High Intensity Psychological Therapist - Band 7

Gloucestershire Health & Care NHS Foundation Trust
County Wide
£41,659 to £47,672 a year per annum, pro rata
Closing date
7 Apr 2023

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you a qualified High Intensity Therapist/CBT Therapist? Or are you soon to qualify? Are you looking for a new challenge to work within a well established IAPT service in Gloucestershire, then do read on.

The Gloucestershire Mental Health Intermediate Care Service is a County wide IAPT Service that is made up of 4 clinical teams situated across Gloucestershire. We pride ourselves on our clinical model that focuses on delivering high quality care and work alongside our Primary Care Nurses.

Each IAPT Team includes a Clinical lead, Team Manager, High Intensity Therapists, Senior Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner and Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners. We train significant numbers of therapists so regularly advertise these posts. We have bases in Cirencester, Stroud, Dursley, Gloucester, Cinderford and Cheltenham.

The Service provides evidenced based psychological interventions using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and other IAPT approved therapies. We deliver treatment over the telephone, via video, in groups, face to face using a stepped care model.

We pride ourselves with our offerings of CPD, reflective practice, clinical skills and weekly supervision including potential external training including IPT, Couples Therapy for Depression, Long-Term Health Conditions, Clinical Supervision and Perinatal training.

We can offer flexible working arrangements including part time hours and a blended working from home / base environment.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for enthusiastic, suitably qualified and experienced CBT Therapists to work in one of our four expanding teams. The successful candidates will be BABCP accredited (*or meet BABCP accreditation standards who will apply for accreditation on commencement of post) and have extensive experience of delivering CBT based interventions.

About us

At Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust, we are supportive of the people we care for in the community and aim to provide a fully responsive service to everyone who needs it. This is the same approach we take for our employees. We look to value the skills and experiences of those we work with, whether they are service users, carers, families or those looking to work with us.

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust is part of the NHS. We treat NHS patients according to NHS principles and standards. The difference is the Trust is accountable to local people, rather than to Government, and so we are able to work closely with our community to develop services in the way that best suits the needs of local people.

Job description Job responsibilities

We are keen to develop a more representative diversity of our senior staff and particularly encourage applications from those individuals with protected characteristics - in particular from women, ethnic minorities, LGBTQ+ and disabled candidates.

This post is eligible for the Trusts Recommend a Friend scheme. If you have been recommended to apply for this role by an employee of the Trust you should include a short statement to this effect in your supporting information, including the name of the person who recommended you. If you are successful with your application the employee who recommended, you need to access the relevant forms to process this from the Trusts intranet or the HR Recruitment Team.

The Trust aims to recruit and retain the best possible staff who, through the application of their skills, qualification and experience, will make a positive contribution to our business of providing quality health care services. It is the Trusts view that the costs associated with moving house in order to take up a post with us should not restrict our ability to recruit the excellent people we need; therefore, we support staff to relocate with our relocation policy.

This post requires the post holder to be able to undertake all statutory and mandatory training and post holders must be able to undertake physical interventions. Fitness for physical intervention will be assessed by Occupational Health.

A valid UK driving licence plus the use of own transport for business purposes is essential. For qualifying staff the Trust has a Lease Car Scheme in place and also offers a popular Salary Sacrifice Car Scheme with our partner Tusker.

To ensure you fully understand how the Trust, as a Data Controller, will process and store your data please read the attached document Applicant and Staff Privacy Notice prior to applying for the role.

Candidates for any staff appointment shall, when making application, disclose in writing to the Trust whether they are related to any governor. Failure to disclose such a relationship may disqualify a candidate and, if appointed, may render them liable to dismissal.

The qualification, training & experience requirements for the role are underlined in the Job Description/Person Specification.

Please refer to the Additional Information attachment before submitting your application.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Qualification from High Intensity IAPT Course (Post Graduate Diploma)
  • Further post graduate qualification OR training and experience in CBT that meets full BABCP accreditation standards and will apply for accreditation on commencement of the post
  • Significant experience working as a psychological therapy practitioner in a stepped care service for anxiety and depression and demonstrating the competences as required.
  • Full range of skills and competencies as laid out in the competence framework for CBT (Roth and Pilling 2007)
  • Meets BABCP accreditation standards and applies for accreditation on commencement of post
  • Is a member of a professional body, such as BABCP, BPS, NMC upon commencement of the post.
Desirable Desirable
  • soon to complete training as a Hi Therapist

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