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MHST CBT Therapist

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum (pro rata for part time)
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Mental health, CBT therapist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for a CBT Therapist to join our existing Gedling Mental Health Support Team.

The Nottinghamshire MHST team now comprises 9 clinical teams across Nottinghamshire, you would be joining an existing team of CBT Therapists and join existing CPD and supervision networks alongside EMHP and Specialist Practitioner Colleagues.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for a CBT Therapist to work alongside our EMHP's and specialist practitioners to provide CBT interventions on a 1:1 basis in schools and via occasional remote delivery.

The MHST sits within Nottinghamshire CAMHS service.

The Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service offers treatment for children and young people up to the age of 18 for mild to severe emotional and mental health needs. There are four multi-disciplinary Community Teams supporting Nottinghamshire along with specialist teams such as Eating Disorders, Head 2 Head, CAMHS Crisis and Home Treatment, CAMHS Neuro, Children Looked After & Adoption, Primary Mental Health, Perinatal services and East Midlands Community Forensic Child & Adolescent Health Service (FCAMHS).

Our core purpose is to work with children and young people and their families/carers, who may be experiencing emotional and mental health disorders that have a significant impact on the child's development and cause distress to the child and/or their carers. We aim to improve the mental health of all children and young people with the provision of a timely, integrated, high quality, effective, multi-disciplinary county wide service.

About us

#TeamNottsHC comprises over 11,000 dedicated colleagues who #MakeADifference every day. We deliver intellectual disability, mental health, community health, forensic, and offender healthcare services across Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, and South Yorkshire. Our care is provided from over 200 sites, spanning community locations, acute settings, and secure environments, including prisons.

We are one of the largest mental health and community Trusts in the East Midlands and one of Nottinghamshire's biggest employers. We also host national and regional services, such as the National High Secure Deaf Service and the Nottingham Centre for Transgender Health.

We offer a variety of employee-led staff networks, including Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) groups, the Green Champions network, the Freedom to Speak Up network, the Health and Wellbeing Champions network, and the Menopause Champions network. These networks play a vital role in supporting our diverse workforce and promoting a culture of inclusivity.

The health and wellbeing of our colleagues is a top priority. We invest significantly in this through our in-house occupational health and staff counselling services, supported by a dedicated Health and Wellbeing team.

The Trust is committed to reducing its carbon emissions, with a specialised Energy and Environmental team working to ensure compliance with environmental legislation, enhance our environmental performance, and achieve our net-zero commitment

Job description

Job responsibilities

There will be opportunity for 1:1 and group work but also the chance to support in the delivery of the whole school approach to project schools

The role is to sit alongside CBT Supervisors recruited within the team and is part of a clear supervision structure. There will also be opportunities for supervision and additional training at the linked universities for CPD purposes, this training will be fully funded.

A full UK driving licence and vehicle for business use is required for this post however reasonable adjustments will be made as required in line with the Equality Act 2010.

Person Specification



  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development in line with professional development and maintenance of accreditation with BABCP.


  • Other psychotherapy qualification (e.g. EMDR, Counselling, DIT,IPT). Training in LTC/MUS



  • Diploma in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy or Accredited High Intensity Worker.
  • BABCP accreditation.


  • Actively working towards accreditation.
  • Other professional Mental Health Qualification.
  • Core profession (RMN, OT, RGN)



  • Experience of working in mental health or psychological therapy services.
  • Significant experience in assessing for and managing risk.
  • Experience of working within a target driven service. Ability to meet agreed/specified service targets.
  • Ability to manage own caseload and time, and work under pressure.


  • Experience of working in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services, preferably within a Stepped Care model.
  • Worked in a service where agreed targets in place demonstrating clinical outcomes.



  • Demonstrates an understanding for the need to use evidence based psychological therapies and how it relates to this post.


  • Demonstrates a knowledge of the issues surrounding work and the impact it can have on mental health / benefits & employment systems.
  • Knowledge of medication used in anxiety and depression and other common mental health problems.



  • Advanced communication skills.
  • Ability to work within a team and foster good working relationships.
  • Ability to use clinical supervision and personal development positively and effectively.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Ability to be self-reflective, whilst working with service users, & in own personal and professional development and in supervision.
  • The ability and skills to act as an advocate for the service, to engage and foster good professional relationships with all health professionals in promoting the good integration of this service with the wider health care system.
  • Full range of skills and competencies as laid out in your professional competency framework.
  • Computer competent
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to assess risk and respond appropriately.
  • Ability to establish good therapeutic and boundary relationships with clients.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of more complex mental health problems and their management.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of the issues surrounding work and the impact it can have on mental health / benefits & employment systems.
  • Knowledge of medication used in anxiety and depression and other common mental health problems.
  • Demonstrates an understanding for the need to use evidence based psychological therapies and how it relates to this post.
  • To demonstrate an appreciation of performance targets and the ability to achieve individual agreed service targets.


  • Trained in provision of supervision for CBT.
  • Completed clinical audits within a service.

Contractual Requirements


  • Ability and willingness to travel to locations throughout the organisation.
  • The service is provided between 09:00-5:00 Monday-Friday.

Values & Behaviours


  • All colleagues are expected to demonstrate that they act in line with Nottinghamshire Healthcare Foundation Trust Values - Trust Honesty Respect Compassion Teamwork.
  • All colleagues are expected to demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) and how it applies to their role.

Employer details

Employer name

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Highbury Hospital

Highbury Road



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