IAPT Trainee-CBT Cognitive Behaviour Therapists Required: County Durham


Location: Stockton-on-Tees

Application closing date is 24th April 2019 

Hi Intensity £26,500 – £28,500 Low intensity £19,947 -£24,214 (Dependent upon qualifications and experience)

Contract: full-time

We are looking for enthusiastic and motivated clinical personnel as part of the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies team (IAPT) in Teesside – based in Stockton on Tees.

IAPT Trainee High Intensity / Low Intensity CBT Therapists
Location: Stockton-on-Tees
Hours: 37.5 per week
Salary: Hi Intensity £26,500 – £28,500 Low intensity £19,947 -£24,214
(Dependent upon qualifications and experience)
Contract: Fixed Term for 1 year

Starfish: Health and Wellbeing provides mental health services across Teesside, 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:

Trainee High Intensity Cognitive Behaviour Therapist.

The training post is for 1 year which includes two days per week at Teesside University and 3 days of supervised clinical practice.

The University training course will commence on 28th May 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.

We are also recruiting

Low Intensity Cognitive Behaviour Therapist.

Again this is a one year post.

This would be suitable for potential applicants who do not have a core profession, and would not meet KSA, would be to consider applying for Low Intensity CBT training as a Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner.

The successful applicant will work in practice whilst studying for a PG Cert in Psychological Interventions.

This post requires less clinical experience at entry but could provide the relevant experience to access a High Intensity CBT training course once after 2 years post qualification in post.

An essential part of both roles 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.


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