IAPT High Intensity CBT Trainee Required: Dorset & Southampton


Site: Various Sites

Town: Dorset (various sites) & Southampton

Salary: £31,365 to £37,890 p.a.

Closing: 21/05/2020 23:59

Grade: Band 6

Contract: Permanent

Hours: Full time: 37.5 per week

Job ref: 152-M016.20

Dorset Healthcare plays a pivotal role in the strong partnership of public sector organisations across the whole of Dorset (including Bournemouth & Poole), in addition to IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) services in Southampton. Our community and mental health trust has a caring and committed workforce of around 5,500 staff, serving a population of over 700,000 people in Dorset.

Steps 2 Wellbeing offers evidence-based talking therapies to patients in the Dorset and Southampton area for those who are suffering from common mental health problems.

We want to recruit trainee Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapists (High Intensity CBT Therapist) to work within the Steps 2 Wellbeing Service, one of the Country’s leading Improving Access to Psychological Therapy (IAPT) services. The successful candidates will undertake a 12 month training course at the University of Southampton. During this time, you will be trained to provide High Intensity Cognitive Behavioural therapy within a stepped care model for adults with common mental health problems, including depression and a range of anxiety disorders. We are looking for people with energy, enthusiasm, a high level of skills and experience.  All staff will work as part of a team, receive regular clinical supervision and be able to access a high quality in-house CPD programme.

The course is due to begin in late September. There are three routes to eligibility.

ROUTE 1: You will have a core mental health profession as defined by the BABCP, for example: psychologist or Art Therapist [with HCPC registration]; Registered Mental Health Nurse(RMN) or Learning Disability Nurse, Social Worker, Occupational Therapist, Counsellor (Accredited with the BACP, IACP, COSCA, or FDAP NCAC, or Registered Member CPC), and have at least two years full-time relevant  experience of working in mental health.[see: https://www.babcp.com/Accreditation/Core-Profession.aspx for full list]

ROUTE 2: If you are a Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner with at least two years of post-qualification experience [this is counted from the date of your exam board].  In addition you will need to be able to demonstrate a completed KSA, meeting the standards of the BABCP (it is likely that you will have had at least 2 years mental health experience prior to training as a Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner).

ROUTE 3: If you have 4 years of relevant mental health experience, and have a completed KSA.

Posts will be offered in a variety of locations across Dorset, and Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole, as well as Southampton.  You will be asked to clearly indicate your preference [and any areas you would not accept] on your application.


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