professional development achieved via an appropriately evaluated programme of specialist supervision, private study and development experiences.
  • Experience of specialist clinical supervision in line with professional guidelines
  • Pre-qualification training and qualifications in research methodology, staff training and/or other fields of applied psychological interventions
  • Training in other relevant clinical skills, eg EMDR
Experience Essential
  • Experience of specialist psychological assessment and treatment of adult clients across a range of care settings e.g. outpatient, community, primary care and in-patient settings.
  • Experience in the area of service of this post, specifically experience in working with children and young people and their families. Experience of MDT working in relation to Long term conditions.
  • Experience of working with groups of service users, alongside other staff, to include therapy and psychoeducation
  • Experience of working with a wide variety of client groups, typically across the whole adult life course presenting problems that reflect the full range of clinical severity 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 teaching, training and/or supervision of other staff in psychological skills
  • Experience of teaching, training and/or supervision of other staff in psychological skills psychology in different cultural contexts.
Knowledge Essential
  • Skills in the use of complex methods of psychological assessment, intervention and management frequently requiring sustained and intense concentration.
  • Knowledge of the theory and practice of specialised psychological therapies in specific difficult to treat groups
  • 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.
  • Evidence of skills in providing consultation to other professional and non-professional groups.
  • Doctoral level knowledge of research methodology, research design and complex, multivariate data analysis as practiced within the clinical fields of psychological intervention
  • Ability to use computers efficiently for word processing and Email.
  • Physical skills include skills required through practice / physical skills with specific requirement for accuracy, e.g. keyboard skills, driving, use of test equipment. Advanced physical skills are required for psychometric assessment.
  • Regular training in handling violence and aggression, including physical techniques
  • High level knowledge of the theory and practice of at least two specialised psychological therapies.
  • Knowledge of legislation in relation to the client group and mental health, including mental capacity act
Skills & Aptitudes Essential
  • Awareness of one's own psychological health and the capacity to take responsibility for appropriate preventative and / or therapeutic strategies.
  • Ability to teach and train others, using a variety of complex multi-media materials suitable for presentations within public, professional and academic settings.
  • Evidence of good interpersonal skills and team working, to be assessed at interview

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