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Job id: 090630. Salary: £62,696 - £76,187 per annum pro rata, including London Weighting Allowance.

Posted: 05 June 2024. Closing date: 04 July 2024.

Business unit: IoPPN. Department: Psychology.

Contact details: Dr Geraint Price. Geraint.J.Price@kcl.ac.uk

Location: Denmark Hill Campus. Category: Academic & Teaching.

About us:

The IoPPN is a Faculty of King's College London and the largest academic community in Europe devoted to the study and prevention of mental illness and brain disease.  http://www.kcl.ac.uk/ioppn/index.aspx

The IoPPN’s clinical psychology training programme takes CBT as its main therapeutic modality, and family therapy/systemic practice as the second key modality. An important strength is the very comprehensive range of both local and national specialist placement opportunities, across three world-renowned NHS Trusts: South London and Maudsley, King’s College Hospital and Guy’s & St Thomas’ – known collectively as King’s Health Partners. The programme, in partnership with King’s Health Partners NHS Trusts, aims to train clinical psychologists who embody the scientist-practitioner ideal and who can go on to become effective NHS leaders. Another strength is the vibrant and diverse communities within South East London, and the programme values and positively promotes diversity and inclusion.

At King’s we are deeply committed to embedding good culture, equality and diversity practice into all of our activities so that the university is an inclusive, welcoming and inspiring place to work and study. We welcome applications from psychologists with characteristics who are under-represented within the University and local NHS Trusts at senior levels, including those from a racial/ethnic minority background, who have a disability, and/or LGBTQ+.

Link to IoPPN programme descriptions:  www.clearing-house.org.uk/courses/courses-z/ioppn-kings-college-london/about-programme

Link to programme webpage  www.kcl.ac.uk/study/postgraduate-research/areas/doctorate-in-clinical-psychology-dclinpsy

About the role:

The Senior CBT Tutor for the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy) will support the Programme provision of training that is required for the cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) pathway, linked to accreditation by the British Association of Behaviour and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP). The programme is accredited for all trainees at BABCP Level 1 and for a subset of trainees on the CBT pathway for Level 2. The post-holder will report to the DClinPsy CBT Lead.

The post-holder will be required to monitor the compliance of the taught DClinPsy curriculum with BABCP Minimum Training Standards for accreditation.  They will also provide CBT lectures and/or coordinate a teaching stream, and will take part in assessments of trainees’ CBT knowledge and competences.

In addition, the post-holder will work with programme team members and placement supervisors to maximise trainees’ CBT experience and supervision. They will provide extra online group CBT supervision where the placement supervisor is not a BABCP-accredited therapist. This will be supplementary to placement clinical supervision and responsibility, and not replace it.

The 0.2 WTE hours need to be flexible to some degree. The DClinPsy team’s core working day is Friday so some meetings are scheduled on this day of the week. However, trainees are on placement from Tuesday-Thursday so the postholder would need to be available to provide supervision groups on at least one of those days.

This is a part time post (7 Hours per week), and you will be offered an a fixed term contract until 1st August 2027.

About you:

To be successful in this role, we are looking for candidates to have the following skills and experience: 

Essential criteria

1.       Accreditation as a cognitive behaviour therapist with the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP). 

2.       Registration with appropriate professional body (e.g. as Practitioner Psychologist with the Health Care Professions Council; HCPC). 

3.       Skills and significant experience in providing CBT supervision.

4.       Significant clinical experience in the UK NHS and providing cognitive behaviour therapy in the NHS. 

5.       Strong commitment to supporting equality, diversity and inclusion. 

6.       Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to maintain effective working relationships with trainees and with university and placement provider staff  

7.       Ability to liaise effectively with multiple stakeholders.  

8.       Knowledge of the BABCP accreditation requirements for individuals and training programmes. 

Desirable criteria

1.    Experience of undertaking assessments for therapists seeking accreditation with the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies 

2..   Experience of contributing to DClinPsy training/supervision or other professional training in the UK involving CBT training. 

3..   Expertise in a field of CBT clinical practice in which the availability of accredited practitioners is limited, e.g. learning disabilities or health psychology.   

4,.   BABCP accreditation as a CBT supervisor and/or trainer. 

5.   Doctoral level professional qualification in Clinical Psychology (e.g. DClinPsy) or equivalent.  

Downloading a copy of our Job Description

Full details of the role and the skills, knowledge and experience required can be found in the Job Description document, provided at the bottom of the next page after you click “Apply Now”. This document will provide information of what criteria will be assessed at each stage of the recruitment process. 

Further information

We pride ourselves on being inclusive and welcoming. We embrace diversity and want everyone to feel that they belong and are connected to others in our community.

We are committed to working with our staff and unions on these and other issues, to continue to support our people and to develop a diverse and inclusive culture at King's. We ask all candidates to submit a copy of their CV, and a supporting statement, detailing how they meet the essential criteria listed in the advert. If we receive a strong field of candidates, we may use the desirable criteria to choose our final shortlist, so please include your evidence against these where possible.

To find out how our managers will review your application, please take a look at our ‘How we Recruit’ pages.

Interviews are due to be held in July 2024

We are not able to offer sponsorship for candidates who do not currently possess the right to work in the UK.

This post is subject to Disclosure and Barring Service clearance.