CBT Psychotherapist/ Psychologist

Maidstone, Kent, England
Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust £43742.0 - 50056.0 Per year Full time Save This Job
£43742.0 - 50056.0 Per year
Full time
Other Qualified Professional
1 May 2024
31 May 2024

Job Description

Job overview
Are you a qualified CBT Psychotherapist or Psychologist looking for your next challenge?
Do you want to work for a supportive, friendly employer who supports work/life balance?
You will be responsible for offering high quality CBT and family interventions across the KMPT EIP teams. Case consultation and joint working with staff in the multi-disciplinary team will also be an expectation.
You will have plenty of scope and support to develop your own practice, whilst providing a highly professional service to people with psychosis and to their families.

Main duties of the job
To participate in the provision of psychological services to people aged 14+ years with a first/recent experience of psychosis and to their families within the localities served by Kent & Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust. In particular:
  • To be responsible for the systematic provision of Psychological therapies and interventions
  • To undertake high quality direct and indirect specialist NICE compliant interventions
  • To strengthen the MDT's therapeutic capacity & work effectively with teams.
Essential Qualifications and Experience
Candidates must hold a postgraduate Qualification in CBT/Psychology, hold BABCP/HCPC registration, and have experience of working with people with mental health problems.
The Service
The Early Intervention for Psychosis Service is a well-respected and well-established multi-disciplinary service with a reputation for excellence. The EIP psychological therapies staff are integrated within EIPS and committed to providing support, excellent supervision and to developing its staff.
This is an exciting opportunity for a Psychologist or CBT therapist to join the team as it continues to expand and offer innovative interventions.
KMPT | Our Services - Early Intervention for Psychosis (West Kent and Medway)
KMPT | Our Services - Early Intervention for Psychosis (East Kent)

Working for our organisation
  • Annual leave allowance starting at 27 days per year (when working full time) + Bank Holidays.
  • Access to the fantastic NHS pension scheme.
  • Eligibility for the Blue Light Card (discount service for the NHS, providing members with thousands of amazing discounts online and on the high street)
  • Flexible working - job share, term time working, flexible shifts, just ask and we will try to help.
  • A face-to-face counselling service for any issues not just work-related problems.
  • Learning and Development opportunities - In addition to the mandatory subjects there are several leadership, management and staff topic areas, including coaching and mentoring.
  • A variety of staff network forums which empower, support and encourage network members and allies, to reflect KMPT values and promote equality and diversity.
We are Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust (KMPT), providing mental health, learning disability and specialist services, serving 1.8 million people across the county.
You will be joining friendly, passionate colleagues, rich in their diversity, who are committed to providing excellent care to our service users and their loved ones.
The nature of our work attracts kindness and compassion as standard and everyone from our cleaners and porters to the chief executive and chairman are recognised as playing a vital role in providing an exemplary service.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities
Please refer to the attached job description for full details of the main responsibilities of the role.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Postgraduate Qualification in CBTp/ Psychology
  • BABCP registration/HCPC
  • additional training

Essential criteria
  • Experience in EIP/AMH/Severe MH problems
  • Experience in CBT/CBTp
  • Experience in MDT working
  • Experience in groupwork/familywork
  • Written communication skills
  • Knowledge of recovery, social inclusion and EIP policies
  • Audit, service evaluation & research experience
Desirable criteria
  • Experiences in CHYPPS
KMPT Staff Benefits:
NHS pension scheme Your employer pays 20.6% towards your pension and life assurance benefits.
Please see Apply. Apply/Pensions.aspx for more details.
Annual leave for Agenda for Change On appointment to NHS
27 days for full time or pro rata if part time
After 5 years NHS service
29 days full time or pro rata if part time
After 10 years NHS service
33 days full time or pro rata if part time
Plus bank holidays, that's up to 41 days - more than 8 weeks paid time off!
Medical staffs have national Terms and Conditions.
Buying and selling of annual leave is also available as part of our flexible approach to staff benefits.
Recommend a friend campaign If you already work for us you could refer a friend from outside of the Trust to any of the roles below and you can receive £1000 if they are successfully recruited; Nursing staff - RMN RGN RNLD - Band 5 and 6, Medical Doctors, Clinical Psychologist and Allied Health Professionals,
Flexible working Covers job share, term time working, flexible shifts etc. Just ask and we will try to help.
Statutory and occupational maternity, paternity or adoption leave Dependant on length of NHS service
Other paid/unpaid leave This can be for Jury Service, Reserved Armed Forces, etc. This is paid outside of annual leave.
Non paid leave for career breaks
Staff Support KMPT offers a face to face counselling service for any issues not just work related problems.
NHS discounts and shopping vouchers Staff can sign up for Red Guava, PS discounts and Health Service Discounts to receive a variety of discounts in travel, fashion, technology, mobile phone contracts, food and drink, days out etc.
Learning and Development opportunities In addition to the mandatory subjects there are a number of leadership, management and staff topic areas, including coaching and mentoring.
KMPT is committed to supporting all new staff and this includes a comprehensive Induction programme. The programme's duration depends on role and can be from 2 days to 4 weeks (not always consecutive days).
The Induction programme will provide an excellent opportunity for new staff to meet and engage with KMPT's subject specialists and include the required training.
The programme may involve some travel to the various training venues across Kent and Medway, the main ones being Canterbury, Maidstone and Dartford.
New starter bonus At the Trust we really value our nurses and the skills they bring. To recognise this we offer a New Hire Bonus of £1200 pro rata for band 5 and 6 nursing staff.
Staff Network Forums A variety of staff netw

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Job Details

CBT Psychotherapist/ Psychologist

Maidstone, Kent, Englandd Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust
£43742.0 - 50056.0 Per year
Job level
Other Qualified Professional
Full time
1 May 2024
31 May 2024

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