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Trainee High Intensity Therapist - Kingston

Employer
Camden & Islington NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Surbiton
Salary
£38,762 to £45,765 a year per annum inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
30 Jan 2023

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Profession
CBT Therapist / Other
Grade
Band 6
Hours
Full Time
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Fixed Term Contract for 1 year

An opportunity exists for practitioners to join Kingston iCope in the role of trainee high intensity cognitive behavioural therapist (CBT). The post holders will work alongside a large team that includes cognitive behavioural therapists, Clinical Psychologists, Psychotherapists and PWPs. Working within a stepped care model, our team provides a range of NICE approved high intensity interventions for depression and anxiety disorders. This is a demanding but well supported position.

Basic Requirements for High Intensity Trainees:

Therapists will usually have an approved basic professional qualification in an appropriate profession (e.g. psychology, psychiatry, nursing). They will usually be registered with a professional, regulatory body and will have experience working in this field. Applicants who do not have a BABCP recognised core profession must enter via the KSA route following their guidelines and complete a portfolio of evidence prior to interview (see BABCP website). Therapists will have experience in working in a therapeutic role with clients. If you are currently a Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner, we would welcome your application if you have 2 years post qualification experience.

Please be aware that if you are less than 2 years post qualification, we cannot offer you an interview.

Therapists will demonstrate personal qualities that make them suitable for the practice of Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies.

Main duties of the job

Therapists will demonstrate personal qualities that make them suitable for the practice of Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies.

Therapists will use Cognitive and/or Behavioural Therapy in line with the available evidence base as their main, or one of their main therapeutic models

The successful applicants will be highly motivated with the ability to organise and prioritise their own workload with experience of working in IAPT services or comparable professional settings. We are committed to providing an out of hours service and so the post holder will be required to work one evening per week (12-8pm).

About us

The service value our trainees, and we offer an in-depth induction to all new staff (both remotely and in-person) and have a long track record of supporting and developing the clinical skills of trainee staff through case management supervision, line management, reflective groups and clinical skills groups. Our trainees will have the opportunity to work face-to-face, and remotely over the telephone and video. Targets for trainees are set at a manageable level and gradually increase over time, meaning our trainees are ready for qualified posts, but have had sufficient time to develop their skills and manage their workload with great support. Many of our trainees apply for qualified posts with us following completion of training.

Job description Job responsibilities

Trainees will attend a BABCP accredited one-year post-graduate diploma training programme two days a week at Royal Holloway (central London base on Thursday and Fridays) and will undertake supervised practice for three days a week in the service. They will have met the Minimum Training Standards of the BABCP when they graduate and will then be eligible to apply for individual practitioner accreditation with the British Association of Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP).

Training for high-intensity workers will aim to provide a post-qualification training in evidence based CBT for adults with depression and/or any of the anxiety disorders. The training will be at postgraduate diploma level. Recruitment for the courses will be aimed at postgraduates, with trainees drawn from Clinical Psychologists and Psychotherapists, as well as people with experience of delivering mental health in other professional capacities such as nursing and counselling (and including graduate mental health workers and Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners who can demonstrate professional and academic equivalence)

The successful applicants will be highly motivated with the ability to organise and prioritise their own workload with experience of working in IAPT services or comparable professional settings. We are committed to providing an out of hours service and so the post holder will be required to work one evening per week (12-8pm).

This post will be fixed term for 1 year.

Further information available from both job description and person specification.

The advert may close before the closing date if we receive a high number of applications

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • A recorded/registered qualification in one of the following at graduate level in nursing, social work, occupational therapy, arts therapy or within a psychological therapy. OREvidence of meeting the Knowledge Skills and Attitude (KSA) requirements of BABCP
Desirable
  • Experience working in a stepped care service for anxiety and depression.
Skills Essential
  • Ability to evaluate and put in place the effect of training.
  • Has received training (either formal of through experience) and carried out risk assessments within scope of practice.
Experience Essential
  • Demonstrable experience of working in mental health services.
  • Ability to meet agreed/specified service targets.
Desirable
  • Experience of working in Primary Care Services.
  • Worked in a service where agreed targets in place demonstrating clinical outcomes .


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