High Intensity CBT Therapist

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year per annum, pro rata
Closing date
1 Feb 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust is looking for enthusiastic and motivated qualified High Intensity CBT Therapists for Mid Essex primary care psychological therapy IAPT service, Health in Mind.

This is an exciting opportunity to be part ofour innovative services, fundamentally changing the way in which psychological treatments are provided. We are seeking highly motivated, dynamic, flexible and creative staff to contribute to our success. You will be part of a multi-professional workforce that will significantly increase access to treatment for people with depression, anxiety and other common mental health conditions, within a Primary Care setting.

Main duties of the job

The IAPT services provide psychological therapy within the standards of the stepped care model i.e. Step 2 (Low Intensity) and Step 3 (High Intensity). We actively encourage our therapists to develop specialisms to help with our service delivery.

Our services are focused on delivering high quality therapy, being amongst the highest performers in the region. We pride ourselves on our innovative group work, including perinatal, PTSD, Health Anxiety at Step 3, plus many more. We also have opportunities for people to champion ideas and create new ways of working within the IAPT.

About us

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT) is an outstanding organisation with ambitions to match. We are one of just five mental health trusts to achieve an overall rating of 'Outstanding' from the Care Quality Commission, and our aim is to be the leading provider of mental health and specialist learning disability services in the country.

Our family of over 3500 members of staff provide health and social care for over 400,000 people with mental ill health, physical ill health and learning disabilities across Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire, and Norfolk, delivering these services within the community and several inpatient settings. We also deliver a range of nationally commissioned specialist services including Tier 4 services for children and young people, perinatal services, plus medium and low secure learning disabilities services.

The care we provide makes a fantastic difference to the lives of our service users, their families and carers - everything is underpinned by choice, independence and equality, with our Trust values embedded throughout:

Our Trust values are:

Welcoming. Kind. Positive. Respectful. Professional.

These values are at the core of who we are, everything we do, and how we do it!

Would you like to be part of the HPFT family? Would you like work with us to ensure our service users live the fullest lives possible they can? Would you like to be supported in your career to be the best that you can be?

Then please read on...

Job description Job responsibilities

To provide CBT interventions to people with chronic depression, GAD, OCD, Health Anxiety, PTSD etc.

To support step 3 groups for Low self esteem, PTSD, Health anxiety, social anxiety.

To provide supervision to PWP's as needed.

To maintain records to a high standard.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • A registered core profession as required by the BABCP (http://www.babcp.com/Accreditation OR Applicants to training who do not have a BABCP recognised core profession can enter via the KSA route, demonstrating that they have the knowledge, skills and attitudes required. Further information can be found on the BABCP website. If you are a PWP, without a core profession, you will need to have 2 years post qualification PWP experience by the time the course starts.
  • Post Graduate Diploma in CBT and eligibility for BABCP accreditation.
  • BABCP Accredited
  • Demonstrable experience of working in primary care
  • Demonstrable experience of working in mental health services
  • Experience of delivery of short term focused interventions.
  • Full range of skills and competencies as laid out in the competence framework for CBT (Roth & Pilling 2007)
  • Ability to meet agreed/specified service targets.
  • Worked in a service where agreed targets in place demonstrating clinical outcomes
  • Ability to plan and manage own caseload and time
  • Demonstrates high standards in written communication
  • Able to write clear reports and letters.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of anxiety and depression and how it may present in primary care
  • Demonstrates understanding of issues surrounding clinical risk
  • Demonstrates a knowledge of the issues surrounding work and the impact it can have on mental health
  • Commitment to developing knowledge of local and wider systems and networks.
  • Trained in provision of supervision in CBT
  • Completed clinical audits within a service
  • Knowledge of medication used in anxiety and depression and other mental health problems
  • Advanced communication skills
  • Ability to work within a team and foster good working relationships
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability & skills to act as an advocate for the service, to engage and foster good relationships with all health professional in promoting the good integration of this service with the wider health care system
  • Computer literate
  • Ability to use clinical supervision and personal development positively and effectively
  • Ability to be self-reflective, whilst working with service users in own personal and professional development & supervision
  • Ability to assess clients with complex anxiety & depression related problems

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