Clinical Supervisor (CBT) & Locality Lead (combined), Band 8a 

Main area - Oxfordshire Mental Health Services
Grade - Band 8a
Contract - Permanent
Hours - Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref - 267-OM3420844--H
Site - Abell House
Town - Oxford
Salary - £47,126 - £53,219 per annum
Closing - 10/08/2022 23:59


Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust has been rated as Good by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

We are a responsive and innovative Foundation Trust that places our values of Caring, Safe and Excellent at the heart of everything we do. We take great pride in our staff and believe that investing in you is key to us achieving our vision of outstanding care delivered by outstanding people.

We work with a wide range of partner organisations to deliver care and support to people in their own homes and from a number of hospitals and community bases. We focus on delivering care as close to home as possible.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a BABCP accredited 8a CBT therapist and/or Counselling/Clinical/Clinical Health Psychologist who has experience of working in an IAPT service and has completed further relevant training in clinical supervision. Experience of working with patients with comorbid long-term health conditions (LTC) and medically unexplained symptoms (MUS) and health care teams is desirable. LTC/MUS top-up training may be available for suitable applicants who have not done the National IAPT HI LTC/MUS top up training.

TalkingSpace Plus is a partnership between Oxford Health. Mind well-being and Principle Medical Limited (PML) counselling services and currently provides the IAPT service in Oxfordshire. We are a well-established team with and great reputation for providing a full range of high quality evidence based treatments and interventions for patients with anxiety/depression, with and without long-term physical health conditions. Within the role, we are looking for an individual who can contribute to supervision, and clinical cases and leading one of the three locality teams. TalkingSpace Plus was a DoH Pathfinder site and NHSE Wave 1 integrated IAPT site and continues to develop its staff to be able to work with patients with anxiety/depression, with and without comorbid and long term physical health conditions. For those with LTC/MUS training and experience there is also the opportunity to work with other clinicians to develop our LTC/MUS pathways including for patients with cardiac disease, diabetes, respiratory disease or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS/ME). We follow an integrated stepped care model and it will require close working with IAPT Step 2 and 3 colleagues, primary care services, wellbeing services and colleagues from the third sector and community and hospital-based physical health care teams.

You will have a small mixed clinical caseload of patients with and without LTC/MUS. Applicants must have completed the relevant supervisor training and have at least six months’ supervision experience. If providing LTC supervision with the LTC teams, then experience of offering supervision to IAPT and health care workers working with patients with physical health problems would be desirable.

The service provides opportunities to lead on aspects of service development such as veterans, older adults, perinatal, BAME as well as LTC/MUS pathway development. The successful candidate can expect regular supervision with an accredited Clinical Supervisor as well as a range of training opportunities.

For more information or to arrange an informal visit please contact Liam Cuttell (01865 901222).

Benefits of working for Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust include:

  • Excellent opportunities for career progression
  • 27 days annual leave, plus bank holidays, with an increase to 33 days with continuous service
  • NHS Discount across a wide range of shops, restaurants and retailers
  • Staff accommodation
  • Competitive pension scheme
  • Lease car scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme

  • New starters have a 6 month probationary period. This, together with the induction process aims to create a positive supportive working environment allowing new employees to learn key elements of their role over a reasonable timescale.
  • Candidates not currently employed by the Trust who attend an interview for non-qualified Band 1-5 posts are required to undertake numeracy and literacy assessments.
  • Appointment to this post is subject to the trust receiving satisfactory references covering 3 years of employment or study. Please ask your referees to respond promptly to reference requests.
  • Employees are expected to undertake mandatory and statutory training related to their role.
  • We positively encourage applications from all areas of the community, regardless of gender, race, faith, disability, age or sexual orientation and we encourage applications from users of mental health services. This is part of our commitment to equality and reflecting the diversity of our population.
  • Oxford Health is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
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