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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 13/03/2021.

Band 7 CBT Psychotherapist

Job Reference: 313-A-21-92087-NS

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
Psychological Therapies
£38,890 to £44,503

Can you demonstrate our values of Trust, Respect, Integrity and Compassion? Do you share in our ambition to create high quality, compassionate care and wellbeing for all?

Then take a step towards LPT...

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 1m people living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Band 7 Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist

If you are a highly skilled and experienced Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist with core 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. The team can offer excellent in house supervision and CPD, providing a good opportunity for skills development and enhancement.

The Role

Whilst a comprehensive Job and Person Specification are attached, summary elements include (but aren’t limited to):

  • Working as a member of the Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy team within Psychological Therapy Services and Adult Community Mental Health Services as a highly skilled autonomous cognitive behavioural psychotherapist.
  • Responsibility for the effective management and treatment of patients with severe, chronic and complex psychiatric disorders. Typically these are patients that have treatment refractory problems who have had a poor response to previous psychological and pharmacological interventions, or who are deemed too complex or risky for other services.
  • Provide evidence-based CBT intervention and develop treatment initiatives by means of expert evaluation, innovation, and research.
  • Develop and undertake research projects within and external to the Trust.
  • Provide expert CBT education, training and supervision to clinical staff working within or external to the Trust.
  • Offer expert clinical advice and consultation to other clinicians and services as required.

The Candidate

To succeed in this role you will have (See attached Person spec for complete experience list):

  • Extensive post-qualification experience delivering highly specialist Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy (CBT) for adults with a range of mental health problems for example, depression, panic disorder, low self-esteem, PTSD and OCD
  • A core mental health professional qualification and where required, registration i.e. Occupational Therapist, Registered Mental Health Nurse, Social Worker.
  • Post graduate diploma / degree in cognitive behavioural psychotherapy or equivalent e.g. recognised qualification as a High Intensity IAPT therapist.
  • Full practitioner accreditation with the BABCP
  • Experience of delivering highly specialist CBT to a wide range of patients (primarily those aged 16 and above) of varying cultural and demographic backgrounds, including working with interpreters.
  • Experience of highly specialist CBT assessment and treatment of patients with a wide range of diagnoses, across a range of care settings such as; outpatient, community, primary care, inpatient and clients’ home.

You will need to have a full driving licence as the role covers the County and Rutland

In return, the Trust is able to offer a challenging, stimulating and ultimately, rewarding role with a renowned team. If you want to secure an interesting and challenging career please contact us.

Informal enquiries are encouraged to contact Rachel Shelbourne on 0116 295 2305

We are committed to providing the best care that we can to our patients, and so some of our roles involve a Maths and English assessment. Where this is so, details will be shared with you as part of the recruitment process.

Details of our benefits, pledge and other important information about the application process, and working for us is contained in the documents linked to our advert.

For areas where our teams work to staffing rosters, rosters are set in advance at a team level and you will be joining an established roster. Your rostered shifts will be confirmed to you when arranging your start date. We will consider requests to vary working patterns in line with our flexible working policy.

To make the most of your application, we may consider successful applicants for vacancies for the same post in different locations where this is appropriate and meets our mutual requirements.

For all substantive roles the appointment of every new member of staff (excluding medical and dental staff) to a post is subject to a 6 month probationary period, details of which are in our Probation Policy.

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects our service users. To this end 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, including members of our black and minority ethnic communities. All jobs will require permission to work in the UK.

For all jobs the cost of undertaking a DBS disclosure at the required level will be met by the individual. This will be deducted from salary following commencement.

Requests from applicants to work alternative hours to those advertised may be considered.

Applicants who are currently ‘at risk’ within the local NHS, and meeting essential criteria will be given preference for interview over any other candidates who may apply for this post.

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