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Trainee High Intensity CBT Therapist

Employer
Isle of Wight NHS Trust
Location
Newport, Isle of Wight
Salary
Depending on experience per annum
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Profession
Mental health, CBT therapist
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
We are recruiting for a Trainee High Intensity CBT Therapistwho wishes to join our team. You should share our passion and drive to ensure that our patients receive quality and compassionate care.

Applicants must be available to commence their employment W/C 9th September 2024.

There is an exciting opportunity to train with the University of Southampton, and to join NHS Talking Therapies (for anxiety and depression) Isle of Wight. The successful candidate will provide high intensity therapy as approved by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) .

You will work with patients who have a range of mild to moderate anxiety and depression, and severe common mental health problems for which high intensity psychological interventions are demonstrated to be clinically effective.

Are you eligible to apply?The course you will be completing at the University of Southampton as part of this role is a Level 2 accredited course with BABCP. This means that upon completion trainees will meet criteria to apply for provisional accreditation as a CBT therapist with the BABCP.

Link for training course: CBT for Anxiety & Depression (IAPT) | University of SouthamptonTo be appointable to this post, you must meet the criteria for CBT training and also have a BABCP-recognised professional background in mental health or related areas.Interviews are due to take place in early June. As part of the interview, you will be expected to complete a CBT assessment role play.

Main duties of the job

Attached you will find the person specification document which provides more detail about the essential and desirable skills and experience needed for this role. We highly recommend you review this document and use it when completing your application as these criteria are used by hiring managers as guidance during shortlisting.

For an overview of the main duties of the role please see the 'Job Description and Main Responsibilities' section below. To understand the day-to-day responsibilities in more detail please read the full job description document attached.

We are passionate about providing excellent CARE, which is why our values are Compassion, Accountable, Respect and Everyone counts. Our mission is to make sure that our community is at the heart of everything we do and that we hold our values across all our services.

We are committed to endorsing inclusion, diversity and multiculturalism throughout out services and as such, our procedures and policies ensure that applicants are always treated fairly throughout the recruitment process.

Why not come and see for yourself the CARE we give to our patients and staff. Apply to be part of our team today.

About us

Across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight healthcare services are evolving and transforming to meet the continuing care needs of our population. Now is a very exciting time to join Isle of Wight NHS Trust as we enter this period of change.

This year Isle of Wight NHS Trust and Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust have strengthened our partnership and formed a group giving us an opportunity to work together to be innovative in improving patient care and outcomes as well as improving the experience and opportunities for our people across the two organisations.

We have also been working with other local NHS Trusts across our region to create a new organisation, bringing together all community, mental health and learning disability services from across Hampshire and Isle of Wight. Subject to approvals, the new organisation will be called Hampshire and Isle of Wight Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.

As part of the move towards working as one organisation, people employed in our community, mental health and learning disability services by the Isle of Wight NHS Trust on 30 April 2024, will transfer to Southern Health Foundation Trust under Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) on 1 May 2024.

On 1st July 2024 Southern Health will become the new organisation (Hampshire and Isle of Wight Healthcare Foundation Trust).

The Isle of Wight NHS Trust will continue to deliver both acute and ambulance services for the island population.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Person specification:

The successful applicant must be highly motivated and passionate about improving access to evidence based treatment for depression, anxiety disorders and PTSD

The applicant must be able to demonstrate ability to manage a caseload and meet specified service targets

Must be able to assess and manage clinical risk

Must be able to work in team environment

A driving license is essential for this post and the successful applicant must be able to travel to different locations

The successful applicant must be computer literate

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Main Duties

The post holder will deliver evidence based therapy in primary care, to clients who have a range of mild to moderate, and severe common mental health problems.

The post holder will deliver the evidence based interventions via differing modalities such as a group setting, face to face, and e-clinics.

The post holder will participate in caseload management on a monthly basis

The post holder will participate in clinical supervision on a weekly basis.

The post holder will adhere to an activity contract agreed with the service manager at appraisal.

The post holder will be responsible for maintaining continued professional development for professional accreditation and keeping a log of all related CPD

The post holder will be seen as a skilled practitioner who will be a resource for the team and a source of clinical excellence and advice

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • A core profession as outlined by BABCP which includes BSc (Hons) Mental Health Nursing or BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy. Or BA (Hons) Social Work or Probation Service DipPS or a KSA (Trainee applications must have a core profession or 2 years experience as a PWP)
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for anxiety and depression
  • BABCP accreditation and recommended record of yearly Continuing Professional Development


Knowledge and Experience

Essential

  • The successful applicant must be highly motivated and passionate about improving access to evidence based treatment for depression, anxiety disorders and PTSD
  • The applicant must be able to demonstrate ability to manage a caseload and meet specified service targets
  • Must be able to assess and manage clinical risk
  • Must be able to work in team environment
  • Experience of working in mental health services.
  • Demonstrates a knowledge and understanding of the impact that employment issues have on mental health.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of anxiety and depression and how it may present in primary care.
  • Has a knowledge of medication used for the treatment of anxiety and depression in primary care.
  • Able to develop good therapeutic relationships with clients.
  • Demonstrates an understanding for the need to use clinical outcome measures and how this relates to the post.


Physical Skills

Essential

  • A driving license is essential for this post and the successful applicant must be able to travel to different locations
  • The successful applicant must be computer literate


Aptitudes

Essential

  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Regard for others and respect for individuals' rights of autonomy and confidentiality.
  • Able to be self-reflective in the application of clinical skills and use supervision to further develop this aptitude.


Abilities

Essential

  • Can demonstrate the ability to write clear and accurate reports.
  • Can demonstrate the ability to input clinical information into an information system.
  • Ability and skill to act as an advocate for the service, by promoting professional relationships across the health care system.


Employer details

Employer name

Isle of Wight NHS Trust

Address

The Gables

Halberry Lane

Newport, Isle of Wight

PO30 2ER

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

470-24-0008-KP

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