Specialist Cognitive Behaviour Therapist - #49107

West London NHS Trust


Date: 1 week ago
City: London
Salary: £51,488 - £57,802 per year
Contract type: Full time
We are looking for Cognitive Behavioural (CBT) Therapists to join our compassionate and high performing team to provide therapy for adults (18+) that have difficulties with anxiety and depression.

Since launching in 2009, Back on Track has become a well-established successful NHS Talking Therapy service and is one of the three services provided by West London NHS Trust. Our main base is in the heart of Hammersmith near the vibrant market of Lyric Square.

We offer all NHS Talking Therapy-approved treatments. This is predominantly CBT, but also EMDR, DIT, IPT, and BCT. We have close links with our neighbouring services (Ealing and Hounslow) and share training events with them.

As a qualified CBT high-intensity therapist, you will benefit from weekly clinical supervision and regular line management. We also arrange away days and social events throughout the year to unwind together.

For more information about our service and what we offer, please visit our website on www.backontrack.nhs.uk and our Twitter page on https://twitter.com/backontracknhs

A typical week for a full-time CBT therapist involves working at least one evening clinic (12pm–8pm Monday to Thursday), working at least 2 days in the office, and having 22 booked, clinical contacts per week. As part of these clinical contacts (i.e. treatment and assessment), there are opportunities for several other roles to support the team. We aim to create an environment where clinicians develop project management, leadership and supervision skills alongside mastering their clinical competence.

You will need experience of risk management and assessment, formulation and treatment of Talking Therapies appropriate disorders (including depression and anxiety disorders). We are keen to fill any gaps in experience through our comprehensive CPD and supervision programme.

We welcome applications from clinicians from diverse backgrounds as we are keen to ensure the workforce closely mirrors all communities, especially in relation to heritage.

West London NHS Trust is one of the most diverse healthcare providers in the UK, delivering a range of mental health and physical healthcare and community services. The Trust runs Broadmoor Hospital, one of three high secure hospitals in the country, with an international reputation.

Our high secure services care for patients from South of England and we provide low and medium secure services across eight London boroughs. The Trust also provides mental and physical healthcare in three London boroughs (Ealing, Hounslow and Hammersmith & Fulham). We employ 4,500 staff, of whom 56% are BME. Our turnover for 2023-24 is £426m.

The Trust is rated as ‘Good’ overall by the Care Quality Commission. Forensic services are rated as ‘Outstanding’.

The Trust is an established partner and contributor in the development of the evolving North West London Integrated Care System and the Integrated Care Board. The Trust leads the NW London Children and Adolescent Mental Health provider collaborative.

The Candidate Pack provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role, and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience and knowledge required. Please view as attached

The person specification below is not the full person specification, but outlines the criteria against which your application form will be assessed.

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