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CBT Therapist

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
Leigh, Lancashire
£40,057 to £45,839 a year per annum
Closing date
10 Aug 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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An opportunity has arisen for the post of Cognitive Behavioural Therapist within the Community Therapies Hub. The successful post holder will provide CBT and CBTp for service users who have complex secondary mental health needs as part of a multi disciplinary team. We welcome applicants from practitioners with existing CBT qualifications, or those soon to be qualified and looking for support to develop into the role. In this event, we would commence in a Band 6 role with a preceptorship in place once suitably qualified.

You will be supported by the Clinical Psychology team and have opportunities to develop your skills in areas such as training, complex case discussions and service development. You will also have support from the wider Therapies Hub, which includes the Personality Disorder Pathway and Occupational Therapy team.

The service has good links with local clinical psychology programmes and the regional CBTp training centre and is supportive of research and development.

Clinical and managerial supervision will be provided. The post holder will also have regular opportunities for CPD, developing their own clinical skills as appropriate.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be responsible for providing Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for service users with complex mental health needs.

The postholder will be part of a multi-disciplinary team for mental health services and, as such, will work within its co-ordinated framework.

The postholder will work within the procedures, protocols and guidelines for the Service.

The postholder will plan and organise their work schedule and tasks, having managerial and clinical supervision as the role demands.

The successful applicant will join an experienced team and benefit from close support from the teams Clinical team manager. There are excellent opportunities for shared learning and continuing professional development.

About us

Greater Manchester Mental Health (GMMH) Foundation Trust employs over6,400members of staff, who deliver services from more than160locations.

We provide inpatient and community-based mental health care for people living in Bolton, the city of Manchester, Salford,Trafford and the borough of Wigan, and a wide range of specialist mental health and substance misuse services across Greater Manchester, the north west of England and beyond.

Greater Manchester is one of the world's most innovative, original and exciting places to live and work. From the beauty of the surrounding countryside to the heart of the vibrant inner city with great shopping, entertainment and dining options.

Wherever you go you will experience a great northern welcome with people famed for their warmth, humour and generosity.

Our people enjoy their work, have opportunities to learn and develop their skills and are encouraged to generate new ideas that improve care for our service users.

Job description Job responsibilities

See attached detailed job description and person specification:

Staff benefits
  • Pay Enhancements 30% additional for Evenings (8pm onwards) and Saturdays and 60% additional for Sundays and Bank holidays.
  • 27 days annual leave plus bank holidays rising to 29 after 5 years and 33 days after 10 years
  • Excellent pension
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Salary sacrifice car scheme
  • Wellbeing programme
  • Blue Light Card Discounts

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • oDoctoral level professional qualification, or equivalent, in Clinical Psychology thereby enabling registration as a Clinical Psychologist with the Health Professions' Council. OR A registered qualification in health care at graduate level in nursing, social work or allied health profession PLUS post- graduate qualification (diploma equivalent) in cognitive behaviour therapy
  • oTraining in another specialist therapeutic modality appropriate to the clinical population served and service requirements (e.g. DBT, CAT, EMDR, CBTp, MBT)
Knowledge Essential
  • oA thorough understanding of what is required in working in a Multi-Disciplinary Team in terms of appropriate and professional behaviour and in dealing with confidentiality and similar issues.
  • oKnowledge of current psychological evidence base and best practice in working within client group.
  • Awareness of key legislation / policy relevant to secondary MH services.
Skills and Abilities Essential
  • oAbility to work effectively within a multidisciplinary team
  • oSkills in risk assessment an risk management
  • High level of clinical skills in evidence based cognitive behaviour therapy for trauma, psychosis and bipolar
  • oWell developed skills in the ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, complex, highly technical &/or clinically sensitive information to clients, their families, carers and other professional colleagues both within and outside the NHS.
  • Skills in providing consultation to other professional groups
  • Skills in organising and facilitating groups for the provision of psychological interventions
OTHER Essential
  • oDemonstrate a commitment to respecting and displaying the Trust Values at all times
  • There is an occasional requirement to travel across the wide footprint of the Trust to attend meetings and events relevant to the role.
Experience Essential
  • Experience in the application of cognitive-behavioural approaches to individuals within a secondary care setting and/or their carer's
  • Experienced in the application of cognitive-behavioural approaches to people with psychosis and/or their carer's.
  • Experience of teaching, training &/or supervision.
  • Experience of the application of clinical psychology in different cultural contexts.

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