High Intensity CBT Therapist

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year per annum / pro rata
Closing date
31 Mar 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Hybrid Working Opportunity

Are you a BABCP Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist who has completed a BABCP accredited course in evidence based talking therapy?

We are looking for someone with CBT experience as well as significant experience of working in a primary care setting or a Clinical / Counselling Psychologist.

Our staff benefit from regular supervision, CPD and a range of training opportunities to support career progression, including training in second modalities and long term health conditions.

We have links with the Oxford Centre for Psychological Health that includes Oxford Centre for Cognitive Therapy (OCTC) and Oxford Institute for Clinical Psychology Training, which is hosted by the Trust. We actively encourage innovation and research with opportunities for collaborations with Oxford Academic Health Science Network, University of Oxford Department of Psychiatry and Department of Experimental Psychology.

Main duties of the job

TalkingSpace Plus is an Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) service in Oxfordshire delivering cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and other evidence-based psychological interventions, through a stepped care treatment model to people in the community with common mental health problems.

To support our continued expansion, we have developed pathways in working with patients with anxiety and/or depression and living with long term physical health conditions such as Cardiac disease. We have expanded our offer of employment support services and this has been commended by the Department of Works and Pensions.

The role includes both direct clinical work and support to the Step 2 staff and the Admin Team to ensure the smooth and efficient delivery of initial contact with the TalkingSpace Plus service. It will involve supervision of clinical staff and provision of day supervision to all colleagues in the service as well as advice and guidance to other health professionals.

If you are working towards BABCP accreditation then do state this in your application.

About us

We value our employees and put people first. As a Global Digital Exemplar, we will provide you with an excellent working environment. Evidencing this we are excited to offer this position as a hybrid of working remotely and on Trust premises. You will be able to be part of a driven, high quality trust and service, giving you the flexibility, you need to balance work and home life.

Other 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

We welcome conversations about this role. Please do get in touch with Liam Cuttell on the contact details below to discuss further.

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
  • A recorded/registered doctoral level qualification in clinical or counselling psychology OR
  • A recorded/registered qualification in one of the following - nursing, social work,
  • Accredited with the BABCP
  • Sucscessful completion of accredited CBT course to PG Dip level
  • To have completed a recognised CBT/IPT/DIT/EMDR supervisor training relevant to IAPT service provision.
Experience Essential
  • Demonstrable experience of working in mental health services
  • Worked in a service where agreed targets in place
  • Ability to manage own caseload and time
  • Demonstrates high standards in written communication
  • Delivery of therapy groups
  • Experience of providing evidence based psychological therapies including CBT
  • Experience with routine outcome monitoring
  • Experience of working in Primary Care Services
  • To have delivered CBT/DIT/IPT/EMDR supervision individually or in a group
Skills Essential
  • Ability to evaluate and put in place the effect of training
  • Computer literate
  • 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
  • received training (either formal of through experience) and carried out risk assessments within scope of practice
  • Able to develop good therapeutic relationships with clients
  • Understanding of principles and methods of clinical audit, research and service evaluation
Knowledge Essential
  • Demonstrates an understanding of anxiety and depression and how it may present in Primary Care
  • Knowledge of medication used in anxiety and depression and other common mental health problems
  • Knowledge of safeguarding children and vulnerable adults and other relevant legislation
  • Deliver therapy in languages other than English.
  • Experience of working with diverse communities and within a multicultural setting
other Essential
  • High level of enthusiasm and motivation.
  • Ability to work within a team and foster good working relationships
  • Ability to use clinical supervision and personal development positively and effectively
  • Regard for others and respect for individual rights of autonomy and confidentiality
  • Ability to be self-reflective, whilst working with service users, in own personal and professional development and in supervision
  • Able to travel to different locations for business and training purposes

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