CBT Therapist with £3,000 welcome bonus and/or relocation

Norfolk & Suffolk Foundation NHS Trust
Across Norfolk
£41,659 to £47,672 a year gross per annum (pro rata)
Closing date
9 Oct 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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IAPT CBT Therapist - Remote Home Working and/or Locally Based
Do you want to be valued and feel you have the opportunity to develop within a service where you are respected as an individual?

We are looking for enthusiastic and motivated qualified High Intensity CBT Therapists to join a growing and evolving team working to provide CBT to the population of Norfolk and Waveney.

Working as a CBT therapist within the Wellbeing Service is such a rewarding role. It is a privilege to be able to help support people through their difficulties and into their recovery. Our service is able to offer so many different options to clients such as social interventions alongside CBT, which enhances our therapy and helps clients make more progress. Working alongside colleagues in so many different roles to support clients helps develop my own skills and increases my confidence and provides a more holistic approach.

Main duties of the job

This is an opportunity to be part of our innovative IAPT service which is amongst the highest performers in the region. We are seeking highly motivated, energetic, flexible and creative individuals to join us and contribute to our success.

You will be BABCP Accredited (or Accreditable) and able to maintain your own caseload, providing assessment and treatment for people within an IAPT framework

We recognize the importance of staff wellbeing and development and have built a robust programme of supervision, case management and continuing professional development, which includes dedicated time for CPD activities.

We understand that a happy team who feel supported and heard are a team who will deliver the best care to the people who access our service.

The team are welcoming and caring and can often be heard describing their role as fulfilling, a privilege and that they are making a real difference by connecting with people.

About us

The Wellbeing Service is an enhanced IAPT service, for ages 16 upwards, who want help with common mental health problems of anxiety and low mood. The service is delivered via a partnership between Norfolk & Suffolk Foundation Trust (NSFT), Mind and Relate. We know mental health can be isolating so follow a bio-psycho-social model which uniquely includes psychological, employment and social interventions. Our treatments are delivered face to face, by telephone, and online via webinars, Attend Anywhere and computerised CBT.

To find out more about this role and our Wellbeing service visit our website by searching for wellbeingnands.co.uk and then clicking on the working for us section under Norfolk.
Job description
Job responsibilities
Norfolk and Waveney Wellbeing Service Strategy
Our Vision:To improve all aspects of peoples lives in the community of Norfolk and Waveney through a service that people feel proud to be part of.

Our Mission:To be a locally and nationally recognised and well-respected IAPT service, that champions the bio-psycho-social model of health and wellbeing and holds the people of Norfolk and Waveney at the heart of everything we do.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities
Core Principles/Values:
  • Creating an environment of respect, honesty, curiosity, learning, inclusivity and compassion
  • Facilitate opportunities for the people of Norfolk and Waveney, including marginalised groups, to be involved in developing all aspects of our service.
  • Create and utilise best practice
  • Embracing staff and client experience, insight and data/information to inform all quality improvement
  • Caring about everyones experience of the service

Work location

We are working remotely at present due to COVID-19 however in the future we anticipate offering a combination of remote and face-to-face treatment options. We are recruiting to both remote posts and to locally based positions. We would therefore be interested in hearing from you if you would like to work either entirely remotely from home or with a combination of remote and face to face working in Norfolk and Waveney in the future. For future face-to-face working options, you must have the ability to travel independently as required.

Applying and Interviews

Please find attached our Job Description and Person Specification, then if you feel you have what it takes to make a difference, click APPLY!

We will be interviewing week commencing 17th October 2022.

