Band 7 CBT Therapist

Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year per annum
Closing date
31 Mar 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
BSW (IAPT) Service.

Band 7 - IAPT CBT Therapist

Are you passionate about delivering meaningful and effective therapeutic experiences for patients and wish to expand your skills and knowledge?

Then AWP IAPT is the service for you! With the ability to work with flexibility, the post is available on a full-time basis with part-time hours considered. AWP IAPT offers CPD and development opportunities.

The successful candidate will join BSW IAPT, based either in the BaNES, Swindon or the Wiltshire Service. BSW covers a large geographical area and offers timely and effective interventions for increasing numbers of the local population. We strive to maintain a strong and healthy team culture and we welcome applications from motivated individuals who will become dedicated members of our team, demonstrating enthusiasm for developing their therapeutic skills in CBT.

Main duties of the job

This is an exciting opportunity to join a team that is moving into a new phase of development and expansion. Your ideas and creativity would be welcomed in contributing to the delivery of an innovative service, which meets the needs of the local diverse community.

The role of a High Intensity CBT therapist involves offering assessment and treatment to clients with common mental health difficulties.

IAPT is a high volume service. Therapists are supported through caseload management and clinical supervision to provide a high quality service. The successful applicant will have excellent written and verbal communication skills and good organisational ability.

Our service is committed to equal opportunities and the post holders will be required to work with people who may have different abilities, have different cultural backgrounds or speak a different language. We are keen to accept applicants who are willing to work flexibly and make adaptations to their interventions as required.

About us

We are AWP (Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust) a diverse organisation with over 5,000 dedicated staff providing inpatient and community-based mental health care. We provide services from a range of locations to approximately 1.8 million people living in Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES), Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon, across the county of Wiltshire and in parts of Dorset. Our outstanding people promote mental health and wellbeing. The expertise and resources within AWP are dedicated to a person-centred approach for those who use our services and for all employees. We recognise that happy and fulfilled employees give better care.

Job description Job responsibilities

To allocate approximately 70% of time to direct clinical work and supervision which should be predominantly CBT based.

To provide a community mental health service to patients who self refer or who are referred by a professional.

To assist with group psychological activity as discussed with the Service.

To gather together and organise information about opportunities and resources in the local area which may be of benefit to clients referred to the service (e.g. voluntary and community organisations, educational and recreational opportunities).

To participate in liaison meetings with GPs and other members of the Primary Care Health Team, as appropriate.

To supervise other staff of the primary care service.

To advise the head of the IAPT service about the development of the service.

To arrange in liaison with the head of service the frequency, type and setting for supervision.

To participate in the IAPT Service business and professional meetings including Departmental Meetings and the Primary Care Specialty meeting.

To maintain and further develop high standards of Clinical Practice through co-operative work with other therapists and involvement in professional audit.

To comply with the Behavioural and Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy Code of Conduct as well as procedures and government legislation, as it applies to the service.

Person Specification Qualification in IAPT recognised CBT training Essential
  • Qualified, or in training
  • Accredited with the BABCP or eligible to within 1 year
  • Experience working in adult primary care- anxiety/depression

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