CBT Therapist

North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust
£40,057 to £45,839 a year per annum
Closing date
31 Aug 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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We are looking for a CBT Therapist 37.5 hours per week to join our team.

Youwill provide high intensity cognitive behavioural interventions to clients who have a range of mild to moderate common mental health problems for which CBT is demonstrated to be clinically effective.

You will work with people with different cultural backgrounds and ages, using interpreters when necessary.

Main duties of the job

  • Assess clients for suitability for psychological interventions within the stepped care model.
  • While in a duty worker role make decisions on suitability of new referrals, adhering to the stepped care principles and protocols, and direct/signpost unsuitable clients on to the relevant service or back to the referral agent as necessary.
  • Formulate, implement and evaluate therapy programmes for clients.
  • Use highly developed communication skills in working with people to understand their personal and often very sensitive difficulties
  • To exercise autonomous professional responsibility for the assessment and treatment of clients in line with the service.

  • About us

    Our Trust is on an incredible journey of innovation and we'd like you to be part of it.

    Our vision is 'To be Outstanding in all we do and how we do it.' Our teams pride themselves on compassion, team work and resilience. The Trust supports you by offering a flexible shift system including twilight shifts and compressed hours to support working families and our staff parking is free on all our main sites.

    You can expect Continuing Professional Development (CPD) which is tailored to meet your professional development; individual CPD advice is available from our Practice Education Team. The CPD offer includes the option to rotate within the Trust to widen your breadth of experience, skills and knowledge

    Job description Job responsibilities

  • Ensure the maintenance of standards of practice according to the employer and any regulating, professional and accrediting bodies (e.g. BPS, UKCP, BABCP), and keep up to date on new recommendations/guidelines set by the Department of Health (e.g., National Institute for Clinical Excellence).
  • Ensure that client confidentiality is protected at all times.
  • Be aware of, and keep up to date with advances in the spheres of CBT and other psychological therapies.
  • Ensure clear professional objectives are identified, discussed and reviewed with senior therapists on a regular basis as part of continuing professional development (CPD).
  • Attend clinical/managerial supervision on a regular basis as agreed with the Clinical Lead.
  • Participate in individual performance review ( PDR ) and respond to agreed objectives.

  • Person Specification Qualifications Essential
    • Post Graduate Diploma in CBT
    • Accreditation (or near obtaining this) with BABCP as a CBT therapist
    Experience Essential
    • Experience of working in psychological therapies services
    • Experience of working in an IAPT service
    Knowledge and Skills Essential
    • Full range of skills and competencies as laid out in the competence framework for CBT (Roth and Pilling 2007)
    • Trained in provision of supervision for CBT

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