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CAMHS CBT Mental Health Practitioner

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum (pro rata for part time)
Closing date
15 Aug 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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As a Recruit To Train CAMHS Mental Health Practitioner you will be an integral member of the multidisciplinary team offering consultation, assessment and evidence-based interventions to children and young people we serve. Alongside this role, you will also be attending Cognitive Behavioural Therapy training at The University of Reading.

The CBT course provides a thorough and robust Cognitive Behavioural theoretical base with particular focus on the protocols with the soundest evidence. In addition to providing practical, intensive and detailed skills training to facilitate skill development to a defined standard of competency, the course will aim to increase trainee's knowledge base of theory and research in CBT and to promote a critical approach to the subject. It will aim to equip trainees to become skilled, creative and independent CBT practitioners who appropriately value and adhere to treatment protocols with fidelity.

Please note in this instance the course is not optional; there will be a joint interview process including Reading University to appoint to this role.

All applicants will need to be available to start the training in January 2023.

Applicants must be willing to travel to the University of Reading as there will be a blended teaching approach incorporating face to face and remote study.

Main duties of the job

This post provides the opportunity to complete the Children and Young People Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (CYP-IAPT) training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) that is being run in collaboration with Reading University.

The course you will be completing at the University of Reading as part of this role is a Level 2accredited course with BABCP. This means that upon completion trainees will meet criteria to applyfor provisional accreditation as a CBT therapist with the BABCP.

To apply, you must meet the criteria for CBT trainingand alsohave a BABCP-recognisedprofessional background in mental health or related areas. This means having a recognised CoreProfession. You can find out whether you have a recognised Core Profession at

If you do not have a Core Profession, you must complete a portfolio of evidence to show that youhave equivalent training and experience. This is known as the Knowledge, Skills and Attitudesportfolio (KSA). You can find out more on the KSA portfolio here:

Prior to this interview, you should have completed your KSA. You will be asked for a copy of you self-statement for KSA criterion 4 in the interview. Please see the BABCP website for guidance and exemplars. Please not students studying elsewhere will not be eligible to apply for this programme.

About us

We have a huge variety of opportunities in our expansive Trust covering geographically from South Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire to Leicester, providing mental health inpatient and community services, community health services, forensic mental health services and secure prison healthcare across the East Midlands.

We have more than 100 sites and a huge scope of unique opportunities to develop your career and gain some amazing experiences. We strive to be a great place to work and offer many staff benefits and tailored staff support and wellbeing programmes.

Do you want to make a difference?
Do you believe in Trust, Honesty, Respect, Compassion and Teamwork?

Then Nottinghamshire Healthcare is the perfect place for you to start, maintain or further your career. Join our team of nearly 9000 who are making a difference every day. We are all about our people - our staff, volunteers, carers, service users and patients. We are NottsHC.

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Job description
Job responsibilities

The posts will be based within Community CAMHS West (Lindsay Close, Mansfield), Community CAMHS North (Newark and Langold Clinic), Community CAMHS South (Hopewood), or the Mental Health Support Team (MHST) working within schools in Gedling and Rushcliffe. You will be able to express a preference for location at interview. Following completion of the training programme, a substantive band 6 Specialist Practitioner role will be offered within one of the teams within the CAMHS Service.

Within the recruit to train year, you will hold a small caseload of suitable training cases, young people with mild-moderate mental health difficulties. You will deliver CBT under close guidance from both university and workplace supervisors. You will record all of your clinical work, and share this with your supervisor and colleagues in weekly supervision.

Information about MHST service:

Delivering evidence-based , early intervention for children and young people in education settings with mild to moderate mental health problems, working with a range of professionals to direct best practice, in a holistic, and child centred way .

Helping children and young people within these settings who present with more severe problems to rapidly access more specialist services

Supporting and facilitating staff in education settings to identify mental health and wellbeing needs, promoting a Whole School Approach and embedding a positive ethos and attitude to mental health and wellbeing .

Main duties of the job

This is an opportunity to be involved in a new and exciting trailblazing team hosted within CAMHS, as a joint initiative between health and education. The Mental Health Support Team (MHST) is a new service available in certain Nottinghamshire schools . We have been a trailblazer site for the project and have been the first site nationally to go live in December 2019.

Person Specification
  • Relevant Degree and/or core profession. Ie/ relevant professional qualification as defined by BABCP plus relevant honours degree graded at 2.2 or above.
  • Registration with relevant professional body
  • Evidence of completion of KSA portfolio if no core profession

  • Teaching qualification
  • Qualification in therapeutic approaches with children and families eg CBT systemic, solution focused, play therapy

  • Proven post qualification experience
  • Experience of Multi agency work
  • Skills and experience of working with children, young people and families around a range of emotional/mental health, behavioural /additional health or developmental needs / substance misuse needs.
  • Experience of teaching groups of professionals and parents

  • Evidence of the ability to use and provide clinical supervision
  • Community experience

  • Knowledge of relevant legislation and documents pertaining to children (eg Children's Act, Mental Health Act, NSF, Every Child Matters, Future In Mind)
  • Knowledge and experience of provision of a holistic emotional/mental health assessment.
  • Knowledge and experience of the provision of different models of therapy and interventions
  • Ability to manage a defined caseload and organise own work schedule
  • Ability to maintain accurate case records in line with Trust policies and procedure
  • Ability to be an autonomous practitioner whilst being able to work as an integral part of a multi agency locality team
  • Be committed to anti discriminatory/ anti oppressive practice and equal opportunity
  • Ability to use electronic data recording systems

  • Knowledge and application of behaviour programmes and support for parents of children with emotional health problems

  • Ability to identify training needs and prepare and deliver training packages for childrens and young people's universal practitioners and other identified groups ie/ mental health and substance misuse staff.
  • Ability to offer individual and group therapeutic interventions

  • Providing clinical supervision and mentorship to junior staff

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