Trainee High Intensity CBT (HI CBT) Therapist

Alliance Psychological Services Limited

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Job summary

Alliance are the leading independent provider of mental health and psychological wellbeing services across Teesside and the North East.

Are you wanting to improve the lives of young people and families facing mental health difficulties and deliver support in a dynamic and creative children’s team? If so, we would love to hear from you as we have an exciting trainee opportunity available.

This is a great time to join our organisation, where our team is leading on and involved in the transformation of local children’s mental health and wellbeing services and delivering psychological support and emotional well-being services in a range of educational and community settings. We support a whole school/college approach to improving mental health and wellbeing.  We also provide psychological therapies to children and families with multiple and complex needs.

You will share our service vision and organisation values for understanding and meeting the different needs of individuals, families, and communities across Teesside. We are strong well-established teams who are supportive and friendly. Our ethos is ensuring we provide support for our staff, including their development as we grow our service.

If successful you will be expected to complete a further University application form for the HI CBT postgraduate training programme.

Main duties of the job

Alongside employment you will undertake an academic programme with Northumbria University, and you will be trained to deliver high-intensity evidence-based CBT therapy. During training and with effective guidance and supervision you will provide a range of interventions in schools and across local communities, helping to develop a whole school approach to mental health and wellbeing and supporting the wider delivery of Children’s Mental Health & Emotional Wellbeing Services through the Thrive Framework and the ‘Getting Help’ offer across Teesside.

You will be supporting the delivery and development of a range of groupwork and 1:1 intervention with both children, young people and parents and building the offer of mild-moderate mental health interventions.  You will also be committed in supporting a whole school approach to mental health and wellbeing across Hartlepool and Stockton.  This exciting opportunity comes with a commitment from our organisation to support CPD and personal development. 

For an informal chat about any of these posts, please contact Kaye Hooker at CYPFamilies@alliancepsychology.com

Closing date for applications: 23rd August 2022

Interviews will be held on: 1st September 2022

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

About us

Alliance offers first rate training and development opportunities, 38 days annual leave pro rata, rising 1 day every 5 years of service (as well as 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 lots of health and wellbeing initiatives for our staff and promote flexible working for a positive work life balance.

Alliance Psychological Services has organisational 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 children.

Please note that due to the nature of the duties of these roles, an enhanced criminal records disclosure will be sought in the event of a successful application.

Alliance Psychological Services Limited is committed to promoting equal opportunities in our employment practice and service delivery. We are signatories to the Mindful Employers Charter. Alliance also has Investors in People status and is a Living Wage employer.

Date posted

09 August 2022

Pay scheme

Other

Salary

£26,000 a year Whilst Training (£30,000-£33,500 once qualified)

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

E0163-22-7507

Job locations

Alliance Psychological Services Ltd

24 Yarm Road

Stockton-on-tees

Cleveland

TS18 3NA


Job description

Job responsibilities

Alliance is a leading local children’s mental health provider delivering psychological support and emotional well-being services in primary and secondary schools and supporting a whole school approach to improving children’s mental health and wellbeing. We also provide psychological therapies to children and families with multiple and complex needs. Through the Children and Young People’s Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (CYP IAPT) Programme our service transformation is through the delivery of evidence-based therapies, use of routine outcome measures and in full collaboration with children, young people’s and families.

Job Purpose

The postholder will operate within a wider team of psychological therapists and will deliver, with Clinical supervision, high-quality; outcome focused evidence-based CBT interventions for children and young people who are experiencing mental health disorders such as anxiety & depression. The postholder will have the necessary knowledge, attitude and capabilities to operate effectively in an inclusive, value driven service. The post holder will attend university based taught and self-study days required by Northumbria university as the HEI, as specified within the agreed national curriculum and deliver therapies and support for the remaining days of the week, using their newly developed skills.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

Therapeutic practice

  • Be supervised, supported and assessed in the delivery of outcome focused, evidence-based cognitive behavioural interventions for depressive disorders in children and young people and anxiety disorders in children and young people.
  • Support with identifying suitability of presenting cases of Anxiety and Depression.
  • Demonstrate skilled competence in the ability to work collaboratively with children, young people and their carers in assessing and formulating/conceptualising the nature of presenting anxiety disorders.
  • Demonstrate skilled competence in the ability to work collaboratively with children, young people and their carers in developing and implementing Cognitive Behavioural treatment plans for the range of anxiety disorders and presentations
  • Demonstrate skilled competence in the ability to work collaboratively with children, young people and their carers in evaluating the outcomes of Cognitive Behavioural treatment for anxiety disorders, utilising appropriate outcome measures.
  • Critically engage with clinical supervision processes relating to the practice of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for anxiety disorders in children and young people.
  • Show evidence in a variety of forms that interventions are provided from an inclusive values base, which recognises and respects diversity.

