Clinical Psychologist or Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year NHS AfC Band 7 (£41659- £47672) pa, pro-rata
Closing date
28 Sep 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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This post is part of an expansion of the current well established service to work with clients with a variety of eating disorders presentations as part of the local Derbyshire NHS implementation plan. We are looking for a clinician with an interest and experience in working with clients with adult mental health difficulties who would like to join our specialist multidisciplinary team to delivering NICE recommended treatments for adults with eating disorders.

As a Clinical psychologist or Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist, you will be responsible for providing community-based specialist psychological input for a range of different eating disorders. You will work as part of a specialist multidisciplinary team for adults with a range of eating disorders. Working autonomously within professional guidelines and trust and service policies and procedures. You will be expected to utilise theoretical knowledge and clinical skills to support clients towards recovery. You may also be expected to utilise research skills for audit and support service development.

Main duties of the job

You would be expected to hold a caseload of clients with eating disorders delivering therapeutic interventions and acting as care coordinator, if needed. You will be part of a multidisciplinary team and will be expected to be a good communicator and a team player. Current interventions are delivered both face to face and remotely. You will also need to be prepared to travel to see clients, if required and be able to be flexible to meet the demands of the job.

You will be expected to maintain good working relationships both inside and outside the trust.

You will be supervised by a senior colleague within the existing team and will also be able to seek a supervisor in respect to specific therapeutic models from the wider psychological therapy network. The trust has over 50 psychologists and therapists working in the clinical psychology department and has an exciting CPD programme. In addition, within the psychological therapies department there is a well-established cognitive behavioural practitioner network.

About us

We are a well-established eating disorder service looking for a dynamic enthusiastic Clinical Psychologist or Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist. The DHCFT eating disorder service was established in 2007 and is an expanding service which covers the City of Derby and the County of Derbyshire providing a high-quality community service. Therapeutic interventions are provided to clients and their families and consultation and advice are offered to a wide range of staff. The team currently consists of 2 Psychiatrists, 5 clinical psychologists, 4 CBT Practitioners, 3 nurse therapists, 2 Occupational therapists, 2 Dietitian, 4 assistant psychologists, peer mentor and Administrators. The team currently delivers a range of therapeutic interventions from CBT-E, Mantra, RO-DBT, and Psychodynamic and Systemically informed approaches interventions are delivered both individually and in Group settings. There are many opportunities to work jointly with MDT colleagues.

Job description Job responsibilities

Qualified Clinical Psychologists and 3rd year Clinical Psychology Trainees are welcome to apply. Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapists will be required to have core profession, either nursing, occupational therapy or social work.

The trust recognises the value of training you will be encouraged to develop additional skills in working with this client group and if available you'll be invited to attend the eight-day national eating disordered trainee training run by the Maudsley hospital.

The service also works in partnership with a third sector provider to deliver practical interventions to clients and their carers to support clinical interventions. In addition, the service has a close working relationship with other eating disorder services, specialist inpatient services, gastroenterology and diabetes services. In addition, the team work closely with the CAMHS eating disorders services to ensure good transitions of care.

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Person Specification Qualification Essential
  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology/ or CBT accredited with the BABCP with a Core Profession (Nursing, Social Work or Occupational Therapy)
  • Experience of working with eating disorders clients
Ability to drive Essential
  • Ability to drive / access to car
  • Therapy experience (at least 1 year)
skills Essential
  • Evidence of working well in a team

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