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IAPT High Intensity Therapist - NHS Talking Therapies

Herefordshire & Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pro rata for part time
Closing date
23 Apr 2024

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Mental health
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
This is an exciting opportunity to join our expanding friendly team,providing High Intensity Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), working with adults aged 16+ who have a range of anxiety and depression related problems. This role will suit qualified therapists who hold an accredited registration with the BABCP or newly qualified CBT therapists working toward accreditation.

The post holder will work within the service to provide high intensity CBT to patients at Step 3 of the Talking Therapies stepped care model. We operate hybrid working to include remote working from home/office-based hours to include face to face, telephone and video conferencing patient contact. The contracted hours are 37.5 over 5 days and 20 clinical hours are to be booked per week, averaging 4 patients per day.

In return we provide flexible working, regular supervision, opportunities for Continued Professional Development (CPD), a wide range of wellbeing and support programmes including access to LGBTQ+, Black and Ethnic Minority, Disability and Carers Forums.

Redditch is a relatively new Town, near Birmingham and has good links to M42, M5 and a train station within walking distance to the office. We have also moved to a newly refurbished office within the town centre, offering plenty of space and comfort for therapists and patients.

Main duties of the job

A typical week will involve working autonomously and as part of a team. Working within a hybrid model you will take a blended approach to home and office-based working. You will work collaboratively with patients in your care to assess and provide psychological interventions and support individuals to work towards recovery. You will manage a caseload of individuals with mild to moderate depression and/or anxiety and will keep abreast of the requirements to meet KPI targets. You will maintain clear and accurate clinical records and will be supported to reflect in and on practice via regular supervision. You will undertake CPD to further your skills and knowledge base and there will be opportunity to develop your skills by facilitating groups or providing supervision to others. You may have an interest in a Champion role as well as involvement in service promotion and development.

About us

At Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust, we are working together to deliver outstanding care. We run community hospitals and community health services across Worcestershire and provide mental health and learning disability services across both Herefordshire and Worcestershire.

Our people (all 4500+ of them) provide services for people of all ages, experiencing both physical and/or mental health conditions from over 100 sites.

We will support you to thrive offer flexible working options for a great work-life balance, help you fulfil your ambitions, and empower you to make positive changes within your team or service. Its why we were named Large Apprenticeship Employer of the Year award at the 2022 Worcestershire Apprenticeship Awards. We value diversity and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds, cultures, and ethnicities.

What we offer
  • 27 days leave plus bank holidays, increasing up to 33 days with long service
  • Generous NHS pension and enhanced pay when you work unsocial hours
  • Flexible and agile working opportunities
  • Great maternity, paternity, and adoption support
  • Wide range of staff networks such as LGBT+ and ENRICH (Equality Network for Race Inclusion and Cultural Heritage)
  • Health service discounts and online benefits including excellent cycle to work and car salary sacrifice schemes
  • Health and wellbeing opportunities

If you would like to know more, please visit our careers website.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Behave consistently with and promote the values and beliefs of the organisation.

Act as a role model to colleagues, seeking to maintain the highest standards of professionalism.

Use their initiative and take responsibility for themselves and the quality of their work and the service they provide to patients.

Be accountable for own professional actions and matters of clinical judgement.

Attend regular clinical supervision and line management as required by the service.

Following completion of clinical supervision training, offer clinical/case management supervision, as required.

Work with patients from diverse populations and make reasonable adjustments to enable equal opportunities for all.

High intensity therapists are expected to manage their own time and performance effectively in line with service demands.

For full details of the duties and criteria for the role please refer to the job description and person specification attached.

Person Specification



  • Qualification from IAPT high intensity course for adults in the modality required by the service Either High intensity CBT, High Intensity PCE-CfD, High Intensity IPT, High Intensity DIT
  • Maintain full accreditation with appropriate body or actively work towards accreditation and achieve provisional accreditation within one year of appointment and full accreditation within two years of appointment
  • Good record of continuing professional development and willingness to continue this
  • I understand that I will be asked to provide original certificates to verify my qualifications at point of offer



  • Demonstrable experience of working in mental health services
  • Demonstrable experience of working in a service for clients with mild-moderate mental health problems
  • Experience working as a psychological therapy practitioner and demonstrating key competences as outlined in Roth & Pilling competency framework
  • Experience of successfully treating a range of presenting problems with high intensity therapy in line with NICE guidance
  • Has worked in a service where agreed targets are in place, demonstrating clinical outcomes
  • Experience of using disorder specific measures to inform clinical practice
  • Experience of delivering treatment, using disorder specific models
  • Experience of accurate and detailed assessment and management of risk
  • Has received training (either formal or through experience) and carried out risk assessments within scope of practice

Additional Criteria


  • Ability to meet the travel requirements of the role

Employer details

Employer name

Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust


Redditch Town Hall

Walter Stranz Square


B98 8AH

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