CBT Therapist

Norfolk & Suffolk Foundation NHS Trust
£40,057 to £45,839 a year gross per annum
Closing date
29 Jun 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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Bury North Youth Team is a dedicated MDT, with good staff retention and pride in our work. We cover the 16-25 age range and we are looking for a specialist Nurse with a therapy qualification and experience of working with individuals with emotional difficulties within the needs types of anxiety and depression, emotional dysregulation, trauma and psychosis.

As a CBT Therapist, you will be an integral part of the CAMHS Leadership Group working alongside the Community Team Manager (CTM), Psychology and Psychiatry Lead working towards our vision to not only make a difference, but to also support families to grow and sustain change and to improve and develop quality services.

The candidate would have experience supporting teams through organisational and structural change, understand the key issues which can impact on child and adolescent mental health, be confident in supporting the Community Team Manager, and effectively provide strong leadership to the team to ensure everyone reaches their full potential.

This will include supervisory and case management responsibilities, assessment and the specific delivery of treatment. The CFYP care group is embarking on a transformation, we would like you to help us develop this process with our senior Leadership Team.

This job would suit a CBT therapist who wishes to broaden their horizons and work in a dedicated and positive team with more interesting and complex cases, alongside a MDT'

Main duties of the job

The main duties of this role will include but not exhaustive to:
  • Varied and interesting role
  • Opportunity to develop CBT skills in range of presentations working alongside other therapists, assistants and trainees in a psychologically minded multi-disciplinary team.
  • You will be supported by and working alongside an experienced Principal Clinical Psychologist and Family Therapist as part of the therapies team.
  • It is a valued role embedded in a well-established and psychologically minded MDT.
  • Young adult MH as exciting area of work, able to bring developmental and systemic perspective and work with people at a time of change and flux, helping prevent difficulties becoming more entrenched.
  • Opportunity to develop specialism and expertise in different therapy focus such EMDR, OCD or trauma work.
  • We value learning and innovation as a service, with a recent sleep project that we developed having now been extended across the Trust.

About us

  • With new leadership in post, there is an opportunity to be part of a developing and exciting new Young Adult care pathway across Suffolk. We are looking to establish a service that draws on models such as the Power Threat Meaning Framework, AMBIT, Needs Typing and Thrive as well as systemic, attachment and developmental models. We are committed to embedding a collaborative, curious, person-centred stance that focuses on helping young people make sense of the context of their distress and access appropriate interventions when needed.
  • Community work allows an ability to apply CBT skills in a creative and flexible way with young people and their families who are constantly presenting us with different and novel challenges in a fast changing service context as young people's mental health becomes a national focus and priority.

Based within West Suffolk our team covers Brandon, Thetford, parts of Bury and Newmarket. Our team strive to deliver a high level of care to Young People and their families. A positive Team culture is a priority, and all team members are valued. Seeking development opportunities is encouraged to support personal growth and promote positive wellbeing. We work in a hybrid way with a balance of home and virtual working and face to face patient contact.

Job description
Job responsibilities

We seek an individual with appropriate clinical experience, able to demonstrate the ability to inspire and motivate colleagues to offer continued high level of care and support Young People and their families in making meaningful and sustainable change.

Working within NSFT you will benefit from having an NHS pension, generous annual leave entitlement per annum as well as other benefits that the trust has to offer including NHS discounts in a variety of areas such as retail, gyms etc.

We are interested in hearing from individuals who are confident in delivering high quality services that are timely and effective, able to use professional autonomy to thrive and grow in the role alongside their colleagues, work in an evidence-based manner, and place the children, young people, and families at the heart of everything they do.

It is essential that our successful candidate is able to demonstrate their skills to meet the requirements of the role. We also encourage applicants to consider how they are able to demonstrate a commitment to encompassing our Trusts values of Positively, Respectfully, Together; we are committed to promoting a positive culture in the workplace for everyone. Our successful applicant will be joining a Team who are continually working hard to support Young People and their families in need of our Services as well as each other.

Please read through the job specifications attached which give more depth to the roles and responsibilities the main ones being:
  • Provide leadership and clinical support to colleagues within the Team
  • Manage a caseload of young people, supporting their mental health and physical needs and working effectively with their families to promote meaningful and sustainable change
  • Be an effective communicator, including accurate record keeping and liaison between the wider Service Line, Care Group, Trust and Partner Agencies

If you believe this is you, please feel free to apply or alternatively discuss this further.

Person Specification
  • able to drive and act independently.

