Trainee High Intensity CBT (HI CBT) Therapist

Alliance Psychological Services Limited

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Job summary

Alliance Psychological Services is an independent provider of counselling and psychological therapy services based in the Tees Valley area and working across the North-East region. We are working in partnership with Middlesbrough & Stockton Mind to deliver the IMPACT on Teesside service.

We are recruiting for multiple High Intensity CBT (HICBT) training posts to undertake the Postgraduate Diploma in CBT course at Teesside University in early 2023. Successful applicants will be expected to start in the role prior to the training commencing (ideally from October 2022) to allow time to ensure a comprehensive welcome and induction into the service. They will attend University one day a week, will be allocated study leave on a regular basis through term time and carry an appropriate clinical caseload. Salaries will start at £31,000 based on current qualifications and experience, increasing to £38,000 once qualified. For more information on the University training program, please visit:

https://www.tees.ac.uk/postgraduate_courses/Nursing_Midwifery_&_Health_Professions/PgDip_Cognitive_Behavioural_Therapy_(IAPT).cfm

For any further info, please contact Kerri Connelly at enquiries@impactonteesside.com

Closing date: 14th August 2022

Interview dates: 25th and 26th August 2022

You must have right to work in the UK as we are currently unable to offer working visa opportunities. 

Main duties of the job

IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING ELIGIBILITY:

Please ensure you meet the High Intensity IAPT CBT Trainee recruitment requirements or you will not be considered for shortlisting:

· You must have a core profession as recognised by BABCPor

· If you do not have a BABCP recognised core profession, you can enter via the KSA route, demonstrating that you have the knowledge, skills and attitudes required. For more information on KSA, please use this linkhttps://www.babcp.com/Accreditation/Provisional-Accreditation/Knowledge-Skills-and-Attitudes

· If you are a PWP without a core profession, you must have a minimum of 2 years post qualification PWP experience (please note this is 2 years post board confirmation of qualifications).

· If you are a counsellor, you must have a minimum 2 years’ post qualification experience and be Accredited or eligible for Accreditation prior to beginning the course.

If you are invited to interview, you must bring with you any academic qualifications certificates and evidence you hold, as applicable.

If you are applying through the KSA route, you will need to produce your portfolio at interview.

About us

You will be employed by either Alliance or Middlesbrough & Stockton Mind which will be discussed at appointment.

Alliance offers first rate training and development opportunities, 38 days annual leave pro rata, rising 1 day every 5 years of service (plus the option to purchase additional annual leave) EAP health scheme including costs towards eye tests/glasses, dental treatment, physio treatment and shopping discounts alongside a 3% contributory pension scheme. We also offer health and wellbeing initiatives and promote flexible working for a positive work life balance.

At Mind, our staff are at the very core of all we do. We offer varied and rewarding roles with substantial development opportunities. What's more we hope that we offer a sense of community and a sense of belonging to something meaningful. We have a commitment to equality and diversity and it's our aim to employ a representative workforce that reflects the community we serve.

IMPACT has responsibility for safeguarding all children and vulnerable adults within our service, part of this is to follow safer recruitment of staff for all appointments. It is also a requirement that all staff understand it is each person’s individual responsibility and are committed to promoting and safeguarding the welfare of our clients.

An enhanced criminal records disclosure will be sought in the event of a successful application

Date posted

28 July 2022

Pay scheme

Other

Salary

£31,000 a year Whilst Training pro rata to hours worked

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

E0163-22-6314

Job locations

Alliance Psychological Services Ltd

24 Yarm Road

Stockton-on-tees

Cleveland

TS18 3NA


Middlesbrough & Stockton Mind

Lothian Road

Middlesbrough

Cleveland

TS4 2QX


Job description

Job responsibilities

The Post holder will provide a range of evidence-based psychological interventions within the framework of the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) Programme as part of as part of Impact’s Primary Care Psychological Wellbeing Therapies (PWT) Service across the Tees area. The post-holder will work within the service providing high intensity interventions whilst undertaking a university-based programme of training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).

The post- holder will work as part of the Impact team for a minimum of 3 days of the week whilst attending the training programme. They will provide a range of evidence-based psychological interventions within the framework of the IAPT Programme as part of Impact’s Team serving GP Practices across the NHS Tees area.

