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CBT Therapist

Band 7

Main area
Mental Health
Band 7
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Haymills House
£33,222 - £43,041 gross per annum
23/12/2018 23:59
Interview date

Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust provides child and adult mental health services, alcohol treatment, learning disability, wellbeing and eating disorder services across Norfolk and Suffolk.

We are committed to delivering quality driven mental health services. Every individual makes a valuable contribution. We are proud of our staff who have been commended for the care they provide. Do you value working positively, respectfully and together? If so, we’d love you to join us!

Please follow this link to find out more in our Employee Handbook

Employee Handbook

Please read the job description/person specification carefully and ensure your application reflects the knowledge, skills and experience needed.

It is important that you complete a formal application form as CV’s alone will not be accepted.

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Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust has secured investment to develop evidence based specialist Early Intervention in Psychosis Services. This will be a Suffolk wide, locality based service delivering NICE approved interventions to service users experiencing  first episode psychosis.

The model of care will focus around social recovery, vocational work, physical health care, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Family Therapy. You will be part of the development of this service as it grows towards becoming an experienced multi-disciplinary team in providing a comprehensive Early Intervention Service

We are looking for 2 experienced, dynamic Registered CBT Therapists who already hold  the CBT Qualification or who are willing to undertake this training upon appointment.

The main element of this role will involve taking part in assessments, planning and delivering person centred interventions of a CBT nature, social recovery practice in conjunction with the registered practitioners: liaison with a range of organisations to promote Early Intervention guidelines and recovery.  A good knowledge base on key pieces of legislation and polices is essential and a value base that is holistic and anti-discriminatory are key characteristics of the Early Intervention Team.  

Experience of working with service users who experience psychosis will also be desirable. The post holders will have access to clinical supervision for ongoing accreditation as well as access to relevant ongoing training.

Accurate and effective note keeping is required and close collaboration and communication with the MDT.

We are looking for well-rounded and experienced practitioners  who must have a warm and friendly disposition and have very good communication and interpersonal skills. You must be a team player, be confident and motivated as well as being flexible and able to show initiative. You must be robust and resourceful and willing to work in an environment which will sometimes be demanding and challenging. You will be committed to the delivery of Early Intervention Services and have a passion for recovery focused work.

I would welcome informal discussions around this post from those that are considering applying or who are wanting to gain further information.


Benefits included with this role are:-

  • NHS pension
  • A comprehensive in house & external training programmes
  • Career progression
  • Starting annual leave of 27 days per annum increasing to 33 days pa based on length of service (plus paid bank holidays)
  • Staff physio service
  • Gym membership
  • NHS discounts and many more.

To find out more about the job role click the job description, then click APPLY to start your candidate experience today!

Interviews are due to be held on 3rd January 2019 (subject to change).

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Emma Ellis

Clinical Team Leader

01449 745200

If you have problems applying, contact

01603 421431