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COVID-19 Vacancy CBT Therapist

Band 7

Main area
CBT THERAPY
Grade
Band 7
Contract
Fixed term: 12 months
Hours
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (pro rata per annum)
Job ref
350-COR2692741-D
Site
SWITCH HOUSE
Town
LIVERPOOL
Salary
£38,890 - £44,503 per annum
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
Today at 23:59
Interview date
26/04/2021

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust provides specialist inpatient and community mental health, learning disabilities, addiction and acquired brain injury services for the people of Liverpool, Sefton and Kirkby, Merseyside. We also provide community physical health services in Liverpool, Sefton, secure mental health services for the North West of England, the West Midlands and Wales and specialist learning disability services across Lancashire, Greater Manchester, Cheshire and Merseyside.

We work closely with service users, carers and partner organisations; we have been able to make real improvements to our diverse range of services, from health and social care, right through to high secure provision. This passion to improve has been recognised by the CQC who have recently rated us “Good”.

Mersey Care’s vision and values of Continuous Improvement, Accountability, Respect, Enthusiasm and Support (CARES) drive our organisation and the way we work together to deliver services. Applicants will be expected to demonstrate, during recruitment and any subsequent employment with the Trust, that their behaviour supports our values.

The CQC stated “It was clear that most staff across the organisation understood, and were committed to, the vision and values of the organisation. These were well communicated and the work to win both hearts and minds was apparent”.

We take positive action to support disadvantaged groups and also particularly encourage applications from BAME, disabled and LGBT people that are under-represented in our workforce. Furthermore we welcome applications from reservists and ex-armed forces as we recognise the benefits of the values, skills, training and experience that they bring to their work with us. We encourage all applicants to share their equality information with us.

Flexible working requests will be considered for all roles.

Job overview

Workforce Wellbeing CBT Therapists (Job advertisement)

Are you an experienced and enthusiastic CBT Therapist looking for a rewarding role? Can you make a difference and change the lives of our NHS colleagues for the better? If so, join the Health and Wellbeing at Work Team in Mersey Care NHS Trust to make a positive impact and to proactively support our NHS workforce.

The roles of the CBT Therapists within the Staff Health and Wellbeing at Work Services in Mersey Care have been recently established within our nationally recognised award winning Team.

We are looking for CBT Therapists to join our team to enhance the support provided to colleagues in Mersey Care. Our multidisciplinary team is made up of therapists with skills to deliver proactive evidence-based interventions to support staff in their health and emotional wellbeing.

Main duties of the job

The roles will involve holding a clinical caseload, providing assessments and delivering specialist psychological treatments to support care plans, and contributing to the evaluation of the service.  

This post will be varied and interesting, requiring drive and enthusiasm, care and empathy, as well as the ability to work as part of a highly functioning team

Reporting directly to the Health and Wellbeing at Work Lead Consultant Clinical Psychologist, you will be responsible for structured CBT assessments and the design and delivery of individual and group interventions. There will also be a requirement to facilitate staff reflective practice sessions and training.

Where applicable, we would also like to accommodate secondments and part-time working for candidates who may wish to apply.

Terms

  • Fixed term 12 months
  • Band 7
  • Applicants who are working towards accreditation will also be considered

Shortlisting is planned for: 13th April 2021

Interviews are planned for: 26th April 2021

Working for our organisation

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust provides specialist inpatient and community mental health, learning disabilities, addiction and acquired brain injury services for the people of Liverpool, Sefton and Kirkby, Merseyside. We also provide community physical health services in Liverpool, Sefton, secure mental health services for the North West of England, the West Midlands and Wales and specialist learning disability services across Lancashire, Greater Manchester, Cheshire and Merseyside.

Our ambition is to deliver perfect care to become the world’s leading organisation in holistic health and well being.