This position may require flexible hours between 8am until 8pm weekdays.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

To work as a member of the Impact PWT Service Team

  • To create and maintain effective working relationships within the PWT Team and elsewhere
  • To offer advice and support to other members of the wider Primary Care Team, including GPs and other Health Professionals, on mental health issues, and in relation to appropriate referral pathways for patients with mental health needs
  • To liaise effectively with Secondary Care and voluntary sector organisations and services
  • To attend meetings and provide reports as required
  • To assist in the development and promotion of the service

To provide a range of therapeutic interventions

  • To provide assessment, including risk assessment, of clients referred for psychological therapy within the Primary Care setting
  • To select and deliver a range of appropriate therapeutic interventions in collaboration with the client
  • To work within an appropriate time framework
  • To make appropriate onward referrals following assessment for clients requiring other services, including statutory and voluntary agencies
  • To maintain clients’ confidentiality within agreed guidelines

To undertake the required training programme

  • To attend and fulfil all the requirements of the training element of the post. NB: Satisfactory completion of the training programme is a condition of continued employment.
  • To apply learning from the training programme in practice
  • To attend university-based supervision in relation to course work to meet the required standards.
  • To work with an appropriate range and number of cases selected with the support of their Clinical Supervisor as suitable for the current stage of clinical skills development.

Safeguarding

  • Responsible for safeguarding children and vulnerable adults by promoting the welfare of service users at all times and operating within local policies and procedures.
  • Under guidance and support taking appropriate safeguarding action to protect children and vulnerable adults at risk of significant harm.
  • Under guidance and supervision to identify and support families in accessing Early Help Services
  • To share appropriate information with other agencies regarding the service users wellbeing and progress keeping within the boundaries of Confidentiality and Information sharing protocols.

To provide a professional and ethical service

  • To maintain appropriate records including all required assessment and evaluation tools
  • To undertake relevant Continuing Professional Development activities both as required for the purposes of continued professional accreditation or registration and as identified through Impact’s Professional Development and Appraisal System
  • To undertake an appropriate amount of clinical supervision from a qualified Clinical Supervisor within Impact’s Supervision Programme
  • To operate within agreed NHS, Impact and professional guidelines and Codes of Practice
  • To ensure a safe and secure working environment for self and others and to take action as necessary within Health and Safety and other guidelines
  • To adhere to all Impact Policies, Procedures and Guidelines
  • To promote and value the rights, responsibilities and diversity of people using the Service

Confidentiality

  • In the performance of their duties, the post-holder may have access to confidential information relating to clients and their care, staff and others. They may also have access to information relating to Impact as a business organisation. All such information from any source is to be regarded as strictly confidential.
  • Information relating to clients, carers, staff, other healthcare workers or Impact business may only be divulged to authorised persons in accordance with Impact policies and procedures relating to confidentiality and the protection of personal and sensitive data.

This job description is designed to identify principal responsibilities only. The post holder is required to be flexible in developing the role in accordance with changes in Impact’s organisational objectives and priorities.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The Post holder will provide a range of evidence-based psychological interventions within the framework of the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) Programme as part of as part of Impact’s Primary Care Psychological Wellbeing Therapies (PWT) Service across the Tees area. The post-holder will work within the service providing high intensity interventions whilst undertaking a university-based programme of training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).

The post- holder will work as part of the Impact team for a minimum of 3 days of the week whilst attending the training programme. They will provide a range of evidence-based psychological interventions within the framework of the IAPT Programme as part of Impact’s Team serving GP Practices across the NHS Tees area.

This position may require flexible hours between 8am until 8pm weekdays.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

To work as a member of the Impact PWT Service Team

  • To create and maintain effective working relationships within the PWT Team and elsewhere
  • To offer advice and support to other members of the wider Primary Care Team, including GPs and other Health Professionals, on mental health issues, and in relation to appropriate referral pathways for patients with mental health needs
  • To liaise effectively with Secondary Care and voluntary sector organisations and services
  • To attend meetings and provide reports as required
  • To assist in the development and promotion of the service

To provide a range of therapeutic interventions

  • To provide assessment, including risk assessment, of clients referred for psychological therapy within the Primary Care setting
  • To select and deliver a range of appropriate therapeutic interventions in collaboration with the client
  • To work within an appropriate time framework
  • To make appropriate onward referrals following assessment for clients requiring other services, including statutory and voluntary agencies
  • To maintain clients’ confidentiality within agreed guidelines

To undertake the required training programme

  • To attend and fulfil all the requirements of the training element of the post. NB: Satisfactory completion of the training programme is a condition of continued employment.
  • To apply learning from the training programme in practice
  • To attend university-based supervision in relation to course work to meet the required standards.
  • To work with an appropriate range and number of cases selected with the support of their Clinical Supervisor as suitable for the current stage of clinical skills development.