  • Discuss with supervisors and agree to accept appropriate referrals for children and young people in a wide range of settings, according to agreed referral routes, processes, and procedures.
  • Under supervision, undertake accurate assessments of risk to self and others.
  • Learn, understand, rationalise, and adhere to the policies and protocols within Alliance and any other multi-agency establishments where you may be attached.
  • Engage along with more senior staff in the signposting of referrals for children and young people and families with more complex needs to the relevant service.
  • Engage in robust managerial and clinical supervision and case management, identifying the scope of practice of the individual postholder within the role, and working safely within that scope.
  • Practice, evidence and demonstrate an ability to manage one’s own caseload in conjunction with the requirements of the team.
  • Keep coherent records of all training and clinical activity in line with Alliance’s service protocols and use these records and outcome data to inform decision making.

  • Complete all requirements relating to data collection.
  • Show evidence of working within a collaborative approach, involving a range of relevant others when indicated. Specifically, work in collaboration with parents, children, young people and the wider community to enhance and broaden access to mental health services.
  • Contribute to the development of individual or group clinical materials or training materials and go on to develop further such materials as falls within own degree of competence.

Training and supervision

  • Attend and fulfil all the requirements of the training element of the post including practical, academic and practice-based assessments.
  • As well as attendance at the University for training, fulfil private study requirements to enhance learning and prepare assignments for examination, for at least one day a week.
  • Apply learning from the training programme directly to practice through the course.
  • Receive practice tutoring from mentors within Alliance in relation to course work to meet the required standards.
  • Prepare and present case load information to supervisors/case managers within the service on an agreed and scheduled basis, in order to ensure safe practice and the governance obligations of the trainee, supervisor and service.
  • Engage in and respond to personal development supervision to improve competences and practice.
  • Be involved in the evaluation of the course and case studies from service

Professional

  • Ensure the maintenance of standards of own professional practice according to both the postholder’s employer and the Higher Education Institution in which they are enrolled.
  • Ensure appropriate adherence to any new recommendations or guidelines set by the relevant departments.
  • Ensure that confidentiality is always protected.
  • Ensure that any risks or issues related to the safety and wellbeing of anyone the postholder comes into contact within the course of their professional duties are communicated and shared with appropriate parties in order to maintain individual safety and the public interest.
  • Ensure clear objectives are identified, discussed and reviewed with supervisor and line-manager and senior colleagues on a regular basis as part of continuing professional development.
  • Participate in individual performance review and respond to agreed objectives.
  • Keep all records up to date in relation to Continuous Professional Development and the requirements of the post and ensure personal development plans maintains up to date specialist knowledge of latest theoretical and service delivery models/developments.
  • Attend relevant educational opportunities in line with identified professional objectives.
  • To work within Data Protection Act 1998 and Alliance Information Governance policies and procedures

Partnership Working

  • To create and maintain effective working relationships with Headteachers, Deputy Heads, SENCO’s, Pastoral Team and wider teaching staff by providing advice and consultative support on emotional and mental health issues, and in relation to appropriate referral pathways for children, young people and families with mental health needs.
  • To liaise effectively with other local providers, including statutory, voluntary sector organisations and on behalf of the child, young person or family.
  • To build effective working relationships with other local children’s mental health providers including CaMHS and support the development of pathways of support.
  • Attend multi-disciplinary and multi-agency meetings relating to referrals for children, young people and families in treatment.

Safeguarding

  • Responsible for safeguarding children and always promoting the welfare of children & young people and operating within local policies and procedures.
  • Taking appropriate safeguarding action to protect children & young people at risk of significant harm.
  • To identify and support families in accessing Early Help Services
  • To share appropriately information with parents/carers or other agencies regarding the child’s wellbeing and progress keeping within the boundaries of Confidentiality and Information sharing protocols.

