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Clinical Therapist (CBT Therapist)

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year Based on full time hours
Closing date
19 Jun 2024

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Mental health, CBT therapist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
This is an exciting and adventurous opportunity for a Clinical Therapist to join the newly formed Southern Gambling Service, based within Southampton Division at Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust.

This role will support the development of a brand-new treatment service, using a digital psychotherapeutic informed approach to treat people who experience gambling issues.

The service started to accept referrals from September 2022, initially covering the geographical area of Southampton, and then further expanding to provide cover across the South East footprint.

This post would likely suit applicants with previous experience in substance misuse or addiction however, this is not a prerequisite to apply. If you have a genuine interest in working in a digitally enabled way and are keen to support the development of a new treatment service which supports clinical research this could be the post for you.

The Clinical Therapist will report directly into the Clinical Co Lead Psychologist for the Service. Suitable applicants will need to demonstrate experience of both highly specialised clinical skills and the ability to supervise and clinically support colleagues within the team.

We are working to a flexible workforce model and will consider part time applicants if they meet the necessary skills required. There will be opportunity to work closely with other regional gambling teams and to evaluate current evidence base in relation to gambling and apply this in the proposed treatment model.

Main duties of the job

Job Summary:

*Postholder will be required and supported to complete required training in relation to gambling, this will be fully provided.

*To provide high quality specialised psychological input to patients of the Southern Gambling Service.

*To provide specialist psychological assessment and treatment to patients in these settings. Work will also involve working with other people involved in patients' care (e.g. family or named carers). A recovery focused approach is essential.

*To offer advice, consultation and supervision on patients' psychological care to other members of the multi-disciplinary team. Emphasis here is on having an understanding/appreciation of the complex nature of the acute mental health care system and to develop insight and understanding to all others involved in patient's care.

*To participate in the delivery of therapy by attending consult, facilitating skills groups, providing individual therapy and coaching.

*To utilise research skills for audit, policy and service development, and research in line with service need to contribute to a research culture in the clinical team.

*To record patient outcomes via approved automated digital frameworks.

*To provide outpatient follow up post treatment as required.

*To provide teaching and training in line with the service needs identified. To include supervision of junior staff.

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



  • Clinical/ Applied Psychologist
  • Or
  • Qualification as RMN, Dip SW, Dip OT or BSc OT with post-qualification in psychological therapy equivalent to a diploma or Master's level qualification or above. Applications from Mental Health Practitioner's/Associate Mental Health Practitioner will be considered.
  • Advanced post-registration training, continuing professional development and supervised practice in psychological therapies (e.g. CBT/DBT Family Therapy)
  • Registration with relevant psychological professional body (e.g. HCPC, BABCP, DBT, ACAT).

Employer details

Employer name

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust


Cannon House

6 Cannon Street



SO15 5PQ

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