IAPT High Intensity Therapist

27000.00 - 28000.00 GBP Annual + GBP27000 - GBP28000/annum OTE Payments by Results
27 Sep 2019
25 Oct 2019
Job Type
Contract Type
Job Purpose IAPT High Intensity Therapist
The post holder will be part of an Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) service that covers Birmingham and Solihull. They will be based at The Disability Resource Centre in Birmingham. They will provide high intensity interventions as recommended by NICE. The post holder will work with clients who have moderate to severe anxiety or depressive disorders.
The post holder will work with people with different cultural backgrounds and ages, using interpreters when necessary and should be committed to equal opportunities.
Main Duties and Responsibilities IAPT High Intensity Therapist
Demonstrate an understanding and experience of delivering treatment for anxiety and depression.
Accept referrals via agreed protocols within the service
Assess clients for suitability for psychological therapy and make judgments as to the most appropriate type and intensity of therapy.
Make decisions on suitability of new referrals, adhering to the services referral protocols, and refer unsuitable clients on to the relevant service or back to the referral agent as necessary.
Formulate, implement and evaluate therapy programmes for clients.
Adhere to an agreed activity contract relating to the number of client contacts offered, and clinical sessions carried out per week in order to minimise waiting times and ensure treatment delivery remains accessible and convenient.
Complete all requirements relating to data collection within the service.
Keep coherent records of all clinical activity in line with service protocols
Carry out clinical audits of service performance, including service user surveys and evaluations, and help to collate and disseminate the results for feedback.
Attend and fulfil all the requirements of the IAPT approved supervision training.
After completion of supervision training, supervise staff in the service as required. Attend clinical and performance management supervision as required.
Ensure the maintenance of standards of practice according to the employer and any regulating, professional and accrediting bodies and keep up-to-date on new recommendations/guidelines set by the department of health (e.g. NHS plan, National Service Framework, National Institute for Clinical Excellence).
Be aware of, and keep up to date with advances in psychological therapies.
Ensure clear professional objectives are identified, discussed and reviewed within clinical supervisions on a regular basis as part of continuing professional development.
Participate in individual performance review and respond to agreed objectives.
Keep up-to-date all records in relation to C.P.D. and ensure personal development plan maintains up to date specialist knowledge of latest theoretical and service delivery models/developments.
To participate in an annual appraisal, training and personal development relevant to the role. To be responsible for personal development agreed with the line manager through the Personal Development Scheme and in line with the requirements of the Knowledge and Skills Framework.
Attend relevant conferences/workshops in line with identified professional objectives.
Ensure that client confidentiality is protected at all times. Maintain confidentiality of information at all times in line with the requirements of the Data Protection Act and ensure that client confidentiality is protected at all times.
Be aware of and adhere to all Disability Resource Centres Policies and Procedures.
Maintain and adhere to the necessary professional registration body where applicable.
Ensure mandatory training is maintained according to trust policies and attend relevant conferences/workshops in line with identified professional objectives.
To adhere to DRCS values and behaviours.
Person Specification IAPT High Intensity Therapist
Qualification from High Intensity IAPT Course (Post Graduate Diploma) or other Post Graduate CBT training course.
* A recorded/registered doctoral level qualification in clinical psychology, a recorded/registered qualification in one of - nursing, social work, occupational therapy plus further post graduate qualification in CBT. And
* Significant experience working as a psychological therapy practitioner and demonstrating the competences as required.
* Accreditation, or moving towards accreditation, for CBT therapists and/or HPC for Practitioner Psychologists
* And
* Significant experience meeting Knowledge Skills Attitudes at a level required for BABCP accreditation.
* Experience of working in mental health services
* Demonstrate experience of working in IAPT services.
* Ability to meet agreed/specified service targets
* Ability to manage own caseload and time in a climate of high performance targets
* Demonstrates high standards in written communication
* Able to write clear reports and letters to referrers
* Demonstrates an understanding of anxiety and depression and how it may present in Primary Care setting.
* Knowledge of psychological, social and biological models of depression and anxiety
* Demonstrates a knowledge of the issues surrounding work and the impact it can have on mental health/ benefits and 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
* Basic understanding of service contracts and performance targets and of the importance of recording activity