CBT Clinical Supervisor - Locally Based

Norfolk & Suffolk Foundation NHS Trust
£40,057 to £45,839 a year gross per annum
Closing date
15 Aug 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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IAPT CBT Clinical Supervisor - Locally Based

You are invited to join a thriving service which is enlarging its team of Step 3 Clinical Supervisors. The Clinical Supervision Team provide individual clinical supervision for CBT practitioners, and both individual and group supervision for CBT trainees. As part of the team you will have input into CPD planning, overviewing and developing therapists clinical work and running clinical team meetings.

The Supervisors Team is supported with regular supervisors group meetings and individual supervision of supervision. Your own development will be enhanced with supervision, supervisors training and regular liaison with other staff (including those at step 2). You will build relations with the clinical leadership team in developing innovative positive clinical change, and helping the service achieve excellent client care.

Main duties of the job

In addition to providing clinical supervision (including case management) to Step 3 CBT clinicians you will ensure supervisees work safely and professionally, adhere to NICE guidelines and professional/service guidance. You will also be responsible for your own caseload (approximately 1 day per week), providing assessment and treatment for people presenting with common mental health problems, within an IAPT framework.

The Wellbeing service is an enhanced IAPT service, providing primary care assessment, advice and psychological interventions to people in Norfolk and Waveney aged 16 upwards, who want help with common mental health problems of anxiety and low mood. The service is delivered via a partnership between Norfolk & Suffolk Foundation Trust (NSFT), Mind and Relate. We deliver a bio-psycho-social model which includes psychological, employment and social interventions across the county. Our treatments are delivered face to face, by telephone, and online via video platforms, webinars and computerised CBT (cCBT).

About us
Norfolk and Waveney Wellbeing Service Strategy
Our Vision: To improve all aspects of people's lives in the community of Norfolk and Waveney through a service that people feel proud to be part of.
Our Mission: To be a locally and nationally recognised and well-respected IAPT service, that champions the bio-psycho-social model of health and wellbeing and holds the people of Norfolk and Waveney at the heart of everything we do.

Core Principles/Values:
  • Creating an environment of respect, honesty, curiosity, learning, inclusivity and compassion
  • Facilitate opportunities for the people of Norfolk and Waveney, including marginalised groups, to be involved in developing all aspects of our service.
  • Create and utilise best practice
  • Embracing staff and client experience, insight and data/information to inform all quality improvement
  • Caring about everyone's experience of the service.

Job description
Job responsibilities
Main Duties:
  • Provide individual clinical supervision to a specific group of CBT therapists and/or trainees
  • Ensure caseload oversight of each supervisee including reviewing clinical outcomes and client experience.
  • Lead clinically focussed team meetings with Step 3 clinicians.
  • Contribute to the development of the clinical supervision strategy for Step 3 across the service.
  • Contribute to the development of the CPD programme for Step 3 across the service.
  • Take the lead on specific clinical service improvements in collaboration with other team members.
  • Provide CBT to your own caseload of IAPT clients (approx. 1 day per week).

Applicants must hold full accreditation with the BABCP and will have experience of offering supervision to other therapists.

We are actively seeking to improve the diversity of the staff team to better reflect the community served and so welcome applications from all who are relevantly qualified. To find out more about NSFT and Wellbeing please visit our websites: www.nsft.nhs.uk and www.wellbeingnands.co.uk If you would like to know more about the role click the job description, then click APPLY to start your candidate experience today!

Applying and Interviews

Please find attached our Job Description and Person Specification, then if you feel you have what it takes to make a difference, click APPLY!

We can offer you the full range of NHS benefits and in addition:
  • Flexible working hour
  • FREE physio service
  • Cycle scheme tax-free bikes and accessories
  • Support with reaccreditation
  • Post graduate training opportunities
  • We will pay for your initial DBS check (excluding the annual update service charge of £13)

For more information about the role, or to arrange an informal discussion please contact Nicola Taylor, Lead Therapist (nicola.taylor@nsft.nhs.uk) or Ella Guy, Lead Therapist (gabriella.guy@nsft.nhs.uk).

Person Specification
  • Professional qualification and BABCP accredittation as a CBT Therapist with two years post accreditation clinical experience

  • EMDR qualification/IAPT Supervision qualification

  • Theoretical knowledge of CBT/Therapies and extensive experience in the application of appropriate models of practice, according to client need.

  • Substantial experience in managerial/clinical supervision of others casework, particularly in an IAPT context.

  • Experience of working with a wide variety of patients whilst maintaining a high degree of professionalism in the face of highly emotive and distressing problems.

