Clinical Psychologist / CBT Therapist / Counselling Psychologist

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year Per annum | Pro rata
Closing date
29 Mar 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Cotswold House Specialist Eating Disorder Unit and the Wiltshire Community ED Team are seeking an enthusiastic Psychologist to join their busy Multidisciplinary Team.

With a reputation for excellence, our service provides a stepped model of care tailored to the individual's needs for stabilisation and recovery. We offer a range of programmes and evidence based treatments to assist a patient's return to independent living.

The successful candidates will join our team providing specialist psychological assessments, formulations and therapy services to users with Eating Disorders that have been referred to the Team.

Main duties of the job

To provide specialist psychological assessment, formulation and therapy to adults with Eating Disorders who are both referred to the community team and being treated on the inpatient unit.

To play a key role within the multi disciplinary team and support the delivery of the Group Programme on the inpatient ward.

To provide consultation, advice and supervision to other professionals.

About us

We recognise that our team members are our greatest asset and our keen that you feel supported and encouraged to fulfil your potential. We offer excellent learning and development opportunities and there are several routesto progression and advancement within the team and the organisation itself.

Benefits of working for Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust include:
  • Excellent opportunities for career progression
  • 27 days annual leave, plus bank holidays, with an increase to 33 days with continuous service
  • NHS Discount across a wide range of shops, restaurants and retailers
  • Staff accommodation
  • Competitive pension scheme
  • Lease car scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme

Job description Job responsibilities

Main Tasks:
  • To undertake specialist psychological assessment of service users with Eating Disorders.
  • To formulate and implement appropriate therapy for patients considered suitable for an individual approach.
  • To deliver Enhanced Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy 10 as the main model of intervention.
  • To use and participate in other treatment approaches as agreed with the team manager (such as DBT, Mantra, systemic approaches etc).
  • To act as a care coordinator for allocated caseload.
  • To undertake risk assessment and risk management for individual patients and to provide general advice to other professionals on psychological aspects of risk assessment and management.
  • To take part in the delivery of the group programme.
  • To work as a full and active member of the multidisciplinary team.
  • To provide advice, guidance and consultation to other professionals and to contribute directly to the clinical formulations and intervention plans.
  • To facilitate the involvement of carers and or family members in treatment programmes as indicated.
  • To evaluate and make decisions about treatment options taking into account both theoretical and therapeutic models and any complex factors concerning the service users psychological needs.
  • Utilise managerial and clinical supervision to ensure that the care and treatment are tailored to service users, and carers and that learning needs are acted upon to ensure personal and professional development.

Please note:
  • New starters have a 6 month probationary period. This, together with the induction process aims to create a positive supportive working environment allowing new employees to learn key elements of their role over a reasonable timescale.
  • Candidates not currently employed by the Trust who attend an interview for non-qualified Band 1-5 posts are required to undertake numeracy and literacy assessments.
  • Appointment to this post is subject to the trust receiving satisfactory references covering 3 years of employment or study. Please ask your referees to respond promptly to reference requests.
  • Employees are expected to undertake mandatory and statutory training related to their role.
  • We positively encourage applications from all areas of the community, regardless of gender, race, faith, disability, age or sexual orientation and we encourage applications from users of mental health services. This is part of our commitment to equality and reflecting the diversity of our population.
  • Oxford Health is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Clinical/ Counselling Psychology Doctorate / Postgraduate CBT Diploma
Experience Essential
  • Experience of providing high quality assessments and interventions for people with mental health difficulties
Experience Desirable
  • Experience of working within an outpatient setting

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