  • Expertise and significant experience in mental health settings, providing assessment, treatment and specific therapies.
  • Experience acting as care coordinator.

  • Experience working in a leadership role and working with young people and families in a systemic way.

  • RMN or equivalent professional qualification
  • Qualification in a therapy - CBT, DBT, IPT or similar.

  • Study experience at Masters level, study at that level or clinical experience

  • Extensive experience which has required supervision and mentorship of others
  • Extensive experience of practice within clinical area with proven track record in delivering high quality care

  • Experience of implementing evidence based practice and or service improvement initiative

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Priscilla N&S

“Welcome to Norfolk and Suffolk foundation Trust, we provide an extensive range of mental health services across two counties , working with our communities and partners we continue to develop and transform our services so we can really meet the needs of the people we serve .We are an organisation which truly values nurses , acknowledges the special , unique skills they bring and is committed to developing clinical, academic and leadership pathways whilst supporting, nurturing and caring for you .We have strengthened nurse leadership, created Nurse Consultant , Advanced Nurse Practitioner and Clinical Nurse Specialist roles with many more expected . We have over 80 Non medical prescribers and will continue to support more each year .  Nursing In NSFT is not without its challenges but we have used them to create opportunities, to learn, to improve and to work differently . Our absolute priority , our number one aim is to improve the care we provide and we will achieve this. Join us and be part of something very special" - Diane Hull, Chief Nurse

Diane Hull - NSNHSFT

Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust is the main provider of specialist mental health services for the counties of Norfolk and Suffolk, serving a population of 1.6 million people. We are a large organisation covering a wide geographical area divided into ‘Care Groups'. There are also Care Groups supporting children, family and young people’s services, and specialist services, including Forensic mental health services.

Each Care Group has its own Leadership team, with the aim of supporting clinically led decision making locally, to support the needs of people accessing services. 

We have inpatient facilities across both counties with smaller bases in rural locations. Many of the Trust’s services are offered in the community, enabling people accessing services to receive the support they need in an environment familiar to them.

At NSFT we believe in recovery and wellbeing, and understand the importance of good physical health, maintaining relationships and achieving a balance between treatments and continuing an active life.

The people in our care, families and carers are at the centre of all aspects of all we do and are vital in helping shape and support our service strategy. Our strategy supports and enables people with mental health problems to live a fulfilling life and make their personal recovery journey. 

Norfolk and Suffolk, in the East of England are some of the safest places to live in the UK, with low crime rates making it a community to be proud of. Housing prices are frequently cited as a reason to move here, as you get an incredible amount for your money compared with other major UK cities.

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About our location

Norwich in Norfolk has something for everyone. It has retained a strong local identity and, with that, a sense of community. Locals say hello to each other, baristas remember our coffee orders and you’ll be among the first to know about interesting local projects.  This strong sense of community, along with excellent shopping, eating out, affordable house prices and excellent schooling is why Norwich has been ranked by the Guardian as the UK’s best city to work in.

Ipswich in Suffolk is steeped in history, yet full of life. According to The London Economic, affordable house prices and hourly commutes to London have earned Suffolk’s county town a slot in their top ten property destinations. “In Ipswich we have got a fantastic cultural offer far better than what towns and cities bigger than us are offering.  We have got very good transport links, especially to London, and house prices are a lot cheaper in the area.

One of Norfolk’s most famous stretches of beaches, Great Yarmouth attracts around six million tourists each year! Situated at the mouth of the River Yare, this old port town is home to beautiful golden sandy beaches and neighbouring towns and villages with scenic views and homely charm.

Full to the brim of history and with a vibrant town centre, King’s Lynn is the ideal destination to enjoy the superb mix of history, shopping and entertainment on offer!  A small, historic market town, King's Lynn is the perfect place to live and work, with fantastic train links and short drives to fantastic beaches.

Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk is a unique and dazzling historic gem. An important market town with a richly fascinating heritage, the striking combination of medieval architecture, elegant Georgian squares and glorious cathedral and abbey gardens provide a distinctive visual charm. With prestigious shopping, an award-winning market, plus variety of attractions and places to stay, Bury St Edmunds is under two hours from London and convenient for Cambridge.

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For family members who love (or need) to travel, you’re ideally located. Trains run to and from London every 30 minutes from both Ipswich and Norwich, and there are direct rail services from Manchester, Nottingham and Cambridge.   Both counties are well connected to major road networks and Norwich has an international airport. 

Some of our valued employees have told their story of working at Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust... use the links below to read these.

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