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CBT Therapist

Pennine Care NHS FT
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum prorata for part time
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Mental health, CBT therapist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Many patients who have had Covid -19 have been left with a range of ongoing physical health complications. Around 33% of people infected also have psychological or neuropsychological concerns associated with their health. Patients are often depressed or anxious due to their new long term condition, have cognitive difficulties as a result of their illness, or trauma symptoms such as Post ICU Syndrome. These affect people of all ages and backgrounds.

Our Trust-wide service offers psychological support for patients with complex physical and mental health presentations as a result of post-COVID Syndrome. This small team works across the Trust footprint, with therapists based in each of our 5 Pennine Care boroughs. We are looking for a candidates to be predominantly based in our Oldham borough, who has experience of working with long-term health conditions, and ideally those with a core qualification. We will also consider applications from CBT therapists wanting to develop skills in working with physical health.

Due to the discontinuation of COVID testing, the service will continue to operate under a broader service criteria than Post-Covid which is currently being developed.

Main duties of the job

Based in Oldham working both face to face and online, the therapist will link into the locality integrated physical health and mental health MDTs for post-COVID rehabilitation.

As a mental health representative in the wider multidisciplinary MDT, you will be a source of advice and consultation for our physical health colleagues in supporting care pathways to meet the mental health needs of patients presenting to the service.

Post holders will carry a caseload of patients with comorbid physical and psychological difficulties, offering assessment, formulation of care and therapy.

About us

We are proud to provide high quality mental health and learning disability services, both inpatient and in the community across five boroughs of Greater Manchester - Bury, Oldham, Rochdale, Stockport and Tameside and Glossop.

Our vision is for a happier and more hopeful life for everyone in our communities and our staff work hard to deliver the very best care for the people who use our services. Were really proud of our#PennineCarePeopleand do everything we can to make sure were a great place to work.

All individuals regardless of race, age, disability, ethnicity, nationality, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership are encouraged to apply for this post. We would also encourage applications from individuals with a lived experience of mental illness, either individually or as a carer.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description and person specification to support your application for this post. Please refer to the essential criteria in the person specification which will highlight the skills, knowledge and experience you will need to demonstrate in your application, by way of example, to give yourself the best opportunity to be shortlisted.

Person Specification



  • Core Mental Health Profession Qualification i.e. Psychologist
  • RMHN / OT /Social Worker
  • Post-Graduate Qualification in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy with experience to Masters level.


  • Evidence of further study in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy i.e. Masters Level Degree
  • Supervision Qualification
  • Group Work Qualification



  • Proven experience in Core Mental Health Profession
  • Experience of specialist CBT assessment and treatment of clients across the full range of care settings including outpatient, community, primary care and in-patient settings.
  • Organising and running groups
  • Demonstrable experience of supervision others
  • Organising and running groups


  • Post-Graduate experience as Cognitive Behavioural Therapist.
  • Experience of working with metal health and co morbid physical health conditions.
  • Experience in giving Specialist CBT Supervision and in Teaching/Running Group Therapy.
  • Ability to teach and train others, using a variety of complex multi-medial materials suitable for presentations within public, professional and academic settings.



  • Knowledge of NHS Mental Health Systems
  • Specialised Clinical Knowledge to Post Graduate level in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.


  • Knowledge of legislation in relation to the client group and mental health.

Skills and Abilities


  • Specialist Clinical Skills in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
  • Ability to assess clients using CBT Framework and fully implement Treatment Programmes.
  • Skills in the use of complex methods of psychological assessment, intervention and Management frequently requiring sustained and intense concentration.
  • Well-developed skills in the ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, complex highly technical and / or clinically sensitive information to clients, their families, carers and other professional colleagues both within and outside the NHS.
  • To be able to work as a group leader.
  • High level of interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to manage own caseload.


  • Knowledge of Research Methodology

Work Related Circumstances


  • Use of a car or access to a means of mobility to travel across the Trust footprint in line with service needs
  • Willing to carry out all duties and responsibilities of the post in accordance with the Trust's Equal Opportunities and Equality and Diversity policies
  • Appointments to regulated and controlled activities require an enhanced DBS disclosure.


  • 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.

Employer details

Employer name

Pennine Care NHS FT


Oldham based

Block 4 Offices, Southlink Business Park



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