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Psychological Therapist (Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner)

Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 Per Annum
Closing date
5 Jun 2024
We are recruiting a Band 5 Psychological Therapist (Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner) to join our team.

The post holder will be responsible for their own caseload within their specialty area as an autonomous practitioner, ensuring that they practice within their sphere of competence and knowledge.

In doing so, they will:
  • Develop psychological formulations for individual patients that contribute towards the overall assessment of their care needs
  • Collaboratively establish individual patient's goals towards recovery.
  • Determine suitability of specific psychological interventions, including group and individual modalities, based on the patient's assessment/formulation
  • Plan, deliver and review individual and group psychological interventions for specific patients.

The post holder will work to professional and regulatory body codes, standards and guidance always ensuring that their practice is grounded in evidence based theoretical and practical knowledge.

Main duties of the job

Work without direct supervision and in partnership with other psychological clinicians 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 Assistant Psychological Therapists and other health care professionals where required.

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.

Provide clinical leadership to the Assistant Psychological Therapists.

Delegate tasks to staff within their competency and ensure that the delegation/escalation process forms part of the culture of the service.

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.

The Trust reserves the right to close this position early if a significant number of applications are received .

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please read the attached Job description and person specification for further details about this role.

Person Specification



  • Qualification in Low Intensity CBT interventions, from an accredited course with the BABCP/BPS Accreditation with either BABCP or BPS


  • Teaching (clinical practice) qualification/certificate or equivalent experience. Qualified psychological therapist



  • To undertake necessary Trust mandatory training



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


  • Lived experience of mental health as service user or carer Involvement in innovative clinical practice. Clinical leadership experience.



  • Assessment, planning, formulation, and evaluation of patient's psychological difficulties. Evidenced based psychological therapies relevant to the clinical service.


  • Relevant specialist clinical courses/training. Research awareness

Employer details

Employer name

Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust




BD18 3LD

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