CBT with Younger People

Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust
£40,057 to £45,839 a year per annum
Closing date
22 Aug 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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Stockport Healthy Minds is a successful multi-disciplinary IAPT service and is excited with the opportunity to recruit an enthusiastic Band 7 CBT therapist. Stockport Healthy Minds is high performing service which provides innovative Primary Care Psychological Therapies using a range of evidenced based treatments for people requiring a brief psychological intervention utilising a stepped care model, in accordance with NICE guidelines.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will provide CBT based assessment, formulation andtreatment for people experiencing a moderate to severe common mentalhealth problem. This includes opportunities for group based intervention inaddition to 1-1 client facing work. There are options for a combination ofremote and office based working.The post holder will provide CBT to clients referred into the service who are deemed appropriate for Step 3. This includes undertaking & managing aclinical caseload, in accordance with the Trust's operational policy andrecommendations within the IAPT manual. This includes working towardsnational standard service targets which are monitored closely by StockportCCG & Greater Manchester Health & Social Care Partnership.The post holder will attend monthly clinical supervision to develop knowledge, skills, promote access clinical excellence and ensure safe therapeutic practice. High levels of clinical governance are expected including all documentation as required by the service working closely with the Line Manager, Senior CBT Therapist & Clinical Lead.

About us

The candidate will be expected to attend monthly clinical supervision to develop knowledge, skills, promote access clinical excellence and ensure safe therapeutic practice. High levels of clinical governance are expected including all documentation as required by the service and the successful candidate will work closely with their Line Manager, Senior CBT Therapist & Clinical Lead.

The service encourages & promotes staff development, staff are encouraged to participate in the delivery of clinical supervision and/or training to colleagues and partnership organisations. This may include further training in varying therapeutic modalities, and/or specialist areas and various champion roles. Members of staff are offered 5 CPD days pro rata by the Trust and the service also offers monthly CPD events.

Job description Job responsibilities

To provide brief Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) assessment and therapy to service users.

To provide advice, consultation and supervision as required to other mental health professionals.

To participate in ongoing service developments within the service as and when possible

HIT qualification/CBT diploma or equivalent with post qualification experience delivering CBT for people with common mental health problemsAccreditation with the BABCP or working towards

-To carry out the assessment, formulation and treatment planning for service users referred to the service.-To provide Cognitive Behavioural Therapy to service users-To attend relevant meetings in relation to service user group and to give advice on referrals appropriate for CBT.-To work closely with relevant other professionals as appropriate.-To communicate in a skilled and sensitive manner, information concerning the assessment, formulation and treatment plans to service users and their multi-disciplinary professional team-To undertake risk assessment and risk management of service users

Person Specification Essential and Desirable Essential
  • Education / Qualifications: IAPT High Intensity training or doctoral clinical / counselling psychology with expectation of BABCP accreditation or working towards this. Or, registered health professional + an IAPT recognised PGD in CBT BABCP Accreditation
  • Experience: Assessed experience of working as a qualified psychologist / CBT therapist Or, experience of working as mental health specialist delivering CBT treatment Experience of working with patients with a wide range of presentations (delivering CBT / other psychological interventions to this group) Experience of working with children and young people Experience of specialist psychological assessment, formulation, and treatment of clients Ability to meet agreed/specified service targets Proven ability to communicate clearly in difficult and complex situations.
  • Knowledge: Demonstrates an understanding of the national IAPT service and how it links to governmental objectives Demonstrates a knowledge of the issues surrounding school, college and leisure and the impact it can have on mental health Knowledge of government guidelines / best practice around delivering psychological therapy to patients with long term conditions / development of IAPT services in this area. Demonstrates an understanding for the need to use evidence based psychological therapies and how it relates to this post
  • Skills and Abilities: Can deliver high intensity CBT Able to deliver interventions to a wide range of service users Well-developed skills in the ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing Skills in providing clinical advice to other professional and nonprofessional staff IT skills sufficient to use computers for communication, data management and writing reports Ability to demonstrate developing self-care skills Ability to deliver, measure and monitor outcomes Ability to work independently and manage workload. Ability to offer and prioritise cases Experience in training other staff and providing clinical advice and consultation to professionals
  • Work Related Circumstances: Willingness to be flexible and adaptable Able to contain and work with high levels of distress from clients Ability to work within a team fostering good working relationships. Good organisational skills An ability to interact effectively with staff from all disciplines. Ability to self-reflect and use supervision appropriately Ability to deliver CPD sessions Ability to use CPD to develop Skills in autonomous Professional working Use of a car or access to a means of mobility to travel across the Trust footprint in line with service needs Willing to carry out all duties and responsibilities of the post in accordance with the Trust's Equal Opportunities and Equality and Diversity policies Appointments to regulated and controlled activities require an enhanced DBS disclosure.
  • Education / Qualifications: Eligibility for Chartered Psychologist status with the BPS. Undertaken post qualification further training in a specialised area of psychological practice e.g. CBT, IPT, CAT, DBT, solution focused therapy etc. Particularly relevant NICE recommended treatments. Undertake training in the supervision of trainees and other therapists.
  • Experience: Experience of working in different settings Experience of working in an IAPT Service Experience of working in CAMHS Worked in a service where agreed targets in place demonstrating clinical outcomes Evidence of working in the local community, colleges etc Experience of teaching, training and/or supervision. Experience of implementing service policies and procedures
  • Knowledge: Knowledge of the theory and practice of specialised psychological therapies. Formal training in supervision of CBT.
  • Skills and Abilities: Skills in producing relevant self-help and progress monitoring tools Ability to cope and deal with distressing and complex information
  • Work Related Circumstances: Knowledge and experience of the PCMIS operating system Flexible approach to work role. To be able to offer case management/ and or clinical discussion

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