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Norfolk & Suffolk Foundation NHS Trust
£40,057 to £45,839 a year pro rata
Closing date
11 Aug 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
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We are seeking an enthusiastic and skilled Psychological Therapist to join the South Norfolk Youth Service. This service works with young people between the ages of 14 and 25 who are experiencing complex mental health difficulties.

We are happy to consider a newly qualified psychologist who would be appointed at a band 7. We would also consider appropriately qualified therapists on their accreditation pathway and would initially appoint as a band 6 until they have achieved accreditation.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will provide direct clinical work as well as supervision and consultation within the team. The post-holder will have an interest in working with trauma, complexity and incorporating families into their work.

They will be trained in evidence based NICE recommended psychological therapy for adolescents and young adults and be accredited with BABCP, ACAT or UKCP.

About us

This is an exciting time for Youth Mental Health services and our service is at the forefront of these developments. There are strong research links both locally with UEA, nationally and internationally with staff from our service presenting at the recent International Youth Mental Health Conference in Brisbane. The post holder would have the opportunity to help with the ongoing transformation of the service. As part of the Child, Families and Young people's service line there are also opportunities to work as part of a wider psychology team, including developing training, online resources and supporting reflective practice.

Job description
Job responsibilities

The post-holder will have an interest in working with trauma, complexity and incorporating families into their work. They will be trained in evidence based NICE recommended psychological therapy for adolescents and young adults and be accredited with BABCP, ACAT or UKCP.

Please find attached our Job Description for more detail on your Key Accountabilities, then if you feel you have what it takes to make a difference in your local communities, click APPLY!

Person Specification
  • Health or Social Care Professional qualification RMN, Dip OT, Clinical Psychology, Diploma In Social Work or equivalent
  • Postgraduate Diploma in CBT or CAT or family therapy or equivalent
  • Registration with appropriate professional body

  • Documentary evidence of continuing professional development
  • Group work in Mental Health
  • Training and ability to deliver other therapeutic approaches e.g DBT, EMDR, IPT

  • Audit and research procedures
  • Service development

  • Able to communicate effectively with a range of individuals, clients, professionals and organisations
  • Able to demonstrate a flexible enabling approach to service delivery
  • Work autonomously and set down priorities and practice effective time management

  • Treatment of complex disorders eg. eating disorders
  • Advanced ICT skills eg. Excel, Powerpoint or research based tools

  • Awareness of therapeutic approaches and application
  • Awareness of safeguarding principles
  • NICE guidelines

  • Accreditation with BABCP or ACAT
  • Willingness to share skills, experience and thus promote patient care
  • Able to travel independently

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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. 

Some of our valued employees have told their story of working at Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust... use the links below to read these.

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