High Intensity Therapist

Employer
West London NHS Trust
Location
Isleworth
Salary
£45,024 to £50,806 a year pa plus HCAS and Golden Hello*
Closing date
22 Aug 2022

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Profession
CBT Therapist / Other
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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*This role will also include a Golden Hello of up to £4000

We are now able to offer a relocation package of up to £8,000 for people who are relocating from 40 miles away or more

The successful applicant will enjoy a culture of energy and innovation and a robust Trust and local induction programme. We pride ourselves on investing in our staff and support a generous CPD programme (including training in IPT/EMDR/BCT/MBCT and IAPT supervision training). There are opportunities to lead on specialist interests and contribute to service development. Furthermore, you will benefit from monthly clinical skills, reflective practice, and weekly clinical supervision.

You will also have an opportunity to develop skills in the delivery of groups and attend specialist group supervision. You will receive regular line management support and benefit from a supportive management team who adopt a participative management style.

Your wellbeing is of paramount importance, and we are proud of our dedicated wellbeing team who promote a healthy work-life balance and regular events to bring our team together.

We have full & part-time opportunities available. The service has adapted well to the delivery of services during the pandemic. We operate an agile working policy where staff combine working at home, on site and in GP surgeries/community centers.

Main duties of the job

To provide a qualified specialist CBT service to clients of the Hounslow IAPT service. These clients are primarily suffering mild to moderate mental health problems, including anxiety and depression. This involves providing specialist CBT assessment and therapy, facilitating CBT groups and may also include supporting PWPs to facilitate community and/or in-house workshops.
  • To provide advice and consultation on clients' psychological care to non-psychologist colleagues and to other, non-professional carers. It will involve supervision of other colleagues including trainee HI therapists and PWPs, as well as trainee psychologists and trainees from other professional groups as appropriate.
  • The post involves being able to work flexibly and to be able to work at least one evening session (i.e. 12am - 8pm one day). The sessions would be based in the Isleworth Centre team base and Health Centres in the London Borough of Hounslow.
  • The post holder works autonomously within professional guidelines and within the overall framework of the team's policies and procedures. To utilise research skills for audit, policy and service development and research within the area served by the team/service.


About us

West London NHS Trust is one of the most diverse providers of mental and physical health, community and social care in the UK.

Our 3,982 staff care for people in hospital and in the community, helping them to recover and go on to lead full and productive lives. We aim to be the best organisation of our kind in the country.

We provide care and treatment for more than 800,000 people living in the London boroughs of Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham and Hounslow, delivering services in the community (at home, in GP surgeries and care homes), hospital, specialist clinics and forensic (secure) units.

We arerated good overall by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Together, we're committed to promoting hope and wellbeing, working with patients, service users, carers, families and partners across the communities we serve.

We are keen to ensure that our workforce reflects the community it serves, particularly in terms of ethnicity, gender, disability, LGBTQ+ and experience of mental illness.

Job description Job responsibilities

    • To provide specialist CBT assessments of clients referred to the Hounslow IAPT service based upon the appropriate use, interpretation and integration of complex data from a variety of sources including psychological tests, self-report measures, rating scales, direct and indirect structured observations and semi-structured interviews with clients, family members and others involved in the clients care.


    • To work with clients with a range of mild to moderate mental health problems (including range of anxiety disorders and single or recurrent depressive disorder).


    • To formulate and implement plans for the formal psychological treatment and/or management of a clients mental health problems, based upon an appropriate conceptual framework of the clients problems, and employing methods based upon evidence of efficacy, across the full range of care settings.


    • To be responsible for implementing a range of psychological interventions for individuals, carers, families and groups, adjusting and refining psychological formulations and drawing upon different explanatory models. To be able to use Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) at a specialist level in assessments and interventions.


    • To evaluate and make decisions about treatment options taking into account both theoretical and therapeutic models and highly complex factors concerning historical and developmental processes that have shaped the individual, family or group.


    • To exercise autonomous professional responsibility for the assessment, treatment and discharge of clients whose problems are managed by psychologically based standard care plans.


    • To provide specialist psychological advice, guidance and consultation to other professionals contributing directly to clients formulation, diagnosis and treatment plan.


    • To contribute directly and indirectly to a psychologically based framework of understanding and care to the benefit of all clients of the service, across all settings and agencies serving the client group.


