A great opportunity to join a successful £440m turnover integrated NHS Foundation Trust. Our service portfolio includes mental health, intellectual disability and specialist mental health services, community physical health for both adults and children, prison health and our low, medium and high secure hospitals including Rampton Hospital. The Trust is also involved in a number of collaborations in research and innovation with the Institute of Mental Health, the University of Nottingham and other partners.
Our services are provided by 8,900 staff in hospitals, community settings and patients' own homes, predominately in Nottinghamshire, but services are also provided in Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and Leicestershire.
Recruit to Train CBT Mental Health Practitioner
This post will form part of a newly established Mental Health Support Team (MHST) within Mansfield and Ashfield, in Nottinghamshire.
The Department for Education and Department of Health have named the “trailblazer” areas for the new teams, which will work with around 8,000 children and up to 20 schools each from late 2019.
This is a one year fixed term training post for Social Workers, Occupational Therapists and Registered Mental Health Nurses with post registration experience to work as a Mental Health Practitioner alongside CAMHS, providing services for Children and Young People with Emotional and Mental Health problems. This post provides the opportunity to complete the Children and Young People Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (CYP-IAPT) training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) that is being run in collaboration with Reading University.
You would be working as a Mental Health Practitioner alongside CAMHS and be delivering individual therapy both within clinic and school settings. For the duration of the one year course your time would be split between training and carrying out clinical work. After successful completion of the course the fixed term training contract will end. However, there may be ongoing funding for the project, or the opportunity to apply for any vacant posts within the service.
The CBT course provides a thorough and robust Cognitive Behavioural theoretical base with particular focus on the protocols with the soundest evidence. In addition to providing practical, intensive and detailed skills training to facilitate skill development to a defined standard of competency, the course will aim to increase trainee's knowledge base of theory and research in CBT and to promote a critical approach to the subject. It will aim to equip trainees to become skilled, creative and independent CBT practitioners who appropriately value and adhere to treatment protocols with fidelity. You will work towards a BABCP level 2 postgraduate diploma in CBT. The clinical work involves being part of a Mental Health Support Team (MHST) working alongside colleagues in education, and Educational Mental Health Practitioners (EMHPs) and you will carry your own caseload of CBT training cases. Workplace supervision will be provided weekly.
Please note in this instance the course is not optional; there will be a joint interview process including Reading University to appoint to this role. The roles are dependent on meeting all course requirements.
All applicants will need to be available to start the training in January 2020.
The training involves teaching blocks as well as weekly teaching and supervision days at Reading University, and placements within Mansfield and Ashfield. Applicants must be willing to travel.
Course Entry requirements: -
Postgraduate Diploma in Evidence-Based Psychological treatments for C&YP (CBT route)
Relevant Honours Degree graded at 2.2 or above or;
Successful completion of pre-entry essay, which is marked at Masters level, prior to acceptance on training programme.
Core profession as defined by BABCP. (See BABCP website for details)
Completion of KSA (Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes) portfolio.
Membership of the BABCP if undertaking the KSA route.
Access to appropriate cases during and after training.
Applicants must have a relevant degree and/or a core profession.
Students cannot be accepted onto any training programme if they are currently undertaking studies elsewhere or registered with another university.
A full UK driving licence and vehicle for business use is required for this post; however reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled individuals in line with the Equality Act 2010.
For further details / informal visits contact:
Sarah Kinsey- Project Manager
Laurie Potter- Project Manager
The closing date given is a guide. We reserve the right to close the post early.
Preferential consideration will be given to employees of Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust currently declared ‘at risk’. Medical and Non-Executive Director posts are exempt from this criterion.
The Trust believes in treating everyone with dignity and respect and encourages applications from all sectors of the community. We guarantee an interview to candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum essential criteria. We positively encourage people who have experienced mental health problems to apply for a role within the Trust.
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Disclosure and Barring Service Check
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.
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