CAMHS CBT Therapist, Band 7


Posted: 2 years ago

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust

£40,057 - £45,839 p.a.


At Dorset HealthCare we’re on a mission to empower people to make the most of their lives through our outstanding, joined-up healthcare services. We’re a dynamic, forward-looking Trust, running 12 community hospitals, specialist inpatient facilities and a wide range of integrated community and mental health services for a population of almost 800,000 people.

We like to do things differently here – it’s one of the reasons the CQC rated us ‘outstanding’ in 2019. It’s also why 95% of patients across our services say they have a good or very good experience of our services and 89% of staff feel they can really make a difference. Whether you’re looking to work with us in one of our bustling market towns, a vibrant urban location, thriving seaside spot, or the among the rolling hills of a stunning rural setting, there are a lot of ways you can make a difference in our local communities.

Our 7,000-strong workforce is at the heart of what we do and our success is a testament to our brilliant people. We're all about building a workplace for the future – we believe in equal opportunities and we celebrate diversity. We’re an inclusive workplace, where everyone is welcome, everyone can be authentic, and we are all encouraged to be the best version of ourselves.

Working with us you’ll be part of a strong team. You’ll challenge yourself, build a career, and teach us what we don’t know. And you’ll be working towards our vision to be better every day through excellence, compassion and expertise in all we do.

Dorset HealthCare is the first mental health trust providing community services in the South to be given an Outstanding rating by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) – and one of only a small handful nationally.

Poole and Bournemouth Core-Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service teams are seeking to recruit full time qualified Cognitive Behaviour therapists.

This is an exciting opportunity for enthusiastic and motivated CBT Therapists, who have experience of working with young people and their families with mental health difficulties. If you enjoy team working and making sure that we deliver the best possible outcomes we can for young people, we would love to hear from you.

The post holders will provide CBT expertise into either Poole or Bournemouth C-CAMHS team and will provide evidence based interventions via one to one and group sessions to identified children, young people and families working alongside multi-agency statutory and voluntary agencies. You'll also have access to everything you need to work both in clinic settings and remotely at home. You'll have some face to face contact with young people and other members of the multi disciplinary team, but you'll feel confident to deliver some CBT interventions online. There will be opportunity for further professional development.

This is a full time role, 37.5 hours per week.

For the right candidate a remote only contract will also be considered.

The post holder will also be required to provide clinical supervision and consultation to health colleagues and other agencies.

It is essential that you have or will have a CBT qualification relevant to working with Children and Young People, and experience of working with children & young people with mental health problems. If you do not currently hold a qualification to deliver CYP IAPT CBT specific Supervision, you will be supported to obtain and develop skills within the core competency framework for CYP IAPT supervision, and expected to attend training within a reasonable period of time.

It is an exciting time to join our CAMHS services, our community services are rated Good and our inpatient unit is rated as Outstanding. We have been fast tracked by NHSE to deliver New Care Models providing a closer to home crisis home treatment service. We are also part of the national trailblazer to deliver Mental Health Support Teams in schools across 3 pilot sites in Dorset. NHSE have commissioned Dorset Healthcare to build a new state of the art 8 bed PICU. We've also recently launched a 'Single Point of Access with Brief Intervention Service' called The Gateway, with increased access to treatment and a new self referral pathway for young people aged 16+. Our new CAMHS Digital offer is gathering pace too, and a range of online psychoeducation opportunities are newly available.

If you are interested in moving to Dorset we also offer a generousrelocationpackage of up to £10,000. For further details onrelocationexpenses please

We currently provide the following CAMHS services across Dorset:

  • 6 Community teams
  • 10 Bed adolescent inpatient unit
  • Dedicated CAMHS psychiatric liaison services within 3 acute hospitals -Out of Hours crisis service
  • Discovery college
  • Peer specialists working within our community and inpatient teams

We are also working closely with our local commissioners to develop new and innovative services including a CAMHS Retreat to support the emotional health and wellbeing of young people across Dorset.

Employment in this post requires an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, which the Trust will cover the cost of. Applicants who subscribe to the DBS update service are able to present a valid DBS certificate instead of requiring a new check.

For further details / informal visits contact: Lisa White, Clinical Service Manager at / 01202 646300.

What working for us will provide:

  • 27 days of annual leave, rising to 33 over ten years
  • Excellent NHS pension scheme
  • Health and wellbeing services
  • Flexible working options, including family-friendly hours
  • Free training and one-to-one career coaching to reach your career goals
  • Preceptorship programme for newly qualified nurses and AHPs
  • Access to nine staff networks – have a voice and transform our Trust
  • Relocation costs where applicable
  • Salary sacrifice scheme opportunities – including childcare vouchers, car lease and cycle scheme, home technology equipment, and buying and selling annual leave
  • NHS discounts to save on your shopping, gym membership and more

Visit our careers website to learn more about our culture, staff stories, benefits, development programmes and opportunities.

What you need to do:

Before applying for this post, please do ensure that you have read the job description and person specification requirements. If you think you have everything we're looking for, then we'd love to hear from you, alternatively if you would like more information about the role please do not hesitate to contact us.

After applying via NHS Jobs your application will be imported into our preferred third party recruitment system, TRAC. All information about your application will come from You won’t be able to track progress of your application or receive messages through NHS Jobs. By applying for this post you are agreeing to Dorset HealthCare transferring the information contained in the application to Trac and accept a privacy notice under the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).

Applicants who require sponsorship to work in the United Kingdom (UK) are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. Please note that from January 2021, to work in the UK candidates who are not UK or Republic of Ireland (RoI) nationals require sponsorship unless you have permission to work via another route. Further guidance can be found on the website.



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Job Reference

Reference: 152-M718.21

Closing Date: 2022-04-05

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