Trainee High Intensity Therapists

Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum
Closing date
3 Jul 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Learning Disability
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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An exciting opportunity has arisen to recruit 2 dedicated, enthusiastic and innovative individuals to join our team and work within the York and Selby Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) Service. The service is an integrated Step 2, Step 3 and counselling service covering York, Selby, Pocklington, Easingwold and Tadcaster geographical areas. We also have a dedicated Employment Advisory Team to support service users whilst within treatment.

Main duties of the job

In this role, you will provide High Intensity interventions whilst undertaking the PG Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy delivered by Newcastle University which commences in September 2022. This training post will equip you to provide a Cognitive Behavioural 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.

We are keen to appoint people who are committed to a career within IAPT. On successful completion of the course you will be expected to work towards accreditation with the BABCP.

Upon completion of the course there is potential to being promoted to a qualified High Intensity Therapist position on a permanent contract (subject to successful completion of the course, a vacant post being available and any relevant factors at the time).

The successful candidates will need to be flexible, well organised, evidence reliability and demonstrate the ability to cope with a demanding job. The post holder will be enthusiastic, hard working and able to meet specified targets in order to deliver a high quality service to the local population.

About us

York and Selby IAPT service offer a hybrid working model with a mix of homeworking and working from different venues across the York and Selby locality.

You will also be expected to be flexible and provide out of hours clinics and travel to different locations as required by service need.

The successful candidates will need to be available to travel to Newcastle University for the teaching days and commit to the 2 year duration of the course.

Job description Job responsibilities


Please ensure you meet the High Intensity IAPT CBT Trainee recruitment requirements as otherwise you will not be considered for shortlisting:

Applicants must have a core profession as recognised by the British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) - see attachment for those that qualify


Applicants to training who do not have a BABCP recognised core profession can enter via the KSA route, demonstrating that they have the knowledge, skills and attitudes required. Further details regarding KSA can be found in the attachment
  • A partially completed portfolio should be presented at interview with statements included for all sections.
  • The partially completed KSA portfolio will need to be sent to the University if you are successful at interview before a formal offer can be made.

If you are a PWP, without a core profession, you will need to have a minimum of2 YEARS POST QUALIFICATION PWP EXPERIENCE by the time the course starts (September 2022). If you DO NOT clearly show that you will have two years experience as a qualified PWP, you cannot, unfortunately, be considered.
  • If you are invited to interview, you must bring with you any academic qualifications certificates and evidence you hold, as applicable.
  • If you do not have a BABCP recognised core profession you must follow the KSA procedure and prepare your portfolio prior to interview.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • 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.
  • Substantial experience meeting the BABCP KSA requirements (must be submitted at interview).
Experience Essential
  • 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; writing reports, letters, etc.
  • Experience of working in Primary Care Services
  • Worked in a service where agreed targets in place demonstrating clinical outcomes
Skills & Competencies Essential
  • Ability to evaluate and put in place the effect of training
  • 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
  • Able to develop good therapeutic relationships with clients
Knowledge Essential
  • 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
  • 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

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

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