IAPT Deputy Lead

Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust
£59,731 to £68,829 a year pa inc
Closing date
7 Jul 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 8B
Contract Type
Full Time
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Following the promotion of the current postholder, we are looking for a highly motivated, innovative and experienced senior IAPT clinicians to take on 8b positions within our well established Talking Therapies (IAPT) service in Brent. Clinical or Counselling psychologists are desirable but the post is open to any experienced IAPT clinician who has been in a senior role and is formally qualified and fully accredited via established IAPT training and professional bodies.

To be shortlisted, you should be currently employed in an IAPT service in a senior management capacity, have excellent clinical skills, be an accredited and IAPT compliant therapist and have substantial supervisory experience. You will be familiar with IAPT requirements and have experience of using data to manage delivery of all key targets.

You will also have experience of developing a substantial service provision including managing, service development and evaluation and providing expertise through teaching and supervising within this provision. You will have a track record of excellent collaborative working, staff development and good relationships with colleagues across mental health services, as well as experience of working within the wider borough mental health developments.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will work closely with the clinical lead and the senior team to manage operational issues within the team, and will have clinical supervision responsibilities for qualified therapists and other clinical staff as required, as well as shared responsibility for designated management duties such as recruitment, line management and performance management.

The postholder will have the opportunity to become involved with quality improvement projects and other initiatives that enhance the service user experience and will be responsible for providing reports and data around performance as appropriate.

You will need a good understanding of the needs of people with complex mental health difficulties a as well as experience of working with these client groups and will carry a clinical caseload of such clients and also receive support for further training and development in specialist areas of interest.

You will also have experience of working in a senior role, providing management and supervision to staff within IAPT, and also experience of supporting service development and expansion in areas such as community partnerships, working with other healthcare providers, perinatal, and long term health conditions amongst others.

About us

CNWL are committed to progressing and supporting their staff with career development and training, and ensuring staff health and wellbeing and job satisfaction. The Brent Talking Therapies Team has a strong track record of providing both external and internal training for our staff in line with service development and need and also supporting career progression within and outside the service

The team has made changes to its way of working due to the COVID pandemic, and all clinicians currently combine remote working with site based service delivery and we support flexible working.

Vaccination: The statutory requirement to be fully Covid-19 vaccinated as a condition of deployment from April 2022 is subject to legislative review. The successful applicant may have contact with patients or service users and we will therefore be seeking proof of vaccination or medical exemption during the recruitment process. As an NHS Trust we strongly encourage and support vaccination as this remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients and service users when working on our healthcare settings

Job description Job responsibilities

Work alongside and deputise for the service Clinical and Operational Lead, providing operational management, supervision and case management for the staff you are responsible for. To manage identified team leaders to enable staff to deliver on performance targets, and to report on performance targets in line with the Key performance indicators. To ensure the systematic provision of evidence based therapies to the clients referred to the service. To lead on identified functions of the service and act as the principal conduit for inter and intra agency communication. To manage the day to day operation of the service across the service bases.

Person Specification Training and qualifications Essential
  • Relevant specialist training or qualifications in an evidence based therapeutic modality as well as appropriate accreditation for the same with a recognised body (eg BABCP).
  • Formal training in supervision
  • Postgraduate Doctorate in Clinical or Counselling Psychology (or its equivalent for those trained prior to 1996) as accredited and registered with the BPS and HCPC.
Experience Essential
  • Experience of working in a leadership role in an IAPT service,
  • Experience of service development and of embedding new organisational models, services and pathways.
  • Experience of working with a wide variety of client groups, across the whole life course and presenting with the full range of clinical severity across the full range of care settings including primary and secondary care.
  • Experience of managing and supervising workforce from different backgrounds.
  • Experience of providing an autonomous clinical service to a diverse population.
  • Experience of teaching, training and supervision
  • Experience of the application of psychological interventions in different cultural contexts.
Knowledge and Skills Essential
  • Excellent reporting and presentation skills. Able to provide & receive highly complex, sensitive or contentious information in a highly emotive and sometimes hostile atmosphere, in a range of relationships and settings.
  • Able to build good working relationships with other professionals.
  • Able to work to agreed targets and monitor own and others work effectively.
  • Knowledge of, and ability to apply, government/advisory body frameworks and guidelines relating to mental health.
  • Understanding and thorough experience of carrying out audit, clinical governance and clinical effectiveness procedures.
  • Well developed skills in the ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, highly technical, and clinically sensitive information to clients, their families, carers and other professional colleagues both within and outside the NHS.
  • Well-developed knowledge of the theory and practice of specialised psychological therapies in specific difficult to treat groups (e.g. personality disorder, dual diagnoses, people with additional disabilities etc).
Other Essential
  • Ability to identify, and employ, as appropriate, clinical governance mechanisms for the support and maintenance of clinical practice in the face of regular exposure to highly emotive material and challenging behaviour.
  • Must be capable of accountability for own work, of autonomous clinical practice, of being guided by precedent and of working towards defined results.
  • Ability to identify provide and promote appropriate means of support to carers and staff exposed to highly distressing situations and severely challenging behaviours.
  • Able to contain and work with organisational stress and able to hold the stress of others.
  • Willing to negotiate and can handle confrontation effectively and professionally.

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