Cognitive Behavioural Therapist - Band 7 

Permanent, Full time - 37.5 hours per week

Job ref - 351-FYL176-AF-D

Fylde & Wyre - Remote options available

Salary - £40,057 - £45, 839 – Agenda for change - dependent on NHS experience

Closing date - 31/07/2022 23:59

As an integrated Mental Health, Learning Disability and Community Trust, Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of services including:

  • Primary and secondary mental health care for children and adults including specialist inpatient child and adolescent mental health provision, perinatal mental health, forensic services including low and medium secure care.
  • Specialist community support for children and adults with learning disabilities and autism, including intensive support.
  • Community physical health and well-being services for children and adults.

Job overview

  • To provide high quality CBT to adults with common mental health problems including those with a degree of complexity.
  • To work autonomously within professional guidelines and the overall framework of team policies and procedure.
  • To provide clinical supervision and mentoring to cognitive behavioral therapists and trainees.
  • To deliver a CBT service in accordance with NICE guidelines, meeting key performance indicators and agreed activity levels.
  • To work to the agreed model and number of clinical contacts per week as set by the service
  • To provide advice and consultation on clients’ care, to non-CBT colleagues and to non-professional carers.
  • To utilise research skills for audit policy and service development and research within the areas served by the team.
  • To deliver and support the delivery of CBT within agreed activity levels and an agreed model.
  • To work with the Team Leader and Clinical Leads to provide a co-production role in managing waiting times, prevalence and recovery

Main duties of the job

An existing opportunity exists for several suitably qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapists, who are passionate about providing meaningful and effective therapeutic experiences to address common mental health problems, to join the Fylde and Wyre Mindsmatter team (IAPT Services). 

Mindsmatter CBT Therapists offer accessible screening to ensure appropriate referrals to the service, assessment and treatment for mild to moderate mental health problems, giving service users a greater degree of choice and flexibility by providing an extensive menu of therapies including psycho-education courses, 1:1 therapy, and group and computerised CBT programs.

You will have a proven track record of delivering high quality service outcomes against robust performance measures and have excellent interpersonal qualities; time management skills; an ability to work autonomously; and an enthusiasm for working in an ever-developing IAPT environment.

Mindsmatter is an innovative and forward thinking service. We provide rapid accessible mental health screening, assessment and treatment whilst enabling people accessing the service to have a collaborative role in the choice of intervention they receive.

The services are underpinned by a philosophy of mental health promotion, health recovery, choice, empowerment and personal responsibility.


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