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Cognitive Behavioural Therapist

Job Reference: 833-SS-SP-473-19

(SP) Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust
£37,570 to £43,772 pa (pro rata)

We are delighted to announce that we have been rated as a “Good” organisation by CQC and our Adults Services were rated ‘Outstanding’ for caring.

The following full time post has arisen within Leeds IAPT Service for a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist:

Cognitive Behavioural Therapist 37.5 hrs. PW (Permanent)

The Role
Working in a well-established stepped care pathway, you will use evidence based CBT interventions to help people with a range of common mental health presentations at High-Intensity Step 3 in the Leeds IAPT service.

You will be expected to manage a full clinical caseload, and be competent and familiar with systems of risk assessment and case management. You will also be expected to offer supervision and training opportunities to staff working within the service. We would anticipate that you would work towards accreditation if this has not already been achieved.

In addition there will be the opportunity to become involved in developments within the service from both a CBT and service-wide perspective.

About You
You will be competent in using CBT skills and techniques with clients with mild to moderate mental health problems, and have proven success in recovery. You will be skilled in risk assessment and safety planning.

Resilience is important and you would be a person who has good techniques for managing the demands of the role and is able to achieve a good work/life balance.

Previous experience of working within an IAPT service would be beneficial. This post is suitable for someone who is qualified as a CBT Therapists and also anyone who is due to qualify in the next few months.

About Us
At Leeds Community Healthcare we exist to provide the best possible care in every community in Leeds. We want staff members to be at the heart of operational decisions. The Leeds IAPT service is delivered in partnership with three third sector organisations; Touchstone, Northpoint and Community Links. We are committed to partnership working and have achieved demonstrably excellent efficacy across our range of interventions.

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For further information about the post, please contact Jan Thomson on 07949 728088 or Mathew Garner on 0113 2951933.

If you are successful in being offered a position which involves working with patients, you will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The level of check required is dependent upon the position that you have applied for. The Trust will administer the DBS check on your behalf and will recover the cost from your salary. There will be no charge if you are enrolled in the DBS Update Service.

**Please be advised that at all stages of the recruitment process NHS staff from the Yorkshire and Humber region designated ‘at risk’ or ‘affected by change’ will be given priority consideration. If you are ‘at risk’ or ‘affected by change’ please make it clear on your application so that you receive priority consideration.**

Please note: all correspondence regarding this vacancy including the interview process will be sent to your registered NHS jobs e-mail address.

Please ensure you meet all the essential requirements in the person specification before applying for this vacancy.

Recruiting Managers may close an advert once sufficient applications have been received therefore all candidates are strongly advised to complete their application as soon as possible.

If you have not heard within four weeks of the closing date please assume that on this occasion you have been unsuccessful.

The Trust operates a no smoking policy and is a smoke free environment.

We are committed to improving the working lives of our employees and we have an active flexible working policy and welcome applications for job share and flexible working. As an equal opportunities employer we also welcome applications from anyone, irrespective of age, sex, sexual orientation, race, religious beliefs or disability as we embrace diversity within our workforce.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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