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CBT Therapist

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
28 May 2024

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Mental health, CBT therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
To work as a member of the Mental Health Support Teams in schools, providing a high quality, specialist psychological therapy service to young people, their families or carers. In addition, to support psychological practice within the team by communicating effectively about the psychological care of young people, by contributing to the supervision of Education Mental Health Practitioners and trainees, as well as less experienced psychological therapists, and by participating in systematic clinical governance.

Deliver evidence-based interventions for children and young people in education settings with mild to moderate mental health problems

Helping children and young people within these settings who present with more severe problems to rapidly access more specialist services

Supporting/facilitating staff in education settings to identify and where appropriate manage issues related to mental health and wellbeing

Working with and within education environments to afford better access to specialist mental health services as part of CAMHS

Main duties of the job

To provide a qualified, high-quality specialist psychological therapy service to individuals, carers, families and groups, within and across teams as appropriate, in line with best, evidence-based practice and trust care pathways.

To be responsible for holding and managing a clinical caseload and to exercise autonomous professional responsibility for the planning and prioritising of own workload and the assessment, treatment and discharge of clients, within the bounds of the service operational policy.

To use analytical and judgment skills and be responsible for taking clinical management decisions in complex clinical issues.

To contribute to the clinical supervision of psychological practitioners and trainee psychological therapists, within the bounds of the postholder's expertise

To offer information and advice within the postholder's expertise to other members of the team/service and other professionals working with service users about psychological issues relevant to their care.

To work autonomously within professional guidelines and exercise responsibility for the systematic governance of the postholder's own psychological practice and that of any supervisees.

To practice using a time sensitive model of psychological therapy in accordance with relevant guidelines and Trust wide policies

To implement policy changes within the area served by the service.

About us

Southern Health is one of the largest NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK, specialising in mental health and learning disabilities, as well as offering physical health community-based services.

As a Trust, our footprint spans more than 200 sites across Hampshire, wholeheartedly committed to providing the best possible healthcare, reaching a range of diverse communities.

- We function as a unified team, placing patients and staff at the forefront of all our endeavours.

- Our 7,000+ workforce is skilled and diverse, with a deep commitment to ongoing staff development. We offer customised training, leadership pathways, and a plethora of career opportunities.

- We respect and listen to your thoughts, ideas, and concerns via well-established network of staff groups to increase awareness and appreciation of equality, diversity, and inclusion.

Building on all this, we are currently working closely with other local NHS Trusts to integrate all our collective community, mental health, and learning disability services across Hampshire and Isle of Wight. Our new organisation is set to launch in April 2024 and will incorporate Southern Health, Solent, Isle of Wight and Sussex Partnership Trusts.

While the new Trust will be substantially bigger, it will continue to cater to the unique needs of different communities, streamlining services and making healthcare across the county more accessible.

Join us as we embark on this exciting journey to shape the future of healthcare in Hampshire.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Further information about the Trust and this role can be found on the Job Description and Person Specification document attached.

We are happy to talk Flexible Working - all requests for flexible working options can be discussed as part of the interview process.

Person Specification



  • A recognised professional qualification in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy i.e. a specific postgraduate level CBT training (or equivalent training and supervision demonstrated through BABCP Accreditation).Accreditation with the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy (BABCP).A recognised qualification in one of the core mental health professions recognised by BABCP as a prerequisite for BABCP Accreditation, e.g. psychiatric nursing, clinical psychology, medicine, social work, occupational therapy or counselling AND current registration with the core professional body, OR evidence of having achieved the Knowledge Skills and Attitudes (KSA) route to BABCP accreditation.

Employer details

Employer name

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust


Havant Health Centre

Civic Centre Road




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