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Trainee High Intensity IAPT

West London NHS Trust
£40,701 to £48,054 per annum inc HCAS (Outer)
Closing date
28 Nov 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Full Time
Are you a mental health or social care worker with a recognised professional qualification or equivalent experience, working in a mental health setting? Have you considered training in cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)?

Hounslow IAPT are recruiting for a Trainee High Intensity CBT Therapist:o One-year paid fixed-term training contracto Starting in March 2024o Three days working within Hounslow IAPT and two days at university (PGDip - Royal Holloway, UoL)

Hounslow IAPT is a well-established, friendly, and diverse service, priding itself on supporting the development and wellbeing of our staff through:o Weekly clinical supervision, monthly Reflective Practice and line management supervision daily duty/debrief system to address risk or safeguarding issues - making the service an ideal place for trainees to develop their skills with substantial support aroundo Opportunities for career progression, with staff having progressed from trainees to seniorso A dedicated wellbeing team who promote a healthy work-life balance and organise regular team eventso Flexible, agile working policy, with staff combining working from home and on site (our main base is in Isleworth, with community locations from Chiswick to Feltham, many close to lovely independent cafes and businesses - we often allocate these considering people's commutes)

Main duties of the job

  • This is a training role within the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Programme (IAPT)
  • This intensive training post will equip the post holder to provide Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) assessments and NICE-recommended CBT treatment to people presenting with moderate to severe depression and anxiety for which CBT is demonstrated to be clinically effective. Appointments take place in person, via video, or via telephone.
  • To work with people from different cultural backgrounds and ages, using interpreters when necessary, being committed to equal opportunities
  • To provide advice and consultation on clients' psychological care to non-psychologist colleagues and to other, non-professional carers
  • To work one evening shift a week (12-8pm) - as we are passionate about engaging all groups of our community, we operate evening clinics (up until 8pm) Monday - Thursday
  • To work autonomously within professional guidelines and within the overall framework of the team's policies and procedures

To utilise research skills for audit, policy and service development and research within the area served by the team/service

About us

West London NHS Trust is one of the most diverse healthcare providers in the UK, delivering a range of mental health and physical healthcare and community services. The Trust runs Broadmoor Hospital, one of three high secure hospitals in the country, with an international reputation.

Our high secure services care for patients from South of England and we provide low and medium secure services across eight London boroughs. The Trust also provides mental and physical healthcare in three London boroughs (Ealing, Hounslow and Hammersmith & Fulham). We employ 4,500 staff, of whom 56% are BME. Our turnover for 2023-24 is �426m.

The Trust is rated as 'Good' overallby the Care Quality Commission. Forensic services are rated as 'Outstanding'.

The Trust is an established partner and contributor in the development of the evolving North West London Integrated Care System and the Integrated Care Board. The Trust leads the NW London Children and Adolescent Mental Health provider collaborative.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The Candidate Pack provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role, and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience and knowledge required. Please view as attached

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

Person Specification



  • A recorded/registered qualification in one of the following at graduate level in nursing, social work, occupational therapy, arts therapy or within a psychological therapy OR Evidence of meeting the Knowledge Skills and Attitude (KSA) requirements of BABCP


  • Experience working in a stepped care service for anxiety and depression



  • Demonstrable experience of working in mental health services
  • Ability to meet agreed/specified service targets
  • Ability to manage own caseload and time
  • Demonstrates high standards in written communication
  • Able to write clear reports and letters to referrers


  • Experience of working in Primary Care Services
  • Worked in a service where agreed targets in place demonstrate clinical outcomes e.g., access targets, recovery rates



  • Demonstrates an understanding of anxiety and depression and how it may present in Primary Care
  • Demonstrates a knowledge of the issues surrounding work and the impact it can have on mental health
  • Demonstrates an understanding for the need to use evidence based psychological therapies and how it relates to this post


  • Experience of working in Primary Care Services

Employer details

Employer name

West London NHS Trust


Ealing - IAPT


W13 8RA

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