IAPT Trainee - High Intensity CBT

28050.00 - 30401.00 GBP Annual + GBP28050 - GBP30401/annum D.o.E
18 Jul 2019
13 Aug 2019
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We are looking for enthusiastic and motivated clinical personnel as part of the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies team (IAPT) in Cannock.

IAPT Trainee - High Intensity Cognitive Behaviour Therapists - Mental Health - Emotional Wellbeing in Cannock Chase (EWICC)

Location: Cannock
Hours: 37.5 per week
Salary: GBP28,050 - GBP30,401 (Depending on experience)
Contract: Fixed Term for 1 year, with the possibility of extending upon completion of the course.

Starfish: Health and Wellbeing provides mental health services across Teeside, Staffordshire and Wolverhampton. We are part of an innovative and growing group with an expanding range of services. This allows us to offer a range of career development opportunities to our staff, who can gain a wide range and depth of experience and training.

We are recruiting:
A Trainee High Intensity Cognitive Behaviour Therapist. The training post is for 1 year which includes two days per week at Staffordshire University (Stoke Campus) and 3 days of supervised clinical practice. The University training course will commence In October 2019.

The successful applicant will be required to have a core profession relating to mental health such as mental health nurse, qualified counsellor, clinical psychologist, social work etc., or will go through the KSA route which stands for Knowledge, Skills and Attitude (which is equivalent to having a core profession). A portfolio is completed to evidence the meeting of 13 key criteria. To be considered for the programme this needs to be presented at interview with evidence that each criterion can be met. This is outlined in more detail on the BABCP website. This is a substantial task that should be explored well before application.

An essential part of the role will be good communication skills particularly with someone in distress. It is useful although not essential to have knowledge of the IAPTus system or be willing to undertake training in this area.

Successful candidates will have strong communication and time management skills and respect individual rights to confidentiality.

Application closing date is 12 noon on 9th August 2019
The interview process may be in 2 stages, as there will be an interview followed by an academic screening exercise for the University course.

Candidates will also be asked to apply to Staffordshire University. A training place can be offered only if you have successfully completed both the interview and the screening exercise.

Upon successful completion of the training course, there is a possibility that there will be permanent posts available on qualification.


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Starfish is an Equal Opportunities Employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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