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Band 7 Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year
Closing date
15 Feb 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
**********Please note this role is subject to banding************

We are looking to employ qualified and experienced CBT Therapists to join our fantastic team in the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) for young people with a diagnosed mental health condition.

The role will include working as a specialist cognitive behavioural psychotherapist as part of psychological therapy and psychology services and within Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services and care pathways. To provide a comprehensive, highly specialist cognitive behavioural psychotherapy service to young people with complex problems for which CBT is evidenced to be clinically effective. This includes working with children and adolescents who may present with severe and treatment resistant disorders with co-existing conditions. To use a broad theoretical knowledge base to analyse, interpret and compare complex information to provide specialist cognitive behavioural assessments and formulations that inform highly skilled CBT interventions.

Main duties of the job

To work as a highly skilled autonomous practitioner, managing a caseload under clinical and case management supervision. To offer consultation and guidance to other mental health professionals, other treatment pathways and community colleagues. To contribute to the ongoing development of CBT practice considering advances in treatment, theory, and research. To maintain specialist CBT knowledge and skills and BABCP accreditation.

The post holder will communicate across language and cultural barriers, working with interpreters when necessary and should be committed to equal opportunities. To work remotely as necessary and to work from a base, in patients' homes or in outdoor spaces and clinics at across LPT sites, adhering to all the Trusts standard operating procedures and health and safety guidance.

About us

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) provides a range of community health, mental health and learning disability services for people of all ages. Delivered through over 100 settings from inpatient wards to out in the community, our 6,500 staff serve over 1 million people living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Here at LPT, our values are Compassion, Respect, Integrity and Trust, which we keep at the heart of everything we do.

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects our community. We actively implement equal opportunities in employment and service delivery and seek people who share our commitment. We strongly encourage applications from all sections of the community, particularly from underrepresented groups.

Details of our benefits, leadership behaviours and other important information are contained in the attached document titled Information for Applicants.

We will consider requests to work alternative hours or varied working patterns in line with our flexible working policy.

For all substantive roles, new staff (excluding medical staff) are appointed subject to a 6-month probationary period (see Probation Policy).

All jobs will require permission to work in the UK.

For all jobs the cost of any DBS disclosure required will be met by the individual. This will be deducted from salary once started.

Applicants at risk within the local NHS who meet essential criteria will have preference for interview.

Job description Job responsibilities

For more information on the duties and responsibilities of this role, please click onto the attached Job Description and Person Specification.

Person Specification Experience Essential
  • Post qualification experience of delivering specialist cognitive behavioural psychotherapy for adults and/or children/adolescence with a range of mental health problems. For example, depression, OCD or PTSD.
  • Ability to identify and employ mechanisms of clinical governance to support and maintain clinical practice in the face of highly emotive and distressing problems.
  • Ability to adjust clinical practice to respond to the diversity of service users.
  • Demonstrate the ability to effectively adapt and deliver specialist cognitive behavioural psychotherapy to patients with special needs or disabilities.
  • Experience in highly specialist cognitive behavioural psychotherapy assessment and treatment in a variety of settings e.g., outpatient, community, primary care, inpatient and in patient's home.
  • Experience of delivering specialist cognitive behavioural psychotherapy to a wide range of patients (primarily aged 16 and above) 10 and above) from different demographic and cultural backgrounds, including working with interpreters.
  • Experience of service user and carer involvement in services.
Qualifications Essential
  • Full practitioner accreditation with BABCP.
  • MSc in cognitive behavioural psychotherapy, or equivalent experience.
  • Post-graduate Diploma qualification in cognitive behavioural psychotherapy or equivalent e.g., recognised qualification as a High Intensity IAPT therapist
  • Evidence of continuing professional development in cognitive behavioural psychotherapy to the standards of core professional body and the BABCP.
  • A core mental health professional qualification and registration with the appropriate statutory professional regulatory body i.e., NMC, HCPC.
  • EMDR qualification.
  • Holds further qualifications in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for working with children and adolescents.
Demonstrates a commitment to the Trust Values Essential
  • Compassion
  • Trust
  • Respect
  • Integrity
Knowledge and Skills Essential
  • Demonstrate advanced theoretical knowledge, skills, and practice of cognitive behavioural psychotherapy
  • Experience of using cognitive behavioural psychotherapy paradigms within the therapeutic relationship to engage patients, to facilitate in the removal of barriers to recovery and to foster independence and self-efficacy.
  • Ability to organise own workload effectively, manage own time and to prioritise a range of tasks to meet strict deadlines.
  • Ability to understand the complexity involved in working with people with severe problems with high complexity in terms of chronicity, resistance to treatment, risk of harm to self and others high co-morbidity.
  • Ability to deliver specialist cognitive behavioural psychotherapy within a multi-cultural environment
  • Ability to teach and train others using a variety of multi-media materials suitable for clinical, professional, and academic settings.
  • Knowledge of supervision theory and practice.
  • Ability to record and report clinical information on electronic patient record and have basic skills in use of applications e.g., email, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and MS Teams
  • Experience using SystemOne
Mobility Essential
  • This will either be not applicable or own transport or suitable alternative. Dependence on public transport is not suitable for this role. You must demonstrate how you would meet the stated mobility requirement on your application form
Personal Attributes Essential
  • Has excellent interpersonal skills and can develop working relationships within the team and with other members of integrated community teams, with relevant statutory, voluntary and community groups.
  • Ability to contain organisational stress and continue to work effectively.
  • Demonstrates good self-awareness of own wellbeing. To show an ability to effectively manage the emotional effort required when frequently exposed to distressing/ emotional/traumatic CBT work.
  • Effectively deliver highly complex, technical and/or clinically sensitive information to patients, their families, carers and other professionals involved in the patients care.
  • Demonstrate highly developed consultation skills when providing expert opinion on cognitive behavioural therapy to other professional and non-professional groups.
  • Demonstrate highly effective verbal and written communication skills when liaising with colleagues, managers, and other professionals within and outside of the NHS.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work effectively and efficiently within a team.
Standard Requirements Essential
  • Understanding of the service users of the Trust (which could include lived experience of conditions the Trust deals with or of receiving services relevant to those the Trust provides).
  • Commitment to Equality & Valuing Diversity Principles.
  • Understanding of Confidentiality & Data Protection.

UK Registration
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

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Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust
Leicestershire Partnership Nhs Trust

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