Safeguarding

  • Responsible for safeguarding children and vulnerable adults by promoting the welfare of service users at all times and operating within local policies and procedures.
  • Under guidance and support taking appropriate safeguarding action to protect children and vulnerable adults at risk of significant harm.
  • Under guidance and supervision to identify and support families in accessing Early Help Services
  • To share appropriate information with other agencies regarding the service users wellbeing and progress keeping within the boundaries of Confidentiality and Information sharing protocols.

To provide a professional and ethical service

  • To maintain appropriate records including all required assessment and evaluation tools
  • To undertake relevant Continuing Professional Development activities both as required for the purposes of continued professional accreditation or registration and as identified through Impact’s Professional Development and Appraisal System
  • To undertake an appropriate amount of clinical supervision from a qualified Clinical Supervisor within Impact’s Supervision Programme
  • To operate within agreed NHS, Impact and professional guidelines and Codes of Practice
  • To ensure a safe and secure working environment for self and others and to take action as necessary within Health and Safety and other guidelines
  • To adhere to all Impact Policies, Procedures and Guidelines
  • To promote and value the rights, responsibilities and diversity of people using the Service

Confidentiality

  • In the performance of their duties, the post-holder may have access to confidential information relating to clients and their care, staff and others. They may also have access to information relating to Impact as a business organisation. All such information from any source is to be regarded as strictly confidential.
  • Information relating to clients, carers, staff, other healthcare workers or Impact business may only be divulged to authorised persons in accordance with Impact policies and procedures relating to confidentiality and the protection of personal and sensitive data.

This job description is designed to identify principal responsibilities only. The post holder is required to be flexible in developing the role in accordance with changes in Impact’s organisational objectives and priorities.

Person Specification

Experience

Essential

  • Experience of working in a mental healthcare setting
  • Ongoing clinical supervision of therapeutic work.
  • Up to date knowledge of therapeutic approach to be practised.
  • Awareness of a range of therapeutic approaches.
  • Ability to meet agreed or specified service targets
  • Ability to manage own caseload and time
  • Demonstrates high standards in written communication
  • Able to write clear reports and letters to referrers
  • Demonstrates an understanding of a range of mild moderate mental health problems including: anxiety and depression and the impact of childhood abuse and neglect and how it may present in primary care.
  • Demonstrates a knowledge of the issues surrounding work and the impact it can have on mental health/benefits and employment systems
  • Demonstrates an understanding for the need to use evidence based psychological therapies and how it relates to this post

Desirable

  • Experience of working in Primary Care Services
  • Experience in a service where agreed targets in place demonstrating clinical outcomes

Qualifications

Essential

  • Core profession as recognised by BABCP or
  • Degree or higher award in counselling or counselling psychology or recognised training / qualification in a major psychological therapy approach or Qualified Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner
  • Please Note:
  • If you do not have a BABCP recognised core profession, you can enter via the KSA route, demonstrating that you have the knowledge, skills and attitudes required. For more information on KSA, please use this link Knowledge Skills and Attitudes (babcp.com)
  • If you are a PWP you must have a minimum of 2 years post qualification PWP experience post board confirmation of qualifications.
  • If you are a counsellor, you must have a minimum 2 years post qualification experience and Accreditation/registration with BACP, BABCP, UKCP, BPS or other recognised professional organisation or be eligible for Accreditation to be achieved before the course begins
  • Membership of or registration with an appropriate professional body
  • Evidence using the career framework of training in mental health and experience working in a stepped care service for anxiety and depression
  • Good record of Continuing Professional Development and willingness to continue this
  • Able to undertake a programme of training at Postgraduate level
  • Evidence using the career framework of training in mental health and experience working in a stepped care service for anxiety and depression
  • Good record of Continuing Professional Development and willingness to continue this
  • Able to undertake a programme of training at Postgraduate level

Desirable

  • Training in other NICE recommended psychological Therapy
  • Training in supervision

Other Skills and Qualities

Essential

  • Skills in assessment, formulation and treatment of a range of psychological presentations
  • Skills in developing and implementing focused, time limited treatment plans.
  • Computer literate
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Good understanding of issues surrounding clinical risk
  • Able to develop good therapeutic relationships with clients
  • Able to adapt delivery of intervention to suit clients needs including by telephone, online, digital, face to face
  • High level of motivation
  • Advanced communication skills
  • Ability to work within a team and foster good working relationships
  • Ability to use clinical supervision and personal development 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 and in own personal and professional development and in supervision
  • The ability and skills to act as an advocate for a new service, to engage and foster good professional relationships with all health professionals of the service with the wider health care system
  • Act in ways that support equality and promotes diversity

