CBT Practitioner

We have a new, unique and challenging opportunity for a CBT Practitioner in our hostel for former rough sleepers and homeless people. .

About the role

This is a ‘first’ for Branches Hostel where the new role of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Practitioner will be based. The postholder will be providing CBT services to the client group living in the Hostel, and to former Hostel residents who have moved on to independent living.

Purpose of the role

To provide specialist Cognitive Behavioural Therapy to the client group. The CBT Practitioner will work to a fixed-term model with clients. CBT services will include comprehensive assessment and treatment planning, individual and group therapy, and advice sessions. The CBT Practitioner will also provide consultation and advice-giving on the psychological care of clients to other staff, as required.

About you

You will be a highly skilled counsellor/practitioner with experience of working with vulnerable clients. You will have a Diploma in Counselling/Psychotherapy and registered with the BACP, or equivalent. Preferably, you will be an accredited member of the BABCP, or equivalent organisation. As important as your qualifications are your abilities to blend therapeutic work with a pragmatic approach and work flexibly with individuals.

The postholder will understand the complexities of trauma, mental health, drug and/or alcohol dependency, and barriers to support experienced by homeless people.

What we offer

In return for your experience and commitment, our offer includes a salary of £40,000 per annum rising to £45,000; 22 days annual leave increasing to 25 days, plus bank holidays; clinical supervision; and up to 8% employer’s pension.

Interested and want to know more?

Read through our Recruitment Pack, which gives you the detail and tells you about us and how we work. If you’re still interested, have the skills, experience and attitude we’re looking for, then we want to hear from you.

Closing date Sunday, 28th September

Interviews week beginning 5th October

See our website for more information


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