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Cognitive Behavioural Therapist - Development Post Band 6 - 7

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
Barrow in Furness
£33,706 to £47,672 a year per annum
Closing date
29 Sep 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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We are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced CBT Therapist to join our busy community service for children, young people and their families. We will consider appointment for a 2 year Band 6 to Band 7 development post for CBT therapists who are not yet able to undertake Band 7 leadership and supervision responsibilities.

The post will be based at: Alfred Barrow Health Centre, Barrow-in-Furness and Kinta Annex, Kendal - South Cumbria CAMHS

The core role for the post-holders will be to provide specialist CBT assessment, formulation and intervention for children, young people and their families/carers. You will work alongside colleagues to deliver high quality and innovative psychological solutions with service-users through consultation, parent workshops/interventions, individual CBT, and group work.

Therapists within our services work with a range of presentations including: adjustment to Physical Health Conditions, difficulties relating to Neurodevelopmental conditions, Emotional and Behavioral difficulties and Mental Health Difficulties/Risk. There will be opportunities to develop areas of special interest within the employed role of CBT Therapist.

The post is based in an MDT alongside other Clinical Psychologists, CYP IAPT trained staff and Senior/ CAMHS Practitioners. There will be ample opportunity for support, supervision and consolidation of core competencies in CYP CBT alongside colleagues both locally and across the eight locality teams covered by LSCFT.

Main duties of the job

  • To take a leadership role in the delivery of high quality CBT service provision that promotes and improves the mental health and well-being of children and young people, their families and carers.
  • Within a systemic and holistic framework undertake needs led, evidence based, highly skilled assessments and therapeutic interventions in relation to CBT to children and young people, their families and carers, who present to the service, including as a result of deliberate self-harm.
  • As part of an integrated CAMHS service actively liaise and support robust partnership working arrangements between the CAMHS Team and community partners and other key stakeholders involved with the child across agencies in order that an integrated package of care is developed.
  • Provide a high level of CBT skills and competencies and work towards development of areas of clinical expertise within the field of CAMHS, complimenting other members of the team.
  • To provide CBT related clinical leadership to a skill mixed team, and to facilitate a culture of learning and reflective practice.
  • To work in collaboration with the (service manager / team leader) to support the clinical governance / public health and NHS modernisation agenda.
  • To actively contribute to the implementation of the safeguarding agenda within the service, in partnership with the Lancashire Care safeguarding team.

About us

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of services including secondary mental health care across this area. Specialist provision comprises inpatient child and adolescent mental health services, perinatal mental health and forensic services including low and medium secure care.

The Trust also provides a range of physical health and well-being services in the community alongside a range of partners in the Lancashire, Cumbria and Sefton area.

Lancashire & South Cumbria Foundation Trust encourages flexible working, we believe that a positive work/life balance benefits NHS employees through improved health and wellbeing. We would consider working patterns such as; term time, part time, compressed hours, flexi-time and career breaks. We encourage applicants to state clearly on their application forms this request and discuss these options at interview.

For more information please visit our website via Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS FT

Job description Job responsibilities

Please see attached the job description and person specification for more information about this role

Person Specification Knowledge Essential
  • Knowledge in relation to Cognitive Behaviour Therapy theory and practice to post-graduate level.
  • Well-developed skills in the ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, complex, highly technical and/or clinically sensitive information to clients, their families, carers and other professional colleagues both within and outside the NHS.
  • Knowledge of the IAPT model.
Education Essential
  • Formally recognised Cognitive Behaviour Therapy to post graduate diploma level AND Professional qualification in health or social care, e.g. RMN or Social Worker. OR BABCP practitioner accreditation Trained/willing to train in provision of supervision for CBT
Experience Essential
  • Experience of delivering specialist Cognitive Behaviour Therapy assessment and treatment of clients in Child and Adolescent Mental Health.
  • Experience of working with a wide variety of clients with presentations of anxiety and depression, including maintaining a high degree of professionalism in the face of highly emotive and distressing problems, verbal abuse and the threat of physical abuse.
  • Experience of promoting well being and social inclusion

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