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 Alliance’s organisational objectives and priorities.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Alliance is a leading local children’s mental health provider delivering psychological support and emotional well-being services in primary and secondary schools and supporting a whole school approach to improving children’s mental health and wellbeing. We also provide psychological therapies to children and families with multiple and complex needs. Through the Children and Young People’s Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (CYP IAPT) Programme our service transformation is through the delivery of evidence-based therapies, use of routine outcome measures and in full collaboration with children, young people’s and families.

Job Purpose

The postholder will operate within a wider team of psychological therapists and will deliver, with Clinical supervision, high-quality; outcome focused evidence-based CBT interventions for children and young people who are experiencing mental health disorders such as anxiety & depression. The postholder will have the necessary knowledge, attitude and capabilities to operate effectively in an inclusive, value driven service. The post holder will attend university based taught and self-study days required by Northumbria university as the HEI, as specified within the agreed national curriculum and deliver therapies and support for the remaining days of the week, using their newly developed skills.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

Therapeutic practice

  • Be supervised, supported and assessed in the delivery of outcome focused, evidence-based cognitive behavioural interventions for depressive disorders in children and young people and anxiety disorders in children and young people.
  • Support with identifying suitability of presenting cases of Anxiety and Depression.
  • Demonstrate skilled competence in the ability to work collaboratively with children, young people and their carers in assessing and formulating/conceptualising the nature of presenting anxiety disorders.
  • Demonstrate skilled competence in the ability to work collaboratively with children, young people and their carers in developing and implementing Cognitive Behavioural treatment plans for the range of anxiety disorders and presentations
  • Demonstrate skilled competence in the ability to work collaboratively with children, young people and their carers in evaluating the outcomes of Cognitive Behavioural treatment for anxiety disorders, utilising appropriate outcome measures.
  • Critically engage with clinical supervision processes relating to the practice of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for anxiety disorders in children and young people.
  • Show evidence in a variety of forms that interventions are provided from an inclusive values base, which recognises and respects diversity.

  • Discuss with supervisors and agree to accept appropriate referrals for children and young people in a wide range of settings, according to agreed referral routes, processes, and procedures.
  • Under supervision, undertake accurate assessments of risk to self and others.
  • Learn, understand, rationalise, and adhere to the policies and protocols within Alliance and any other multi-agency establishments where you may be attached.
  • Engage along with more senior staff in the signposting of referrals for children and young people and families with more complex needs to the relevant service.
  • Engage in robust managerial and clinical supervision and case management, identifying the scope of practice of the individual postholder within the role, and working safely within that scope.
  • Practice, evidence and demonstrate an ability to manage one’s own caseload in conjunction with the requirements of the team.
  • Keep coherent records of all training and clinical activity in line with Alliance’s service protocols and use these records and outcome data to inform decision making.

  • Complete all requirements relating to data collection.
  • Show evidence of working within a collaborative approach, involving a range of relevant others when indicated. Specifically, work in collaboration with parents, children, young people and the wider community to enhance and broaden access to mental health services.
  • Contribute to the development of individual or group clinical materials or training materials and go on to develop further such materials as falls within own degree of competence.

Training and supervision

  • Attend and fulfil all the requirements of the training element of the post including practical, academic and practice-based assessments.
  • As well as attendance at the University for training, fulfil private study requirements to enhance learning and prepare assignments for examination, for at least one day a week.
  • Apply learning from the training programme directly to practice through the course.
  • Receive practice tutoring from mentors within Alliance in relation to course work to meet the required standards.
  • Prepare and present case load information to supervisors/case managers within the service on an agreed and scheduled basis, in order to ensure safe practice and the governance obligations of the trainee, supervisor and service.
  • Engage in and respond to personal development supervision to improve competences and practice.
  • Be involved in the evaluation of the course and case studies from service

