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Online CBT Coordinator

Powys Teaching Health Board
£25,655 to £31,534 a year per annumn
Closing date
9 Aug 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 5
Full Time
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If youwish tobe offered on a secondment basis, you will need to have gained your line managers approval for the secondment prior to going to interview.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Online Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Team as an Online CBT Coordinator, working from home with a base near Brecon, Powys. Providing an online therapy service designed to help children, young people and adults manage their mental health and wellbeing.

We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual with experience of CBT to offer clinical support whilst focussing on recovery and outcomes.

An honours degree in Psychology (or equivalent) is a must as is eligibility for affiliate status graduate membership of the British Psychological Society.

Requirements include high standards in all forms of communication, basic IT skills, work well under pressure, and have a flexible approach to work.

Main duties of the job

Promote and administer the Online CBT service, including maintaining patient records registering service users on the programme, providing patients with activation details, corresponding with, monitoring and offering clinical support throughout the programme.

Make decisions on suitability of new referrals, adhering to the department's referral protocols, referring unsuitable clients on to the relevant service.

Provide support and advice to all referring healthcare professionals, answering any queries they or their service users may have with regards to online CBT.

Motivate, encourage and offer clinical telephone/email support to service users throughout completion of the Online CBT programme.

Be proactive in proposing changes to procedures and provide support in introducing these changes.

Responsible for the management of the protocol process for monitoring and reporting of any risk alerts, criminal intent or patient deterioration as reported by users either within the Online CBT system or directly.

Manage clinical responsibility for any self-referrals for the online CBT service.

Provide training and continual support to the referring healthcare professionals relating to the Online CBT service.

About us

Powys is cited as being a wonderful place to live and work; a rural health setting where you can personally and professionally grow, where patients are at the heart of care provision. If you are an ambitious professional in search of job satisfaction, Powys is the place to be. Whatever your career aspirations, we are committed to supporting and developing you.

Powys Teaching Health Board is responsible for meeting the health and wellbeing needs of the population of Powys. Powys is the largest county in Wales with Snowdonia to the North and the Brecon Beacons to the South, the spectacular scenery is something to behold. Working in partnership, we commission and provide award-winning hospital, community, mental health and learning disability services, so our portfolio is varied and diverse. We are proud to offer patients an unrivalled level of care and range of careers for professionals who want to make a real difference.

Did you know - Powys Teaching Health Board accepts applications to retire and return from within the NHS in Wales. If you would like to know more, please contact the Powys Teaching Health Board Workforce team on 01874 712580 or

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Applicants are invited to apply in Welsh, any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English.

Job description Job responsibilities

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; English and/or Welsh speakers are equally welcome to apply.

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac.

Person Specification English Essential
  • Honours degree in Psychology or equivalent Eligibility for affiliate status graduate membership of the British Psychological Society
  • Diploma in Counselling with significant experience of delivering CBT
  • Knowledge and understanding of different delivery methods of brief psychological therapiesguided self-help, Online CBT Knowledge and understanding of CBT and Online CBT principles, interventions and or other psychological therapies
  • Knowledge and understanding of the stigma and discrimination that can sometimes be experienced by individuals suffering mental health problems, and commitment to challenging all discriminatory beliefs and behaviour
  • Understanding of the assessment and management of risk within primary health care
  • Evidence of working with clients with common mental health problems such as anxiety and depression Experience of providing mental health support
  • Proven experience of working effectively with adult/young people/children's brief psycho t psychosocial interventions
  • Demonstrates high standards in all forms of communication
  • Ability and willingness to learn new skills and ways of working
  • Ability to adapt approach according to individual's needs, values, capacities, social context, and resources in order to practice in an age and ability inclusive way
  • Ability to develop and maintain good therapeutic relationships with clients Ability to work within a team and foster good working relationships
  • Ability to provide information, guidance, and advice about mental health issues to service users, carers and primary care providers
  • Basic IT skills, including word processing and database packages
  • Demonstrate PTHB Values
  • High level of enthusiasm and motivation
  • Flexibility and capacity to embrace change and service development Able to work hours flexibly
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to travel within geographical area
  • Qualification in CBT or other evidence-based qualification - post grad or diploma level Accredited with BABCP or UKCP or other equivalent body or working towards
  • Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (Post graduate Certificate)
  • Experience in using Online CBT platforms Knowledge and experience of delivering CBT guided self-help face to face and via telephone
  • Awareness of theory and models that underpin counselling/or evidence based psychological therapies
  • Awareness of the legislation underpinning service delivery, e.g., Mental Health (Wales) Measure 2010
  • Experience of organising and facilitation of psychoeducation to groups of service users
  • Evidence of supporting daily living, community networking, health promotion
  • Ability to speak Welsh is desirable (if the successful applicant wishes to develop an understanding of the language, will be supported through the personal development plan process)
  • Ability to undertake clinical risk assessment
  • Interest and or experience in research

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