Deputy Low Intensity Lead / High Intensity Therapist

Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 a year p.a. inc.
Closing date
6 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

This is an exciting opportunity to join a busyIAPT service and contribute to the provision of a stepped-care service for psychological problems.

The post is based at St Leonard's Hospital in Hoxton but may involve travel to other community and primary care sites in Hackney. Full-time staff are expected to work on-site two days per week and work remotely three days per week.

Talk Changes is a well-established service with a commitment to quality and service innovation. You will be joining a team of 45 PWP's, Trainee and Senior PWP's and 40 High Intensity Therapists with ready access to specialist supervision. We also have good links with regional clinical/counselling psychology training courses and substantial in-service training programmes.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will assist the Low Intensity Clinical/Operational Lead in clinical and operational management of Low Intensity assessment clinics and Low Intensity treatments. The post holder will work closely with Psychological Wellbeing Practioners, Senior Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners and High Intensity therapists.

They will manage key aspects of clinical and operational delivery at Low Intensity. They will provide clinical skills and case management supervision to Senior Psychological Wellbeing Practioners and other Low Intensity staff. They will assist with line managing the Low Intensity workforce, including management of annual leave requests and sickness. The post holder will be expected to participate in supervision, audit and clinical governance systems. They will work under the direction of senior colleagues to enhance interventions (including online CBT and groups) to meet the highest clinical quality as well as promoting and develop the Step 2 service.

About us

Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is a high performing and flourishing organisation serving the population of Hackney, East London, The City and beyond.

We are extremely proud of the fact that Homerton Hospital has recently attained the highest possible rating of \Outstanding from the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Our integrated Trust provides comprehensive hospital and community health services for its local population and a range of specialist services for a wider group of patients. In addition, the Trust manages services out of St Leonard's Hospital and the Mary Seacole Nursing Home.

Homerton aims to ensure equality and value diversity, and we are committed to inclusion for all of our staff. This is reflected in our policies, procedures and People Plan. All of our staff are expected to embody our Trust values at all times.

We are also committed, through our Fair Recruitment Standards, to ensuring all applicants are treated fairly.

Homerton has a proud tradition of supporting and developing its staff, including its well regarded and valued nursing community, and all staff are able to take advantage of a great range of benefits.

Homerton is proud to have been included on the HSJ & Nursing Times Best Places to Work list.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role, and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience and knowledge required. For both documents please view the attachment/s on this page.

The person specification below is not the full person specification, but outlines the criteria against which your application form will be assessed.

Person Specification

Education / Skills / Experince / Knowledge


  • Qualified CBT Therapist with full or provisional accreditation with the BABCP Or HCPC registered clinical or counselling psychologist eligible for provisional BABCP accreditation
  • IAPT Low intensity worker/ psychological well-being practitioner qualification (dip/cert PWP)
  • Full range of skills and competencies as laid out in the competence framework for CBT (Roth and Pilling 2007)
  • Computer literate
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with full competence of English Language
  • Experience of delivering case management supervison and clinical skills supervision
  • Experience of providing CBT and other evidence based interventions for common mental health problems
  • Experience of conducting risk assessments and risk management
  • Knowledge/understanding of confidentiality issues
  • Demonstrates an understanding of anxiety disorders and depression and how these problems may present in Primary Care.
  • Demonstrates a knowledge of the stepped care model and how this can be used most effectively to manage anxiety and depression
  • Knowledge of the HONOS care clustering system and it's use in clinical decision making.
  • Demonstrates a knowledge of the issues surrounding work and the impact it can have on mental health / benefits & employment systems
  • Demonstrates an understanding for the need to use evidence based psychological therapies
  • Commitment and adherence to the Equality Act
  • Understanding of the Trust values
  • Advanced communication skills
  • Ability to work within a team and foster good working relationships
  • Ability to use clinical supervision and case management positively and effectively
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Regard for others and respect for individual rights of autonomy and confidentiality
  • Ability to be self reflective, whilst working with service users, & in own personal and professional development and in supervision
  • The ability and skills to act as an advocate for the new service, to engage and foster good professional relationships with all health professionals in promoting the good integration of this service with the wider health care system


  • Relevant specialist trainings or qualifications in other High Intensity Therapies and accreditation with professional body.
  • Formal training in PWP supervision and/or CBT supervision
  • Experience of completing clinical audits.
  • Experience of conducting service related and clinical research
  • Experience of line managing staff
  • Knowledge of performance management policies and procedures.
  • High level of enthusiasm, motivation and ability to enthuse a team
  • Awareness of the importance of staff wellbeing and ways to promote this.

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