High Intensity Therapist

Employer
Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
Location
York
Salary
£40,057 to £45,839 a year pro rata, per annum
Closing date
14 Jul 2022

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Profession
CBT Therapist / Other
Service
Community
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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Are you a qualified High Intensity Therapist (CBT) who wants to be valued and welcomed into a supportive, dynamic and expanding team? Are you passionate about delivering high intensity interventions in line with the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies initiative?

The York and Selby IAPT service consists of Counsellors, High Intensity Therapists, PWPs & our Employment Team and the opportunity has arisen for enthusiastic and committed High Intensity Therapists (CBT) to join our expanding service.

We are looking for 4 whole time equivalents to work full or part time hours. (22 hours is 0.6, 30 hours is 0.8 or 37.5 hours per week is 1 wte).

We are a well-established integrated Step 2, Step 3 (CBT and EMDR) and Counselling for Depression service covering York, Selby, Easingwold, Pocklington and Tadcaster geographical areas

Main duties of the job

As a High Intensity Therapist you will be working with clients who have a range of anxiety and depression related problems for which CBT is demonstrated to be clinically effective. You will hold a caseload of clients, as well as managing other duties. We welcome applicants who have experience of managing a caseload and who have worked within an IAPT service.

You will be an accredited CBT therapist and have completed the Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, or recently qualified and be working towards accreditation in order to apply. Anyone without this qualification will not be considered for interview.

About us

We pride ourselves as an innovative IAPT service, and as part of this have developed opportunities for all clinicians to take on the role of champions for a variety of populations such as perinatal, older adults, students and long-term conditions. These roles enable you to develop your skills and experience in your areas of interest, and assist the service in designing pathways of care for these populations.

We are committed to facilitating continuing professional development and this is actively encouraged within our service. Regular clinical supervision will be provided as well as peer CPD activities within the High Intensity clinical group. In return, you will be expected to be flexible and provide out of hours clinics as required by service need and demonstrate a willingness to travel. York and Selby IAPT service currently operates Monday- Friday covering some evening working through 1:1 clinics which all staff are expected to offer.

The service offers a blended model of delivery combining remote/home working and face to face clinics around York and the surrounding areas.

Job description Job responsibilities

Provide high intensity interventions as recommended by NICE, initially Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

To formulate, implement and evaluate plans for the CBT treatment and/or management of a clients emotional and mental health problems, based on an appropriate conceptual framework of the clients problems, and employing evidence-based interventions.

To undertake risk assessment and risk management for individual clients and to provide specialist advice to other therapists and supervisees on the psychological aspects of risk assessment and management.

Utilise the full range of competencies as laid out in the competence framework for CBT ( Roth and Pilling 2007)

Participate in a duty rota system taking the lead on the triage process and being point of contact for the team and referrers.

To promote at all times a positive image of people with mental health conditions and learning disabilities, as well as the IAPT service and the Trust.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Qualification from High Intensity IAPT Course (Post Graduate Diploma) or other Post Graduate CBT training course
  • A recorded/registered doctoral level qualification in clinical psychology, a recorded/registered qualification in one of - nursing, social work, occupational therapy plus further post graduate qualification in CBT
  • Significant experience working as a psychological therapy practitioner and demonstrating the competences as required.
  • Accreditation, or moving towards accreditation, for CBT therapists and/or HPC for Practitioner Psychologists
Experience Essential
  • Demonstrate experience of working in IAPT services
  • Ability to meet agreed/specified service targets
  • Ability to manage own caseload and time in a climate of high performance targets
  • Demonstrates high standards in written communication
  • Able to write clear reports and letters to referrers
Desirable
  • Experience of working in Primary Care IAPT Services
  • Experience of providing line management to clinical staff
  • Worked in a service where agreed targets in place demonstrating clinical outcomes
Skills and Competencies Essential
  • Full range of skills and competencies for the psychological therapy they will be providing.
  • Computer literate
  • Well developed skills in the ability to communicate efectively, orally and in writing, complex, highly technical and/or clinically senstive information to clients, their families, carers and other professional colleagues both within and outside the NHS.
  • Received formal training and carried out risk assessments within scope of pratice
  • Good understanding of issues surrounding clinical risk and risk management plans
  • Able to develop good therapeutic relationships with clients


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