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Trainee Psychological Therapist: CBT Therapist

Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
14 Jul 2024

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Mental health, CBT therapist, Psychologist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
The Older People's Community Mental Health Team are looking to recruit one Trainee CBT Therapist to be part of the development of the Governed Psychological Therapies service within our Team.

The successful post holder will undertake a 2 year post graduate diploma in CBT for Personality Disorder, whilst working in the service under supervision . Attendance and study time would be part of the 37.5 working hours, some UK travel may be required.

The successful candidate will have either a core profession/regulation recognised by BABCP or an undergraduate degree in a relevant field to mental health and substantial experience demonstrating a breadth of experience in two or more mental health settings to meet KSA requirements.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will provide high quality evidence-based therapy to older adults experiencing severe mental health problems. You will work in collaboration with a wider multi-disciplinary team including other Psychological Professions colleagues. You will receive high quality supervision and CPD opportunities to enable you to achieve or maintain your accreditation.

Training to achieve competencies in CBT for Personality Disorder would be an expectation and opportunity of the role, this would be fully funded, and job planned. Further information about the CBT competencies for severe mental health problems can be found at Psychological therapies for severe mental health problems | Health Education England (

Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust has an expanding CBT workforce with opportunities for development and progression. There is also an active and evolving Higher Education teaching and research network.

About us

We are the Mental Health & Learning Disability NHS Trust for County Durham and Darlington, Teesside, North Yorkshire, and York.

From education and prevention, to crisis and specialist care --our talented and compassionate teams work in partnership with our patients, communities and partners to help the people of our region feel safe, understood, believed in and cared for.

We nurture the recovery journey of anyone in need of our help. In Our Trust, everyone has a say in how they are supported and treated because we listen to every person in our care until they feel understood. Our patients, their families and carers work together with us towards better mental health.

We're committed to new thinking that improves the wellbeing of our region. We connect with our communities and partners to get mental health care right, in areas that really need it.

We won't rest until everyone in our region has the mental health care they need, to lead their best possible life.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The successful applicants will be compassionate in meeting the needs of clients, their carers and families and will at all times promote a positive image of people with mental ill health or learning disabilities.

The successful applicants will undertake:

A structured programme of learning including personal study, academic work, learning and assessment leading to a formal qualification and accreditable standard in the governed psychological therapy CBT

They will undertake clinical work independently on a day to day basis. The work will be supervised and reviewed at regular intervals, in accordance with the accrediting body. They will keep coherent records of all clinical activity in line with service protocols.

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for further detailed information to ensure that you meet the role criteria before applying.

Person Specification



  • A core profession as recognised by BABCP AND
  • Registered with a professional regulatory body (HCPC, NMC, GMC, Social Work England) AND
  • For those with a CORE PROFESSION post qualifying experience in secondary care mental health settings is essential
  • OR An undergraduate degree in a relevant field to mental health AND
  • NON-CORE PROFESSION substantial experience demonstrating a breadth of experience in two or more mental health settings to meet KSA requirements AND
  • Knowledge of the KSA requirements for accreditation AND
  • Evidence the experience and knowledge below in order to complete a KSA portfolio



  • Working with people with severe and enduring mental health problems
  • Working in multi-disciplinary team settings
  • experience of delivering psychological informed interventions to people experiencing severe mental health problems in a secondary care setting



  • Working with people relevant to the area in which you are applying for the post


  • Ability to travel independently in accordance with Trust policies and service need.

Employer details

Employer name

Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust


Huntington House

Jockey Lane


YO32 9XW

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