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Senior Cognitive Behavioural Therapist & Team Leader

Band 8a

Main area
IAPT/ CBT/ Psychology
Band 8a
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Gilbert Hitchcock House 21 Kimbolton Road Bedford MK40 2AW or Leighton Buzzard Bedfordshire
£44,606 to £50,819 pa
16/09/2019 23:59

ELFT (East London NHS Foundation Trust) is making a positive difference to thousands of people’s lives, providing support so that they can fulfil their potential and enjoy healthy lives.

Title: Senior Cognitive Behavioural Therapist & Team Leader

Band: 8a 

WTE: 1.00 wte 

Bedfordshire Wellbeing Service (BWS) is an expanding IAPT service. The service offers low and high intensity interventions in individual, couple and group formats. We require a suitably qualified and experienced CBT therapist / Psychologist to take a lead of team of CBT therapists, Counsellors and PWP’s.

We are looking for a CBT Therapist or Clinical / Counselling Psychologist who is BABCP accredited and has extensive experience of delivering CBT based interventions and IAPT recognised talking therapies.  We are particularly interested in applicants that have had previous leadership roles.

Bedfordshire Wellbeing Service is one of four IAPT services run and administered by East London NHS Foundation Trust, the others being Newham Talking Therapies, Richmond Wellbeing Service and Tower Hamlets Talking Therapies.  The four services are located organisationally in the Specialist Services Directorate and work together on joint projects. 

You will be a Team Leader and will work alongside other Team Leaders to ensure the effect running of the service; you will report into and be supported by the Deputy Clinical Leads and Clinical Lead. You will hold a clinical caseload of step three presentations to whom individual and group treatments are provided. Clinical and case management supervision of more junior staff will be an integral part of the job.  Monitoring performance against KPI targets at the individual clinical level and the service level will also form part of your role. You will also be given specific projects to run and co-ordinate.

As an IAPT service we seek to provide ease of access for service users and therefore, some of your working week you may be located in a community base such as GP surgery.  In addition, based upon the needs of service users accessing the service there may be a necessity to work some of your hours flexibly e.g. 1 evening a week. You will also be expected to be able to travel and work across the county.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a team, your ideas and creativity would be welcome in contributing to the development of an effective and innovative service which meets the needs of the local diverse community. 

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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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Celia Webb, telephone 01234 880400, email