Edinburgh Napier University - Student Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT) Lead

Student Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT) Lead 

Full Time, Permanent

Build your career with Edinburgh Napier University.

We are looking for a Student Clinical Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT) Lead to join our team on a full-time, permanent basis, at Edinburgh Napier University, ‘#1 Modern University in Scotland’.

Edinburgh Napier’s Student Counselling and Mental Wellbeing Service offers counselling, CBT and mental health support to a student body consisting of approximately 19,500 students.

We are recruiting to a role that offers a significant and exciting opportunity to be part of a team who continue to develop and innovate a student focused service provision.

About Us

Based in Scotland’s vibrant capital city, we are an innovative, learner centric university with a modern and fresh outlook. We have an outstanding academic reputation for delivering the highest quality education and research, and we are committed to empower individuals, transform communities, build careers, and shape futures with an ethos build upon inclusivity, employability, and sustainability.

This is an exciting opportunity to work in a dynamic and supportive environment, with a clear strategy and growth agenda.

The Role

The CBT Lead will support the student journey through the delivery of individual and group CBT interventions and ensure that students receive timely and appropriate professional support to enable them to achieve their full academic and personal potential.

You will provide effective service triage, clinical and risk assessment to assess students’ suitability for short term counselling, CBT or Mental Health Advice and refer to internal and external services as suitable.

The successful role holder will carry an individual caseload, working within a brief goal orientated model, and play a primary role in coordinating, leading, and supporting a team of part time counsellors, CBT practitioners, guaranteed hours counsellors and mentor-student trainees on clinical matters.

In addition, you will work with colleagues to deliver a range of appropriate preventative and developmental interventions in support of student wellbeing.

Who We Are Looking For:

Applicants must demonstrate:

  • A degree or professional qualification in cognitive behaviour therapy, counselling, psychology, or a related field and hold registered membership of BACP or COSCA and/ or working towards /accredited with BABCP, BACP or COSCA.
  • Successful in obtaining/holding PVG scheme membership.
  • Significant experience of providing brief one to one CBT and in-depth experience of service triage and counselling assessments.
  • Experience of offering trauma informed CBT with an understanding of trauma responses.
  • Experience of working in a clinical team setting, with proven ability in managing a caseload and maintaining records in line with GDPR.
  • Thorough knowledge of mental health issues, services, practices, provision, and legislation in the UK.
  • Ability to plan, organise and prioritise work effectively, to manage own workload and to balance competing demands in order to meet agreed deadlines.

To learn more about this exciting opportunity, please click here to view the job description.

Benefits We Offer

Salary: Grade 5 £33,309 - £39,739 per annum

Join us and you will find that we support ambition, recognise achievement, and offer fantastic benefits such as an attractive pension with employer contributions of 20.8% and a minimum of 36 days holiday. More information on our benefits can be found here.

Additional Information

Application closing date: Sunday 15 May @ 11:59pm (BST)

Interview date: TBC

Please note due to COVID-19, it is possible that interviews will take place via Microsoft Teams.


Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scheme (PVG)

This post is subject to registration with the Protection of Vulnerable Groups scheme, for regulated work with children and/or protected adults as appropriate. Employment in this post is conditional on the successful post holder being able to obtain/holding PVG scheme membership. The successful candidate will not be permitted to commence employment until this has been confirmed.

Information provided will be kept confidential and individuals will not be discriminated against unnecessarily due to non-relevant offending background. If you require further information on the PVG scheme, please visit Disclosure Scotland PVG scheme.

Edinburgh Napier is committed to creating an inclusive working environment where diversity is embraced and celebrated. We are proud to hold a number of diversity awards and accreditations including Disability Confident, Career Positive and Stonewall Scotland Diversity Champion status. For more information – click here.

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