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Clinical Psychologist or Cognitive Behavioural Therapist

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

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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The Psychosis and Bipolar Psychological Care Network (PBPCN) was established in 2015. The Psychosis and Bipolar Psychological Care Network specialises in working with adults above the age of 16 years

We are now looking for a highly motivated, enthusiastic and committed colleague to join this well-established team.

The successfully appointed Cognitive Behavioural Therapist/Clinical Psychologist will work as part of a Hub and Spoke team incorporating Clinical Psychologists, Systemic Family Therapist and Cognitive Behavioural Therapists. Therapists in the team are integrated into the locality multi-disciplinary CMHT's.

The post will be based within Hyndburn and Rossendale CMHT based at The Mount Accrington although there will be an expectation that the successful candidate may need to offer a service across the whole of the Lancashire footprint, dependent on service demand.

Our team provides a range of specialist psychological services including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Family Interventions. Appointable candidates will require competency and confidence in delivering CBT and a willingness to train in a family intervention model

Main duties of the job

To provide a qualified specialist cognitive behavioural assessment and therapy service to adults of working age working as part of a multidisciplinary team and providing advice and consultation on client's psychological care working within the policies, procedures and protocols for the service.

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.

Job description Job responsibilities

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

Person Specification Education/ Qualifications Essential
  • Professional Qualification
  • Qualification in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy to post graduate diploma level.
  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology
  • Working towards the above
Knowledge Essential
  • High-level knowledge of the theory and practice of cognitive behaviour therapy.
  • 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.
  • Skills in providing advice to other professional and non-professional groups.
  • Knowledge of legislation in relation to the client group and mental health.
Experience Essential
  • Experience of CBT assessment and treatment of clients in Adult Mental Health.
  • 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.
Personal Essential
  • Ability to sustain intense levels of concentration responding and participating as required.
  • Ability to self-reflect and use clinical supervision appropriately.
  • Ability to cope and deal with highly distressing emotional circumstances.
  • Ability to cope with unpleasant working conditions.

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