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CBT Therapist

Employer
Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Chester
Salary
£43,742 to £50,056 Per annum pro rata
Closing date
22 Jul 2024

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Profession
Mental health, CBT therapist
Grade
Band 7
Hours
Part Time
Are you a qualified and accredited CBT therapist looking for a rewarding opportunity to work within a supportive team?

We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced therapist to join our friendly and multi-disciplinary team at West Cheshire CYPMH. This is a maternity cover role, offering 2 days a week on a fixed-term contract.

In this role, you will be responsible for delivering CBT interventions to children and young people aged 0-18 years old, experiencing a range of emotional and behavioural difficulties. You will work collaboratively with a team of mental health professionals to provide comprehensive care to our service users.

Main duties of the job

During this maternity cover role, the cognitive behavioural therapist will be a valued member of the multidisciplinary Children and Young People's Mental Health Service (CYPMH)

Responsibilities:
  • Assess, accept and prioritise referrals to the service, adhering to local CYPMH' Operational Policy.
  • Contribute to clinical development, team clinical thinking, and support the clinical leadership team alongside clinical coordinators.


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 https://www.cwp.nhs.uk/completing-application-guidance

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

Qualifications

Essential

  • Relevant degree in nursing, social care of psychology
  • CBT certification, accredited by BABCP (British Assoc. of Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapy)


Desirable

  • Pre-qualification training and qualifications in research methodology, staff training and/or other fields of applied psychology
  • Specialist training in Physical Health/Post Traumatic Stress Disorder


Knowledge and expertise

Essential

  • 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


Desirable

  • Knowledge of legislation in relation to the client group and mental health.
  • Specialist knowledge and expertise in relation to a particular problem area (Physical Health/ PTSD).
  • Knowledge of research methodology, research design and complex, multivariate data analysis as practised within the clinical fields of psychology.
  • Formal training in supervision of other Cognitive Behavioural Therapists.
  • Ability to teach and train others, using a variety of complex multi-media materials suitable for presentations within public, professional and academic settings.


Experience

Essential

  • Experience of specialist psychological assessment and intervention with clients presenting with Physical Health and P.T.S.D.
  • 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 working as a qualified CBT over a minimum of 18 months.


Desirable

  • 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.


Employer details

Employer name

Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Marsden House

Brookdale Place

Chester

CH1 3DY

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