• Full Time
  • Remote

NHS

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 7 CBT therapist digital remote worker. The role will involve conducting telephone/digital triages based on service need as well as a mixture of online 1-2-1 and group cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). The post holder will manage their own CBT caseload.

The post-holder will be working within the IAPT service providing triage assessments and High Intensity interventions using CBT with clients presenting with a range of anxiety and depression presentations.

The post holder will work with people with different cultural backgrounds and ages, using interpreters when necessary and should be committed to equal opportunities.

High Intensity therapists provide assessment, triage, treatment and mental health promotion activities within primary care, for people experiencing common mental health problems and help support towards the self-management towards recovery. Treatment programmes are designed to aid clinical improvement and social inclusion – including return to work and meaningful activity or other occupational activities, with the aim to enable service users to manage their own difficulties and reach their maximum potential. High Intensity Therapists do this through the provision of information and support for evidence-based High Intensity psychological interventions.

Main duties of the job

Conducting telephone assessments and identify suitability of clients for the ELFT Remote IAPT Service (ERIS)

Planning, managing, and implementing therapeutic interventions utilising a High Intensity CBT approach

Telephone or video work with service users.

Telephone liaison with other professionals to expedite signposting to other service where appropriate.

Regular liaison/meetings with line/case manager.

Integrated working with other elements of the services provided by ERIS.

Work alongside practice teams including liaison with service users and carers, audit activity, and advice and support to GPs and practice staff.

Networking with the wider health and social care system.

Supporting and educating service users regarding medication regimes

Mental health promotion

To work with people from diverse backgrounds in a culturally sensitive manner.

Assist service users to identify and effectively manage their emotional distress and psychological disturbance.

To organise and manage a substantial caseload of active cases, with an expectation of a minimum of 20 hours attended clinical contact per week for 1.0 WTE.

To provide information about other local services relevant to the client’s needs and or cultural preferences.

To attend training appropriate to the role

To work towards accreditation by BABCP if not yet accredited

About us

High Intensity therapists provide assessment, triage, treatment and mental health promotion activities within primary care, for people experiencing common mental health problems and help support towards the self-management towards recovery. Treatment programmes are designed to aid clinical improvement and social inclusion – including return to work and meaningful activity or other occupational activities, with the aim to enable service users to manage their own difficulties and reach their maximum potential. High Intensity Therapists do this through the provision of information and support for evidence-based High Intensity psychological interventions.

High Intensity therapists are expected to operate using a stepped care approach, in a high-volume environment carrying a significant number of active cases at any one time, with full time workers having a minimum of 20 attended hours clinical contact per week.

The post holder will make a vital contribution to the overall delivery of psychological therapy services.

Date posted

16 May 2023

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 7

Salary

£41,659 to £47,672 a year per annum

Contract

Fixed term

Duration

12 months

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

363-SSLB5143433

Job locations

Newham Talking Therapies

Vicarage Lane

Stratford

E15 4ES

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see JD (Job Description) and PS (Personal Specification) for full details of role requirements. Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see JD (Job Description) and PS (Personal Specification) for full details of role requirements.

Person Specification

Education

Essential

HCPC registered Counselling or Clinical Psychologist (eligible for BABCP accreditation) OR

Relevant specialist trainings or qualifications in other High Intensity Therapies and accreditation with professional body

Psychological Therapist/High Intensity therapist (CBT) with a core mental health training e.g. nursing, social work, accredited and registered by BABCP, UKCP and HPC

All applicants must be BABCP accredited or eligible to apply for accreditation within 6 months

Training in provision of supervision for CBT

Desirable

Training or qualification in providing CBT in group formats.

Significant post qualification experience.

Experience

Essential

Ability to meet agreed/specified service targets

Ability to manage own caseload and time

Demonstrate high standards in written communication

Able to write clear reports and letters to referrers

Desirable

Experience of delivering therapy in a group format

Experience of delivering clinical supervision

Experience of delivering therapy through interpreters

Experience in treating post-traumatic stress disorder

Skills & Competencies

Essential

Full range of skills and competencies as laid out in the competence framework for CBT (Roth and Pilling 2007)

Computer literate

Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Has received training (either formal of through experience) and carried out risk assessments within scope of practice

Understanding of issues surrounding clinical risk

Able to develop good therapeutic relationships with clients

Desirable

Completed clinical audits within a service

Experience of using IAPT clinical systems, e.g. IAPTUS

Knowledge

Essential

Demonstrates an understanding of anxiety disorders and depression and how these problems may present in Primary Care

Demonstrates a knowledge of the issues surrounding work and the impact it can have on mental health / benefits & employment systems

Knowledge of medication used in anxiety and depression and other common mental health problems

Demonstrates an understanding for the need to use evidence based psychological therapies and how it relates to this post

Desirable

Fluent in languages other than English

Training

Essential

Good record of continuing professional development (CPD) and willingness to continue this

High level of enthusiasm and motivation

Other Requirements

Essential

Advanced communication skills

Ability to work within a team and foster good working relationships

Ability to use clinical supervision and case management 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, & in own personal and professional development and in supervision

The ability and skills to act as an advocate for the new service, to engage and foster good professional relationships with all health professionals in promoting the good integration of this service with the wider health care system

Ability to self-regulate and manage time well when unsupervised

Competent with IT packages and communication via online platforms. E.g., MS Teams, Office 365, WebEx, Email

Person Specification

Education

Essential

HCPC registered Counselling or Clinical Psychologist (eligible for BABCP accreditation) OR

Relevant specialist trainings or qualifications in other High Intensity Therapies and accreditation with professional body

Psychological Therapist/High Intensity therapist (CBT) with a core mental health training e.g. nursing, social work, accredited and registered by BABCP, UKCP and HPC

All applicants must be BABCP accredited or eligible to apply for accreditation within 6 months

Training in provision of supervision for CBT

Desirable

Training or qualification in providing CBT in group formats.

Significant post qualification experience.

Experience

Essential

Ability to meet agreed/specified service targets

Ability to manage own caseload and time

Demonstrate high standards in written communication

Able to write clear reports and letters to referrers

Desirable

Experience of delivering therapy in a group format

Experience of delivering clinical supervision

Experience of delivering therapy through interpreters

Experience in treating post-traumatic stress disorder

Skills & Competencies

Essential

Full range of skills and competencies as laid out in the competence framework for CBT (Roth and Pilling 2007)

Computer literate

Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Has received training (either formal of through experience) and carried out risk assessments within scope of practice

Understanding of issues surrounding clinical risk

Able to develop good therapeutic relationships with clients

Desirable

Completed clinical audits within a service

Experience of using IAPT clinical systems, e.g. IAPTUS

Knowledge

Essential

Demonstrates an understanding of anxiety disorders and depression and how these problems may present in Primary Care

Demonstrates a knowledge of the issues surrounding work and the impact it can have on mental health / benefits & employment systems

Knowledge of medication used in anxiety and depression and other common mental health problems

Demonstrates an understanding for the need to use evidence based psychological therapies and how it relates to this post

Desirable

Fluent in languages other than English

Training

Essential

Good record of continuing professional development (CPD) and willingness to continue this

High level of enthusiasm and motivation

Other Requirements

Essential

Advanced communication skills

Ability to work within a team and foster good working relationships

Ability to use clinical supervision and case management 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, & in own personal and professional development and in supervision

The ability and skills to act as an advocate for the new service, to engage and foster good professional relationships with all health professionals in promoting the good integration of this service with the wider health care system

Ability to self-regulate and manage time well when unsupervised

Competent with IT packages and communication via online platforms. E.g., MS Teams, Office 365, WebEx, Email

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