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Psychologist/CBT Therapist

Psychologist/CBT Therapist

Status: Permanent

Salary: Band 7, £32,488-42,832 per annum dependent on experience, plus benefits

Hours: Full-time, 37.5 hours per week

Based at our Hollybush House Treatment Centre in Ayr, Scotland, KA6 7EA

Combat Stress was established in 1919. We are the UK’s leading charity for veterans’ mental health. For almost a century, we’ve helped former servicemen and women deal with trauma-related mental health conditions like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety and depression.

Today we provide a range of free services including short-stay clinical treatment, a specialist PTSD Intensive Treatment Programme, Occupational Therapy, Community support and a free 24-hour Helpline. We’re on a mission to raise awareness that invisible injuries can be just as hard to cope with as physical ones. So, when a veteran is having a tough time, we’re there to help tackle the past and to take on the future.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 7 Clinical or Counselling Psychologist or BABCP Accredited CBT Therapist to join our growing team. We require highly skilled and motivated practitioners to work as part of a dynamic multi-disciplinary team providing high quality, specialist evidence based treatment to Veterans.  The post holders will be innovative, enthusiastic and flexible and able to work both autonomously and as part of the team.

Key elements of the roles will include:

  • delivering CBT on a one to one and group basis including intensive trauma focused CBT
  • contributing psychological expertise as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • contributing to service evaluation, audit and research
  • contributing to policy and service development

We are particularly interested in receiving applications from those with experience in the specialist field of trauma.

All psychological therapists at Combat Stress are professionally managed with appropriate levels of supervision, peer support and specialist training.

What we offer

You will work within a charity that is growing and evolving at an exponential rate for the climate and one that has a fantastic cause and committed follower base.

In addition, we offer the following benefits;

  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays, with an increase upon 5 years of continuous service
  • competitive stakeholder pension scheme - contributions matched up to 10%
  • discount shopping
  • cycle to work scheme

How to apply

To apply, please download the application form and return along with an up to date CV and covering letter to

For further information about the roles please contact Paul Lawson or Fiona Manson on 01292 561 300.

Job Description

Person Specification

Closing date: Friday 11 January 2019

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0800 138 1619

Call our free 24 hour helpline for veterans and serving military personnel and their families.