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CBT Therapist

Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year None
Closing date
18 Jul 2024

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Mental health, CBT therapist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
**We offer a relocation package of up to �8,000**

The relocation package is for anyone in a clinical role at Band 5 or above, who would need to relocate in order to take up employment with Cheshire and Wirral Partnership.

To be eligible for the relocation payment, you must live more than 40 miles from the base/location of the post you are applying for and you would need to relocate to within 15 miles of the new base.

If this applies to you, please state this on your application so we can discuss this with you if you are invited to interview.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and innovative CBT Therapist to work in our Community Mental Health Team in Vale Royal, covering primarily Winsford and Northwich.

The post holder will be delivering CBT for people with complex emotional needs and will need a Post graduate diploma or masters in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for PD, or be in their final year of training (this would be at a Band 6 and then a Band 7 on qualifying).

Main duties of the job

Alongside direct therapeutic work with individuals and their families, you will also provide consultation and support to our MDT colleagues. In addition to individual work, you will have the opportunity to help us develop and deliver a groupwork programme to promote recovery. You will also have the opportunity to contribute to ongoing service developments. An interest in research and audit is encouraged and supported.

Specialist supervision will be provided for the post and there will be opportunities for the development of clinical skills, including training in therapies.

About us

CWP provides health and care services for local people, including mental health, learning disability, community physical health and all-age disability care - including the provision of three GP surgeries.

Our aim is to help people to be the best they can be, adopting a compassionate, person-centred approach to everything we do. We were recently rated as Outstanding for Caring by the Care Quality Commission with a Good rating overall.

We offer a variety of roles at all levels, so whether you are just starting out in your career or looking to use your skills and experience in a new role, CWP is the right employer for you.

CWP are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences.

To support this, we offer up to three weeks induction, dependent on role, with our Prepare to Care programme for all new starters. This aims to give you all the knowledge and guidance to help you grow and flourish with CWP.

We welcome applications from people who have direct experience of accessing our services.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please download a copy of the job description for full details.

Recruitment selection processes are based on competence (see Person specification) and values.

CWP recruits people that can demonstrate the Trusts Values and Behaviours in their everyday life. Therefore, if you are invited to interview, you will be undertaking a Values Based Interview/Assessment ,which explores not only what you do but how and why you do it.

Before applying, we encourage you to review the Trusts Values and Behaviours which are the 6 Cs Communication, Competence, Courage, Care, Compassion and Commitment. A Guide to completing your application form can be accessed on the bottom of this page under the job description, or via our website

The Supporting Information Section in your application should therefore reflect your understanding of the Trusts Values and associated Behaviours. You will be expected to provide us with examples from work experience and/or personal life which demonstrate these values through your behaviour.

If you have a disability that meets the definition set out in the Equality Act 2010, and you can show that you meet the essential criteria described in the person specification for an available position, please answer YES to the question: Do you wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme?

Please inform the team if you have any special support needs to be considered as part of the interview and selection processes.

CWP is proud to be an accredited Veteran Aware organisation helping to provide and share best practice in NHS care for our armed forces community. As a veteran aware organisation, CWP is committed to delivering on the principles of the Armed Force Covenant and has a Silver award with the MOD Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (DERS).

The trust offers a Guaranteed Interview Scheme to any armed forces community applicants who meet the essential criteria for the post and encourages applications from armed forces reservists or cadet force adult volunteers.

Please note applicants will be required to pay for their DBS check. Costs are deducted from salary following appointment.You are encouraged to enrol for the DBS Update Service. A small annual fee of �13 per year applies.

New entrants to the NHS will commence on the minimum of the scale stated above.

Applicants are advised to apply early as if a large number of applications are received for this post we reserve the right to close the vacancy prior to the advertised date.

If you experience any technical difficulties or need help when making an application please contact our Recruitment Team on 01244 393100.

Good luck with your application. We hope to welcome you to Team CWP very soon.

Person Specification



  • Post graduate diploma or masters in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • CBT certification, accredited by BABCP (British Assoc. of Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapy)


  • Training and qualifications in research methodology, staff training and/or other fields of applied psychology.
  • Additional psychotherapy qualification, e.g. EMDR/DBT/CBT for psychosis and bipolar disorder

Knowledge & Expertise


  • 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
  • Evidence of continuing professional development as recommended by the BABCP
  • Specialist knowledge and expertise in relation to a particular problem area ( psychosis / bipolar disorder / personality disorder / complex trauma / PTSD).


  • Knowledge of legislation in relation to the client group and mental health
  • Knowledge of research methodology, research design and complex, multivariate data analysis as practised within the clinical fields of psychology.
  • Formal training in supervision Ability to teach and train others, using a variety of complex multi-media materials suitable for presentations within public, professional and academic settings.



  • Experience of specialist psychological assessment and intervention within the NHS for clients presenting with complex psychological problems
  • Experience of working with a wide variety of client groups, across the whole life course presenting problems that reflect the full range of clinical severity including maintaining a high degree of professionalism in the face of highly emotive and distressing problems and verbal and physical abuse
  • Experience of liaison with other health professionals
  • Experience of engaging and sustaining work with clients who may be ambivalent about making changes
  • Experience working with factors which can impede therapeutic success (dissociation, blocking beliefs, attachment dynamics, emotional stabilisation skills etc)
  • Experience of exercising responsibility for clients' psychological care and working autonomously within the context of multi-disciplinary working
  • Experience of assessing and managing risk in a mental health setting
  • Experience of writing reports for varied audiences


  • Experience of teaching, training and/or supervision
  • Experience of the application of clinical psychology in different cultural contexts.
  • Experience of service user and carer involvement in services.
  • Experience working in different mental health settings (e.g. primary and secondary care services)

Employer details

Employer name

Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Vale House Resource Centre

High Street



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