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Trainee CBT High Intensity Therapist

Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
4 Jul 2024

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Mental health, CBT therapist
Band 6
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen to recruit dedicated, enthusiastic and innovative individuals to join an evolving team working as a Trainee CBT therapist within the East Riding Talking Therapy Service.

We are an Accredited Service with an excellent reputation and an impressive record of meeting the required Talking Therapy National and Local standards.

We are a Lead Provider of Talking Therapy services in the East Riding and work closely with our partner providers.

We are proud of the high quality of service we offer to our community, join to be part of our highly motivated and skilled team.

This role is fixed term for 12 months, with potential to being promoted to a qualified High Intensity Therapist position on a permanent contract (subject to successful completion of the course and service needs)

Main duties of the job

In this role, you will provide High Intensity CBT interventions whilst undertaking a programme of training which commences in October 2024 in collaboration with Sheffield University the post is full time 37.5 hours. This training post will equip you to provide a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) service to clients with a range of common mental health problems in primary care, for which CBT is demonstrated to be clinically effective. You will attend taught and self-study days provided by Sheffield University two days a week. For the remainder of the week you will work within the East Riding Talking Therapy Service fulfilling the Service based aspect of the training programme. The post will require a blend of remote and face to face attendance. On successful completion of the course you will be expected to work towards accreditation with the BABCP.

The post-holder will work within the Talking Therapy service providing Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and will manage a specialised caseload of moderate to moderately severe psychological disorders while undertaking the University training.

There is an expectation that trainees will be able to travel to Sheffield for teaching as and when necessary. In addition to allocated university days, trainees will be expected to engage in self-directed study in their own time in order to successfully complete the course

About us

We are an award winning and CQC rated good health and social care Trust delivering integrated services across Hull, East and North Yorkshire. Find out more on our website

We are a forward thinking and dynamic Trust with a real commitment to staff development. We value our colleagues and invest in them to ensure they have the right skills to deliver outstanding care.

We are proud to score above or equal to the average for all NHS People Promise theme areas demonstrating our commitment to improve the experience of working in the NHS for everyone. Wherever you work we know you will receive a warm welcome and all the support you'll need to get you started.

We recognise the positive value of diversity and promotes equality whilst challenging discrimination. We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds.

Work life balance is about having influence and flexibility over when, where and how you work. If the work pattern for this role does not meet your needs, we welcome an application and are happy to discuss working arrangements that differ from those advertised.

We offer a unique range of benefits that go above and beyond other NHS Trusts including an enhanced leave package and health and wellbeing support.

From city to countryside, market towns to moors you'll find a place to call home including some of the most affordable places to live in the UK.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached Job Description and Person Specification.
  • There is an expectation that trainees will be able to travel to Sheffield for teaching as and when necessary. In addition to allocated university days, trainees will be expected to engage in self-directed study in their own time in order to successfully complete the course

Person Specification



  • Full understanding of relevant policy, legislation, drivers and their application to clinical and service area, e.g. Mental Capacity Act, Social Inclusion, Child Protection
  • Full understanding/application of relevant clinical practice/standards/audit within identified clinical area
  • Ability to evaluate and put in place the effect of training
  • Demonstrate specialist understanding of anxiety and depression and how it may present in Primary care
  • Demonstrate specialist 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
  • Basic IT skills


  • Evidence of project work that has impacted on practice and demonstrates a higher level of communication/planning/change that impacts within own area of work/responsibility

Personal attributes


  • Effective inter-personal skills and experience in mentoring
  • Able to demonstrate effective communication skills
  • Ability to work positively within a team
  • The ability to be resilient and maintain one's own wellbeing whilst working in stressful situations, managing a high volume caseload and completing a training programme
  • Work within the culture of improving working lives and working time directive
  • Good time management skills


  • Ability to lead and motivate staff to embrace change
  • Broad knowledge of Trust policies and procedures in order to effectively lead and manage others
  • Experience of giving clinical Supervision

Effort and Enviroment


  • Ability to commute between the various sites
  • Demonstrate mandatory training and attendance for the management of violence and aggression
  • Requirement for frequent concentration e.g. assessments, care plans. The work may be unpredictable
  • Ability to complete the academic components of the course.
  • Ability to attend the training days
  • Frequent exposure to emotional or distressing circumstances
  • Some exposure to hazards e.g. verbal aggression, bodily fluids



  • Demonstrable experience of working in mental health services, a minimum of 2 years' experience
  • Experience of teaching and liaising with other professionals
  • Evidence of continuing professional development (CPD) relevant to the clinical area at specialist/advanced level of care
  • Evidence of development of specialist practice skills and able to demonstrate the impact of this on practice change/development


  • Development of advance/expert level of practice skills and able to demonstrate the impact of this on practice change/development
  • Experience of working in Primary Care Services
  • Experience of working in a service where agreed targets are in place & demonstrating clinical outcomes
  • Leadership/management experience which has had a positive impact and created change within the service delivery/practice
  • Teaching experience/qualification
  • Professional networking locally
  • Ability to effectively Chair meetings



  • Candidates must have a degree (minimum of 2nd class honors) in an allied discipline or equivalent (usually Psychology) and additionally one of the following points in order to be considered.
  • Candidates from a core profession background must have at least two years mental health experience post-qualification at the start date of the course.
  • Candidates are unable to progress through the recruitment process if they are already registered on a Health Education England (HEE) funded programme
  • Counselling - Accreditation with the BACP, IACP, COSCA, or FDAP (NCAC) - Registration with these organisations isn't sufficient
  • Medicine - Psychiatrist or General Practitioner, MBChB or MBBS, and usually PG training with membership of MRCGP, MRCP or MRCPsych

Employer details

Employer name

Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust


ST Andrews Place

271 St Georges Road



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