Trainee High Intensity Therapist

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
Various locations across LSCFT
£32,306 to £39,027 a year pa
Closing date
3 Jul 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 6
Full Time
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This is a training role with an IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) service in Lancashire leading to a postgraduate diploma in High Intensity Psychological Interventions (HIPI) Cognitive Behavioural Therapist. Successful applicants will enrol with the allocated training provider University of Chester.

Applications are invited from individuals who can demonstrate a high level of skill and substantial experience of working successfully with people experiencing common mental health disorders such as depression or anxiety. You may already be working in an approved BABCP | British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies core profession such as a nurse, occupational therapist, social worker, counsellor or psychological wellbeing practitioner (PWP). The full list of acceptable core professions required to be eligible for this post can be found at Applicants applying through the KSA route can view the eligibility requirements via

Please note where relevant a completed Knowledge Skills & Attitudes (KSA) MUST be submitted no later than the closing date to quoting your application ID & job reference.

Main duties of the job

The role of a High Intensity Therapist involves the delivery of high intensity cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) whilst undertaking a programme of intensive training. The training will equip the post holder to provide CBT to clients with a range of common mental health difficulties for which CBT is demonstrated to be clinically effective. You must be able to demonstrate the ability to work within a high volume, performance managed service, manage your own caseload (approx. 12 clients) and time and be an effective communicator.

About us

Trainees will have access to regular clinical and caseload management supervision and the opportunity to provide the full range of interventions to meet the requirements of the course. There will be some self-directed study outside of the working hours. The training will consist of a blend of remote and face to face teaching at the Chester university campus. The placement will also have a mix of face to face and remote work.

You should have a real interest in helping people with anxiety and depression and be able to develop good therapeutic relationships with clients to achieve a level of recovery to improve their overall wellbeing and day to day life.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please take time to read the full job advert and job description/person specification for this role and in your application demonstrate how you meet the person specification criteria you will be shortlisted against at the application stage.

Important note: if you have previously attracted Health Education England (HEE) funding for a PWP role there must be two years between the date of successful completion of the PWP training and applying for a trainee HIT role

Please ensure that you specify how you meet the core profession or KSA route within the additional information section along with confirmation that your completed KSA portfolio has been submitted to Chester University at time of application. KSA route applications will not be progressed without submission of the KSA portfolio.

Interviews are tentatively scheduled for dates across the 3 weeks from 20th July to 11th August with the post commencing end of Oct/beginning of Nov 2022.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • A recorded/registered qualification in one of the following at graduate level in: mental health nursing, social work, occupational therapy, arts therapy or within a psychological therapy
  • Evidence of meeting the Knowledge Skills and Attitude (KSA) requirements of BABCP.
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
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
  • Able to write clear reports and letters to referrers
Skills and Abilities 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
  • 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 personal development 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

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