CBT Therapist - Band 7

Coventry & Warwickshire Partnership Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year per annum / pro rata
Closing date
3 Apr 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
CBT Therapist - Band 7

Full time / part time hours available, permanent role

We are looking for 2 CBT therapists to join our expanding Eating Disorders Team. With new money under the Transformation plan for Eating Disorders our team is expanding in the plan to deliver a home treatment team, an ARFID pathway and extending our age range. The team is a friendly team, eager to develop and work with anyone interested in supporting children and young people with an Eating Disorder.

The RISE CYP Eating Disorders service aims to work with children and young people with a primary diagnosis of an eating disorder and their families/carers in order to restore both physical and psychological wellbeing. We offer a range of evidence-based treatments for eating disorders and deliver this on an outpatient basis across the Trust. This includes CBT-E, CBT-T and CBT for comorbidities such as Anxiety and Depression. In addition, the service is planned to expand, including the development of an ARFID pathway, and it is envisaged clinicians will be offering CBT-AR in due course.

The post holder will contribute to the embedding of the CBT principles across the service considering workforce, outcomes and caseload flow so as to ensure as a service we are delivering a robust and continually improving approach, in order to promote the development, welfare and secure the wellbeing of children and young people with eating disorders and their families.

Main duties of the job

For more information on this role please see the attached support information. This will give you a better overview of the job role and requirements.

The post holder will deliver services that are responsive to local and national directives and need, promoting a learning culture that leads to improved service delivery and ongoing evaluation. The post holder will be responsible for the implementation of services to meet the commissioned service specifications and the key performance indicators.

About us

Part of the friendly, innovative and supportive RISE family

Regular clinical and management supervision

Training opportunities in FT-AN, ARFID and more

Flexible working


The service received an overall rating of Good by the CQC and an Outstanding for care and compassion of which we are rightly proud. We have also been recognised both locally and nationally by receiving awards for the services we provide.

Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust provides a full range of expanding physical, mental health and learning disability services to children, young adults, adults and older adults over many sites across Coventry, Warwickshire and Solihull.

Services are provided to a population of over one million people living in Coventry and Warwickshire and also a wider geographical area in some of our specialist services, we see on average around 5,000 patients every day.

Job description Job responsibilities

For more information on this role please see the attached support information. This will give you a better overview of the job role and requirements.

Please note many Trust interviews are currently taking place through Microsoft Teams, this can be downloaded either through the App Store or Google Play for use on your phone/tablet.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • To have undertaken a recognised qualification and to be appropriately regulated in one of the core mental health professions eg. nursing, social work, psychology and occupational therapy, or substantial previous experience as an NHS psychotherapist
  • Qualification in a recognised psychological therapy, to master's level or equivalent.
Knowledge and skills Essential
  • Ability to provide Cognitive Behavioural and/or Compassion Focused psychological therapy to individuals with eating disorders.
  • Knowledge of a range of models currently used in Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services
  • Well developed skills in effective communication of highly technical or clinically sensitive information to clients, their families, carers and professional colleagues both within and outside of the NHS
  • Knowledge of legislation and policy as it effects this client group
  • Evidence of commitment to continuing professional development
  • Skills in providing consultation to other professional groups and non-professional groups. This includes the capacity to sensitively advise, support, educate and mentor other professionals regarding therapy with people with severe eating disorders.
  • Advanced IT skills, for recording work activity, for searching data bases and the internet, for word processing and preparing presentations, and for using email and intranet systems.
  • Good oral and written skills
  • A developed knowledge of the theory and practice of other psychological therapies in the treatment of people with eating disorders
  • Awareness and understanding of ethical issues that arise in this area of work
Experience Essential
  • Significant experience of working with people especially Children and Young People with eating disorders, including specific theoretical and practical knowledge of working with this client group.
  • Relevant experience of working in a mental health setting within a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Experience of the assessment of the suitability of prospective clients for a recognised psychological therapy.
  • Experience of working in a specialist eating disorder service with CAMHS experience.
  • Experience of working with group dynamics and group processes
  • Experience of working with a wide variety of clients across the whole adult life course presenting problems that reflect the full range of clinical severity
  • Experience of or willingness to contribute to the clinical supervision of less qualified staff and/or trainees utilising both group and individual formats
  • Experience of the application of psychological treatment in different cultural contexts
  • Experience of teaching and training
  • Experience of the assessment, formulation and treatment of high risk clients in crisis, who experience high levels of suicidal ideation, and frequently engage in deliberate self-harm,
Other Essential
  • Must hold a current driving licence and have independent means of transport.

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