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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in Psychosis Developmental Post

Band 6

Main area
Mental Health
Band 6
Fixed term for the duration of the CBTp course with progression to Band 7 following successful accreditation.
Full time: 37.5 hours plus additional self directed study
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Hillcrest, 31 Slades Farm Road, Ensbury Park, Bournemouth BH10 4EU
£31,365 to £37,890 p.a.
14/07/2020 23:59

Want to be part of the new NHS? Health and Care organisations in Dorset are at the forefront of transforming services to provide excellent, patient-centred care.

Dorset HealthCare recently achieved an Outstanding CQC status and is a dynamic forward-thinking Trust operating throughout Dorset. 

Dorset HealthCare plays a pivotal role in the strong partnership of public sector organisations across Dorset, Bournemouth and Poole. Our community and mental health trust has a caring and committed workforce of around 5,500 staff, serving a population of over 700,000 people.

We are looking for proactive, positive, respectful, supportive, reliable and trustworthy people to join us at Dorset HealthCare – we’re the biggest provider of healthcare in Dorset and offer exciting opportunities for people with a range of skills. We want to be better every day – do you?

‘This is an exciting time for us as we continue improving and adapting. I have seen some great innovation, fantastic teamwork and a real willingness to look at how we can do things differently’ – Eugine Yafele, Chief Executive (May 2019)





Would you like to train as a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist in Psychosis (CBTp)?  We have an opportunity for a qualified mental health professional to receive training in CBT whilst joining our expanding team of therapists.

This is a developmental role within the Early Intervention in Psychosis Service (EIS). The post holder will be part of EIS team they will work with clients who have a range of psychosis related problems for which CBTp is demonstrated to be clinically effective. The post holder will work in the service for 3 days of the week using newly developed skills whilst attending the training programme for the other two days.

The EIS is a multi-disciplinary community team and covers a mixture of urban and rural areas across Dorset and manages issues that reflect the needs of those of our local population who are experiencing a first episode of psychosis. With close working links with the local Community Mental Health Teams, as well as the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services, we have established a substantial caseload of patients between the ages of 14 and 65.

With relevant experience in a community mental health setting and willingness to undertake training in CBT, suitable candidates will be highly motivated and interested in promoting the recovery of young and older adults and have the ability to actively engage with people and maintain therapeutic relationships in order to meet their social, psychological and family needs. The successful candidate will need combine study with clinical practice carry their own individual CBTp caseload under the supervision of a qualified therapist.

Employment in this post requires an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The DBS levies a charge of £40 and the Trust will recover this cost in instalments from your first 3 salary payments.

Applicants who subscribe to the DBS update service and are able to present a valid DBS certificate will not incur a charge.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Tracy Read, Service Lead on 01202 584336.