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Senior CBT Clinician

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust
Kingsbury London
£56,388 to £62,785 per annum (pro rata P/T) Inc HCAS
Closing date
28 Jun 2024

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Mental health, CBT therapist
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced CBT clinician who would like to develop leadership skills alongside clinical work withinBrent Talking Therapies. You must have good knowledge of NHS Talking Therapies, clinical experience, demonstrate high standards of communication skills, problem solving, and good professional working relationships with clinicians, service users, carers, and professionals.

Candidates must have current BABCP therapist accreditation as an essential requirement in order to apply for this role.

Main duties of the job

The postholder will provide clinical supervision and line management to CBT trainees and qualified CBT therapists, support the senior team with duty responsibilities, assessment supervision, hold a clinical caseload and receive their own clinical supervision.

We would invite the postholder to develop their interest and act as a champion within a special interest pathway, such as, community outreach, perinatal, young adults, wellbeing, long-term health conditions, and older adults.

The post holder will contribute to the ongoing development of Brent Talking Therapies in line with national targets.

The catchment area of the post is the London borough of Brent. The main hub for the service is based at Fairfields House in Kingsbury and there is a satellite hub at Bell House in Willesden Green. You will be required to work across both hubs and in other parts of the borough, e.g. GP surgeries and community settings.

We operate an agile working policy where staff combine remote working and being on-site to deliver face-to-face appointments and other service commitments that require a hub-based presence. The post-holder may be required to work at any times between 8am and 8pm on weekdays including an evening clinic as required by the service. This post is full time however we would consider a 4-day working week.

About us

We are passionate about providing excellent clinical care for our service users. We are looking to recruit our future leaders and support our service by providing opportunities for career development in a supportive team.

As an NHS Trust we strongly encourage and support vaccination as this remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues, and of course our service users when working within our healthcare settings.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To provide specialist assessments of clients referred to the Brent Talking Therapies based upon the appropriate use, interpretation and integration of complex data from a variety of sources including self-report measures, rating scales, direct and indirect structured observations and semi-structured interviews with clients, family members and others involved in the clients care.
  • To formulate and implement plans for the formal psychological treatment and/or management of a clients mental health problems, based upon an appropriate conceptual framework of the clients problems, and employing methods based upon evidence of efficacy.
  • To integrate with the psychological formulation specialist knowledge of complex mental health disorders.
  • To provide specialist psychological advice guidance and consultation to other professionals contributing directly to service user formulation, diagnosis and treatment plan.
  • To undertake risk assessment and risk management for individual clients and to provide advice to other professions on psychological aspects of risk assessment and risk management.
  • To communicate in a skilled and sensitive manner, information concerning the assessment, formulation and treatment plans of clients under their care and to monitor progress during the course of both uni-and multi-disciplinary care.
  • To provide expertise, advice and support to facilitate the effective and appropriate provision of psychological care by all members of the Brent Talking Therapies, where appropriate.
  • To be responsible for the coordination and management of waiting lists.
  • To receive regular clinical professional supervision
  • To provide supervision to qualified low and high intensity therapists and other talking therapies staff as appropriate
  • To contribute to the development, evaluation and monitoring of the Brent Talking Therapies operational policies and services, through the deployment of professional skills in research, service evaluation and audit. This includes monitoring of KPIs.
  • To advise both service and professional management on those aspects of the service where psychological and/or organisational matters need addressing. This would also include leading on areas of service development such as coordinating of community and outreach activities, joint work with physical healthcare teams, service user involvement, and other areas as appropriate.
  • To manage the workload of team clinicians within the framework of the Brent Talking Therapies policies and procedures.

Person Specification



  • Post-qualification training in Cognitive Behavioural Treatment (CBT) recognised as leading to accreditation.
  • BABCP therapist accreditation


  • Pre-qualification training and qualifications in research methodology, staff training and/or other fields of applied psychology.
  • Core mental health profession such as clinical or counselling psychology.



  • Substantial post qualification experience of working within a Talking Therapies (IAPT) service as a qualified high intensity therapist.
  • Experience of specialist psychological assessment and treatment of clients across a range of mental health conditions and across care settings, including outpatient, community, primary care and in patient settings
  • Experience of working with a wide variety of client groups
  • Experience of working in adult mental health services.
  • Experience of interdisciplinary working within the NHS.


  • Experience of teaching, training and/or supervision of staff from a range of clinical backgrounds.

Knowledge and Sills


  • Skills in the use of complex methods of psychological assessment intervention
  • Well developed skills in the ability to communicate effectively
  • Skills in providing consultation to other professional and non-professional groups
  • Evidence of continuing professional development as recommended by the BPSand BABCP.
  • Experience of providing formal supervision
  • Proven ability in carrying out clinical audits


  • Formal training in supervision
  • Knowledge of legislation in relation to the client group and mental health.
  • Experience of leading and carrying out research projects and interpreting data using statistical analyses.



  • Ability to teach and train others, using a variety of complex multi-media materials suitable for presentations within public, professional and academic settings.
  • Ability to identify and employ mechanisms of clinical governance as appropriate, to support and maintain clinical practice in the face of regular exposure to highly emotive material and challenging behaviour.


  • Experience of working within a multicultural framework.

Employer details

Employer name

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust


Fairfields House

Kingsbury London


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