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CBT Psychotherapist / Psychologist

Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
30 May 2024
Are you a qualified CBT Psychotherapist or Psychologist looking for your next challenge?

Do you want to work for a supportive, friendly employer who supports work/life balance?

This fantastic opportunity is for a CBT Psychotherapist or Psychologist in East Kent (based in Canterbury) who will be responsible for the delivery of evidenced based psychological therapies in the At Risk Mental State service. You will have high quality support from service leads who are passionate about developing psychosis services in Kent & Medway.

The successful candidates will be responsible for offering high quality assessment and intervention (including CBT/CBTp and family interventions) to young people entering the service. Case consultation and joint working with staff in the multi-professional team will also be an expectation.

We have x 2 posts available, x1 based in Canterbury and x1 in Dartford or Tunbridge Wells. Please do apply to this vacancy if you are interested in either of these positions.

Essential Qualifications and Experience

Candidates must hold a postgraduate Qualification in CBT/Psychology, and hold HCPC registration, and have experience of working with people with mental health problems.

NHS experience isnotessential, so please do apply if you feel your skills and experience align to our requirements.

Proposed Interview date: Monday 18th March 2024

Main duties of the job

To participate in the provision of psychological services to people aged 14-35 years with an At Risk Mental State and their families.In particular:
  • To be responsible for the systematic provision of Psychological therapies and interventions
  • To undertake high quality direct and indirect specialist NICE compliant interventions
  • To strengthen the MDT's therapeutic capacity & work effectively with teams.

To deliver an effective service it is essential that you are able to travel between bases and home visits in a timely manner.

About us

  • Annual leave allowance starting at 27 days per year (when working full time) + Bank Holidays.
  • Access to the fantastic NHS pension scheme.
  • Eligibility for the Blue Light Card (discount service for the NHS, providing members with thousands of amazing discounts online and on the high street)
  • Flexible working - job share, term time working, flexible shifts, just ask and we will try to help.
  • A face-to-face counselling service for any issues not just work-related problems.
  • Learning and Development opportunities - In addition to the mandatory subjects there are several leadership, management and staff topic areas, including coaching and mentoring.
  • A variety of staff network forums which empower, support and encourage network members and allies, to reflect KMPT values and promote equality and diversity.

We are KMPT, providing mental health, learning disability and specialist services, serving 1.8 million people across the county.

The Trust (rated Good overall by the CQC and Outstanding for care) has 3,283 staff working in 66 buildings across 33 locations.

You will be joining friendly, passionate colleagues, rich in their diversity, who are committed to providing excellent care to our service users and their loved ones.

The nature of our work attracts kindness and compassion as standard and everyone from our cleaners and porters to the chief executive and chairman are recognised as playing a vital role in providing an exemplary service.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description for full details of the role.

The Service

This is an exciting development for EIP services in Kent and Medway following recent investment to develop an At Risk Mental State Service (ARMS). This new multi-professional service provides comprehensive assessment and formulation for people aged 14 to 35 years who are at ultra-high risk of developing psychosis. Treatment includes CBT for psychosis and co-existing mental health needs family interventions/carers support, and a psycho-social therapeutic program that is trauma informed.

The ARMS service works collaboratively with other service providers including ChYPS, Substance Misuse Services and Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) services (Live Well Kent and Medway, MIND) and the 18-25 pathway for young people. This not only allows quick easy access to treatment but enhances support for the delivery of the psychosocial offer to young people in schools, colleges, universities and local communities.

Person Specification



  • Postgraduate Qualification in CBTp/ Psychology
  • BABCP registration/HCPC
  • Core profession & registration/ additional training



  • Experience in Psychosis/AMH/Severe MH problems/CHYPPS
  • Experience in CBT/CBTp
  • Experience in MDT working
  • Experience in groupwork/familywork
  • Written communication skills
  • Knowledge of recovery, social inclusion, EIP & ARMS policies
  • Experience in audit, service evaluation & research

Employer details

Employer name

Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust


St Martins, Canterbury

Littlebourne Road



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