Desirable

  • Trained and experienced in groupwork
  • Access to transport to travel to locations throughout the organisation with appropriate business insurance
  • Experience in working with interpreters
  • Fluent in languages other than English
Person Specification

Experience

Essential

  • Experience of working in a mental healthcare setting
  • Ongoing clinical supervision of therapeutic work.
  • Up to date knowledge of therapeutic approach to be practised.
  • Awareness of a range of therapeutic approaches.
  • Ability to meet agreed or specified service targets
  • Ability to manage own caseload and time
  • Demonstrates high standards in written communication
  • Able to write clear reports and letters to referrers
  • Demonstrates an understanding of a range of mild moderate mental health problems including: anxiety and depression and the impact of childhood abuse and neglect and how it may present in primary care.
  • Demonstrates a knowledge of the issues surrounding work and the impact it can have on mental health/benefits and employment systems
  • Demonstrates an understanding for the need to use evidence based psychological therapies and how it relates to this post

Desirable

  • Experience of working in Primary Care Services
  • Experience in a service where agreed targets in place demonstrating clinical outcomes

Qualifications

Essential

  • Core profession as recognised by BABCP or
  • Degree or higher award in counselling or counselling psychology or recognised training / qualification in a major psychological therapy approach or Qualified Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner
  • Please Note:
  • If you do not have a BABCP recognised core profession, you can enter via the KSA route, demonstrating that you have the knowledge, skills and attitudes required. For more information on KSA, please use this link Knowledge Skills and Attitudes (babcp.com)
  • If you are a PWP you must have a minimum of 2 years post qualification PWP experience post board confirmation of qualifications.
  • If you are a counsellor, you must have a minimum 2 years post qualification experience and Accreditation/registration with BACP, BABCP, UKCP, BPS or other recognised professional organisation or be eligible for Accreditation to be achieved before the course begins
  • Membership of or registration with an appropriate professional body
  • Evidence using the career framework of training in mental health and experience working in a stepped care service for anxiety and depression
  • Good record of Continuing Professional Development and willingness to continue this
  • Able to undertake a programme of training at Postgraduate level
  • Evidence using the career framework of training in mental health and experience working in a stepped care service for anxiety and depression
  • Good record of Continuing Professional Development and willingness to continue this
  • Able to undertake a programme of training at Postgraduate level

Desirable

  • Training in other NICE recommended psychological Therapy
  • Training in supervision

Other Skills and Qualities

Essential

  • Skills in assessment, formulation and treatment of a range of psychological presentations
  • Skills in developing and implementing focused, time limited treatment plans.
  • Computer literate
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Good understanding of issues surrounding clinical risk
  • Able to develop good therapeutic relationships with clients
  • Able to adapt delivery of intervention to suit clients needs including by telephone, online, digital, face to face
  • High level of motivation
  • Advanced communication skills
  • Ability to work within a team and foster good working relationships
  • Ability to use clinical supervision and personal development 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 and in own personal and professional development and in supervision
  • The ability and skills to act as an advocate for a new service, to engage and foster good professional relationships with all health professionals of the service with the wider health care system
  • Act in ways that support equality and promotes diversity

Desirable

  • Trained and experienced in groupwork
  • Access to transport to travel to locations throughout the organisation with appropriate business insurance
  • Experience in working with interpreters
  • Fluent in languages other than English

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Additional information

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Employer details

Employer name

Alliance Psychological Services Limited

Address

Alliance Psychological Services Ltd

24 Yarm Road

Stockton-on-tees

Cleveland

TS18 3NA


Employer's website

https://www.alliancepsychology.com/ (Opens in a new tab)


Employer details

Employer name

Alliance Psychological Services Limited

Address

Alliance Psychological Services Ltd

24 Yarm Road

Stockton-on-tees

Cleveland

TS18 3NA


Employer's website

https://www.alliancepsychology.com/ (Opens in a new tab)


For questions about the job, contact:

Kerri Connelly

enquiries@impactonteesside.com

01642352747

Date posted

28 July 2022

Pay scheme

Other

Salary

£31,000 a year Whilst Training pro rata to hours worked

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

E0163-22-6314

Job locations

Alliance Psychological Services Ltd

24 Yarm Road

Stockton-on-tees

Cleveland

TS18 3NA


Middlesbrough & Stockton Mind

Lothian Road

Middlesbrough

Cleveland

TS4 2QX


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