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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 27/06/2022.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT)

Job Reference: 301-LBG-22-143820

Inclusion Thurrock: Psychological Therapy Service
Thurrock, Essex
£40,057 - £45,839 + 5% Fringe

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.

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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 Cognitive Behavioural Therapist to join our talking therapies service situated in the gap between IAPT and secondary care Psychology. This service works with patients presenting with more complex needs in primary care. We are looking to recruit therapists that strive to innovate and want to make a real difference through the work they do both individually and as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

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 working with clients presenting with complexity. Applications from therapists with additional training in modalities such as cognitive behaviour therapy for psychosis, Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT), Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT), Mentalisation Based Therapy (MBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) are welcomed, but not essential. Experience and training in working with trauma will be essential; EMDR qualifications would be beneficial.

Modality-specific clinical supervisors, appropriate for the caseload, provide clinical supervision and case management support is provided. Currently, therapists are expected to have a caseload of 18 contacts per week (or equivalent) within their caseload. This is modified according to whether the staff member is facilitating groups, attending MDT’s or supervising colleagues.

Clinicians are well resourced with IT and communications equipment, in addition to a comprehensive working from home set of equipment. This includes an external monitor, webcam, keyboard, mouse, headphones and a hub to connect everything to. 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 service aiming to provide a service to those people who have a need that sits somewhere between IAPT and secondary care Psychology, This group of people have historically been underserved by psychological services.

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

Please note, that the team’s current position on working from home is a hybrid model. In practice, this looks like coming into the office on 1-to-2 days per week, and working from home for the remainder of the time. This is subject to change as we take regular guidance from both our NHS trust and governmental guidelines.

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Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is an Equal Opportunities employer and operates a no smoking at work policy.

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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