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Cognitive Behavioural Therapists 

What’s special about this opportunity?

All roles are based across East & West Berkshire

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust can provide you with a dynamic, people-centered environment, where you will be empowered to support patients with complex conditions, adopting a personalised approach to patient care that maximises independence, choice and control, following our philosophy of enabling people to reach and maintain their optimum level of health and wellbeing.

We value our employees and put people first. As a Global Digital Exemplar, we will provide you with an excellent working environment that has just been recognised as ‘Outstanding’ in our latest CQC inspection, which found that “The trust consistently encouraged and supported staff to innovate and develop new ideas’. You will be able to be part of a driven, high quality trust and service, while working remotely, giving you the flexibility you need to balance work and home life.

About you:

We have an exciting opportunity for qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapists to join the highly successful IAPT Talking Therapies service in locations across Berkshire. Your base will be advertised as a location in Berkshire however travel to the base will be very minimal as this is a remote working position.

What’s next?

If you share our passion for people and the dedication to provide high quality services to clients, we’d love to hear from you.

We are happy to answer any questions that you may have. Please don’t hesitate to call Enica Chenga on 0300 365 2000 or email: Enica.Chenga@berkshire.nhs.uk who’ll be delighted to help.

In addition to a competitive salary, as a valued member of our team, you will receive generous annual leave, have access to a car salary sacrifice scheme (available to all permanent staff over the age of 21), support with childcare and, as a respected member of the NHS, discounts from high street retailers and restaurants.

We’d love to welcome you to our warm, friendly team, who want to help you to make your career reflect your ambitions.

High Intensity Therapist

About the Job

The post holder will be part of an Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) service and will provide High Intensity interventions - Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Clinical Supervision where required, working with clients who have a range of complex Anxiety and Depression related problems for which CBT is demonstrated to be clinically effective. This will include up to 50% of clinical delivery via a digital mode.

In addition to clinical work, the post holder will spend 20% of their time each week to support an 8a lead in a specific responsibility to meet service objectives to ensure the smooth running of the service, management of staff, developing new ways of working and ensuring all targets are met. The remainder of the time (80%) will be spent delivering clinically for the service.

The post holder will work with people with different cultural backgrounds and ages, using interpreters when necessary and should be committed to equal opportunities. The jobholder will be required to work flexibly to cover the service hours of 8am – 8pm Monday –Thursday and 8am – 5pm Friday. This will include one evening a week plus an additional evening when covering groups or courses or as required by the service.

Some of the benefits of joining our team:

  • Salary ranging from £38,890 - £44,503 basic salary per annum
  • High cost area supplements provided for some locations
  • Flexible working opportunities and a strong emphasis on work life balance
  • Annual leave – 27 days for new starters, 29 days after 5 years and 33 days after 10 years NHS service plus 8 days bank holidays
  • Excellent learning and development opportunities
  • Salary sacrifice scheme for a new car
  • Lease car scheme
  • Generous maternity, paternity and adoption leave for eligible staff
  • Advanced IT enablement and support
  • Confidential telephone care service providing independent staff support and advice
  • And so much more

The 3 “must haves” for you to be considered for this role:

  1. Will be BABCP registered or other IAPT recognised accreditation
  2. Able to develop good therapeutic relationships with clients
  3. Ability to use clinical supervision and personal development positively and effectively.

If you recognise yourself in these requirements, we would recommend you apply today! We’d love to welcome you to our warm, friendly team, who want to help you to make your career reflect your ambitions.

Click on the links below to find out more and apply -

CBT Therapist - IAPT West, Thatcham

Cognitive Behavioural Therapist - IAPT East, Reading

Cognitive Behavioural Therapist - IAPT West, Reading

Cognitive Behavioural Therapist - IAPT East, West Berkshire

Cognitive Behavioural Therapist - IAPT East, West Berkshire

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