CAMHS CBT Therapist

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year p.a.
Closing date
2 Oct 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and motivated CBT Therapist, who have experience of working with young people and their families with mental health difficulties. If you enjoy team working and making sure that we deliver the best possible outcomes we can for young people, we would love to hear from you.

Nationally CAMHS is under the spotlight; Dorset CAMHS has embraced this attention and has seized the opportunity to appraise how we offer core mental health services to the children, young people and families of Dorset and how we work together with our partner agencies in achieving this to a high standard. We have been able to identify areas for improvement and highlight areas of outstanding practice through this process.

We are also working closely with our local commissioners to develop new and innovative services including a CAMHS Retreat to support the emotional health and wellbeing of young people across Dorset.

If you are interested in moving to Dorset we also offer a generousrelocationpackage of up to £10,000. For further details onrelocationexpenses please

Employment in this post requires an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, which the Trust will cover the cost of. Applicants who subscribe to the DBS update service are able to present a valid DBS certificate instead of requiring a new check.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will provide CBT expertise into the Poole C-CAMHS team and will provide evidence based interventions via one to one and group sessions to identified children, young people and families working alongside multi-agency statutory and voluntary agencies. You'll have some face to face contact with young people and other members of the multi disciplinary team, but you'll feel confident to deliver some CBT interventions online. There will be a requirement to maintain your skills in generic case management by way of holding a small caseload of young people for which you would be Lead HCP or CCO. Alongside this you will have defined and dedicated hours for direct clinical care and supporting professional activities. There will be opportunities for further professional development.

The post holder will also be required to provide clinical supervision and consultation to health colleagues and other agencies.

If you do not currently hold a qualification to deliver CYP IAPT CBT specific Supervision, you will be supported to obtain and develop skills within the core competency framework for CYP IAPT supervision, and expected to attend training within a reasonable period of time.

About us

At Dorset HealthCare we're on a mission to empower people to make the most of their lives through our outstanding, joined-up healthcare services. We're a dynamic, forward-looking Trust, running 12 community hospitals, specialist inpatient facilities and a wide range of integrated community and mental health services for a population of almost 800,000 people.

We do things differently here - it's one of the reasons the CQC rated us 'outstanding' in 2019. It's also why 95% of patients across our services say they have a good or very good experience of our services and 89% of staff feel they can really make a difference. Whether you're looking to work with us in one of our bustling market towns, vibrant urban locations, thriving seaside spots, or among the rolling hills of Dorset, there are lots of ways you can make a difference in our communities.

Our 7,000-strong workforce is at the heart of what we do and our success is a testament to our brilliant people. We're all about building a workplace for the future, we believe in equal opportunities and we celebrate diversity. We're an inclusive workplace, where everyone is welcome, everyone can be authentic, and we are all encouraged to be the best version of ourselves.

Working with us you'll be part of a strong team, challenge yourself, build a career, and teach us what we don't know. And you'll be working towards our vision to be better every day through excellence, compassion and expertise in all we do.Detailed

Job description Job responsibilities

For the main duties and responsibilities for this role please read the attached job description and person specification. When completing your application please ensure your supporting statement reflects the criteria set out in these documents by showing how your experience and skills apply to this post.

Person Specification Educational / Qualifications Essential
  • A recorded/registered professional qualification (in nursing, social work, psychology, occupational therapy) plus further post graduate qualification training in CBT.
  • Significant experience working as a psychological therapy practitioner and demonstrating the competences as required.
  • Accreditation with appropriate professional body (HCPC, NMC).
  • Evidence of commitment to ongoing professional development
  • registered with the BABCP
  • completed CYP IAPT CBT supervisor training
Skills/Experience/Knowledge Essential
  • Demonstrated experience of working in mental health services with clients who present with a range of mental health issues and degrees of complexity.
  • Demonstrated high standards in written communication
  • Experience with routine outcome monitoring
  • Experience of teaching and liaising with other professional groups
  • Computer literate
  • Has received training [formal or through experience] and carried out risk assessments within scope of practice
  • Demonstrates and understanding of psychosis, anxiety and depression and how it may present in secondary care.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of the issues surrounding work and the impact it can have on mental health/benefits and employment systems.
  • Knowledge of medication used in psychosis, anxiety and depression and other mental health problems
  • Demonstrates and understanding for the need to use evidence based psychological therapies and how it relates to this post
  • Knowledge of child protection issues and other relevant legislation.
  • experience of supervising other clinicians
  • experience of supervising CBT therapists
  • Experience of working in Child and adolescent mental health services
  • Experience of working in secondary care mental health care services
  • Worked in a service where agreed targets in place demonstrating clinical outcomes
  • Trained in provision of supervision for CBT
  • Completed clinical audits within a service
Personal Qualities / Aptitudes Essential
  • Demonstrable skills in written and spoken English to a standard which enables the post holder to carry out the full range of duties and responsibilities of the role effectively
  • Subject to the provisions of the Equality Act, able to travel using own vehicle on Trust business
  • The ability and skills to act as an advocate for a new service, to engage and foster good professional relationships with all health professionals in promoting the good integration of this service with the wider health care system.
  • Fluent in languages other than English
  • Experience of working with diverse communities and within a multicultural setting
Car owner / driver Essential
  • Level 2

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