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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 08/03/2020.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapist

Job Reference: 457-20-021-PY

Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust
Fitzwilliam Centre, 143 Fitzwilliam Street
£37,570 - £43,772 pa

About us

We are a Health & Social Care NHS Foundation Trust providing a range of diverse services including: generic & specialist mental health care; services for people with learning disability; drug & alcohol services; Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT); GP Primary Care services; dementia care services; and community based services for those with long term neurological conditions. We promote emotional health and well being through the provision of accessible high quality modern services designed around the needs of our local population. Our culture is founded upon effective partnership working and close working relationships with staff, service users and their families/carers. We strive to deliver consistently high quality care through our high performing, dedicated & skilful workforce which you could now become a part of. Our values are fundamental to ensuring people are at the heart of everything we do, our values are Respect, Compassion, Partnership. Accountability, Fairness and Ambition.

Sheffield Treatment and Recovery Team (START), Sheffield’s Substance Misuse Treatment Service as delivered by SHSC has an overarching objective to reduce the harm which substance misuse causes for individuals, communities and their families. 

In return you will work within a supportive, multi-disciplinary team environment and have access to appropriate training, educational and development programmes/tools to continue your professional development.

The Sheffield Substance Misuse Treatment Service based at the Fitzwilliam Centre and Sidney Street Centre is a citywide drug treatment service commissioned to treat up to 3500 patients within both Alcohol, Opiates and Non-opiate treatment pathways.

The Substance Misuse Treatment Service is an integrated multi-disciplinary Nurse, Drug Worker, Psychosocial Intervention (PSI) and Medical team.

We are looking to recruit a CBT Therapist who has a desire and willingness to work within both a challenging and rewarding substance misuse treatment setting. The successful applicant will also be expected to contribute to the development of best practice and service design associated with the most effective delivery of psychological therapies within the substance misuse treatment service. 

It is essential you are a qualified CBT Therapist (having completed the IAPT High Intensity CBT training; CBT Post-Graduate Diploma; or equivalent – see person specification); be professionally accredited or eligible for accreditation with BABCP; have experience of delivering evidence based treatments to people experiencing depression and a range of anxiety related disorders in a timely manner; who can work flexibly and creatively with a range of people .

SHSC is committed to safeguarding adults and children and all successful applicant(s) will be subject to an Enhanced Check with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).  The cost of the DBS check (currently £48.23) must be met by the successful applicant(s).

Hours:           37.5 hours per week . This is a full time post, although we will also welcome applications for part time candidates.

Please ensure you read the post’s job description and person specification and that your supporting information reflects this as your application will be judged against these criteria. 

If you decide to apply for this post but do not hear from us within three weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have not been shortlisted on this occasion. 

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Our values are fundamental to ensuring people are at the heart of everything we do, our values are:

  • Respect: We listen to other, valuing their views and contributions
  • Compassion: We show empathy and kindness to others so they feel supported, understood and safe
  • Partnership: We engage with others on the basis of equality and collaboration
  • Accountability: We are open and transparent, acting with honesty and integrity, accepting responsibility for outcomes
  • Fairness: We ensure equal access to opportunity, support and services
  • Ambition: We are committed to making a difference and helping to fulfil aspirations and hopes of our service users.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding adults and children and as part of our safe recruitment practice the successful applicant(s) will be subject to a check with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) if it is deemed appropriate for the role. The cost of the DBS check (currently up to £48.23) must be met by the successful applicant(s).

SHSC is a Level 2 'Disability Confident' employer, this means that if you have a Disability you are guaranteed an interview if you meet ALL of the essential criteria for this post. Please make sure that when you apply for this post you make it clear how you meet the criteria for the post and also complete the monitoring section of the application where there is a box to tick to indicate that you wish to be included in the guaranteed interview scheme.

The Trust values the diversity of all staff and is committed to equality. We positively encourage applications from all sections of the community regardless of age, gender, racial origin, religion or belief, sexual orientation or disability including people who have experienced mental ill health. We actively welcome applications from people who have used our services.

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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