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CBT Psychological Therapist

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year
Closing date
27 Jan 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic and highly motivated CBT therapist to join our team. This post would be suitable for a CBT therapist wishing to develop their skills in working with people with eating disorders. For applicants who might be interested, there will be the opportunity to apply for a place on the newly commissioned IAPT-SMI training course delivered by UCL in 2023/2024 (one year CBT-ED top-up training). The role can be delivered either via remote working or through a mix of onsite working and remote working.

You will provide evidence-based CBT-ED to people experiencing a wide range of eating disorders, many of whom present with comorbid mental health difficulties. The roles will involve delivering individual and group interventions, as well as some joint work with our day service staff. You will also be involved in providing consultation, training and supervision to others within and outside of the team.

You will join a supportive team of clinicians, committed to delivering high quality care and promoting recovery. You will receive regular supervision and will have the opportunity to join our reflective practice group. Within the service we offer a range of evidence-based interventions, including CBT-ED, DBT, SSCM, MANTRA and psychodynamic psychotherapy. We also work closely with families and carers and you will have the opportunity to be involved in taking this work forward.

Main duties of the job

*To undertake assessments of new referrals to the Specialist Community Eating Disorders Team.

*To provide high quality specialist psychological assessment, formulation, individual and group Cognitive Behavioural Therapy within the Community Eating Disorders Service, working within professional guidelines and the organisational structure of the Service's policies and procedures.

About us

Are you committed to providing remarkable care and service?

Are you passionate about helping people and want to make a difference every day?

We want to meet you!

Southern Health is one of the largest Foundation Trusts in the UK, specialising in mental health, adult and child community health and learning disabilities. We are committed to promoting the welfare and safeguarding of children, young people and adults at risk of abuse and neglect through our 6,500 strong workforce.

Southern Health has over 300 sites across the county and we serve 1.5 million people throughout all stages of their lives. Our aim is to work alongside the people we support (and our health and care partners) to deliver the best possible care and constantly improve.

Here at SHFT we have so much to be proud of:
  • Working as a team and supporting each other, we put patients and our staff at the heart of everything we do.
  • We have a skilled and diverse workforce and are committed to our staff development, offering bespoke training packages, leadership pathways and career opportunities.
  • We offer a variety of benefits such as an amazing pension scheme, generous annual leave, Childcare Choices scheme, many discounts (Blue Light card, The Company Shop, NHS Staff Discounts, cycle to work scheme) and much more.

Come to work with us, together we will provide outstanding treatment and care to improve lives.

Job description Job responsibilities

*The post holder will place an emphasis on co-production and demonstrate an attitude which respects and values individuals' and their carers and the core values of the Trust: patients and people first; partnership; and respect.

*Work will also involve working with other people involved in the individuals' care (eg family or named carers). A recovery focused approach is essential.

*To provide a psychological perspective to other members of the multi-professional team. Emphasis here is on having an understanding/appreciation of the complex nature of the mental health care system and to develop insight and understanding to all others involved in people's care.

*To contribute to the development of a stepped care model through training and supervision, enabling multi professional colleagues to provide psychologically informed interventions to those who are experiencing a range of eating disorders. This work forms part of our broader transformation strategy aimed at increasing access to eating disorder treatments across pathways in Hampshire.

*To utilise research skills for audit, policy and service development, and research in line with service need; to contribute to a research culture in the clinical team

*The post holder will work with people with different cultural backgrounds and ages, using interpreters when necessary and should be committed to equal opportunities.

*You will be required to liaise with the multi-professional

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Qualification from High Intensity IAPT Course (Post Graduate Diploma)
  • OR
  • Equivalent:
  • E.G A recorded/registered doctoral level qualification in clinical or counselling psychology/ a recorded/registered qualification in one of the following - nursing, social work, occupational therapy, arts therapy or a psychological therapy -- plus further post graduate qualification training in CBT to at least equivalent of a post graduate diploma
  • AND
  • BABCP Accredited
  • AND
  • Significant experience working as a psychological therapy practitioner and demonstrating the competences as required.
  • Relevant experience in working with those with an eating disorder

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