Cognitive Behavioural Therapist

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
£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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We are very excited to be expanding our provision of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy here in Taunton. You will be joining a vibrant team of psychologists and psychological therapists (including fellow CBT therapists, CAT therapists, an Art therapist and Family Therapist.

This is a great opportunity to join a well established network of psychological therapists and psychologists integrated with wider community mental health services, and with chances for further training and development.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will offer a specialist CBT assessment and therapy service for individuals some or all of whom have severe and enduring mental health problems and may present with complex and challenging psychological problems. You will have the potential to provide or contribute to specialist group CBT or psycho-educational groups if required. The role will also include patient-based CBT consultancy and advice to staff, including those working with challenging and complex clients, and there will be opportunities to contribute to the development and delivery of appropriate training courses if required.

About us

This is an exciting time to join our Trust which has recently been voted HSJ Mental Health Trust of the Year. You would be joining a growing Specialist Psychological Interventions Service as we expand our provision of psychological therapy and develop additional roles to ensure we continue to provide excellent mental health care in a modern and evidence-based service.

The Trust has strong links to the University of Exeter and the HEE funded post qualification trainings in CBT for psychosis and CBT for Personality Disorder.

The benefits of working in Somerset include the idyllic countryside, with our areas of outstanding beauty and stunning coastlines. You will get to enjoy these perks whilst still only being a stone's throw away from bustling city centres like Bristol, Bath and Exeter and only two hours away from London - there is truly something for everyone!

Job description Job responsibilities

To provide a highly specialised assessment and Therapy service including for very complex clients, as part of a personal caseload with patients who may have challenging and complex needs, including those who may have experienced childhood adversity and trauma, anxiety, depression, OCD or Psychosis. Further information is detailed on the job description.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • meets essential qualification criteria for the post
  • EMDR trained
Experience Essential
  • substantive experience of working as an accredited CBT therapist with people with severe and enduring mental health difficulties

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