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Band 8a CBT Psychotherapist

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust
£48,526 to £54,619 a year
Closing date
29 Mar 2023

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CBT therapist
Band 8A
Contract Type
Part Time
If you are a highly skilled and experienced Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist with Adult Mental Health experience, then we want to hear from you. The Trust has an amazing opening for someone who is seeking the challenge of working within a highly skilled and experienced team which is continually developing its practice. We can offer excellent inhouse supervision and CPD, providing a good opportunity for skills development and enhancement.

Main duties of the job

The Role

Whilst a comprehensive Job and Person Specification are attached, summary elements include (but arent limited to):

Working as a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist within Psychological Therapy Services and across Planned Treatment and Recovery Teams as an autonomous cognitive behavioural psychotherapist.

Responsibility for the effective management and treatment of patients with complex presentations.

Provide evidence-based CBT interventions and develop treatment initiatives by means of expert evaluation, innovation, and research.

Provide expert CBT education, training, co-working and clinical supervision to clinical staff working within or external to the Trust.

About us

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) provides a range of community health, mental health and learning disability services for people of all ages. Delivered through over 100 settings from inpatient wards to out in the community, our 6,500 staff serves over 1 million people living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Here at LPT, our values are Compassion, Respect, Integrity and Trust, which we keep at the heart of everything we do.

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects our community. We actively implement equal opportunities in employment and service delivery and seek people who share our commitment. We strongly encourage applications from all sections of the community, particularly from underrepresented groups.

Details of our benefits, leadership behaviours and other important information are contained in the attached document titled Information for Applicants.

We will consider requests to work alternative hours or varied working patterns in line with our flexible working policy.

For all substantive roles, new staff (excluding medical staff) are appointed subject to a 6-month probationary period (see Probation Policy).

All jobs will require permission to work in the UK.

For all jobs the cost of any DBS disclosure required will be met by the individual. This will be deducted from salary once started.

Applicants at risk within the local NHS who meet essential criteria will have preference for interview.

Job description Job responsibilities

If you like what you've read and would like more information on the duties and responsibilities of this role, please click onto the attached Job Description and Person Specification.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • A core mental health professional qualification and registration with a statutory professional regulatory body(GMC,NMC, HCPC or Social Work England).
  • Education: Post-graduate Diploma qualification in cognitive behavioural psychotherapy or equivalent e.g., recognised qualification as a High Intensity IAPT therapist.
  • MSc in cognitive behavioural psychotherapy.
  • Full practitioner accreditation with BABCP
  • Evidence of continuing professional development in cognitive behavioural psychotherapy to the standards of core professional body and the BABCP.
  • Formal training in the supervision of other CBP therapists
  • EMDR training
Knowledge and skills Essential
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills at all levels.
  • Good consultation skills when providing expert opinion on CBT to other professional and non-professional groups.
  • Ability to work using a range of treatment modalities including groups, individual short and long term interventions and self help interventions.
  • Ability to work under pressure, to prioritise and work to strict deadlines.
  • Ability to effectively deliver highly complex and technical and/or clinically sensitive information to clients, their families, carers and other professional colleagues both within and outside the NHS.
Experience Essential
  • Experience of delivering specialist CBT in secondary care setting to a wide range of disorders to people presenting with high levels of complexity, co-morbidity, and risk.
  • Delivering CBT across a range of care settings including outdoor working, patients homes and working remotely and can demonstrate consideration of risks of lone working.
  • Experience of delivering CBT and an understanding of the complicating factors to be considered with complex presentations like cPTSD within a multicultural environment and via an interpreter when required.

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