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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 25/07/2021.

Trainee Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (Band 6 to 7)

Job Reference: 376-DCG-0167

Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust
DCG AMH South Community Services
£38,890 to £44,503 pa

Trainee Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT) (Band 6 during training and transitioning to Band 7 on successful completion of training) – Doncaster Locality teams (Community Mental Health Team - CMHT).

Band 6 during Training – moving to band 7 on successful completion of the post graduate diploma in CBT (SMI conditions). Full time. This is a run through post and all post holders must meet the course requirements for completion, as a band 6 post is only on offer to provide training.

Due to the investment and development of the community mental health services and in line with the NHS Long term plan (2019) and the Mental Health Implementation plan (2019), an exciting training opportunity is now available with the Doncaster Secondary Mental Health services to train to become a CBT therapist.

We are looking to recruit 2 Trainee Cognitive Behavioural Therapists to work in the Adult Mental Health Business Division in the Locality teams, Doncaster. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a dynamic and multi-disciplinary team working in secondary mental health services. Although these vacancies are based in the North and East Teams you may be required to provide input across all the Doncaster locality teams with in secondary mental health, across psychological therapies in Doncaster. Applicants will be committed to the principles of recovery, multi-disciplinary team working and will be working with individuals across all disorders which can include affective disorders, anxiety disorders, personality disorders, psychosis and trauma pathways. Additional training and supervision will be available where appropriate to work across disorders.

The role includes attending and completion of a Post graduate Diploma in CBT (SMI) whilst being supported to work clinically on the psychological pathways in the CMHT.

We will accept applications from those who meet the essential criteria as per the job description and this is a development opportunity for those with a core profession (nursing, Social worker and occupational therapist) and with experiencing of working with people with complex mental health disorders.

We are looking for a candidate with good interpersonal skills and clinical skills, as well as being a responsive and motivated team player. A key role will be carrying out mental health and CBT based psychological assessments, developing formulations and implementing evidence-based interventions in line with NICE guidance, and the clinical pathways. You will be expected to provide individual and CBT based group work and have a role in the development and supervision of non-psychological staff’s ability to deliver CBT informed interventions within the community mental health team.

The successful candidate will receive regular management supervision from the Team Manager and 1:1 and group clinical supervision.

For further information please contact Sal Lawton CBT Lead at 01302 798485 or Leanne Ingram 01302 566505

Interviews will be held on 4th and 5th August 2021

We reserve the right to close down this advert early should there be a high number of applicants.


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