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IAPT-Specialist LTHC Clinical/Counselling Psychologist/CBTTherapist

East London NHS Foundation Trust
£45,024 to £50,806 a year per annum
Closing date
2 Jul 2022

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Newham Talking Therapies - Who are we?

We are large, dynamic, experienced primary care (IAPT) talking therapies service with a rich history of being innovators of best practice. Newham is a wonderfully diverse borough that offers practitioners so much wealth in terms of learning from our residents and our clinically exceptional staff. If you are looking to widen your therapy experience, gain expertise or to have opportunities to progress clinically or within management areas, NTT could be the place for you!

Who are we looking for?

We are looking to recruit a passionate CBT therapist with a special interest in LTC. You would work as a clinical specialist working with residents who present with LTC such as long covid, MUS, and pain.

Your passion/expertise would help improve our outcomes for our clients by ensuring staff are up to date with best practice when working with LTC, provide trainings to staff, provide workshops on long term conditions to the borough/external organisations and at times provide peer supervision to junior staff.

You would also hold a small caseload of face-to-face clients and offer the majority of your clinical work via video and telephone. Currently our staff are attending our clinics one day a week and then working the rest of the week at home, this would be continually reviewed in line with our clinical demands.

Main duties of the job

We welcome therapists who are looking to develop their expertise working with LTC and as part of this role we will offer the opportunity to begin LTC training within the first year of employment and CPD.

We fully welcome applications from those wishing to do part time or flexible hours. Our service runs Monday to Thursday (8am to 8pm), expect Friday (8am-5pm) and you could choose your hours to suit your personal life however we would ask you to still work a minimal of one evening week.

About us

Our mission is to make a positive difference to people's lives by improving the quality of life for all we serve. Our values are: We Care, We Respect, We are Inclusive - so we are looking for people who live and breathe these qualities when supporting service users and carers, and in their relationships with colleagues in the Trust and our partner organisations.

Job description Job responsibilities

We would encourage newly qualified CBT therapists to apply and those who expect to complete their training in the near future. For those who are due to complete their training we would, we would initially offer a conditional AfC band 6 position whilst you wait for confirmation that you have passed your CBT training course - if training completion does not occur within 3 months of the offer been given we would close the contract.

We will also support access to relocation project funds.

We offer time for your wellbeing.

There are many benefits to working at East London Foundation Trust such as:

Competitive NHS pension

Cycle to work and car lease schemes

NHS discounts across a range of brands

Interest free train ticket loan

Wellbeing classes Yoga, Pilates.

Employee assistance programme to help manage difficult times within our own mental health

Get involved in staff networks including LBTQ+, Womens, BAME networks

Reduced childcare i.e. 40% subsidy during school holidays

And much more

Find out more about us at

If you have any further questions, please contact Jayshree Pithia (LTC Team Lead & Senior CBT Therapist) on 020 8536 2161 for an informal discussion.

Person Specification Education/ Qualification/ Training Essential
  • HCPC registered Counselling or Clinical Psychologist (eligible for BABCP accreditation) OR
  • Psychological Therapist/High Intensity therapist (CBT) with a core mental health training e.g. nursing, social work, accredited and registered by BABCP, UKCP and HCPC
  • All applicants must be BABCP accredited or eligible to apply for accreditation within 6 months. CBT trainee therapists must complete their training within 3 months of our offer and a band 6 position would be offered initially. On confirmation of passing the relevant CBT training course, a band 7 position would be offered. If the completion of the course does not occur within 3 months of the offer, we would close the contract.
  • Relevant specialist trainings or qualifications in other High Intensity Therapies and accreditation with professional body
  • Training or qualification in providing CBT in group formats.
  • Relevant IAPT LTC training i.e. 10day programme with Kings College
  • Significant post qualification experience
Skills & Competencies Essential
  • 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
  • Has received training (either formal of through experience) and carried out risk assessments within scope of practice
  • Understanding of issues surrounding clinical risk
  • Able to develop good therapeutic relationships with clients
  • Completed clinical audits within a service
  • Experience of using IAPT clinical systems, e.g. IAPTus
Experience Essential
  • Ability to meet agreed/specified service targets
  • Ability to manage own caseload and time
  • Demonstrate high standards in written communication
  • Able to write clear reports and letters to referrers
  • Experience in treating people with Long term health conditions
  • Experience of delivering therapy in a group format
  • Experience of delivering clinical supervision
Knowledge Essential
  • Demonstrates an understanding of anxiety disorders and depression and how these problems may present in Primary Care and with individuals with cancer or Long term health problems
  • Demonstrates a knowledge of the issues surrounding work and the impact it can have on mental health / benefits & employment systems
  • Knowledge of medication used in anxiety and depression and other common mental health problems
  • Demonstrates an understanding for the need to use evidence based psychological therapies and how it relates to this post
Training Essential
  • Good record of Continuing Professional Development and willingness to continue this
Other Requirements Essential
  • High level of enthusiasm and Motivation.
  • 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
  • Fluent in languages other than English

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