Cognitive Behavioural Therapist

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust

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Job summary

The Psychosis and Bipolar Psychological Care Network (PBPCN) was established in 2015. The Psychosis and Bipolar Psychological Care Network specialises in working with adults above the age of 16 years

We are now looking for a highly motivated, enthusiastic and committed colleague to join this well-established team.

The successfully appointed Cognitive Behavioural Therapist/Clinical Psychologist will work as part of a Hub and Spoke team incorporating Clinical Psychologists, Systemic Family Therapist and Cognitive Behavioural Therapists. Therapists in the team are integrated into the locality multi-disciplinary CMHT's.

Main duties of the job

The post will be based within Preston CMHT based at West Strand House although there will be an expectation that the successful candidate may need to offer a service across the whole of the Lancashire footprint, dependent on service demand.

Our team provides a range of specialist psychological services including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Family Interventions. Appointable candidates will require competency and confidence in delivering CBT and a willingness to train in a family intervention model.

Minimum professional qualifications:

Professional Body Qualification: NMC/HCP/BPS

AND

  • Qualification in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy to post graduate diploma level.

OR

  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology

OR

  • Working towards the above

About us

We want to recruit people to the service who share our values and are confident in their ability to contribute to the demonstrated effectiveness and acceptability of our service.

Staff at Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trustwork to improve lives with a culture based on four corevalues:

We are kind

We are a team

We are respectful

We are always learning

To keep informed of latest trust news and events follow us on twitter@Lscft_jobsand@WeAreLSCFT

Date posted

06 June 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 7

Salary

£40,057 to £45,839 a year per annum

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

351-PEN330-LRG

Job locations

West Strand House

Preston

PR1 8UY


Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for further details on the role. When completing the supporting information section of your application, please ensure you show how you meet each of the criteria of the person specification providing illustrative examples where possible; as this is what you will be shortlisted against.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for further details on the role. When completing the supporting information section of your application, please ensure you show how you meet each of the criteria of the person specification providing illustrative examples where possible; as this is what you will be shortlisted against.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Professional Qualification AND Qualification in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy to post graduate diploma level. OR Doctorate in Clinical Psychology OR Working towards the above

Knowledge

Essential

  • High-level knowledge of the theory and practice of cognitive behaviour therapy
  • Well-developed skills in the 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.
  • Skills in providing advice to other professional and non-professional groups.
  • Knowledge of legislation in relation to the client group and mental health
  • Keyboard skills sufficient to enter data/write reports

Experience

Essential

  • Experience of CBT assessment and treatment of clients in Adult Mental Health.
  • Experience of working with a wide variety of clients that reflect the full range of clinical severity including maintaining a high degree of professionalism in the face of highly emotive and distressing problems, verbal abuse and the threat of physical abuse.

Skills

Essential

  • Ability to sustain intense levels of concentration responding and participating as required.
  • Ability to self-reflect and use clinical supervision appropriately.
  • Ability to cope and deal with highly distressing emotional circumstances.
  • Ability to cope with unpleasant working conditions.
Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Professional Qualification AND Qualification in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy to post graduate diploma level. OR Doctorate in Clinical Psychology OR Working towards the above

Knowledge

Essential

  • High-level knowledge of the theory and practice of cognitive behaviour therapy
  • Well-developed skills in the 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.
  • Skills in providing advice to other professional and non-professional groups.
  • Knowledge of legislation in relation to the client group and mental health
  • Keyboard skills sufficient to enter data/write reports

Experience

Essential

  • Experience of CBT assessment and treatment of clients in Adult Mental Health.
  • Experience of working with a wide variety of clients that reflect the full range of clinical severity including maintaining a high degree of professionalism in the face of highly emotive and distressing problems, verbal abuse and the threat of physical abuse.

Skills

Essential

  • Ability to sustain intense levels of concentration responding and participating as required.
  • Ability to self-reflect and use clinical supervision appropriately.
  • Ability to cope and deal with highly distressing emotional circumstances.
  • Ability to cope with unpleasant working conditions.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Additional information

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust

Address

West Strand House

Preston

PR1 8UY


Employer's website

https://www.lscft.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)


Employer details

Employer name

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust

Address

West Strand House

Preston

PR1 8UY


Employer's website

https://www.lscft.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)


For questions about the job, contact:

Consultant Clinical Psychologist

Tony Roach

07769176096

Date posted

06 June 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 7

Salary

£40,057 to £45,839 a year per annum

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

351-PEN330-LRG

Job locations

West Strand House

Preston

PR1 8UY


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