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HI CBT Therapist

Employer
East London NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Bedford
Salary
£40,057 to £45,839 a year per annum
Closing date
2 Jul 2022

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Profession
CBT Therapist / Other
Service
Adult
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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Bedfordshire Wellbeing Service (IAPT)

Band 7 IAPT CBT Therapist or Clinical Psychologist/Counselling Psychologist

Are you passionate about delivering meaningful and effective therapeutic experiences for patients and wish to expand your skills and knowledge, in a high performing service?

Then Bedfordshire Wellbeing Service is the service for you! With the ability to work with flexibility, currently one day office based and the rest of the week working from home with the view that, in the future, there will be community-based working dependant on the needs of the service and the people that it serves. You will need to maintain a consistent CPD throughout the year as well as the opportunity for some additional training in different modalities and to be a part of service development through participation in focus groups and Quality Improvement projects, supporting further development.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for CBT Therapists or Clinical / Counselling Psychologists who are BABCP accredited or eligible for accreditation to join the service at this interesting time of change and expansion within Bedfordshire.

The Service is one of four IAPT services run and administered by East London NHS Foundation Trust, the others being Newham Talking Therapies, Tower Hamlets Talking Therapies and Richmond Wellbeing Service. The four services are located organisationally in the Specialist Services Directorate and work together on joint projects.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a team that is moving into a new phase of development and expansion. Your ideas and creativity would be welcomed in contributing to the delivery of an innovative service, which meets the needs of the local diverse community.

About us

Bedfordshire Wellbeing Service (BWS) is an expanding IAPT service that offers low and high intensity interventions in individual, couple and group formats. We consistently achieve excellent recovery and reliable improvement rates due to our focus on delivering flexible packages of care, designed to meet patient needs. We have also devised specialist treatment programmes delivering PTSD workshops, therapy tailored for the treatment of long-term conditions and the delivery of digitally enhanced therapy.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description and personal specification.

For further information, please contact: Shadreck Masocha, Step 3 Team Lead on 01234 880400

Person Specification Education/ Qualification/ Training Essential
  • COGNITIVE BEHAVIOURAL THERAPIST with previous mental health experience, accredited by BABCP
  • Or CLINICAL / COUNSELLING PSYCHOLOGIST Post-graduate doctoral level training in clinical psychology (or its equivalent for those trained prior to 1996) as accredited by the BPS,
  • Or Post-graduate doctoral/masters level training in counselling psychology),
  • Or Current registration with the Health and Care Professions Council as a Clinical / Counselling Psychologist
  • With BABCP accreditation
Desirable
  • Other relevant specialist training or qualifications and accreditation with professional body.
  • Training or qualification in CBT groups
  • Trained in other therapeutic approaches like EMDR
Experience Essential
  • Experience of delivering CBT interventions to patients with common mental health problems e.g. depression, anxiety (Social Phobia, BDD, OCD, GAD, Health Anxiety etc)
  • Ability to meet agreed/specified service targets
  • Ability to manage own caseload and time
  • Demonstrate high standards in verbal communication
  • Able to write clear reports and letters to referrers, clients and other professionals.
  • Experience of working in primary care psychological service
  • Experience of delivering CBT interventions to patients with common mental health problems e.g. depression, anxiety (Social Phobia, BDD, OCD, GAD, Health Anxiety etc) Ability to meet agreed/specified service targets Ability to manage own caseload and time Demonstrate high standards in verbal communication Able to write clear reports and letters to referrers, clients and other professionals. Experience of working in primary care psychological service Experience of running groups
Desirable
  • Experience of delivering CBT interventions to patients with common mental health problems e.g. depression, anxiety (Social Phobia, BDD, OCD, GAD, Health Anxiety etc) Ability to meet agreed/specified service targets Ability to manage own caseload and time Demonstrate high standards in verbal communication Able to write clear reports and letters to referrers, clients and other professionals. Experience of working in primary care psychological service Experience of running groups
  • Experience of delivering clinical supervision
Knowledge and Skills Essential
  • Full range of skills and competencies as laid out in the competence framework for CBT (Roth and Pilling 2007)
  • Computer literate
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Has received and carried out risk assessments within scope of practice
  • Understanding of issues surrounding clinical risk
  • Able to develop good therapeutic relationships with clients
  • Demonstrates an understanding of anxiety disorders (Social Phobia, BDD, OCD, GAD, Health Anxiety etc) and depression and how these problems may present in Primary Care
  • Demonstrates a knowledge of the issues surrounding work and the impact it can have on mental health / benefits & employment systems
  • Knowledge of medication used in anxiety and depression and other common mental health problems
  • Demonstrates an understanding for the need to use evidence based psychological therapies and how it relates to this post
Desirable
  • Trained in provision of supervision for CBT
  • Completed clinical audits within a service
  • Skills in the use of IAPTus system
  • Experience in delivering treatment via video software (eg: Webex, Teams, Zoom)


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