Vacancy for Cognitive Analytic Practitioner/Psychotherapist, London - closing date soon!

Closing date: 26 January 2020

East London and the City Mental Health NHS Trust has the following vacancy:

City & Hackney Specialist Psychotherapy Service

Post Title:                  Cognitive Analytic Practitioner/Psychotherapist

Band:                         7

Hours:                        37.5 hrs/wk (1 WTE)

Responsible to:        Clinical and Operational Lead in Psychotherapy City & Hackney Specialist Psychotherapy Service

Accountable to:        Borough Director, City & Hackney

Location:                    City & Hackney Specialist Psychotherapy Service, Vivienne Cohen House, 2 Crozier Terrace, E9 6AT

CRB Check required (level of disclosure):  Enhanced

1.         Purpose of the Job:

As a member of the City & Hackney Specialist Psychotherapy Service, the post-holder will be responsible for:

  • The delivery of high quality, time limited, specialist Cognitive Analytic treatment interventions for service users.
  • Providing clinical co-working with other health professionals.
  • Proactively developing robust professional relationships with a range of professional groups within local statutory and non-statutory services.
  • Actively participating in the further development of the service, including but not exclusively, training, service user involvement, Quality Improvement and service developments.
  • The provision of generic mental health and specialist CAT assessments to identify all groups of adult mental disorders and suitability for psychotherapy as required.
  • The provision of assessment that identifies whether service users would benefit from alternative mental health treatments (including medication and other psychological treatments), weighing up the relative advantages and advising the service user accordingly.
  • Where CAT is not an indicated treatment, liaising as appropriate with other professional groups to effectively communicate that assessment and facilitate transfer of care to an appropriate professional. 
  • Conducting risk assessments, preparing risk management plans and initiating appropriate action where indicated.
  • Eliciting, recording, collating and communicating outcome data of their clinical activity to the Clinical and Operational Lead.
  • Participating in CAT supervision with professional colleagues.
  • Promoting and contributing to the development and maintenance of a healthy therapeutic culture within the Specialist Psychotherapy Service amongst colleagues and service users.
  • Engaging in CPD, including active engagement in and use of clinical supervision.
  • Providing consultation to and communicating as appropriate with external agencies (including housing, police, local authority, employers etc.) as required.
  • Developing and maintaining good professional relationships with mental health workers in primary and secondary care.
  • Actively contributing to and supporting the integration of clinical governance of Cognitive Therapies and the Specialist Psychotherapy Service generally, leading on areas of work as directed.
  • Exercising personal responsibility for the systematic clinical governance of their professional practice, including regular attendance to and participation in line management supervision.
  • Being aware of and complying with the policies, procedures and standards of service in the Specialist Psychotherapy Service.
  • Fulfilling the code of conduct and following the ethical guidelines in their professional work of both their core professional and accrediting bodies (including ACAT).
  • Any other duties necessary to the smooth running of the practice and falling within what might reasonably be considered the duties of a Cognitive Analytic Practitioner/Psychotherapist.

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