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Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT) Manager and Supervisor

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Lincoln, Grantham, Boston
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum
Closing date
22 May 2024

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Mental health, CBT therapist
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
We have an exciting opportunity for a very experienced and highly motivated and organised CBT Manager and Supervisor within Lincolnshire Children and Young People's (CYP) Service. This is a permanent, full-time post however, we are open and supportive of part time applicants.

Due to significant investments and expansion in our Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) and in local Mental Health Support Teams, (MHST's), the successful applicant will work alongside both services. We have CBT Therapist time allocated to all elements of our CYP Services - CAMHS Healthy Minds Lincolnshire (HML) and Mental Health Support Teams within schools.

You will need to have experience of working with children and young people and will need to evidence strong leadership skills and innovative practice. You will work alongside the other CBT Managers, to provide high quality and supportive leadership to the CBT Therapists, CBT Supervisors and wider CYP team.

You will oversee the provision of CBT informed therapies across Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (LPFT) CYP Services and line manage our ever-increasing number of CBT Therapists and Supervisors within our CYP Services. Responsible for coordinating the supervision arrangements for the CBT team, you will be expected to carry a caseload alongside their managerial and leadership responsibilities.

Main duties of the job

Whilst a comprehensive Job and Person Specification are attached, summary elements include (but aren't limited to):
  • To work with the Head of Child Psychological Therapies and the CYP Service Managers to deliver CBT in the CYP Services in line with the service protocols and NICE guidelines.
  • To organise and oversee the CBT provision to all LPFT's CYP Services (CAMHS MHST's Healthy Minds Lincolnshire), which will include an annual CBT training offer to all CYP Services staff CBT supervisions to staff trained to use CBT informed interventions individual and group-based CBT informed assessments and interventions to CYP throughout the different services.
  • To carry out duties in relation to local, regional, and national initiatives in developing services in the specialist area.
  • To contribute to and develop relevant continuing professional development for the CBT staff.
  • Provide expert CBT education, training, co-working and clinical supervision to clinical staff working within or external to the Trust.
  • Responsibility for the effective management and treatment of patients with complex presentations.
  • Undertake project management, including audit and service evaluation, with colleagues within the entire service to help develop service provision.
  • Access line management and clinical supervision relevant to their professional qualification and managerial role.

About us

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust provides mental health services and a number of learning disability, autism and social care services in the county of Lincolnshire. Employing around 2,900 staff, and serving a population of over 768,400, our people lie at the heart of everything we do.

You could be part of a Trust rated by staff as one of the best mental health and learning disability trusts in England. We firmly believe the key to high quality care is a contented workforce. This is reflected in our Care Quality Commission rating of 'outstanding' for well-led and 'good' overall. In the most recent National NHS Staff Survey, our staff rated us as the number one trust nationally for staff morale and one of the top scoring NHS Trusts in the Midlands for being compassionate and inclusive. We're really proud of this!

We offer options for flexible working and provide a wide range of training and promotion opportunities in all professions. We support and celebrate diversity, have active staff networks groups and are always looking at what more we can do to support our staff.

Whether you're taking the first exciting steps in your career, itching for a new challenge or searching for a better place to raise a family, Lincolnshire has arange of rewarding health and social care careers in a county that's friendly, fascinating, affordable and brimming with everything you need to live a happy life to find out more .

