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CBT Therapist - Eating Disorders

Solent NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
4 Jun 2024
A few words from a member of the team -

'I find the job very rewarding and interesting. I work in a supportive team and have been here for many years. I have found that the job has changed in many ways over the years, and I have also been given opportunities for career progression.'

Are you passionate about working with children, young people and their families?

Looking to pursue a career in Child and Adolescent Mental Health?

Southampton CAMHS have an exciting opportunity opening for the role of a qualified CBT therapist to work specifically within the eating disorders service.

In CAMHS, there is often a high level of complexity in the children and young people we see. The role will involve offering assessments and specialist, evidence-based interventions to children, young people and their families within the eating disorders service.

The successful applicant will be working within an established eating disorder team alongside the lead Consultant Psychiatrist, Senior Clinical Psychologist, Mental health nurses, therapists, support workers and Assistant Psychologist to deliver bespoke care packages according to need. This will include a combination of clinic work and home visiting as well and building strong relationships with local tier 4 providers to ensure consistency of care for those young people requiring periods of hospital admission.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be responsible for providing a highly skilled and specialist CBT intervention on both an individual and group basis as appropriate using techniques and knowledge gained through experience, self-development, and evidence-based practice.

The team are committed to support the successful candidate in developing their skills, knowledge and experience so that over time the post-holder will be confident in providing specialist treatment and assessment within the sphere of expertise in eating disorders. This support will be provided in the format of in-house and external training opportunities, shadowing, a buddy/mentor as well as self-guided learning.

Over time the post holder will work autonomously in carrying out therapeutic work based on clear theoretical concepts and the application of related techniques and will be responsible for providing assessment, case management and CBT intervention to children, young people and their families / carers.

Alongside delivery of their specialism the post holder may be required to contribute to the delivery of the core roles of the Specialist CAMHS team such as the delivery of initial assessments, assessments as part of the self-harm rota, duty and risk management.

The post holder will participate in the review of clinical policies and guidelines relevant to the area and support and implement changes to practice.

About us

We have been working with other local NHS Trusts to create a new organisation, bringing together all community, mental health and learning disability services from across Hampshire and Isle of Wight. Subject to approvals, the aim is for the new Trust to be formed by July 2024.Project Fusion is the name for the programme to create the new combined NHS Foundation Trust. Hampshire and Isle of Wight Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust will be bringing the services into a single organisation will result in more consistent care, more equitable access to services irrespective of postcode, and a more sustainable workforce and services. The new organisation will operate locally to ensure services can best meet the needs of different communities.The new Trust will be comprised of all the services currently provided by Solent NHS Trust and Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust, the community, mental health and learning disability services provided by Isle of Wight NHS Trust and child and adolescent mental health services delivered in parts of Hampshire by Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.Colleagues will transfer to the new organisation under Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) -- known as TUPE on 1st July 2024. TUPE is a legal process to ensure you transfer out of one organisation and into another, maintaining the terms and conditions of your employment.

Job description

Job responsibilities

*Please Note : For a detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description*

Person Specification



  • Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy or Equivalent
  • Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist (BABCP) (or eligible for)



  • Experience of working with children & young people with mental health difficulties and their families
  • Experience of giving and receiving supervision
  • Experience of working across a variety of different care settings, e.g., primary care, residential
  • Experience in the training, learning and development of others
  • Experience of involving users of the service in a meaningful way in shaping service initiatives and delivery
  • Experience of working in a multi-disciplinary, multi-agency team
  • Having a leadership role within a team
  • Experience of working in a constantly changing environment
  • Post Registration clinical experience in CBT
  • Experience of treating a wide range of psychological disorders using CBT

Employer details

Employer name

Solent NHS Trust


Adelaide Health Centre, Western Community Centre

William Macleod Way



SO16 4XE

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