Professional

  • Ensure the maintenance of standards of own professional practice according to both the postholder’s employer and the Higher Education Institution in which they are enrolled.
  • Ensure appropriate adherence to any new recommendations or guidelines set by the relevant departments.
  • Ensure that confidentiality is always protected.
  • Ensure that any risks or issues related to the safety and wellbeing of anyone the postholder comes into contact within the course of their professional duties are communicated and shared with appropriate parties in order to maintain individual safety and the public interest.
  • Ensure clear objectives are identified, discussed and reviewed with supervisor and line-manager and senior colleagues on a regular basis as part of continuing professional development.
  • Participate in individual performance review and respond to agreed objectives.
  • Keep all records up to date in relation to Continuous Professional Development and the requirements of the post and ensure personal development plans maintains up to date specialist knowledge of latest theoretical and service delivery models/developments.
  • Attend relevant educational opportunities in line with identified professional objectives.
  • To work within Data Protection Act 1998 and Alliance Information Governance policies and procedures

Partnership Working

  • To create and maintain effective working relationships with Headteachers, Deputy Heads, SENCO’s, Pastoral Team and wider teaching staff by providing advice and consultative support on emotional and mental health issues, and in relation to appropriate referral pathways for children, young people and families with mental health needs.
  • To liaise effectively with other local providers, including statutory, voluntary sector organisations and on behalf of the child, young person or family.
  • To build effective working relationships with other local children’s mental health providers including CaMHS and support the development of pathways of support.
  • Attend multi-disciplinary and multi-agency meetings relating to referrals for children, young people and families in treatment.

Safeguarding

  • Responsible for safeguarding children and always promoting the welfare of children & young people and operating within local policies and procedures.
  • Taking appropriate safeguarding action to protect children & young people at risk of significant harm.
  • To identify and support families in accessing Early Help Services
  • To share appropriately information with parents/carers or other agencies regarding the child’s wellbeing and progress keeping within the boundaries of Confidentiality and Information sharing protocols.

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 Alliance’s organisational objectives and priorities.

Person Specification

Other Skills and Qualities

Essential

  • Ability to learn in a variety of settings and using a variety of learning methods
  • Computer literate
  • Ability to study as a self-motivated learner who can formulate their own progress towards learning objectives and negotiate pathways to achievement with supervisory teams
  • Knowledge of the national, regional and local programs for childrens mental health & wellbeing
  • Full, enhanced and current satisfactory DBS disclosure for the role
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Self-motivated
  • Able to travel to meet the requirements of the post
  • Team player
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills
  • Able to meet the physical requirements of the role after reasonable adjustments have been made for any illness or disability.
  • Car driver

Experience

Essential

  • It is essential that the applicant has previous experience of working with children and young people families and in a therapeutic setting

Qualifications

Essential

  • Attainment of a first degree or equivalent academic level 6 qualification (E.G. Grad Certificate/Grad Diploma)
  • A Counselling qualification or other relevant psychological therapy qualification.
  • BACP, UKCP, BPS, HCPC or other professional membership.
  • Ability to study at masters level.
  • Proven record of previous academic attainment.
Person Specification

Other Skills and Qualities

Essential

  • Ability to learn in a variety of settings and using a variety of learning methods
  • Computer literate
  • Ability to study as a self-motivated learner who can formulate their own progress towards learning objectives and negotiate pathways to achievement with supervisory teams
  • Knowledge of the national, regional and local programs for childrens mental health & wellbeing
  • Full, enhanced and current satisfactory DBS disclosure for the role
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Self-motivated
  • Able to travel to meet the requirements of the post
  • Team player
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills
  • Able to meet the physical requirements of the role after reasonable adjustments have been made for any illness or disability.
  • Car driver

Experience

Essential

  • It is essential that the applicant has previous experience of working with children and young people families and in a therapeutic setting

Qualifications

Essential

  • Attainment of a first degree or equivalent academic level 6 qualification (E.G. Grad Certificate/Grad Diploma)
  • A Counselling qualification or other relevant psychological therapy qualification.
  • BACP, UKCP, BPS, HCPC or other professional membership.
  • Ability to study at masters level.
  • Proven record of previous academic attainment.

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:

Kaye Hooker

CYPFamilies@alliancepsychology.com

01642352747

Date posted

09 August 2022

Pay scheme

Other

Salary

£26,000 a year Whilst Training (£30,000-£33,500 once qualified)

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

E0163-22-7507

Job locations

Alliance Psychological Services Ltd

24 Yarm Road

Stockton-on-tees

Cleveland

TS18 3NA


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