CBT Therapist

Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year Pro rata
Closing date
6 Oct 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
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PSYPHER (Early Intervention in Psychosis Service) offers up to 3 years of care for people in Hull & East Riding after a First Episode of Psychosis, or people assessed to be a 'At risk' of Psychosis.

You will work as part of a welcoming therapy team to offer CBT creatively, flexibly, and with a focus on working as part of the wider EIP team. The Therapy team consists of at present 2 CBT therapists, a Clinical Psychologist and an Assistant Psychologist. We also regularly provide placements for Trainee Clinical Psychologists, and there may be opportunities to be involved in supervising and training these professionals.

A First Episode of Psychosis can have a marked impact on a person's life, as well as their family and support networks. The Early intervention team aims to work holistically with individuals to help them get back on with life. In the context of a good therapeutic relationship the team aim to work according to the best available evidence, to offer a range of interventions including Family work, CBT, education and employment support, Medication, Physical health interventions and rebuilding social connections.

This is an exciting time as a team with new roles and ways of working developing. If you have further questions or would like to arrange a chance to look around contact details are below.

The post is part time at 30hrs per week

Main duties of the job

You will focus on offering CBT with service users, drawing on evidence-based models and working with the wider team. You will be a vital part of the leadership in the team developing a positive culture and exploring how specific knowledge of CBT can help the team grow. Part of the role involves offering ongoing training, supervision, and support to the wider team.

Multidisciplinary working is encouraged as it is believed to be vital to provide a full-support package to people and their families. Good communication skills will be important, especially when sharing formulations with both staff and those accessing the service.

Ongoing personal and professional development is valued as we strongly believe in investing in our staff team. As part of this, ongoing training to maintain accreditation and develop skills and knowledge in line with the needs of the service will be supported.

The team have also moved towards a blended care approach with a focus on building good therapeutic relationships and offering to meet with people in a way that works for them. This includes Face to face appointments, virtual appointments and telephone. The successful candidate would need to have the ability to use IT equipment this would include using virtual appointments e.g. MS Teams & Upstream.

The ability to commute within the Trust's geographical area & access to an appropriate means of transport is essential.

About us

We are an award winning and CQC rated good health and social care Trust that delivers care to communities in Hull, East Yorkshire, Scarborough and Ryedale and Whitby. We deliver safe, effective and integrated health services that improve the physical, mental and social health and wellbeing of our patients and service users.

To find out more about our wide range of services including mental health, learning disabilities, children and young people service, Forensic, Community and Primary Care visit our Trust website humber.nhs.uk/Services

You will join our team of over 2,800 colleagues that work together across our wide geography and specialties to change lives every day. We're extremely proud of our Trust community and we know you can expect to receive a warm welcome and all the support you'll need from your new team to get you started.

Job description Job responsibilities

For further details with regard to this vacancy opportunity, please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification.

Person Specification Qualifications and Knowledge Essential
  • A Post Graduate Diploma CBT Psychosis qualification which meets the criteria for British Association of Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapists BABCP accreditation with evidence of experience delivering CBT in a mental health service.
  • Specialist knowledge around all interventions to work with common mental health problems
  • Full understanding of relevant policy, legislation, drivers and their application to clinical and service area, e.g. Mental Capacity Act, Social Inclusion, Child Protection
  • Full understanding/application of relevant clinical practice/standards/audit within identified clinical area
  • Demonstrate specialist understanding of people experiencing first episode psychosis and at risk mental state Demonstrate specialist knowledge of the issues surrounding work and the impact it can have on mental health
  • Basic IT skills
  • Accredited with BABCP
  • Clinical supervision qualification
  • Evidence of project work that has impacted on practice and demonstrates a higher level of communication/planning/change that impacts within own area of work/responsibility
Experience Essential
  • Demonstrable experience of working in mental health services, a minimum of 2 years' experience
  • Experience of providing evidence based psychological interventions
  • Experience with routine outcome monitoring
  • Experience of teaching and liaising with other professionals
  • Evidence of continuing professional development (CPD) relevant to the clinical area at specialist/advanced level of care
  • Experience of working in a service where agreed targets are in place & demonstrating clinical outcomes
  • Leadership/management experience which has had a positive impact and created change within the service delivery/practice
  • Teaching experience/qualification
  • Ability to effectively Chair meetings
Skills and Competencies Essential
  • Effective inter-personal skills and experience in mentoring
  • Able to demonstrate effective communication skills
  • Ability to work positively within a team
  • The ability to be resilient and maintain one's own wellbeing whilst working in stressful situations, managing a high volume caseload
  • Good time management skills
  • Ability to lead and motivate staff to embrace change
  • Broad knowledge of Trust policies and procedures in order to effectively lead and manage others
  • Experience of giving clinical Supervision
Effort and Environment Essential
  • Ability to commute between the various sites
  • Demonstrate mandatory training and attendance for the management of violence and aggression
  • Requirement for frequent intense concentration e.g. assessments, care plans. The work may be unpredictable.
  • Ability to work autonomously
  • Ability to attend the training days
  • Frequent exposure to emotional or distressing circumstances

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