**This post attracts a recruitment premium of £3,000 (pro-rata for part time roles). This is a one-off payment with half paid on appointment and half paid after the completion of a satisfactory probation period (6 months). The premium is taxable. Please note that should you leave employment or choose to move to an alternative post within the Trust that does not attract this recruitment premium, you will be required to reimburse. Please note this recruitment premium is for external applicants only. **

Person Specification
  • Postgraduate diploma in CBT
  • Accreditation with BABCP

  • Additional training in psychotherapies

  • Experience of working with clients with mental health problems

  • Experience of working with a CBT approach
  • Experience of working in primary care
  • Experience of working in IAPT

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Priscilla N&S

“Welcome to Norfolk and Suffolk foundation Trust, we provide an extensive range of mental health services across two counties , working with our communities and partners we continue to develop and transform our services so we can really meet the needs of the people we serve .We are an organisation which truly values nurses , acknowledges the special , unique skills they bring and is committed to developing clinical, academic and leadership pathways whilst supporting, nurturing and caring for you .We have strengthened nurse leadership, created Nurse Consultant , Advanced Nurse Practitioner and Clinical Nurse Specialist roles with many more expected . We have over 80 Non medical prescribers and will continue to support more each year .  Nursing In NSFT is not without its challenges but we have used them to create opportunities, to learn, to improve and to work differently . Our absolute priority , our number one aim is to improve the care we provide and we will achieve this. Join us and be part of something very special" - Diane Hull, Chief Nurse

Diane Hull - NSNHSFT

Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust is the main provider of specialist mental health services for the counties of Norfolk and Suffolk, serving a population of 1.6 million people. We are a large organisation covering a wide geographical area divided into ‘Care Groups'. There are also Care Groups supporting children, family and young people’s services, and specialist services, including Forensic mental health services.

Each Care Group has its own Leadership team, with the aim of supporting clinically led decision making locally, to support the needs of people accessing services. 

We have inpatient facilities across both counties with smaller bases in rural locations. Many of the Trust’s services are offered in the community, enabling people accessing services to receive the support they need in an environment familiar to them.

At NSFT we believe in recovery and wellbeing, and understand the importance of good physical health, maintaining relationships and achieving a balance between treatments and continuing an active life.

The people in our care, families and carers are at the centre of all aspects of all we do and are vital in helping shape and support our service strategy. Our strategy supports and enables people with mental health problems to live a fulfilling life and make their personal recovery journey. 

Norfolk and Suffolk, in the East of England are some of the safest places to live in the UK, with low crime rates making it a community to be proud of. Housing prices are frequently cited as a reason to move here, as you get an incredible amount for your money compared with other major UK cities.

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About our location

Norwich in Norfolk has something for everyone. It has retained a strong local identity and, with that, a sense of community. Locals say hello to each other, baristas remember our coffee orders and you’ll be among the first to know about interesting local projects.  This strong sense of community, along with excellent shopping, eating out, affordable house prices and excellent schooling is why Norwich has been ranked by the Guardian as the UK’s best city to work in.

Ipswich in Suffolk is steeped in history, yet full of life. According to The London Economic, affordable house prices and hourly commutes to London have earned Suffolk’s county town a slot in their top ten property destinations. “In Ipswich we have got a fantastic cultural offer far better than what towns and cities bigger than us are offering.  We have got very good transport links, especially to London, and house prices are a lot cheaper in the area.

One of Norfolk’s most famous stretches of beaches, Great Yarmouth attracts around six million tourists each year! Situated at the mouth of the River Yare, this old port town is home to beautiful golden sandy beaches and neighbouring towns and villages with scenic views and homely charm.

Full to the brim of history and with a vibrant town centre, King’s Lynn is the ideal destination to enjoy the superb mix of history, shopping and entertainment on offer!  A small, historic market town, King's Lynn is the perfect place to live and work, with fantastic train links and short drives to fantastic beaches.

Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk is a unique and dazzling historic gem. An important market town with a richly fascinating heritage, the striking combination of medieval architecture, elegant Georgian squares and glorious cathedral and abbey gardens provide a distinctive visual charm. With prestigious shopping, an award-winning market, plus variety of attractions and places to stay, Bury St Edmunds is under two hours from London and convenient for Cambridge.

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For family members who love (or need) to travel, you’re ideally located. Trains run to and from London every 30 minutes from both Ipswich and Norwich, and there are direct rail services from Manchester, Nottingham and Cambridge.   Both counties are well connected to major road networks and Norwich has an international airport. 

Some of our valued employees have told their story of working at Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust... use the links below to read these.

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