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Job Title: Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist
Job Type: Permanent
Location: Chesterfield, Derbyshire
Salary: £36300 - £40900/annum
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Category: Social Care
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Job Description: A career that's life-changing

Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist - 2 part time vacancies, covering Chesterfield and parts of Derby and South Derbyshire.

The two roles could be combined into 1 full time role for the right candidate. If combined the role will ideally based from our Chesterfield office but some flexibility can be considered.

Secondments will be considered

From £36,300 to £40,900 per annum pro-rata and excellent employee benefits to promote a healthy work life balance

Up to 7 weeks of annual leave pro-rata (plus bank holidays)

Options of between 22 and 37 hour working week

Do you have a strong background in as a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist delivering early interventions for children and young people's emotional and mental health? Action for Children are looking for committed, enthusiastic and experienced CBT Therapists to work for our Build Sound Minds Derby and Derbyshire service. This service is a targeted early intervention service for children and young people aged 0-17 experiencing mild to moderate mental health issues and their families across Derbyshire and Derby city.

The service works with children and young people who need support but who do not meet the thresholds for more specialist services. These children and young people are likely to present with mild to moderate mental health difficulties and require support to help them deal with issues such as bereavement, parental separation, self-esteem, bullying, sexuality, and behaviour at home/school. The collaborative model is designed to increase resilience and reduce the development of more entrenched mental health issues.

The service runs from hubs in Chesterfield and Derby and the purpose of the service is to deliver programmes of one to one/family support based on psychological formulations unique to every child, with an emphasis on building resilience in children and young people, supporting good attachment and establishing evidence-based outcomes. The service also offers group interventions, schools-based programmes, a digital offer and evidence-based programmes for children and their parents.

We are looking for two CBT Therapists, one to be based in Chesterfield and one in Derby. You will lead on the development of Care Plans for children and young people within a cluster. You will offer clinical supervision to other staff and will provide clinical support to the team. You will work with a range of professionals to ensure the children and young people you support develop to their full potential. You will offer joint appointments and supervised working. You may also be involved in supporting the delivery of group interventions. You will hold the highest aspirations for children and young people and will liaise closely with our partners to ensure compliance and excellence. We will actively support you in your role and provide you with training, development and clinical supervision.

How Action for Children works

Action for Children does what's right, does what's needed and does what works for children across the UK. Every year, our team changes the lives of over 300,000 children, young people and their families - but for every child who needs help to get help, there's plenty more to do. That's where you come in.

The person

You must be accredited as a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist with the BABCP.

Ideally you will have experience of working with children in both clinical and community settings. You will also need an in-depth knowledge and proven experience of the theory and practice of specialised psychological assessments and interventions, to include complex trauma, parenting interventions and systemic models.

You will ideally have experience of conducting group work as well as knowledge of legislation in relation to the client group and mental health issues, child and adult protection.

You will also display excellent interpersonal and listening skill with a high degree of emotional intelligence.

You will be committed to Action for Children's defining statement, "keeping the child at the centre," and promoting our participation standards in your work. You will also be committed to inclusion and promoting diversity in line with Action for Children's values.

The rewards

When you join Action for Children, you will be joining a collaborative, diverse and supportive team of like-minded-individuals, every one of them as passionate as you are. We want all of our employees to feel valued and well rewarded for the vital work they do.

When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts:

By paying you a competitive salary and a generous paid holiday allowance- minimum 29 days (pro-rata) plus public/bank holidays with the opportunity to buy/sell up to 5 days leave
By supporting your work/life balance with a 22 hour working week
By supporting you and welcoming new additions to your family - flexible maternity, paternity and adoption packages
By giving you a pension - we have a contribution scheme that matches a maximum of 7% employee and 7% employer contributions which includes a death in service benefit.
By providing excellent learning and development opportunities and all the support you need to thrive.
By giving you access to discounts at hundreds of retailers This is a fantastic opportunity to make a real difference to vulnerable children's lives and to build a fulfilling and meaningful long term career with a leading UK children's charity.

Action for Children is committed to safer recruitment practices, designed to protect the welfare of the children and young people using our services.

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We would be happy to welcome interested candidates to visit the team or have an informal chat about the role over the phone. If you are interested in this, please call us on (phone number removed) and ask for Dr Matthew Daniel (Lead Clinical Psychologist) or email Dione Riach in the recruitment team or call her on (phone number removed).

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