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Children & Young People CBT Therapist

£40,000 to £44,000
Job Type
19 Jul 2022
Do you have experience of working with mental health and children and young people - using highly developed communication skills to understand their personal and often very sensitive difficulties?

Can you share your experience in educating and involving family members and others in treatment as necessary, conveying CBT and other psychological formulations with sensitivity ensuring that you are well understood?

Are you used to participating in and contributing to multidisciplinary meetings relating to referrals or clients and in promoting and maintaining links with other health and social care agencies?

Can you contribute to the teaching and training of young people's professionals and other staff working in the service?

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and maintenance of standards of practice is really important too.

If so, we would love to hear from you! We are looking for a Children & Young People CBT Therapist to join our friendly, professional team.

As a Children & Young People CBT Therapist, you'll be joining a dedicated, compassionate team of people whose purpose is to provide YP Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) interventions. We work with young people who have a range of complex anxiety and depression related problems for which CBT is demonstrated to be clinically effective.

Another important part of the job that we do is the provision of an advisory service on matters related to the practice and delivery of CBT to individuals, groups, and committees across the organisation.

You will have autonomous professional responsibility for the assessment and treatment of clients in line with the service, formulating, implementing, and evaluating therapy programmes for clients sharing outcomes where appropriate.

This Children & Young People CBT Therapist role also involves carrying out clinical audits of service performance, including service user surveys and evaluations helping to collate and disseminate the results for feedback.

We welcome applications for this Children & Young People CBT Therapist role from candidates with experience in the following areas: Therapist, Mental Health, Counsellor, CBT, CYP IAPT Graduate, CYP CBT, BABCP.

Essential Skills

To successfully carry out this role you will need:

to be a CYP IAPT graduate or have a recorded/registered doctorate level qualification in clinical or counselling psychology or in one of the following - nursing, social work, occupational therapy, arts therapy or within a psychological therapy
to have further postgraduate qualification training in CYP CBT accredited core profession
accreditation with BABCP (or working towards BABCP accreditation within approx. 6 months)
evidence of continuous professional development
demonstrable experience of work with CYP, working in mental health and young persons' services, routine outcome monitoring, carrying out risk assessments within scope of practice
knowledge/understanding of anxiety and depression and how it may present in Primary Care
knowledge of the issues surrounding work and the impact it can have on mental health / benefits & employment systems
knowledge of medication used in anxiety and depression and other common mental health problems and understanding for the need to use evidence based psychological therapies
knowledge of child protection issues and other relevant legislation and of anti-discriminatory practice
high level of enthusiasm and motivation with advanced communication skills
able to use clinical supervision and personal development positively and effectively
able to work under pressure and within a team with regard for others and respect for individual rights of autonomy and confidentiality
ability and skills to act as an advocate for a new service
able to meet We Are With You's safeguarding requirements of a satisfactory enhanced DBS/PVG certificate
ability to work flexible and unsocial hours as requiredDesirable Skills

Whilst these are not essential, candidates who have some or all of the following in addition to essential skills will be at an advantage:

accreditation for other NICE compliant psychological therapies such as family therapy
experience of working in Primary Care Services treating anxiety and depression
experience of working with children and young people
worked in a service where agreed targets in place demonstrating clinical outcomes
completed clinical audits within a service
experience of teaching
experience of working with and within diverse communities and of liaising with other professional groups
car driver and/or ability and willingness to travel to locations throughout the organisation
fluent in community languages other than EnglishAbout Company

Everyone should feel comfortable getting the support they need for issues with drugs, alcohol or mental health.

At We Are With You we work with people on their own goals, whether that's staying safe and healthy, making small changes or stopping an unwanted habit altogether. We give people support in a way that's right for them either face to face in their local service, community or online.

We provide a free and confidential service without judgement to more than 100,000 people a year.

We use our expertise to improve the help available and raise awareness around drugs, alcohol and mental health so that more people can get support.

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  • Job Reference: 661980278-2
  • Date Posted: 19 July 2022
  • Recruiter: We Are With You
    We Are With You
  • Location: North
  • Salary: £40,000 to £44,000
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Permanent