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CBT Therapist (Eating Disorders Trainee)

Job Reference: 301-LBG-21-121967

Inclusion Thurrock
£40,057 - £42,121

Inclusion, created in 2002 is part of the Specialist Services Care Group of Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (MPFT).

We believe that the individuals and families who use our services should receive high quality, committed and inclusive services realising all the benefits a modern national NHS organisation can bring. To do this, we need a well trained and supported workforce and place significant investment in training and development opportunities. We have market-leading opportunities and terms and conditions.

We are proud to have dedicated, passionate and professional staff across our services. We employ a broad spectrum of roles to ensure we meet the needs of those we work with. This includes Doctors, Nurses, Therapists, Allied Health Professionals, Psycho-social Workers, Peer Mentors and Volunteers.

There has never been a better time to join Inclusion (and the Trust); take a look at our Benefits Leaflet to see what else we can offer you.

The Trust works in partnership with the NHS programme ‘Step into Health’, supporting ex-service personnel into a career in the NHS.

We are looking to recruit a qualified CBT therapist to join our newly formed Step 4 service treating patients with more complex needs in primary care. The successful candidate will be enrolled on the year-long CBT for Eating Disorders top up training delivered by University College London (beginning January 2022). The Step 4 service sits between the IAPT service and secondary care psychology services and enjoys a close working relationship with each. This post is situated within the Step 4 service, but specifically has a remit to work with clients experiencing mild-moderate disordered eating (i.e. ARFID, binge eating disorder) within an eating disordered pathway in primary care.

This post will liaise closely with Step 4 colleagues and partner organisations also providing psychological interventions to clients with disordered eating. This is an exciting opportunity to provide talking therapies to a group of people that historically have not had an appropriate talking therapies service set up for them.

Working as part of a motivated, cohesive and well-supported clinical team, the post holder will be an experienced therapist with a proven record of treatment. Applications from therapists with additional training in modalities such as cognitive behaviour therapy for psychosis, psychodynamic approaches such as Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT), Mentalisation Based Therapy (MBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) are welcomed, but not essential.

Clinicians are well resourced with IT and communications equipment. The service uses the IAPTus patient administration system and operates on a near-paperless basis.

Appointees will need to be able to communicate effectively with colleagues, service users and members of the public, respect individual rights to confidentiality, and complete tasks within given deadlines.

The successful applicants will have relevant qualifications, most likely at post-graduate level, have accreditation with an appropriate professional body and be able to demonstrate relevant knowledge and experience.

This is an exciting and innovative opportunity to be a part of a Step 4 team aiming to provide a service to those people who have a need that sits somewhere between IAPT and secondary care Psychology services.

For informal enquiries please contact us on 01375 898680 and ask to speak to Dr Richard Pione.

Please note that should we have a high volume of applications the Trust may close the vacancy early.

The Trust has a positive attitude to employees and job applicants with mental health issues.

We are an innovative and forward thinking organisation with an expanding portfolio of services. This means we can offer our staff genuine opportunities to develop their careers, gaining experience working across a number of specialisms. We are renowned for investing in and supporting our employees and have a strong ethos of continuous professional development and training.

Opportunities to develop locally are good and we encourage joint working with our other services - Inclusion Visions Drug and Alcohol Service, Recovery College, IPS Employment Support, Early Intervention in Psychosis and At-Risk Mental States. We expect this team to work closely with secondary care mental health services, and our partners at Thurrock and Brentwood Mind.

By way of background, in 2002 Inclusion was created as part of the award winning South Staffordshire & Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, now known as Midlands Partnership Foundation NHS Trust. It was developed to provide evidence based innovative services to beneficiaries across England with the flexibility to provide local solutions to local communities but with the governance and commitment to quality of the NHS.

Successful in its endeavours, Inclusion has grown to provide drug and alcohol and sexual health, mental health services in the community, and prisons. Employing over 750 staff, including Psychiatrists, Counsellors, Doctors, Nurses, Social Workers, Allied Health Professionals, Therapists, Drug & Alcohol Recovery Workers, Peer Mentors and Volunteers. We provide services to in excess of 19,000 services users per annum across the South East, Midlands, East of England and North of England.

The range of services we provide allows us to work with our service users in prisons, extending this into community settings, tackling both substance misuse and mental health concerns. We believe that people can change, a resounding theme of our services that underpins our success is being flexible to changing need, not compromising on quality and understanding our responsibility in achieving the best possible outcomes for service users, families and communities.

Inclusion has extensive experience of working alongside and providing services to Clinical Commissioning Groups, Local Authority Public Health Teams, Police & Crime Commissioners, NOMS, NHS England and a broad range of public and voluntary sector institutions. Partnerships are important to us, we work with a range of providers to ensure there are comprehensive packages in place for our service users.

We are renowned for investing in and supporting our staff and have a strong ethos of continuous professional development. This means we can offer staff genuine opportunities to develop their careers, gaining experience working across a number of specialisms.

Further details of the role are contained in the attached job description and person specification. For an informal discussion about the role, please call Dr Richard Pione on 01375 898680.

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The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of individuals and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The Trust has a positive attitude to employees and job applicants with mental health issues.

PLEASE NOTE: should we have a high volume of applications the Trust may close the vacancy early.

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