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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 10/07/2022.

Trainee CBT Therapist (6 posts)

Job Reference: 274-LPFT8112

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Skegness, Grantham, Lincoln, Spalding
£32,306 to £39,027 pa

Here at LPFT, our people lie at the heart of everything we do.

We employ around 2,700 staff who are pivotal in our success.

Do you want to join a Trust rated by our own staff as one of the best mental health trusts in England, located in a county heralded as a fantastic place to live and work?

We provide mental health, learning disability and autism services to a local population of over 755,000 across 45 sites, as well as specialist services for children and young people.

Lincolnshire Partnership Foundation NHS Trust is an Improving Access to Psychological Therapies site (IAPT) and vacancies have arisen for a number of Trainee CBT therapists within the service. Posts are being recruited to in Skegness, Grantham, Lincoln and Spalding and further opportunities may become available across Lincolnshire – candidates will be asked for their preference at interview.

The successful applicants will work in the steps2change service whilst also attending Nottingham University for 2 days per week to study for a Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

The Service provides an evidence based stepped care model for the treatment of people with mild to moderate common mental health problems (e.g. anxiety and depression)

The successful Trainee CBT therapists will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team to provide support for people in the self-management of their common mental health problems through NICE recommended treatment protocols whilst studying to attain the CBT qualification at Nottingham University.

Regular management and clinical supervision will be provided by qualified supervisors. The service has a strong commitment towards Continuing Professional Development (CPD), staff wellbeing and providing quality services. Successful candidates will be asked to sign a contract binding them to work for the Trust for 2 years post-qualification.
The interview is a joint process with Nottingham University. Candidates must be available to start the course on 26th September 2022 and must be prepared to travel to the University where required.
Please see the Personal Specification for the criteria to access this opportunity – please note that you will need to hold a Professional qualification such as Clinical Psychologist, Nurse, Social Worker, Occupational Therapist or Psychological Therapy or be able to provide evidence of meeting the Knowledge Skills and Attitude (KSA) requirements of the BABCP.

For further information please contact Claire Hancox

We are leading the way with mental health transformation projects. Multi-million-pound schemes to transform patient environments and radically redesign community services are currently underway, as part of our commitment to reshaping the future of mental healthcare.

We believe the key to high quality patient care is a contented workforce. This is reflected in the Care Quality Commission rating us as ‘outstanding’ for well led and ‘good’ overall, and 75% of our staff recommending us as a place to work.

We offer options for flexible working and provide development pathways and opportunities. We have a proud partnership with the University of Lincoln and the Lincoln Medical School, which has expanded our academic offerings to nurture talent across the Trust.

We are committed to ensuring our workforce is diverse at all levels. We are currently under-represented particularly at senior leadership level, so we welcome applications from women, people with disabilities, people from black and minority ethnic backgrounds, and those from the LGBT communities.

We support and celebrate diversity. We have active staff network groups for Black Asian Minority Ethnics (BAME), Lesbian Gay Bi-Sexual Transgender (LGBT+), staff with Mental and Physical Lived Experience (MAPLE) and our dedicated groups for men and women. We are a Silver Standard Employer with ENEI, were in the top 100 organisations in the county within the Stonewall Index (in 2019), and have been a finalist for the Health Service Journal (HSJ) Mental Health Trust of the Year Award two years in a row.

We offer 24-hour services within our Inpatient, Crisis and SPA teams, if you are successfully appointed to posts in these areas or others that might have specified, you will be required to work unsociable hours and shift patterns.

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