Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist

East London NHS Foundation Trust
£49,036 to £55,049 a year per annum inclusive of HCA
Closing date
14 Apr 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 7
Part Time
An exciting opportunity has become available to join our cognitive team within the Specialist Psychotherapy Service. We are recruiting a Band 7 post for two days a week (0.4WTE) for a 12 month period.

We are seeking to recruit a highly motivated individual who is an experienced BABCP-accredited CBT Therapist/Clinical /Counselling Psychologist to deliver treatment to the residents of Hackney.

Main duties of the job

The role will primarily involve the provision of assessment and CBT treatment (in groups and individually) within the secondary care specialist psychotherapy service, which offers treatment for people with complex, chronic and comorbid mental health difficulties. Knowledge and experience of treating patients with PTSD using trauma-focused treatments is essential.

The postholder will be expected to participate in clinical governance, quality improvement and service development initiatives.

About us

Our mission is to make a positive difference to people's lives by improving the quality of life for all we serve. Our values are: We Care, We Respect, We are Inclusive - so we are looking for people who live and breathe these qualities when supporting service users and carers, and in their relationships with colleagues in the Trust and our partner organisations.

Job description Job responsibilities

Kindly refer to the job description and person specification that is attached to the vacancy profile.

Person Specification Education/ Qualification/ Training Essential
  • Core professional training in any mental health field (e.g. psychology, nursing, social work, OT etc.) or equivalent. Registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) or registered by a body overseen or accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
  • Recognised Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy training and accredited with BABCP as a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist.
  • Formal training in teaching and lecturing.
  • Formal training in CBT supervision.
Experience Essential
  • At least a year's experience (or part-time equivalent) of working within the NHS or equivalent prior to therapy training, working with a range of psychological problems, ranging from mild to complex conditions.
  • Experience of having delivered trauma focused CBT for patients with PTSD.
  • Experience of working within a multidisciplin ary setting.
  • Experience of working within a secondary care psychological therapies setting.
  • Experience providing S I Page 8 of 9 teaching, training or supervision in CBT.
Knowledge, Abilities and Skills Essential
  • Knowledge pertinent to effective risk assessment and management.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of CBT theory and practice.
  • Ability to work both autonomously and as a member of a team to manage conflicting demands between service users, the health care system and broader contexts.
  • Ability to provide teaching and training to professionals.
  • Ability to undertake appropriate risk assessment and formulate risk management plans and implement these plans.
  • Assess, formulate care plans, implement interventions and evaluation of interventions using CBT.
  • Capacity to conduct therapy in a language other than English.
  • Knowledge of one or more psychotherap eutic approaches other than CBT.

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