This is a ground-breaking opportunity to train to be a CBT therapist with older adults, with a focus on psychosis and bipolar. Do you have a core mental health practitioner qualification? Can you demonstrate a passion and commitment to working with and alongside, and advocating for, older people? Then this is the post for you. You will be based with the Older Adults Community Team at at Walker Close in Ipswich, working the Coastal area. There will be opportunities to work with people in the other teams (Ipswich and Stowmarket).
The service provides support to individuals who are struggling to thrive due to a mental health difficulty and/or a dementia. The MDT strives to understand the person within the context of their informal / formal support networks and psychological interventions are tailored accordingly.
This is a wonderful opportunity to join the service at an exciting time of service transformation. Psychology and therapies is well integrated, respected and valued and this post provides the opportunity to develop direct clinical skills alongside consultation and MDT working.
The service is working towards Royal College of Psychiatrists Accreditation and we are proud of our commitment to delivering the highest quality of care to our service users and carers.Main duties of the job
This is a training post at band 6 while you undertake the CBT (psychosis and bipolar) diploma with UCL in the first 2 years and then once qualified you will work as a band 7 CBT therapist within the service. As an integral part of the MDT, you will offer formulation, consultation, supervision and training, as well as direct work with older people with a range of mental health difficulties and dementia, and their families and carers.
You will undertake CBT assessment, formulation and intervention.
There is a team of friendly and supportive psychologists and arts / psychological therapists working with older people in East Suffolk, including an 8b Psychologist in the Memory Assessment Service, a CAT therapist, an Art Therapist, a newly qualified Clinical Psychologist in the acute service and 3 Clinical Associate Psychologists, as well as trainee Clinical Psychologists on placement.About us
The service line has had feedback from service users and carers about being a very skilled, kind and compassionate service. It has a very strong focus on working together, with a very proactive leadership and a strong focus on development. We are proud of our strong, collaborative team relationships. If you are interested we would welcome informal discussions with the Clinical Team Leader, Gail Collyer email@example.com or Interim Psychology / Therapies Lead Ruth Mills firstname.lastname@example.org. Do get in touch!Job descriptionJob responsibilities
To accept referrals via agreed protocols within the service.
To assess service users for suitability for CBT. Where the problems appear to be too complex or severe to be appropriate for a trainee therapist, to refer to manager / supervisor for advice on how to manage the case.
To make decisions on suitability of new referrals, adhering to the service referral protocols and refer on to the relevant service or back to the referral agent where appropriate.
To formulate, implement and evaluate therapy programmes for service users.
To educate and involve family members and others in treatment as necessary, conveying CBT formulations with sensitivity in easily understood language.
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- 2.2 in a UK undergraduate degree (or equivalent overseas qualification). Other academic qualifications of an equivalent standard can be taken into account.
- A core mental health practitioner qualification or KSA route.
- Post qualification experience of working with people with serious mental health problems.
- Significant experience of working in mental health services.
- Ability to meet agreed/specified service targets.
- Demonstrates an understanding of a range of mental health difficulties and how they may present in Secondary Care.
- Ability to evaluate and put in place the effect of training.
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