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Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
St Austell/Truro
£35,392 to £42,618 Per annum
Closing date
26 Sep 2023
We are looking for 3 committed practitioners who would like to further their studies to train with South West CYP IAPT. We are offering three places to study place on their CBT for Depression and Anxiety programme (PGDIP). It is aimed at staff who work with a range of presentations in their daily practice and would equip you with a BABCP-accredited Postgraduate Diploma. The training is fully funded and we would anticipate you being offered a substantive contract with community CAMHS on successful completion.

The course runs for one year, between January and December. This training course is funded by HEE, you would be studying at the University of Exeter 2 days a week and working in a children's mental health service 2-3 days per week.

'KSA' stands for 'Knowledge Skills and Attitude' and involves completing a portfolio throughout the year to show how your current skills match the level necessary for a core profession. To be eligible for the KSA route you would need to have a minimum of 2 years' relevant full-time equivalent therapeutic experience in a mental health setting. Find out more about the KSA route BABCP website.

We can be flexible regarding geography for these posts but would anticipate one was located in our Kerrier Base in Camborne/Redruth and the other is yet to be confirmed.

We will consider applicants from a range of professionals and those with suitable experiences in children's mental health according to the CYP-IAPT Knowledge and skills framework.

Main duties of the job

INTERVIEW 16/10/23, EXPECTED START DATE 8/1/2024 with the course needing to be registered by 5/12/23

This is a training role within the Child and Young Persons Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Programme (CYP-IAPT). The post-holder will work within Cornwall CAMHS service at Cornwall Partnership Trust, providing interventions whilst undertaking a programme of training for this role at the University of Exeter.

This intensive training post will equip the post holder to provide interventions based on CYP-IAPT core principles and an evidence based intervention consistent with their training course. The post- holder would be expected to attend and fulfil all the requirements of the training element of the post and continue to work within the CAMHS service on qualification.

Graduates of any other HEE funded course need to be 2 years post graduation to be eligible to apply.

The course is suitable for anyone who already has a foundation in CBT skills. You would need to have:

Level 6 qualification, and a core profession recognised by BABCP.


Eligibility to complete the course via the KSA route. Level 6 qualification is usually an undergraduate degree or equivalent.

To view a detailed job description and person specification including the main responsibilities of this role please see 'supporting documents'.

About us

We're an NHS community and mental health provider Trust based in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. We deliver community and hospital-based care to improve people's physical and mental health. We also provide specialist support to people with dementia or a learning disability.

We are a people organisation and people matter to us. As part of the team, you'll help support the health and wellbeing of the people who live and visit this beautiful part of the UK.

Over 4,000 people make up the Trust. This includes doctors, nurses, therapists, plus admin and support staff.

We work in people's homes, in community clinics and bases. Some staff work from one of our 13 community hospitals. Our aspiration is to have great people, provide great care, be a great place to work and a great partner.

Just over 532,000 people live here. A third of people who live in Cornwall are supported by acute hospital services in Devon. As a result, we also work closely with our partners in Devon. In the summer, and during other holidays lots of people choose to visit the area. This increases the numbers of people who use our services.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To view a detailed job description and person specification including the main responsibilities of this role please see supporting documents.

Person Specification



  • Professional qualification - RN (Mental Health / Child) / OT / Social Worker / Psychologist or equivalent experience to meeting CYP-IAPT knowledge and skills framework)
  • Post graduate Qualification in Child & Adolescent Mental Health or evidence-based intervention
  • Experience of working with children and adolescents with complex mental health needs in a child-focussed multi-agency setting
  • Experience of working in multi-disciplinary and multi-agency setting
  • Able to assess, plan, implement and evaluate treatment
  • Current professional registration - NMC, HCPC


  • Qualification in a relevant intervention
  • Up to date with legislation policy relating to CAMHS
  • Evidence of plans for further professional updating



  • Can communicate and establish effective working relationships with children and young people and their families

Employer details

Employer name

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Shaw House/The Hive Kerrier

St Austell/Truro

PL26 6AD

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