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High Intensity Cognitive Behavioural Therapist

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
22 Jul 2024

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Mental health, CBT therapist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Do you have a passion for working with people who have experienced common mental health problems and a desire to change people's lives for the better?

We are looking for highly skilled individuals to join The Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Talking Therapies. We are a creative organisation which embraces staff ideas to constantly seek ways of taking the service forward to adapt to changing expectations.

If you have aspirations to develop and progress, our IAPT team is leading the way in providing excellent opportunities for training and our focus on staff wellbeing and flexible working arrangements enable our workforce to enjoy a good work life balance.

You will join a team of CBT Therapists, Counsellors and Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners. You will be responsible for assessing patient suitability and delivering evidenced based CBT interventions.

To apply for this role you will require to hold a BABCP accredited/working towards registration and have experience of working in Primary Care Mental Health Services for adults.

The service works core 9-5 hours but offers patient therapy between the hours of 8am-8pm Monday to Friday, and in future on Saturday mornings. We will require you to work flexibly to meet service needs within these hours. To enhance the work/life balance for our team we can offer approximately 50% office based work and 50% working remotely.

Main duties of the job

Excellent communication skills and informed clinical judgement are vital to the role. It is imperative that you can provide evidence of working with people who have experienced a mental health problem and are able to demonstrate an understanding of how anxiety and depression present in Primary Care.

As part of this role you will be expected to:
  • Make decisions on the suitability of new referrals, identifying the most suitable service for the patient
  • Formulate, implement and evaluate individual therapy programmes for patients
  • Exercise autonomous professional responsibility for the assessment and treatment of clients in line with the service.
  • Attend multi-disciplinary meetings relating to referrals or clients in treatment, where appropriate
  • Liaise with other health and social care staff from a range of agencies with a regard to referrals
  • Promote and maintain links with services across the Trust to help co-ordinate provision of an effective Psychological Therapies Service
  • Contribute to the teaching and training of mental health professionals and other staff working in the service.

About us

By joining Team MPFT, you will be helping your communities and in return for this, we will support you by:
  • Supporting your career development and progression.
  • Excellent NHS Pension scheme
  • Generous maternity, paternity, adoption leave
  • Options for flexible working
  • Up to 27 days annual leave (increasing with service up to 33 days) and the opportunity to purchase additional annual leave.
  • Extensive Health and Wellbeing support and resources
  • If you work in our community teams, we pay for your time travelling between patients.
  • Lease car if you complete more than 500 business miles per annum, fully insured and maintained (including tyres), mileage paid at lease car rate
  • Salary sacrifice car - fully insured and maintained (including tyres), your gross pay is reduced by the cost of the vehicle before tax, NI and pension deductions are calculated, mileage paid at business rates
  • Salary sacrifice bikes up to �2k
  • Free car parking at all trust sites
  • Free flu vaccination every year

And more. We are proud to be a diverse and inclusive organisation and there is a choice of staff networks that help you meet like-minded people.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For more detailed information regarding this role please see attached the job description and person specification.

Please refer to the criteria on the person specification when making your application to ensure you hold the appropriate qualifications and skills.

Person Specification



  • Qualification from High Intensity IAPT Course (Post Graduate Diploma in CBT for working with adults) OR Equivalent A recorded/registered doctoral level qualification in clinical or counselling psychology/ a recorded/registered qualification in one of the following - nursing, social work, occupational therapy, arts therapy or a psychological therapy plus further training which confers eligibility to apply for BABCP Accreditation. 3


  • Relevant experience in Primary Care treating anxiety and depression



  • Significant experience working as a psychological therapy practitioner and demonstratingthe competences as required
  • Demonstrable experience of working in mental health services
  • Demonstrates high standards in written communication
  • Experience of teaching and liaising with other professional groups


  • Experience of working in Primary Care Services

Skills and Competencies


  • Well developed skills in the ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, complex, highly technical and/or clinically sensitive information to clients, their families, carers and other professional colleagues both within and outside the NHS
  • Able to develop good therapeutic relationships with clients


  • Trained in provision of supervision for CBT
  • Accredited with a professional psychological therapy organisation
  • Completed clinical audits within a service

Other requirements


  • Ability to use clinical supervision and personal development positively and effectively


  • Fluent in languages other than English

Employer details

Employer name

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust



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