IAPT High Intensity CBT Therapist

East London NHS Foundation Trust
£45,024 to £50,806 a year per annum
Closing date
5 Feb 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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At Newham Talking Therapies we aim to ensure that we deliver the care and treatment that we would want for our loved ones. To meet this aim, we are looking for practitioners who are passionate about delivering effective and responsive therapies.

We can only provide residents the tools to change their lives by having effective staff! Newham Talking Therapies can help you develop and cultivate your clinical therapy approaches. Newham is a wonderfully diverse borough that offers practitioners so much wealth in terms of learning from our residents. 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!

So who are we?

We are where IAPT begun! Newham Talking Therapies was the first NHS IAPT pilot site which from our service led to the national role of IAPT, one of the world's largest mental health projects. We are also one of the longest running and clinically effective IAPT services in the country.

We are committed to the progression of our team members and our posts are formulated to allow for development of clinical expertise in chosen clinical areas. As well as offering a range of therapies, the service also runs as a training centre, therefore offering opportunities for supervision and training. NTT prides ourselves on being innovators in best practice and a service that is always looking to enhance our provision to our residents.

Main duties of the job

Who are we looking for?

We are aiming to recruit High Intensity CBT Therapists to join our creative and high performing team!

You will work alongside professionals from various clinical approaches trained in modalities such as guided self-help, EMDR, IPT, DIT, CfD, BCT and more! We also have a dedicated team working with physical health related problems and long-term conditions; this offers many opportunities to work within other internal teams.

You would also hold a small caseload of face-to-face clients and offer the majority of your clinical work via video and telephone. Currently our staff are attending our clinical buildings one day a week and then working the rest of the week at home, this would be continually reviewed inline with our clinical demands.

We welcome therapists who are looking to develop their expertise working with PTSD and as part of this role we will offer the opportunity to begin EMDR training within the first year of employment and PTSD based CPD.

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.

Please refer to the Job Description including Person Specification for full details.

Job description Job responsibilities

We fully welcome applications from those wishing to do part time or flexible hours. Our service runs Monday to Friday (8am to 8pm) and you could choose your hours to suit your personal life however we would ask you to still work a minimal of one evening week

We will also support access to relocation funds.

We welcome applications from CBT therapists in training.

There are many benefits to working at East London Foundation Trust such as:

- Competitive NHS pension

- Cycle to work and home technology schemes

- NHS discounts across a range of brands

- Interest free train ticket loan

- Well-being classes yoga, pilates.

- Employee assistance programme to help manage difficult times within our own mental health

- Get involved in staff networks including LBTQ+, Womens, BAME networks

- Reduced childcare

And much more!

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

If you have any further questions, please contact Chris Spanton, Deputy Clinical Lead on 020 8536 2161 for an informal discussion.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • HCPC registered Counselling or Clinical Psychologist (eligible for BABCP accreditation) OR Psychological Therapist/High Intensity therapist (CBT) with a core mental health training e.g. nursing, social work, accredited and registered by BABCP, UKCP and HPC
  • All applicants must be BABCP accredited or eligible to apply for accreditation within 6 months. CBT trainee therapists must complete their training with 3 months of our offer and a band 6 position would be offered initially.On confirmation of passing the relevant CBT training course a band 7 position would be offered. If the completion of the course does not occur within 3 months of the offer, we would close the contract.
  • Relevant specialist trainings or qualifications in other High Intensity Therapies and accreditation with professional body
  • Training or qualification in providing CBT in group formats.
  • 2 years post qualification experience
Experience Essential
  • Training in provision of supervision for CBT
  • Ability to meet agreed/specified service targets
  • Ability to manage own caseload and time
  • Demonstrate high standards in written communication
  • Able to write clear reports and letters to referrers
  • Experience in treating Post traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Experience of delivering therapy in a group format
  • Experience of delivering clinical supervision
  • Experience of delivering therapy through interpreters
Skills & Competencies Essential
  • Full range of skills and competencies as laid out in the competence framework for CBT (Roth and Pilling 2007)
  • 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
  • Completed clinical audits within a service
  • Experience of using IAPT clinical systems, eg. Iaptus
Knowledge Essential
  • 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
Training Essential
  • Good record of Continuing Professional Development and willingness to continue this
Other Requirements Essential
  • 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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