IAPT-High Intensity Relational Psychotherapist (IPT or DIT)

East London NHS Foundation Trust
£45,024 to £50,806 a year per annum inc HCA
Closing date
18 Aug 2022

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Counsellor / Psychotherapist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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Newham Talking Therapies - Who are we?

We are large, dynamic, experienced primary care (IAPT) talking therapies service with a rich history of being innovators of best practice. Newham is a wonderfully diverse borough that offers practitioners so much wealth in terms of learning from our residents and our clinically exceptional staff. If you are looking to widen your therapy experience, gain expertise or to have opportunities to progress clinically or within management areas, NTT could be the place for you!

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for qualified IPT or DIT Psychotherapists to join our brilliant relational therapy team! The post holder will be part of a very dynamic team and will work alongside psychotherapists trained in a range of therapies including systemic, couple therapies, EMDR, CBT, psychodynamic, CFD and integrative therapies.

NTT is committed to the progression of our team members and our posts are formulated to allow for development of clinical expertise in specialist areas of interest in keeping with service needs and development. The post-holder will receive regular supervision from experienced clinicians and there will be opportunities to attend various in-house CPD events. Our service is also committed to ensuring a healthy work life balance and creating and maintaining a positive working environment.

Main duties of the job

You would a caseload of telephone/video clients along with a small caseload of face-to-face. Currently our staff are attending our clinics one day a week and then working the rest of the week at home, this would be continually reviewed in line with our clinical demands.
  • We fully welcome applications from those wishing to do part time or flexible hours. Our service runs Monday to Thursday (8am to 8pm) and Friday (8am to 5pm) You would be able to nominate your preferred working hours and we would ask you to work a minimum of one evening a week.
  • We will also support access to a relocation package for those looking to move for this position.

There are many benefits to working at East London Foundation Trust such as:
  • Competitive NHS pension
  • Cycle to work and car lease schemes
  • NHS discounts across a range of brands
  • Interest free train ticket loan
  • Wellbeing classes - Yoga, Pilates....
  • Employee assistance programme to help manage difficult times within our own mental health
  • Get involved in staff networks including LBTQ+, Women's, BAME networks...
  • Reduced childcare i.e. 40% subsidy during school holidays
  • And much more!

About us

Our mission is to make a positive difference to people's lives by improving the quality of life for all we serve. Our values are: We Care, We Respect, We are Inclusive - so we are looking for people who live and breathe these qualities when supporting service users and carers, and in their relationships with colleagues in the Trust and our partner organisations

Job description Job responsibilities

Find out more about us at https://newhamtalkingtherapies.nhs.uk/

If you have any further questions, please contact Andy Dalziel, Counselling Psychologist, Senior High Intensity Therapist, Relational Therapies Lead on 020 8536 2161 for an informal discussion.

Person Specification Education/ Qualification/ Training Essential
  • Doctoral level training in clinical/counselling psychology (HCPC registered) Or Psychological therapist with core mental health training
  • Training and qualification in at least one of the following NICE recommended psychological therapies: - Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT) - Interpersonal Therapy (IPT)
  • Membership of the BPS division of Clinical Psychology
  • Registered as a Chartered Psychologist
  • Registered supervisor
Experience Essential
  • Experience of working with a wide range of Psychological problems in Primary Care/ IAPT settings
  • Ability to meet agreed/specified service targets
  • Ability to manage own caseload and time
  • Experience of delivering therapy in a group format
  • Experience of delivering clinical supervision
Knowledge and Skills Essential
  • Full range of skills and competencies as laid out in the competence framework
  • Computer literate
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Has received training (either formal of through experience) and carried out risk assessments within scope of practice
  • Understanding of issues surrounding clinical risk
  • Able to develop good therapeutic relationships with clients
  • Demonstrates an understanding of anxiety disorders and depression and how these problems may present in Primary Care
  • Demonstrates a knowledge of the issues surrounding work and the impact it can have on mental health / benefits & employment systems
  • Knowledge of medication used in anxiety and depression and other common mental health problems
  • Demonstrates an understanding for the need to use evidence based psychological therapies and how it relates to this post
  • Completed clinical audits within a service
  • Experience of using IAPT clinical systems, e.g. IAPTus
Other Essential
  • Good record of Continuing Professional Development and willingness to continue this
  • High level of enthusiasm and Motivation.
  • Advanced communication skills
  • Ability to work within a team and foster good working relationships
  • Ability to use clinical supervision and case management positively and effectively
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Regard for others and respect for individual rights of autonomy and confidentiality
  • Ability to be self-reflective, whilst working with service users, & in own personal and professional development and in supervision
  • The ability and skills to act as an advocate for the new service, to engage and foster good professional relationships with all health professionals in promoting the good integration of this service with the wider health care system
  • Fluent in languages other than English

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