Mersey Care’s vision and values of Continuous Improvement, Accountability, Respect, Enthusiasm and Support (CARES) drive our organisation and the way we work together to deliver services. Applicants will be expected to demonstrate, during recruitment and any subsequent employment with the Trust, that their behaviour supports our values.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Job Purpose:
Principal Responsibilities:
1. CLINICAL
• Accept referrals via agreed protocols within the service.
• Assess clients for suitability for psychological interventions.
• Make decisions on suitability of new referrals, adhering to the department’s referral
protocols, and refer unsuitable clients on to the relevant service or back to the referral agent
as necessary.
• Formulate, implement and evaluate therapy programmes for clients.
• Use highly developed communication skills in working with people to understand their
personal and often very sensitive difficulties.
• To exercise autonomous professional responsibility for the assessment and treatment of
clients in line with the service.
• Educate and involve family members and others in treatment as necessary, conveying CBT
and other psychological formulations with sensitivity in easily understood language.
• Adhere to an agreed activity contract relating to the number of client contacts offered, and
clinical sessions carried out per week in order to minimise waiting times and ensure
treatment delivery remains accessible and convenient.
• Attend multi-disciplinary meetings relating to referrals or clients in treatment, where
appropriate.
• Complete all requirements relating to data collection within the service.
• Keep coherent records of all clinical activity in line with service protocols.
• Work closely with other members of the team ensuring appropriate step-up and step-down
arrangements are in place to maintain a stepped care approach.
• Assess and integrate issues surrounding work and employment into the overall therapy
process.
• Carry out clinical audits of service performance, including service user surveys and
evaluations, and help to collate and disseminate the results for feedback.
• Liaise with other health and social care staff from a range of agencies in the care provided
clients.
• Provide specialist advice and consultation to other professionals / individuals / groups /
committees across Mental Health Trusts, Primary Care Trusts and other voluntary agencies
regarding service matters related to the practice and delivery of specific agreed therapeutic
modalities and service provision. 

Person specification

Experience

Essential criteria
  • Demonstrable experience of working in mental health services.
  • Ability to meet agreed/specified service targets.
  • Ability to manage own case load and time.
  • Demonstrates high standards in written communication.
  • Able to write clear reports and letters to referrers.
  • Experience with routine out come monitoring.
  • Experience of teaching and liaising with other professional groups.
Desirable criteria
  • Experience of working in Primary Care Services
  • Worked in a service where agreed targets in place demonstrating clinical outcomes.

Knowledge

Essential criteria
  • Post Graduate Diploma, or equivalent Post Graduate level CBT Training certificate which confers eligibility for BABCP accreditation
  • Has BABCP accreditation or able to achieve Provisional Accreditation within one year
  • Significant experience working as a psychological therapy practitioner and can demonstrates the competences as required.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of anxiety and depression and how it may present in Primary Care.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of the issues surrounding work and the impact it can have on mental health / benefits & employment systems.
  • Has received training (either formal of through experience) and carried out risk assessments within scope of practice.
  • Able to develop good therapeutic relationships with clients.
  • High level of enthusiasm and Motivation.
  • Advanced communication skills.
  • Ability to work within a team and foster good working relationships.
  • Ability to use clinical supervision and personal development positively and effectively.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Regard for others and respect for individual rights of autonomy and confidentiality.
  • Ability to be self reflective, whilst working with service users, & in own personal and professional development and in supervision.
  • The ability and skills to act as an advocate for a new service, to engage and foster good professional relationships with all health professionals in promoting the good integration of this service with the wider health care system.
  • Knowledge of medication used in anxiety and depression and other common mental health problems.
  • Demonstrates an understanding for the need to use evidence based psychological therapies and how it relates to this post.
  • Knowledge of child protection issues and other relevant legislation.
  • Able to attend supervision training if not already trained, and other training as the post develops.
  • Good record of Continuing Professional Development and willingness to continue this.
Desirable criteria
  • Relevant experience in Primary Care treating anxiety and depression.
  • Car driver and/or ability and willingness to travel to locations throughout the organisation.
  • Fluent in languages other than English
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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the United Kingdom (UK) are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. Please note that from January 2021, to work in the UK all candidates who are not UK or Republic of Ireland (RoI) nationals require sponsorship unless you have permission to work via another route. Non UK / RoI candidates wishing to apply can self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship hereWork in the UK. It is vital that you provide full and accurate details of your current immigration status on the application form. Overseas applicants applying for entry clearance into the UK must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided in continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Guidance can be found hereCriminal records checks for overseas applicants. Not everyone needs a ‘Skilled Worker’ visa. If you are applying for a vacancy in health or adult social care, check if you’re eligible to apply for the Health and Care Worker visa instead. It’s cheaper to apply for and you do not need to pay the annual immigration health surcharge

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 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

Name
CHERYL BARBER
Job title
HEAD OF OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH & WELLBEING SERVICES
Email address
cheryl.barber@merseycare.nhs.uk
Telephone number
0151 330 4131
Additional information

Lead Consultant Psychologist contact details upon request : Louise Horne