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CBT Therapist

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust
£40,057 to £45,839 a year p.a
Closing date
15 Aug 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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Are you a highly motivated and experienced CBT Therapist? Then come and join our team.

Both full and part time hours will be considered. As an innovative service, we offer the opportunity to utilise remote and flexible working to fit around the service and your home life.

This is an exciting time for someone to join a highly motivated, professional and committed team, the successful candidate will be required to have a registered professional qualification in either nursing, social work, psychology or occupational therapy (HCPC) plus further post graduate qualification training in CBT (BABCP). We are looking for someone with energy, enthusiasm, and a high level of skills and experience. All staff will work as part of a team, and receive regular clinical supervision. Good administrative, time management and communication skills are also essential.

The Steps 2 Wellbeing service prides itself on being innovative and is passionate about development. We promote opportunities for career development and ongoing professional development including training in Long Term Health Conditions and other modalities of treatment such as EMDR, Mindfulness, and RO-DBT.

You will provide one to one and group high intensity CBT within a stepped care model for adults with common mental health problems, including depression and a range of anxiety disorders.

We welcome informal enquiries and informal visits are also welcomed.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will work with clients who have a range of complex Anxiety and Depression related problems for which CBT is demonstrated to be clinically effective.This post will support the other lead clinicians to ensure that national guidelines are adhered to in line with the national programme, targets are achieved and that the clinical governance arrangements are in place.To provide evidence based psychological interventions to clients; providing specialist psychological assessment and therapy at the same time as offering advice and consultation on clients' psychological care to colleagues and to other, non professional carers, working under supervision within professional guidelines and the overall framework of the team's policies and procedures.

Employment in this post requires an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, which the Trust will cover the cost of. Applicants who subscribe to the DBS update service are able to present a valid DBS certificate instead of requiring a new check.

If you are interested in moving to Dorset we also offer a generous relocation package of up to £10,000. For further details on relocation expenses please

About us

At Dorset HealthCare we're on a mission to empower people to make the most of their lives through our outstanding, joined-up healthcare services. We're a dynamic, forward-looking Trust, running 12 community hospitals, specialist inpatient facilities and a wide range of integrated community and mental health services for a population of almost 800,000 people.

We do things differently here - it's one of the reasons the CQC rated us 'outstanding' in 2019. It's also why 95% of patients across our services say they have a good or very good experience of our services and 89% of staff feel they can really make a difference. Whether you're looking to work with us in one of our bustling market towns, vibrant urban locations, thriving seaside spots, or among the rolling hills of Dorset, there are lots of ways you can make a difference in our communities.

Our 7,000-strong workforce is at the heart of what we do and our success is a testament to our brilliant people. We're all about building a workplace for the future, we believe in equal opportunities and we celebrate diversity. We're an inclusive workplace, where everyone is welcome, everyone can be authentic, and we are all encouraged to be the best version of ourselves.

Working with us you'll be part of a strong team, challenge yourself, build a career, and teach us what we don't know. And you'll be working towards our vision to be better every day through excellence, compassion and expertise in all we do.

Job description Job responsibilities

For the main duties and responsibilities for this role please read the attached job description and person specification. When completing your application please ensure your supporting statement reflects the criteria set out in these documents by showing how your experience and skills apply to this post.

Person Specification Education Requirments/Quailifications Essential
  • A recorded/registered professional qualification (in nursing, social work, psychology, occupational therapy) plus further post graduate qualification training in CBT. And Significant experience working as a psychological therapy practitioner and demonstrating the competences as required. Accreditation with appropriate professional body (HPC, BABCP).
Skills / Experience / Knowledge base Essential
  • Demonstrated experience of working in mental health services with clients who present with a range of mental health issues and degrees of complexity. Ability to meet agreed/specified service targets Ability to manage own caseload and time Demonstrated high standards in written communication Able to write clear reports and letters to referrers Experience with routine outcome monitoring Experience of teaching and liaising with other professional groups Computer literate 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. Has received training [formal or through experience] and carried out risk assessments within scope of practice.
  • Able to develop good therapeutic relationships with clients Demonstrates and understanding of psychosis, anxiety and depression and how it may present in secondary care. Demonstrates knowledge of the issues surrounding work and the impact it can have on mental health/benefits and employment systems. Knowledge of medication used in psychosis, anxiety and depression and other mental health problems. Demonstrates and understanding for the need to use evidence based psychological therapies and how it relates to this post. Knowledge of relevant legislation.
Personal Qualities / Aptitudes Essential
  • High level of enthusiasm and motivation. Advanced communication skills Ability to work within a team and foster good working relationships. Ability to use clinical supervision and personal development positively and effectively. Ability to work under pressure. Regard for others and respect for individual rights of autonomy and confidentiality. Ability to be self reflective whilst working with service users and in own personal and professional development and in supervision. The ability and skills to act as an advocate for a new service, to engage and foster good professional relationships with all health professionals in promoting the good integration of this service with the wider health care system. Ability to achieve a pass mark (75%) in the ICT Basic Skills test. Demonstrable skills in written and spoken English to a standard which enables the post holder to carry out the full range of duties and responsibilities of the role effectively
Subject to the provisions of the Equality Act, able to travel using own vehicle on Trust business. Essential
  • Employment in this post requires an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

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