Trainee CBT High Intensity Therapist

Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust
£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum
Closing date
26 Jun 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 6
Full Time
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An exciting opportunity has arisen to recruit dedicated, enthusiastic and innovative individuals to join an evolving team working as a Trainee CBT therapist within the Emotional Wellbeing Service.
  • We are an Accredited Service with an excellent reputation and an impressive record of meeting the required IAPT National and Local standards
  • We are a Lead Provider of IAPT services in the East Riding and work closely with our partner providers
  • We are proud of the high quality of service we offer to our community
  • Join to be part of our highly motivated and skilled team.

Main duties of the job

In this role, you will provide High Intensity CBT interventions whilst undertaking a programme of training which commences in October 2022 in collaboration with Sheffield University; the post is full time 37.5 hours. This training post will equip you to provide a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) service to clients with a range of common mental health problems in primary care, for which CBT is demonstrated to be clinically effective. You will attend taught and self-study days provided by Sheffield University two days a week. For the remainder of the week you will work within the Emotional Wellbeing Service fulfilling the Service based aspect of the training programme. On successful completion of the course you will be expected to work towards accreditation with the BABCP.

This role is fixed term for 12 months, with potential to being promoted to a qualified High Intensity Therapist position on a permanent contract (subject to successful completion of the course and service needs)

About us

We are an award winning and CQC rated good health and social care Trust that delivers integrated health services to communities across Hull, East and North Yorkshire. To find out more about our wide range of services visit

You will join our team of over 2,800 colleagues that work together to change lives. We're proud of our Trust community and we know you will receive a warm welcome and all the support you'll need from your new team to get you started.

We offer a wide range of benefits to help support a healthy work-life balance and support your overall health and wellbeing.

  • Free on-site parking
  • Buy and sell annual leave
  • Cycle to work & car leasing schemes
  • Extra day off on completion of mandatory training and receiving your flu vaccination
  • Wide -range of Health & Wellbeing benefits

Find out more about what makes our Trust 'Humbelievable' at

Job description Job responsibilities

Please see attached Job Description and Person Specification

The post-holder will work within the IAPT service providing Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and will manage a specialised caseload of moderate to moderately severe psychological disorders while undertaking the University training.

The post holder will work with a diverse population, people with different cultural backgrounds and ages, using interpreters when necessary and should be committed to equal opportunities.
  • There is an expectation that trainees will be able to travel to Sheffield for teaching as and when necessary.
  • In addition to allocated university days and study time, trainees will be required to engage in self-directed study in their own time in order to successfully complete the course.

Please note we are unable to accept candidates who are;
  • currently enrolled on a HEE funded training programme
  • candidates who have previously completed a funded CBT training programme and failed the course

Please ensure that you meet the essential requirements before applying.

Person Specification Knowledge Essential
  • Full understanding of relevant policy, legislation, drivers and their application to clinical and service area, e.g. Mental Capacity Act, Social Inclusion, Child Protection
  • Full understanding/application of relevant clinical practice/standards/audit within identified clinical area
  • Ability to evaluate and put in place the effect of training
  • Demonstrate specialist understanding of anxiety and depression and how it may present in Primary care
  • Demonstrate specialist knowledge of the issues surrounding work and the impact it can have on mental health
  • Knowledge of medication used in anxiety and depression and other common mental health problems
  • Basic IT skills
  • Evidence of project work that has impacted on practice and demonstrates a higher level of communication/planning/change that impacts within own area of work/responsibility
personal attributes Essential
  • Effective inter-personal skills and experience in mentoring
  • Able to demonstrate effective communication skills
  • Ability to work positively within a team
  • The ability to be resilient and maintain one's own wellbeing whilst working in stressful situations, managing a high volume caseload and completing a training programme
  • Work within the culture of improving working lives and working time directive
  • Good time management skills
  • Ability to lead and motivate staff to embrace change
  • Broad knowledge of Trust policies and procedures in order to effectively lead and manage others
  • Experience of giving clinical Supervision
Effort and Enviroment Essential
  • Ability to commute between the various sites
  • Demonstrate mandatory training and attendance for the management of violence and aggression
  • Requirement for frequent concentration e.g. assessments, care plans. The work may be unpredictable
  • Ability to complete the academic components of the course.
  • Ability to attend the training days
  • Frequent exposure to emotional or distressing circumstances
  • Some exposure to hazards e.g. verbal aggression, bodily fluids
Experience Essential
  • Demonstrable experience of working in mental health services, a minimum of 2 years' experience
  • Experience of providing evidence based psychological interventions
  • Experience with routine outcome monitoring
  • Experience of teaching and liaising with other professionals
  • Evidence of continuing professional development (CPD) relevant to the clinical area at specialist/advanced level of care
  • Evidence of development of specialist practice skills and able to demonstrate the impact of this on practice change/development
  • Development of advance/expert level of practice skills and able to demonstrate the impact of this on practice change/development
  • Experience of working in Primary Care Services
  • Experience of working in a service where agreed targets are in place & demonstrating clinical outcomes
  • Leadership/management experience which has had a positive impact and created change within the service delivery/practice
  • Teaching experience/qualification
  • Professional networking locally
  • Ability to effectively Chair meetings
Qualifications Essential
  • Candidates must have a first degree in an allied discipline or equivalent (usually Psychology) in order to be considered.
  • Candidates from a PWP background must have been qualified and practising as a PWP for at least two years at the start date of the course (from the date of the qualifying exam board) in order to meet national expectations, with a completed KSA portfolio with completed statements included for all sections
  • Candidates from a core profession background must have at least two years post-qualification experience at the start date of the course.
  • Candidates are unable to progress through the recruitment process if they are already registered on a Health Education England (HEE) funded programme
  • Candidates must either meet one of the following BABCP core mental health profession requirements OR complete a KSA
  • Arts Therapists - HCPC Registered
  • Counselling - Accreditation with the BACP, IACP, COSCA, or FDAP (NCAC) - Registration with these organisations isn't sufficient
  • Medicine - Psychiatrist or General Practitioner, MBChB or MBBS, and usually PG training with membership of MRCGP, MRCP or MRCPsych
  • Occupational Therapy - BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy, MSc Occupational Therapy, or Dip C.O.T and HCPC Registered
  • Psychotherapy/ Psychotherapeutic Counselling - UKCP Registration
  • Registered Nurse - Mental Health (RMN), or Learning Disability (General Nursing and Enrolled Nursing is insufficient)
  • Social Work - CQSW, DipSW, MA Social Work, or BA/BSc Hons Social Work. Registered with one of Humbernhsft four UK regulators - Social Work England (SWE), Social Care Wales (SCW), Northern Ireland Social Care Council (NISCC) and Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC)
  • Postgraduate Doctorate in Clinical/Counselling Psychology - accredited by the British Psychological Society and HCPC Registered as Practitioner Psychologist
  • Educational Psychology - Doctorate or QEPS - must have BPS Chartership (CPsychol) and HCPC Registration as Practitioner Psychologist
  • Health Psychology - QHP stage 2 - must have BPS Chartership (CPsychol) and HCPC Registration as Practitioner Psychologist
  • Forensic Psychology - QFP stage 2 - must have BPS Chartership (CPsychol) and HCPC Registration as Practitioner Psychologist

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