High Intensity Therapist

Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
£40,057 to £45,839 a year pro rata, per annum
Closing date
31 Mar 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 7
Full Time
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The North Yorkshire IAPT service consists of High Intensity Therapists, PWPs & our Employment Team and the opportunity has arisen for 12 months fixed term, full and part time posts available for enthusiastic and committed High Intensity Therapists (CBT) to join our expanding service.

Are you a qualified High Intensity Therapist (CBT) who wants to be valued and welcomed into a supportive, dynamic and expanding team? Are you passionate about delivering high intensity interventions in line with the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies initiative?

You will be an accredited CBT therapist and have completed the Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapist, or recently qualified and be working towards accreditation in order to apply. Anyone without this qualification will not be considered for interview.

Whilst we are offering remote working currently during the pandemic, this is subject to change and applicants should be committed to offer face to face working in the future within clinics around Harrogate and the surrounding areas.

In the event that permanent funding is secured for this post the successful applicant will be confirmed in post on a permanent basis.

Applicants must ensure that prior to applying they have agreement from their current line manager that they can be released on a secondment basis.

Main duties of the job

As a High Intensity Therapist you will be working with clients who have a range of anxiety and depression related problems for which CBT is demonstrated to be clinically effective. You will hold a caseload for 1:1 face to face work, amongst other duties. We welcome applicants who have experience of managing a caseload and who have experience of working within an IAPT service.

You will be expected to be flexible and provide out of hours clinics as required by service need and demonstrate a willingness to travel. North Yorkshire IAPT service currently operates Monday- Friday covering some early morning/early evening working through 1:1 clinics or groups which all staff are expected to offer.

About us

We are the Mental Health & Learning Disability NHS Trust for County Durham and Darlington, Teesside, North Yorkshire, York and Selby.

From education and prevention, to crisis and specialist care --our talented and compassionate teams work in partnership with our patients, communities and partners to help the people of our region feel safe, understood, believed in and cared for.

We nurture the recovery journey of anyone in need of our help. In Our Trust, everyone has a say in how they are supported and treated because we listen to every person in our care until they feel understood. Our patients, their families and carers work together with us towards better mental health.

We're committed to new thinking that improves the wellbeing of our region. We connect with our communities and partners to get mental health care right, in areas that really need it.

We won't rest until everyone in our region has the mental health care they need, to lead their best possible life.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description for further detailed information regarding the role and main responsibilities.

Additional contact details - Carla Webb - carlawebb@nhs.net 01423 852137

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Qualification from High Intensity IAPT Course (Post Graduate Diploma) or other Post Graduate CBT training course
  • A recorded/registered doctoral level qualification in clinical psychology, a recorded/registered qualification in one of - nursing, social work, occupational therapy plus further post graduate qualification in CBT
  • Significant experience working as a psychological therapy practitioner and demonstrating the competences as required.
  • Accreditation, or moving towards accreditation, for CBT therapists and/or HPC for Practitioner Psychologists
Experience Essential
  • Demonstrate experience of working in IAPT services
  • Ability to meet agreed/specified service targets
  • Ability to manage own caseload and time in a climate of high performance targets
  • Demonstrates high standards in written communication
  • Able to write clear reports and letters to referrers
  • Experience of working in Primary Care IAPT Services
  • Experience of providing line management to clinical staff
  • Worked in a service where agreed targets in place demonstrating clinical outcomes
Skills and Competencies Essential
  • Full range of skills and competencies for the psychological therapy they will be providing.
  • Computer literate
  • Well developed skills in the ability to communicate efectively, orally and in writing, complex, highly technical and/or clinically senstive information to clients, their families, carers and other professional colleagues both within and outside the NHS.
  • Received formal training and carried out risk assessments within scope of pratice
  • Good understanding of issues surrounding clinical risk and risk management plans
  • Able to develop good therapeutic relationships with clients

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