Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT)
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At MPFT we pride ourselves on staff wellbeing and development and can we offer you:
Our SOOTHE resources - supporting staff across the trust with their physical, mental and financial health. In addition to the support offered from our occupational health provider Team Prevent.
Counselling support and lifestyle information with advice on a variety of personal matters
"In our Gift" providing a platform for your voice to be heard to inform change
The opportunity to purchase additional annual leave
Opportunities for flexible working (depending on the role)
Career development opportunities and coaching plus access to in house training programs
Innovative research training program entitled STARS (Supporting the advancement of Research Skills)
Child Care Vouchers Scheme
Recognition and engagement through our staff LOVE awards, LOVE long service awards and Staff Engagement Surveys
NHS discounts available via the Blue Card and Red Guava schemes
Main duties of the job
We are looking to recruit a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist to join our newly formed Psychological Therapy Service (PTS) treating patients with more complex needs in primary care. The PTS service provides psychological support for this group of patients who sit between the thresholds of IAPT services and more traditional secondary care psychology services but enjoys a close working relationship with each team.
Specifically, this post will sit within a new 'Intensive Support Team' pathway in the PTS. This pathway is designed to work with clients presenting with hoarding, OCD & agoraphobia difficulties. The post holder will work closely in a small multi-disciplinary team with an Occupational Therapist and a Support Worker to collaboratively devise treatment plans with clients and work intensively with clients (3-5 sessions per week). As a result, the post holder will hold a small caseload of clients (1-2) but work intensively with them throughout the week.
Informal enquiries about the role are warmly encouraged. Please contact us on 01375 898680 and ask to speak to Mark Frost, Clinical Lead or Dr Richard Pione, Principal Clinical Psychologist.
Please note that should we have a high volume of applications the Trust may close the vacancy early.
Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (MPFT) is an award winning organisation with over 9000 employees. We are one of the largest integrated Health and Social Care providers, covering services across North & South Staffordshire, Shropshire, Hampshire, Buckinghamshire, Isle of Wight and Essex.
Demonstrating our strong commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, and in context of our objective aligned to the growth of diversity across the workforce; we are particularly seeking applications from individuals who may be from under-represented groups, such as black, Asian or other ethnic groups, individuals with a disability, or LGBTQ+ individuals who meet the specific criteria.
We are embedding values based and inclusive recruitment practices to ensure that all applicants, from any backgrounds, have an equal chance of success in achieving a role with us.
21 February 2023
Agenda for change
£43,574 to £49,587 a year Per annum
Thurrock Health Centre
55-57 High Street
In conjunction with the Clinical Lead, and wider Inclusion services, this post holder will take responsibility for the advancement and quality of care for clients who experience a range of mental health problems with needs requiring evidence-based psychological interventions. To deliver care to people identified as specifically requiring psychological interventions in accordance with your level of training and competence.To assess service users for suitability for the specific, evidence-based therapies in which you are qualified. To identify where a persons problems appear too complex or severe to be appropriate and refer to clinical supervisor for advice on further action.Making clinical decisions when working with people with comparatively less complex psychological needs, requiring psychological assessment and intervention, within Inclusion Thurrock and as part of the wider community pathway. You will provide assessments, formulations and interventions with regular supervision
- A recognised Post graduate professional qualification (1-year full time, or equivalent part time). i.e. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) OR HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist or Counselling Psychologist
- Evidence of post qualification development Post qualification training/development in further psychological therapies, i.e. oCognitive Behaviour Therapy for Psychosis & Bipolar (CBT-PBP) oCognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) oInterpersonal Therapy (IPT) oDynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT) oOther BPC accredited psychodynamic modality oDialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) Qualification (or currently undertaking a qualification) in an additional specific recognised training in understanding and delivering one or more psychological therapies for example EMDR, trauma-focused interventions Qualification or training in delivering clinical supervision
- CBT Therapists and Psychological Therapists to possess post qualification experience (minimum 1 year) of delivering therapeutic interventions to clients with mental health problems ranging from those experiencing mild to severe and complex.
- Experience of having run psycho-educational groups, coping skills groups or psychotherapeutic groups
- Experience of working therapeutically in community settings.
- Experience of user and carer involvement working.
- Experience of delivering clinical supervision.
- Experience of providing interventions within a multi-disciplinary environment.
Skills, Knowledge & Abilities
- Ability to meet agreed, specified service targets Ability to manage own caseload and time Knowledge of various approaches to mental health assessment. Knowledge of the theory of psychological interventions. Awareness of harassment, social exclusion issues and the effects of person and institutional discrimination Knowledge/awareness of relevant legislation and guidance including common law issues, the Mental Health Act (1983), Community Care Act (1990), Human Rights Act (1998), National Service Framework and Clinical Governance, Capacity Act, Safeguarding policies Knowledge/experience of multi-disciplinary team working Skill in delivering psychological interventions with people experiencing mental health difficulties Skills in assessing, planning and evaluating mental health care/treatment interventions Skills in interacting therapeutically with service users who have a range of presenting problems Ability to teach and train others, using a variety of complex multi-media materials suitable for presentations within public, professional and academic settings. Ability to work independently and within a team Ability to deal with challenging situations Ability to use electronic information technology - email, patient information systems.
- Awareness of basic research methodology Knowledge of therapeutic approaches appropriate to use with people experiencing coexisting mental health and substance use issues Knowledge of therapeutic approaches to use with people having experienced mental health difficulties related to childhood sexual abuse Knowledge of therapeutic approaches to use with people having experienced mental health difficulties related to domestic violence Negotiating skills Application and experience of skills to deliver therapeutic interventions Able to use the internet, email, word processing and database packages Non-verbal and verbal presentation skills Skills in writing and presenting reports
- Ability to work within a team and foster good working relationships Ability to use clinical supervision and personal development positively and effectively Regard for others and respect for individual rights of autonomy and confidentiality Ability to be self-reflective, whilst working with service users, in own personal and professional development and in supervision Ability to identify and employ mechanisms of clinical governance as appropriate, to support and maintain clinical practice in the face of regular exposure to highly emotive material and challenging behaviour. A problem solving approach to professional practice Demonstrate values that are complimentary to organisational/service values The ability to fulfil the travel requirements of the post
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).
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).
Thurrock Health Centre
55-57 High Street
For questions about the job, contact:
Principal Clinical Psychologist