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Psychological Therapist

Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
12 Mar 2024

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Mental health, Psychologist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Children & Young People's Community Eating Disorder Service (CYP CEDS)

Band 7 Psychological therapist/practitioner psychologist/clinical psychologist


Full Time 37.5 hours per week

There has never been a more exciting time to join Bradford District Care Trust!

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a psychological therapist, practitioner psychologist or mental health practitioner to join a well established children and young people's community eating disorders service hosted by Bradford Aire Wharfe Craven CAMHS. The successful applicant will join a 13.5 equivalent multi disciplinary team including psychology, psychiatry, nursing, mental health practitioner and associate practitioner roles. We have a close working relationship with our paediatric colleagues who support with in patient refeeding when necessary. The family therapy FT-AN, FT-BN approach is at our core and we also offer a parent group, adjunct therapies, neurodevelopmental assessment and medication initiation and monitoring.

Closing Date - 10th March 2024

Shortlisting Date - 11thth March 2024

Interview Date - 20th March 2024

Main duties of the job

  • Work with other members of the multi disciplinary team to provide holistic care and understanding for service users through team discussions, formulations, consultations, joint work and training.
  • Work with autonomous professional judgement, together with other psychological therapists, to deliver evidence based therapy to individual and groups of patients.
  • Manage a designated caseload of patients with responsibility for their assessment (including clinical risk), implementation and evaluation of therapy.
  • Supervise and support psychological therapists and other health care professionals.
  • Support the delivery of psychological skills based interventions to service users in the team.

About us

Everything we do is underpinned by our core values: -

We Care - We act with respect and empathy, and always value difference

We Listen - We understand people's views and respond to their individual needs

We Deliver - We develop and provide excellent services and support our partners

We will consider a variety of flexible working arrangements to enable staff to balance their work and home lives and support staff by offering a fantastic range of benefits including :

Increase mileage rates for > 3500

A wide range of health and wellbeing support packages

A range of internal and external development and learning opportunities

Plus many more.

We are also proud to pledge our support to the Armed Forces and hold a Bronze Award in the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme.

BDCFT is dedicated to environmental and social sustainability by delivering on the commitments within our Green Plan. All staff are actively encouraged and supported to participate in training and to identify and implement sustainable quality improvement across all service areas and activities

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Proactively contribute to the achievement of positive clinical outcomes. This will include conducting evaluations using clinical outcome measures and satisfaction surveys.
  • Communicate effectively with patients, relatives/carers and colleagues from diverse backgrounds in a manner that is sensitive, open, welcoming and person-centred.
  • Act as a mentor to students, support newly qualified staff and be responsible for implementing the appraisal process.
  • Use IT systems effectively.
  • Maintain accurate, up to date clinical records in accordance with Trust policy.
  • To complete Routine Outcome Monitoring as required by service area in a timely and meaningful fashion.
  • Provide clinical leadership to the psychological therapists.
  • Support the Team Manager with operational duties including appraisal, caseload management and providing cover in the absence of the Team Manager.
  • Delegate tasks to staff within their competency and ensure that the delegation/escalation process forms part of the culture of the service.

Person Specification



  • Doctorate level training in clinical or applied psychology, including specifically models of psychopathology, clinical, psychometrics, two or more distinct psychological therapies and lifespan developmental psychology as accredited by the BPS, or a BPS Statement of Equivalence
  • Specialist post graduate training to masters level or equivalent in a psychotherapeutic modality - including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Systemic Therapy
  • Accreditation from a recognised Psychological Therapy body e.g. BABCP, BACP, UKCP, HCPC via:(a) Professional route requiring previous mental health qualification e.g. Clin. Psych., RMN, Dip. SW. or (b) where applicable, the KSA (knowledge, skills and attitude) route (e.g. with the BABCP).


  • Leadership training.
  • Training in trauma informed care.
  • Teaching (clinical practice) qualification/certificate or equivalent experience.
  • Training in clinical supervision (expected in first year post qualification for clinical psychologists).



  • Experience in relevant area of mental health practise
  • Application of evidenced based psychological therapies relevant to the clinical service.
  • Clinical leadership experience


  • Clinical leadership experience
  • Experience delivering psychological therapies to groups of patients.
  • Experience in applying specialist psychological therapies
  • Experience of leading or participating in regular reflective practice around themes such as anti-racism in therapy, power in mental health, the impact of health inequality and cultural curiosity
  • Experience working within a trauma informed framework.

Employer details

Employer name

Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust


Fieldhead CAMHS

lister Hills



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