  • Substantial experience in teaching/training others.

  • Ability to work autonomously and lead on innovative clinical and service developments.

  • Proven research and audit skills

  • Ability to make judgements involving highly complex facts or situations, ability to exercise judgement in identifying and assessing complicated events or problems.

  • Advanced knowledge of a range of CBT/Therapies evidence-based interventions used in the effective management of common mental health problems.

  • Developing knowledge of local wider systems and networks.

  • Knowledge of psychosocial interventions.

  • An understandng of the policies and guidelines both local and national eg, National Institute for Clinical Excellence Guidelines government initiative.

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.



Priscilla N&S

“Welcome to Norfolk and Suffolk foundation Trust, we provide an extensive range of mental health services across two counties , working with our communities and partners we continue to develop and transform our services so we can really meet the needs of the people we serve .We are an organisation which truly values nurses , acknowledges the special , unique skills they bring and is committed to developing clinical, academic and leadership pathways whilst supporting, nurturing and caring for you .We have strengthened nurse leadership, created Nurse Consultant , Advanced Nurse Practitioner and Clinical Nurse Specialist roles with many more expected . We have over 80 Non medical prescribers and will continue to support more each year .  Nursing In NSFT is not without its challenges but we have used them to create opportunities, to learn, to improve and to work differently . Our absolute priority , our number one aim is to improve the care we provide and we will achieve this. Join us and be part of something very special" - Diane Hull, Chief Nurse

Diane Hull - NSNHSFT

Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust is the main provider of specialist mental health services for the counties of Norfolk and Suffolk, serving a population of 1.6 million people. We are a large organisation covering a wide geographical area divided into ‘Care Groups'. There are also Care Groups supporting children, family and young people’s services, and specialist services, including Forensic mental health services.

Each Care Group has its own Leadership team, with the aim of supporting clinically led decision making locally, to support the needs of people accessing services. 

We have inpatient facilities across both counties with smaller bases in rural locations. Many of the Trust’s services are offered in the community, enabling people accessing services to receive the support they need in an environment familiar to them.

At NSFT we believe in recovery and wellbeing, and understand the importance of good physical health, maintaining relationships and achieving a balance between treatments and continuing an active life.

The people in our care, families and carers are at the centre of all aspects of all we do and are vital in helping shape and support our service strategy. Our strategy supports and enables people with mental health problems to live a fulfilling life and make their personal recovery journey. 

Norfolk and Suffolk, in the East of England are some of the safest places to live in the UK, with low crime rates making it a community to be proud of. Housing prices are frequently cited as a reason to move here, as you get an incredible amount for your money compared with other major UK cities.

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About our location

Norwich in Norfolk has something for everyone. It has retained a strong local identity and, with that, a sense of community. Locals say hello to each other, baristas remember our coffee orders and you’ll be among the first to know about interesting local projects.  This strong sense of community, along with excellent shopping, eating out, affordable house prices and excellent schooling is why Norwich has been ranked by the Guardian as the UK’s best city to work in.

Ipswich in Suffolk is steeped in history, yet full of life. According to The London Economic, affordable house prices and hourly commutes to London have earned Suffolk’s county town a slot in their top ten property destinations. “In Ipswich we have got a fantastic cultural offer far better than what towns and cities bigger than us are offering.  We have got very good transport links, especially to London, and house prices are a lot cheaper in the area.

One of Norfolk’s most famous stretches of beaches, Great Yarmouth attracts around six million tourists each year! Situated at the mouth of the River Yare, this old port town is home to beautiful golden sandy beaches and neighbouring towns and villages with scenic views and homely charm.

Full to the brim of history and with a vibrant town centre, King’s Lynn is the ideal destination to enjoy the superb mix of history, shopping and entertainment on offer!  A small, historic market town, King's Lynn is the perfect place to live and work, with fantastic train links and short drives to fantastic beaches.

Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk is a unique and dazzling historic gem. An important market town with a richly fascinating heritage, the striking combination of medieval architecture, elegant Georgian squares and glorious cathedral and abbey gardens provide a distinctive visual charm. With prestigious shopping, an award-winning market, plus variety of attractions and places to stay, Bury St Edmunds is under two hours from London and convenient for Cambridge.

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For family members who love (or need) to travel, you’re ideally located. Trains run to and from London every 30 minutes from both Ipswich and Norwich, and there are direct rail services from Manchester, Nottingham and Cambridge.   Both counties are well connected to major road networks and Norwich has an international airport. 

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