  • To work with clients with a range of mild to moderate mental health problems (including range of anxiety disorders and single or recurrent depressive disorder).


  • To formulate and implement plans for the formal psychological treatment and/or management of a clients mental health problems, based upon an appropriate conceptual framework of the clients problems, and employing methods based upon evidence of efficacy, across the full range of care settings.


  • To be responsible for implementing a range of psychological interventions for individuals, carers, families and groups, adjusting and refining psychological formulations and drawing upon different explanatory models. To be able to use Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) at a specialist level in assessments and interventions.


  • To evaluate and make decisions about treatment options taking into account both theoretical and therapeutic models and highly complex factors concerning historical and developmental processes that have shaped the individual, family or group.


  • To exercise autonomous professional responsibility for the assessment, treatment and discharge of clients whose problems are managed by psychologically based standard care plans.


  • To provide specialist psychological advice, guidance and consultation to other professionals contributing directly to clients formulation, diagnosis and treatment plan.
  • To contribute directly and indirectly to a psychologically based framework of understanding and care to the benefit of all clients of the service, across all settings and agencies serving the client group.
  • To undertake risk assessment and risk management for individual clients and to provide advice to other professions on psychological aspects of risk assessment and risk management. To work with clients who are at current risk of suicide or self-harm.
  • To communicate in a skilled and sensitive manner, information concerning the assessment, formulation and treatment plans of clients under their care and to monitor progress during the course of both uni- and multi-disciplinary care.
    • To provide expertise, advice and support to facilitate the effective and appropriate provision of psychological care by all members of the treatment team. This will include providing clinical duty and debrief to PWPs once a week in-line with service operational and risk policies and procedures.
      • To communicate in a skilled and sensitive manner, information concerning the assessment, formulation and treatment plans of clients under their care and to monitor and evaluate progress during the course of both uni- and multi-disciplinary care. To assess and deliver highly complex, sensitive and contentious information in a hostile, antagonistic and emotional atmosphere, e.g. deciding whether clients are suitable for particular services, or explaining to families about the prognosis, or explaining that a service is not available for a client, or having to break confidentiality and refer them to Social Services because of concerns about harm to children.To provide medico-legal reports, and reports for housing and employment bodies.

For further information please refer to the Job Description & Person Specification.

Person Specification Qualifications and Training Essential
  • Post-graduate doctoral level training in clinical or counseling psychology (or its equivalent for those trained prior to 1996) as accredited by the BPS, or post graduate training in another core mental health profession (nursing, Occupational therapy) plus a post graduate diploma or higher degree in CBT. Professional registration with the appropriate Health Professions Council (HPC)
  • To be accredited by the BABCP as a provisionally or fully accredited practitioner, or to be able to achieve provisional practitioner accreditation with the BABCP within six months of starting in post.
Desirable
  • Fully accredited with the BABCP
  • Pre-qualification training and qualifications in research methodology, staff training and/or other fields of applied psychology.
Experience Essential
  • Experience of specialist psychological assessment and treatment of clients within an IAPT service
  • Experience of working with a wide variety of client groups and presenting problems that reflect a range of clinical severity including maintaining a high degree of professionalism in the face of highly emotive and distressing problems, verbal abuse and the threat of physical abuse.
Desirable
  • Experience of teaching, training and/or supervision.
  • Experience of the application of CBT in different cultural contexts
  • Experience of specialist psychological assessment and treatment of clients across a range of care settings. including outpatient, community, and primary care settings
Knowledge and Skills Essential
  • Skills in the use of complex methods of psychological assessment, intervention and management frequently requiring sustained and intense concentration.
  • Experience at working with Cognitive Behaviour Therapy at a specialist level.
  • High-level knowledge of the theory and practice of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy.
  • 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.
  • Skills in providing consultation to other professional and non-professional groups.
  • Knowledge of issues relating to primary and secondary care psychological therapies services.
Desirable
  • Ability to identify and employ mechanisms of clinical governance as appropriate, to support and maintain clinical practice in the face of regular exposure to highly emotive material and challenging behaviour.
  • Able to work at least one evening session, till 8.00pm.
  • Self-motivated, able to work autonomously and independently with confidence.
  • Be aware of the limitations in own competencies and seek appropriate senior advice
Personal Qualities Essential
  • Ability to identify and employ mechanisms of clinical governance as appropriate, to support and maintain clinical practice in the face of regular exposure to highly emotive materia

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