CBT Therapist

North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year pro rata, per annum
Closing date
22 Mar 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
North Stoke Community CAMHS team are looking to recruit to a part time (30 hours per week) CBT Therapist.

The post holder will be expected to adopt the policies and philosophy of the Trust and of the service, and provide care using a range of therapeutic interventions which promote independence, foster a learning culture and enhance the autonomy of the service user. They will be required to sustain respectful, consistent and reliable therapeutic relationships with service users that enhance their ability to build social networks and work in partnership with other agencies.

The post holder will work, in partnership with the operational and clinical leaders, Medical Consultants and Multi-Disciplinary Teams, to ensure highly specialist levels of clinical practice in assessment, management and treatment of children, young people and their families. They will be required to ensure that the best evidence-based care is given to children, young people and their families, within the resources available to the service. There will be an emphasis upon working with highly complex presenting difficulties within multiagency networks.

Main duties of the job

As a senior evidenced based therapist and as a member of the multi-disciplinary clinical team, the post holder will deliver highly specialist clinical practice, under supervision and within national and local professional guidelines and competencies. They will act as a resource in education and development to NHS and partner agencies in Stoke on Trent and North Staffordshire, including pre-qualification and post-qualification education and training. This will include a senior role within the Training Programmes delivered in partnership with the Universities of Derby, Manchester and Northampton. They will liaise with other professionals in community mental health, in-patient settings and primary health care where specialist clinical networking, advice, consultation and support will be provided. This will include undertaking relevant research, audit and service evaluation. They will identify gaps in current provision and contribute to developments and policy changes within the service.

About us

Our Trust is on an incredible journey of innovation and we'd like you to be part of it.

Our vision is 'To be Outstanding in all we do and how we do it.' Our teams pride themselves on compassion, team work and resilience. The Trust supports you by offering a flexible shift system including twilight shifts and compressed hours to support working families and our staff parking is free on all our main sites.

As an employee and representative of the Trust, you are required to demonstrate and uphold the Trust's Values. These are:

Proud to CARE:


Caring with compassion, it's about how we listen, what we say, what we do.


Friendly, welcoming, sharing ideas and being open


Taking personal and collective responsibility, being accountable for our actions


Striving for the best, for high-quality safe care and continually improving

Job description Job responsibilities

  • Manage the referral pathway and develop the pathway to meet the four week wait target.
  • Accept referrals via agreed protocols within the service
  • Ensure that each referral is allocated to the most appropriate CB therapist or professional in a timely way to meet the waiting time targets
  • Ensure fidelity to the CBT model, ensuring timely intervention, treatment and discharge
  • Support the embedding of CYP-IAPT principles within practice and within the team
  • Assess clients for suitability for psychological interventions
  • Make decisions on suitability of new referrals, adhering to the services referral protocols, and when appropriate to signpost clients on to more relevant services or back to the referral source as necessary.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Mental health related professional (e.g. Qualified RMN, social worker, occupational therapist, or a psychological therapist) and professionally registered with the appropriate body with either a Post Graduate Diploma in CBT, a Masters degree in CBT or equivalent.
Experience Essential
  • Significant experience of working in child and adolescent mental health services
Knowledge Essential
  • Full range of skills and competencies as laid out in the competence framework for CBT (Roth and Pilling 2007)

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