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CBT Therapist and Trainee CYP-IAPT CBT supervisor

Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year pro rata if applicable
Closing date
26 Sep 2022

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Being a training role for the first year, in order to apply for this role you must complete an application to the service and to the university at the same time. Please see details below and the attached guidance on how to apply to UCL. If you have not applied to the university by the closing date of this advert your application will be rejected.

Step2 is an Early Intervention Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service which is working towards improving the mental health and emotional wellbeing of children and young people in Hertfordshire. The service works with children aged 0 - 19 and has clinical practitioners from a range of backgrounds who all share our vision of delivering inclusive and high quality therapeutic care to children and young people with mild to moderate mental health difficulties.

There is an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Mental Health Practitioner whilst undertaking a CYP IAPT CBT Supervisors course in partnership with the Anna Freud Centre and University College London.

Educated and certified with a CBT qualification to at least post graduate level and/or accredited with a relevant body andwithat least two years experience of delivering CBT in a mental health setting, you will bedelivering highly skilled clinical work and supervision for junior staff and trainees.

Main duties of the job

You will be delivering highly skilled clinical work and will be expected to work flexibly, willing to work across the County of Hertfordshire and be able to adapt the way you work to best meet the needs of our most vulnerable children and families. Alongside your clinical role you will benefit from CYP-IAPT CBT supervisors course through Anna Freud in conjunction with UCL. For more information please read all of the attached document.

This role and the training is to commence in January 2023.

About us

A big thank you for considering joining us at Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust

You'll find it a great place to work with many benefits offered to you as a member of our staff

We put our patients, their families and carers at the centre of our vision - Outstanding Services and Healthier Communities

Our staff are proud to be Innovative, Caring and Agile in their work to help achieve the Trust vision

We welcome diversity in our workforce and are interested in applicants from all backgrounds

We don't want you to miss out so we'd like you to know that if we have a high level of interest in this role, the vacancy may close prior to the advertised closing date, so please make your application as soon as possible - Apply now

In return, we can offer you:o 27 days holiday rising to 33 days (depending on NHS Trust service) plus bank holidays (prorata where applicable)o One of the UK's best pension schemeso Special Leave for family and personal reasonso NHS Car Lease Schemeo Eye Care Voucherso Employee Assistance Programme (emotional wellbeing support)o NHS Discounts

Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust is voted as one of the 'Top 100 Best Places to Work' (Health Service Journal). Our CQC rating is of 'Good'

You've made a great decision to apply to join to HCT - we're looking forward to taking the next steps of the journey with you.

Job description
Job responsibilities

Please see attached Job Description and Person Specification.

General Recruitment Information:

Step2 values diversity and inclusion and is committed to the recruitment and retention of under-represented groups. We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates, LGBTQ+ candidates and candidates with disabilities.

For further queries please contact Kirsty Robertson on 07799 072 448 or Alex Wells on 07824 104 993.

Whilst it is not a legal requirement, Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust encourages and supports all staff to be vaccinated as this remains the best line of defence against COVID-19.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Person Specification
  • Qualification relevant to child mental health at postgraduate level or accredited as a mental health practitioner
  • Considerable training in CBT intervention
  • Evidence of continuing professional development

  • Supervision/mentoring qualification
  • Children and Young People's IAPT therapist training
  • Evidence of experience working with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

  • Minimum 2 years post qualification experience of working therapeutically with children using CBT
  • Significant experience working in a brief intervention model
  • Experience of working with children and families in the community
  • Knowledge of legislation and policy and its implications for both clinical practice and professional management in relation to the client group and mental health

  • Experience of mentoring and clinical supervision of others
  • Experience of teaching and training
  • Experience of service quality monitoring (e.g. clinical audit, evaluative research etc)
  • Experience of professional consultation
  • Experience of developing and evaluating new interventions including groups
  • Experience of assessing and intervening with a preschool client group
  • Significant experience of offering attachment-focused interventions
  • Experience of working with young people who have neurodevelopmental difficulties
  • Knowledge and experience of supporting children and young people with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and their families

  • The ability to engage with the client group and their families and to develop a trusting therapeutic relationship amid complex and painful difficulties
  • The ability to work with children and young people with complex needs, safeguarding and vulnerable clients
  • The ability to manage conflict and challenging situations
  • The ability to work and co - operate actively as a member of a team and with the wider professional network including other agencies
  • The ability to identify criteria for setting priorities, and set them accordingly and manage the workload dictated by these
  • The ability to plan and organise complex activities requiring formulation, action planning and strategic thinking
  • Willingness to use and learn from clinical feedback tools
  • The capacity to recognise and identify personal training and contribute to the training of others within the service and outside
  • The ability to facilitate the work of others, and through example to promote the highest standards of good practice
  • The ability to develop and provide high quality sessions to children and young people with mental health difficulties and their families
  • A willingness to seek help and utilise the skills of others as appropriate. This includes the use of clinical supervision and promoting mutual support in a team context
  • The ability to exercise judgement when presented with highly complex facts requiring an analysis and interpretation
  • A high level ability to communicate complex, highly technical and clinically sensitive information to clients, their families, carers and a wide range of lay and professional persons within and outside the NHS
  • IT skills
  • Ability to work with young people whose behaviour is personally challenging and deal with frequent exposure to highly distressing or highly emotional circumstances
  • Ability to establish and maintain professional relationships and boundaries with young people
  • Ability to provide a therapeutic environment which contributes to young people's healthy development
  • Ability to identify, provide and promote appropriate means of support to carers and staff exposed to highly distressing situations and severely challenging behaviours
  • Ability to identify and employ, as appropriate, clinical governance mechanisms for the support and maintenance of clinical practice in the face of regular exposure to highly emotive material and challenging behaviour
  • Ability to develop and use multimedia materials for presentations in public, professional and academic settings
  • Capable of interpreting general health, organisational and other occupational policies
  • Ability to think clearly, express self and maintain intense concentration on a frequent basis
  • Ability to think creatively and innovatively
  • Ability to be flexible and respond to rapid changes

  • Skills in providing consultation to other professional and non - professional groups
  • Ability to articulate and interpret clearly the role of mental health professionals based upon a good understanding of the framework of government and national professional policy including NICE guidelines, CYP IAPT and Thrive

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