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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 31/05/2020.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapist

Job Reference: 317-2020-19-17-DR

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
317 Psychology - PC Mental Health
317 New Croft House
£38,890 - £44,503 per annum

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the most successful teaching NHS Trusts in the country. We have one of the highest number of specialist services of hospitals in the UK. With around 15,000 staff, the Newcastle Hospitals is one of the region’s major employers. We have a long-standing reputation for high quality clinical care with our staff’s commitment to excellence reflected in our consistent performance at the highest level. We are committed to being an “employer of choice” offering our staff superb benefits, looking after their wellbeing, and providing access to high-quality education, training, career progression and support which enables them to provide “Healthcare at its best with people at our heart”.

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is a world class health care provider, and one of the most successful teaching NHS trusts in the country. A tertiary centre, it offers the second highest number of specialist services than any other group of hospitals in the UK, with more than 1.69 million patient contacts each year, delivering innovative, high quality services locally, regionally and nationally and internationally.

The Care Quality Commission has rated us ‘Outstanding’ for the second time in a row.

We are the largest Trust in the country - and one of only five NHS organisations - to receive this accolade twice, which reaffirms our position as one of the UK’s top hospital trusts.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people’s race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under represented groups.

We are looking for experienced CBT Therapists to join our team. These posts would suit those with a Masters Level Qualification in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy or Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy recognised by the BABCP. You should have experience working within a Primary Care setting with a wide range of Mental Health conditions.

You will provide a timely adult mental health assessment and offer effective signposting as required whilst delivering evidence based psychological therapies to those identified as experiencing common mental health problems. Some evening work is an essential part of this role. In house supervision is provided. You will be responsible for your own caseload.

Applicants must demonstrate essential requirements from the job description, key elements of this include;

  • Masters Level Qualification in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy or Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy recognised by the BABCP.
  • To be eligible for accreditation in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy with the BABCP.
  • Commitment to delivering CBT as the main form of intervention

Evidence of Continuing Professional Development with significant experience of delivering a wide range of therapeutic approaches to mental health problems in a primary care setting and knowledge of the High Intensity CBT and its use in primary care mental health work or experience with routine outcome monitoring & ability to meet agreed specified service targets.

Talking Helps Newcastle is an alliance between Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Northumberland, Tyne & Wear Mental Health Trust and Insight Health Care. These posts are with Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

We provide a range of services to people living in Newcastle upon Tyne using a Stepped Care framework of service delivery. As well as providing one to one psychological interventions through our varied workforce we also provide a range of educational and group based psychological treatments, bibliotherapy and computerised Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. The service experiences considerable pressure on resources and we are constantly working to meet these demands in the most innovative way. To do this we require a skilled and motivated staff group.

We deliver our service through locality teams each lead by a locality coordinator. The teams are multi-disciplinary and include counsellors, primary care practitioners, clinical psychologists, CBT Therapists, psychological wellbeing practitioners, assistant psychologists, low intensity workers and community development workers.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Leahan Garratt ( clinical lead) Andrew Wilkinson ( clinical psychologist/CBT lead) or

0191 2826600

Important note on completion of reference section of Application Form

All references from current and previous employers will be sought and must cover a minimum of 3 years employment. Therefore, when completing the reference section of your application form, please give the address, telephone number and work email address of each of your current/previous line managers that cover 3 years employment. Failure to complete this section may result in your application not being processed.

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Please note it is a requirement of The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that all successful candidates who require a DBS for the post they have been offered pay for their DBS certificate. The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first month’s pay.

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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.

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