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To provide line management supervision for CBT Therapists, Supervisors and trainees within the service.
  • To provide clinical supervision for CBT Therapists, Supervisors and trainees within the service.
  • To work with the Head of Child Psychological Therapies and the CYP Service Managers to deliver CBT in the CYP Services in line with the service protocols and NICE guidelines.
  • Undertake and support the delivery of specialist psychological assessments of service users referred to the service (assessments will include identification of the service users problem, comprehensive risk assessment and identification of goals for therapy).
  • Make decisions on suitability of new referrals for the different CYP Services and ensure there are smooth transitions for CYP who need to move from one CYP Service to another.
  • To formulate service users problems using cognitive behavioural protocols and implement CBT interventions in line with NICE guidelines.
  • To signpost service users to other services and agencies for additional needs as appropriate.
  • Work closely with other members of the MDTs, ensuring good continuity of care appropriate to need.
  • Assess and integrate issues surrounding school, education and training into the overall therapy process.
  • To work with Training Leads within LPFTs CYP Services to ensure there is a comprehensive CBT informed group intervention programme on offer throughout the year for CYP and for parents.
  • To work with CBT Therapists and Supervisors and administrators to ensure all group based intervention packages are kept up to date and accessible that all Guided Self Help packages are kept up to date and accessible.
  • To ensure that all CYP services staff are using Routine Outcome Measures as appropriate and that these are recorded on RIO.
  • Actively seek to involve service users in service provision and development and consider ways of supporting Peer Support Workers and Parent Peer Support Workers in their roles within the services.
  • To develop CPD plan for the CBT provision within LPFTs CYP Services.
  • To deliver group or individual interventions in line with the organisations requirements.
  • Complete all requirements relating to data collection within the service.
  • To attend relevant team meetings, management meetings.
  • To organize and chair regular group review meetings.
  • To utilise audit and research methodology to evaluate clinical practice of others, ensuring fidelity to the principles and models of CBT.
  • To produce reports and report back on evaluations and audits carried out so that service provision can be adjusted and maintained as appropriate.
  • To propose policy/service changes that impact across CYP Services and the Division.
  • Comply with and carry out safe practice in accordance with Trust policies and procedures, and other relevant national and local guidance.
  • Ensure the maintenance of standards of practice according to the employer and any regulating, professional and accrediting bodies (e.g. UKCP, BABCP), and keep up to date on new recommendations/guidelines set by the Department of Health, Health Education England, Department of Education (e.g. National Institute for Clinical Excellence).
  • Ensure that client confidentiality is protected at all times.
  • Be aware of and keep up to date with advances in the spheres of CBT and other agreed psychological therapies.
  • Ensure clear professional objectives are identified, discussed and reviewed with managers and therapists on a regular basis as part of continuing professional development.
  • Attend clinical/managerial supervision on a regular basis as agreed with manager.
  • Participate in individual performance review and respond to agreed objectives
  • Keep up to date all records in relation to C.P.D. and ensure personal development plan maintains up to date specialist knowledge of latest theoretical and service delivery models/developments.
  • Attend relevant conferences / workshops in line with identified professional objectives.
  • Attend mandatory training.

Person Specification



  • Post graduate diploma in CBT and full Accreditation with BABCP
  • Professional qualification as Clinical Psychologist, Nurse, Social Worker, Occupational Therapist or in a recognised psychological therapy
  • Relevant Masters Degree (clinical, managerial) or equivalent experience
  • CBT supervision training



  • Experience of working as a qualified CBT therapist, Clinical Psychologist, Nurse, Social Worker, or OT.
  • Experience of delivering CBT for children and young people.
  • Experience of offering CBT assessments and interventions - individual and group.
  • Worked in a service where agreed targets in place demonstrating clinical outcome
  • Experience of offering clinical and caseload management supervision
  • Experience of working with a wide range of presenting mental health concerns that reflect the full range of clinical severity including working with experiences of trauma and abuse


  • Experience of offering line management supervision.
  • Experience of working in school and college settings.
  • Experience of working in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS).



  • Advanced CBT skills.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • IT skills.
  • Training in supervision
  • Ability to use own initiative & work autonomously with caseload and administration
  • Ability to use clinical supervision effectively
  • Ability to reflect on own clinical practice,
  • Ability to meet agreed/specified service targets
  • Ability to manage own caseload and time
  • Has received training and carried out risk assessments within scope of practice
  • Understanding of issues surrounding clinical risk.
  • Able to develop good therapeutic relationships with clients.
  • Completed clinical audits within a service.
  • Ability to work within a team and foster good working relationships.
  • Regard for others and respect for individual rights of autonomy and confidentiality

Special Requirements


  • Ability to travel independently across Lincolnshire

Employer details

Employer name

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


To be confirmed

Lincoln, Grantham, Boston


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