Brighton CAMHS CBT Therapist

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£40,057 to £45,839 a year PA
Closing date
15 Aug 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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Passionate about CBT and want to join a welcoming and dynamic team? Come and join Brighton and Hove Specialist CAMHS where your skills, experience and ideas will be appreciated and valued!

We are looking for a cognitive behavioural psychotherapist who's interested in working in systemic and innovative ways to best improve the outcomes of children and young people. We would particularly welcome applicants from minoritized backgrounds and those that actively demonstrate an interest in increasing young peoples' participation in shaping CAMHS delivery. Applicants should hold BABCP accreditation.

Our team has strong links to universities and researchers and is actively developing a new stepped-care model, including specialist clinical groups for OCD and trauma. A key advantage of working in secondary care is the chance to work alongside and learn from highly specialist nurses, psychiatrists, psychologists and psychotherapists (with trainings in systemic, DBT, creative, analytic and CBT). Within Brighton and Hove CAMHS we have a strong psychology and CBT team. You will be well-supported with training and CPD, and opportunities for career development.

Main duties of the job

As a member of the CAMHS team, you would participate in the core multi-disciplinary assessment and intervention work of the team, and engage in multi-agency liaison work as necessary. You would also be required to participate in the supervision, training and the overall governance requirements of SPFT CAMHS.

You'd part of a very busy but lively and welcoming CAMHS team, which offers a wide range of individual, group and systemic interventions, and is involved in a number of innovative evaluation and research projects and service developments. As such, you would be encouraged to develop your skills, ideas and interests to further your expertise and that of the team, in accordance with service needs.

Covid-19 full vaccination may be a condition of employment for this role, unless an exemption applies. The successful applicant may have contact with vulnerable service users and we will therefore seek proof of being fully vaccinated during the recruitment process.

About us

We provide mental health and learning disability care for children, young people and adults across Sussex and for children and young people in Hampshire.

Working in Sussex:
  • Travel easily between coast and countryside, with a blend of picturesque villages and seaside towns there's always new experiences to be enjoyed
  • Embrace the city life with great access to visit Brighton and London
  • With easy access to Gatwick and Heathrow and excellent railway links across the UK there is plenty of opportunity for adventure

We'd love you to join our organisation that is rated 'good' overall and 'outstanding' for caring by the Care Quality Commission. Our staff agree, with 82% of people in our recent staff survey telling us that they recognise that care for patients is our top priority.

Other key staff survey results include:
  • 70% highlighting flexible working opportunities as a key point for satisfaction at work
  • 79% reporting feeling able to make suggestions to improve the work within their team
  • 77% identifying the opportunities to show initiative in their roles

We encourage flexible working. We know that a positive work/ life balance brings about huge health-related benefits, which has a positive impact on the care we provide. Please speak to us about flexible working, for example, home-working, part time hours, flexible start/ finish times or anything else. If it works for you and works for the role, we'll do our best to make it happen.

Job description Job responsibilities

We operate a pathways model and you would hold some clinical lead responsibilities within these, including decision-making around treatment options, and supervision of low intensity CBT practitioners and Band 6 CBT therapists. You would also play a lead oversight role in our group interventions for anxiety, mindfulness-based CBT, depression, as well as groups specifically for neurodiverse young people and their parents/carers.

We would expect the therapist to be conversant with IAPT principles and SPFT's 'Delivering With, Delivering Well' standards, and practiced in using ROMS and disorder specific outcome measures as part of evaluation and of their work, as well as part of ongoing team audit. It would also be helpful if the therapist has demonstrated experience of offering training and consultation to other professionals within and outside the team as necessary.

Please see attached job description for full role responsibilities and person specification for this post.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • A recognised post graduate qualification in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy (or equivalent).
  • Accreditation with the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy (BABCP).
  • A recognised qualification in one of the core mental health professions recognised by BABCP, e.g. psychiatric nursing, clinical psychology, medicine, social work, occupational therapy or counselling AND current registration with the core professional body, OR evidence of having achieved the Knowledge Skills and Attitudes (KSA) route to BABCP accreditation.
  • Evidence of post qualification training in clinical supervision
Experience Essential
  • Substantial post-qualification/accreditation experience of specialist psychological therapy (assessment, formulation and treatment),
  • Broad experience of working with clients with a range of mental health problems
  • Experience of multidisciplinary working
  • Experience of supervising staff and students
  • CAMHS Experience

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