Clinical/Counselling Psychologist/CBT Psychotherapist

Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year per annum
Closing date
2 Apr 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
This is an exciting development for EIP services in Kent and Medway following recent investment to develop an At Risk Mental State Service (ARMS). This new multi-professional service will provide comprehensive assessment and formulation for people aged 14 to 35 years who are at ultra-high risk of developing psychosis. Treatment includes CBT for psychosis and co-existing mental health needs; family interventions/carers support, and a psycho-social therapeutic program that is trauma informed.

The ARMS service will work collaboratively with other service providers including ChYPS, Substance Misuse Services and Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) services (Live Well Kent and Medway, MIND) and the 18-25 pathway for young people. This will not only allowquick easy access to treatment but enhance support for the delivery of the psychosocial offer to young people in schools, colleges, universitiesand local communities.

This fantastic opportunity is for four CBT Psychotherapists or Psychologists ( 2 posts in East Kent and 2 posts in West & North Kent) who will be responsible for the delivery of evidenced based psychological therapies in the At Risk Mental State service. You will have high quality support from service leads who are passionate about developing psychosis services in Kent & Medway

Main duties of the job

The successful candidates will be responsible for offering high quality assessment and intervention (including CBT/CBTp and family interventions) to young people entering the service.

Case consultation and joint working with staff in the multi-professional team will also be an expectation.

About us

Come and work with us in the Garden of England where we combine exceptional professional development opportunities with a tremendous quality of life.

We are Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust (KMPT), providing mental health, learning disability and specialist services, serving 1.8 million people across the county.

The Trust (rated Good overall by the CQC and Outstanding for care) has 3,283 staff working in 66 buildings across 33 locations, covering an area of 1,450 square miles.

You will be joining friendly, passionate colleagues, rich in their diversity, who are committed to providing excellent care to our service users and their loved ones.

The nature of our work attracts kindness and compassion as standard and everyone from our cleaners and porters to the chief executive and chairman are recognised as playing a vital role in providing an exemplary service.

Job description Job responsibilities

To participate in the provision of psychological services to people aged 14-35 years with an At Risk Mental State and their families.In particular:

To be responsible for the systematic provision of Psychological therapies and interventions. To undertake high quality direct and indirect specialist NICE compliant interventions To strengthen the MDT's therapeutic capacity & work effectively with teams.

To deliver an effective service it is essential that you are able to travel between bases and home visits in a timely manner.

Please refer to the attached job description for full details of the role.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Postgraduate Qualification in CBTp/ Psychology
  • BABCP registration/HCPC
  • Core profession & registration/ additional training
Experience Essential
  • Years of Experience
  • Experience in Psychosis/AMH/Severe MH problems/CHYPPS
  • Experience in CBT/CBTp
  • Experience in MDT working
  • Experience in groupwork/familywork
  • Written communication
  • Knowledge of recovery, social inclusion, EIP & ARMS policies
  • audit, service evaluation & research

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