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Advanced CBT Practitioner

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year pro rata
Closing date
28 Sep 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
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We are excited to be able to advertise for an Advanced CBT Practitioner to join our expanding CAMHS community team. This is a new role to our current team which is being introduced to allow for increased access to psychological therapies within the core CAMHS service.

We value ourselves in being a close, supportive, and containing team that is passionate about providing high quality care and look forward to welcoming you to be part of it.

You will be a key core practitioner within the Children and Young Peoples mental health service using leadership skills to support and develop service delivery.

You will be innovative and facilitate evidence-based practice delivery for children, young people and their families across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

To develop clinical practice by leading and developing multi-disciplinary team working across the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Health and Social Care Community.

You will be responsible for maintaining an individual caseload, using your specialist skills, from referral to discharge, conducting routine and high priority assessments and interventions as appropriate and exercising autonomy.

You will be liaising and providing advice, information and consultation to colleagues and other agencies as well as undertaking service governance activity, including research and audit as appropriate.

Main duties of the job

  • To provide a professionally autonomous, high quality, evidence-based CBT therapy assessment and psychological therapy service to children, young people, and their families.
  • To provide highly specialist advice and consultation regarding formulations and treatment to colleagues and external agencies as required.
  • To take full or part responsibility for supervision of trainee therapists up to Masters' degree level.
  • To contribute to the CPD training of other Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust professionals (such as SHOs, Senior Registrars, Trainee Psychologists) as agreed with the manager.
  • To provide supervision to clinicians with Partnership Services for Children, Young People and Families and others as agreed.
  • To develop, implement and audit CBT services for Children and Families and to propose, initiate and move forward wider developments in the Children's Service.
  • To foster and maintain productive links with the other child and adult mental health teams and other service providers and agencies with whom the post liaises.

To undertake service governance activity, including research and audit as appropriate

About us

We're an NHS community and mental health provider Trust based in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. We deliver community and hospital-based care to improve people's physical and mental health. We also provide specialist support to people with dementia or a learning disability.

We are a people organisation and people matter to us. As part of the team, you'll help support the health and wellbeing of the people who live and visit this beautiful part of the UK.

Over 4,000 people make up the Trust. This includes doctors, nurses, therapists, plus admin and support staff.

We work in people's homes, in community clinics and bases. Some staff work from one of our 13 community hospitals. Our aspiration is to have great people, provide great care, be a great place to work and a great partner.

Just over 532,000 people live here. A third of people who live in Cornwall are supported by acute hospital services in Devon. As a result, we also work closely with our partners in Devon. In the summer, and during other holidays lots of people choose to visit the area. This increases the numbers of people who use our services.

Job description Job responsibilities

To view a detailed job description and person specification including the main responsibilities of this role please see supporting documents.

Person Specification Skills Essential
  • Skills in assessment, care planning and individual and family work.
  • Skills in applying highly specialist CBT therapy knowledge and skills to Child and Adolescent mental health problems.
Qualifications Essential
  • Core Professional Registration e.g NMC, HCPC
  • Post-graduate qualification in social work, nursing, clinical psychology or equivalent.
  • Masters level qualification in CBT therapy.
  • BABCP accredited CBT therapist
Experience Essential
  • Extensive experience of working with children and/or adolescents with mental health problems.
  • Experience in applying specialist CBT therapy knowledge and skills to Child and Adolescent mental health problems.

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