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CBT Therapist

East London NHS Foundation Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year per annum
Closing date
6 Feb 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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1.0 WTE CBT Therapist in NORTH BEDFORDSHIRE CAMHS Emotional Behavioural Team (EB2)

We are looking for an enthusiastic CBT Therapist to join our wonderful multi-disciplinary team, made up Clinical Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Art Therapists, CBT Therapists, Systemic Psychotherapist, Clinical Social Workers, and a Non-Medical Prescribing Nurse. The team works with children and young people aged 5 to 18 years presenting with moderate to severe mental health difficulties.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will complete assessments and offer evidence based interventions, both 1:1 and in groups. You will work closely with schools and community services. East London Foundation Trust is a fantastic trust to work for and the successful candidate will receive both training and personal development opportunities enabling them to develop high-level therapeutic skills in their chosen area of interest and expertise. We welcome applications from those who are BACP registered and those working towards this accreditation. We will support the successful candidate with CBT specific supervision.

About us

Our mission is to make a positive difference to people's lives by improving the quality of life for all we serve. Our values are: We Care, We Respect, We are Inclusive - so we are looking for people who live and breathe these qualities when supporting service users and carers, and in their relationships with colleagues in the Trust and our partner organisations.

Job description Job responsibilities

The main base would be at the CAMHS office, Rush Court, Bedford, MK40 3JT. There is currently flexibility regarding working from home part-time.

See attached JD

Person Specification Education, Training and Qualifications Essential
  • A Postgraduate diploma in CBT
  • Accredited CBT therapist or working towards accreditation
Experience Essential
  • Experience of assessment and treatment of clients presenting with a range of mental health difficulties
  • Experience of working with children and parents/carers
  • Experience in using routine outcome measures to improve quality
  • Experience of working with young people presenting with co-morbid conditions, e.g. ASD/ Learning Disabilities/ Eating Disorders/ Substance misuse
Skills & Abilities Essential
  • Specialist clinical skills within CBT
  • High level skills in formulation and treatment planning
  • Well-developed skills in the ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, complex, highly technical and / or clinically sensitive information to clients, their families, carers and other professional colleagues both within and outside the NHS
  • Able to plan, organise and prioritise own workload.
  • Competent use of IT packages e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Ability to maintaining a high degree of professionalism in the face of highly emotive and distressing problems and verbal hostility
  • Skills in facilitating group work to clients, parents/carers and/or professionals
Knowledge Essential
  • High level knowledge of evidence based practice and NICE guidelines
  • A knowledge of Child Protection Guidelines
  • Awareness of current national guidelines and policies in the field of CAMHS
  • Aware of the potential impact of discrimination & disadvantage on mental health.

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