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High Intensity Cognitive Behavioural Therapist

Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year Band 7
Closing date
28 Feb 2024

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Mental health, CBT therapist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Job: High Intensity Cognitive Behavioural Therapist

Salary: Band 7

The post holder will be part of an Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) service and will provide high intensity interventions - initially cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). The post holder will work with clients who have a range of complex Anxiety and Depression related problems for which CBT is demonstrated to be clinically effective.

The post holder will work with people with different cultural backgrounds and ages, using interpreters when necessary and should be committed to equal opportunities.

Will also consider part time hours

The service working hours are 8am to 8pm

Part-time considered.

Suitable for applications from trainees due to complete courses in the near future.

Main duties of the job

Sandwell Talking Therapies Service within the Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust provides Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) service to the local population of Walsall.

The service offers a number of evidence-based psychological interventions both at step 2 and step 3 as proposed by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidance.

The service endeavours to offer the local population a full range of evidence-based psychological interventions, within a stepped care approach, to a high standard and quality .

We are excited to begin a process of expanding our team in-line with IAPT expansion targets and we are now seeking five permanent and full-time High Intensity Cognitive Behavioural Therapists to join and contribute to the innovation and success of our well-established IAPT service.

About us

Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust provides specialist mental health, learning disability, and community healthcare services for the population of the Black Country.

Across the whole of the region we provide:
  • Adult and older adult mental health services
  • Specialist learning disability services

Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust was formed on 1 April 2020, after NHS England and NHS Improvement approved the merger of Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust.

Combining resources, strategies and talented workforce enables us to deliver a wider variety of outstanding services that are based on best practice and are continually improving.

We currently employ over 3,000 members of staff and just like the population we serve, we are made up of diverse cultures and backgrounds.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holders will work alongside other High Intensity Psychological Therapists (HIPIs), and will be required to assist in providing step 3 interventions and contributing to the development of the step 3 service being offered.

The step 3 service primarily offers one-to-one evidenced-based psychological treatments, which ordinarily had been face-to-face however since COVID restrictions these have been completed entirely through telephone/video consultation and the service intends to maintain this as an offer for our clients moving forward.

The service endeavours to introduce group interventions at step 3 and post holders will be key in developing and shaping the content and delivery of step 3 disorder specific groups to sit alongside the aforementioned interventions.

Our service is keen to hear from applicants who have the motivation and enthusiasm to contribute to the innovation and improvement existing processes both within step 3 and the service as a whole. We would value applicants who not only have our clients' wellbeing at heart, but also the wellbeing of our team.

Person Specification



  • Postgradate Diploma in High Intensity Psychological Interventions - CBT
  • Eligible for BABCP accreditation (i.e. training was through a BABCP level two accredited course)


  • EMDR Practitioner
  • Completed Training in Long Term Conditions
  • Full or provisional accreditation with the BABCP



  • Worked in a Primary Care Mental Health Service as a CBT Therapist
  • Ability to meet service targets
  • Ability to manage your own caseload and time
  • Experience with routine outcome monitoring


  • Experience of teaching or liasing with other Health Professionals
  • Working with long term physical health conditions



  • Demontrates an understanding of the stepped care model and the need to use Evidence Based Treatment
  • Demonstrates an understanding for the need to use evidence based psychological therapies and how it relates to this post
  • Knowledge in relation to Safeguarding - Adults and Children
  • Knowledge of medication used in Anxiety and Depression



  • Full range of skills and competencies in line with the Roth and Pilling Framework
  • To be able to supervise other staff
  • Completed training in risk management
  • Able to develop therapeutic relationships with clients


  • To communicate effectively with others - written, verbal

Employer details

Employer name

Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Whiteheath medical centre

Badset Road


B69 3EJ

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