Cognitive Behavioural Therapist

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
£40,057 to £45,839 a year per annum
Closing date
7 Jul 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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We are pleased to offer a band 7 post for a BABCP registered CBT therapist within specialist eating disorder services. The post is based at Pendle House, Nelson which is the base for the East Lancashire Eating Disorder Team.

The team is part of the All Age Eating Disorder Service which covers Lancashire and South Cumbria and has close links with our other locality teams based in the Bay (Lancaster and South Cumbria), Fylde Coast, Central Lancashire, and West Lancashire providing multi-disciplinary specialist care for people who have an eating disorder.

You will be joining a dynamic multi-disciplinary team of professionals with a passion for working with people who have eating disorders including psychological therapists, systemic family therapist, specialist mental health nurses, specialist dietitian and medical professionals.

Main duties of the job

You will be joining the team at an exciting time of real development as the service works together to improve services for people who have an eating disorder.

You will benefit from an enthusiastic, hardworking and supportive peer group of CBT therapists who are committed to delivering high quality NICE compliant psychological therapies to people of all ages with an eating disorder.

The post holder will receive regular supervision and professional support from an experienced CBT Supervisor and contact with other relevant special interest groups would be encouraged. The service is committed to training and development of staff and you would be supported to access training in CBT E and CBT T models if required.

The successful candidate will be expected to deliver high quality psychosocial assessment and specialist CBT intervention to children, young people and adults with eating disorders. Skills in supervision would be an advantage as we develop our service model. You will contribute to the broader aims of the service through joint working, consultation, training, supervision and service development.

Applications will be welcome from suitably qualified CBT Therapists with BABCP registration.

Please note: This post is subject to an enhanced DBS Clearance. As part of the pre-employment checks, successful candidates will be required to pay for their own DBS check at a cost of £50. Deductions will be taken from the first 3 months salary.

About us

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of services including secondary mental health care across this area. Specialist provision comprises inpatient child and adolescent mental health services, perinatal mental health and forensic services including low and medium secure care.

The Trust also provides a range of physical health and well-being services in the community alongside a range of partners in the Lancashire, Cumbria and Sefton area.

Lancashire & South Cumbria Foundation Trust encourages flexible working, we believe that a positive work/life balance benefits NHS employees through improved health and wellbeing. We would consider working patterns such as; term time, part time, compressed hours, flexi-time and career breaks. We encourage applicants to state clearly on their application forms this request and discuss these options at interview.

For more information please visit our website via Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS FT

Job description Job responsibilities

Please see attached the job description and person specification for more information about this role

Person Specification Education Essential
  • Formally recognised Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Post Graduate Diploma
  • CBT full accreditation with BABCP
  • Professional qualification in health or social care, e.g. RMN or Social Worker OR KSA equivalence
Knowledge Essential
  • Highly specialist knowledge of the theory and practice of cognitive behaviour therapy.
  • Extensive theoretical and clinical knowledge of the theory and practice of CBT in specific difficult to treat groups (e.g. dual diagnoses, people with eating disorder etc.) and disorder specific treatment models.
  • 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.
Experience Essential
  • Evidence of experience of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy assessment and treatment of clients in mental health services.
  • A broad range of experience of working with a wide variety of clients 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 and knowledge of providing clinical supervision, utilising appropriate supervision models and safeguarding

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