Would you like to train as a High Intensity Cognitive Behavioural Therapist?
Dorset HealthCare is at the forefront of transforming services to provide excellent, patient-centred care, we were recently award Outstanding CQC status. We are located in a beautiful part of the world, with excellent communication links. Our training partner, the University of Exeter, is a prestigious institution offering a well-recognised qualification.
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.
We are looking for proactive, positive, respectful, supportive, reliable and trustworthy people to join us at Dorset HealthCare – we’re the biggest provider of healthcare in Dorset and offer exciting opportunities for people with a range of skills. We want to be better every day – do you?
‘This is an exciting time for us as we continue improving and adapting. I have seen some great innovation, fantastic teamwork and a real willingness to look at how we can do things differently’ – Eugine Yafele, Chief Executive (May 2019)
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 Therapists) 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 Exeter. 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 on the 4th January 2021 and you will be available to attend the course Induction days on the 7th & 8th December 2020.
There are 3 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), and have at least two years full-time relevant experience of working in mental health.
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.
ROUTE 3: If you have 4 years of relevant mental health experience, and have a completed KSA. You will also have an undergraduate degree or equivalent in a discipline connected to mental health (e.g. psychology, neuroscience). Those without an undergraduate qualification but with evidence of the ability to study at third year of undergraduate degree level will also be considered.
Posts will be offered in a variety of locations across Dorset, and Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole. You will be asked to clearly indicate your preference [and any areas you would not accept] on your application.
After the fulfilment of the course and successful completion, the successful candidates will join our preceptorship scheme at Band 6. Progression to Band 7 will be subject to completing preceptorship competencies (aligned to the Roth & Pilling, 2007 competency framework) and application for full BABCP accreditation.
Good administrative, time management and communication skills are also essential. Experience of working within the NHS or similar organisation is highly desirable.
Services operate within a range of hours across a week to meet the requirements of our population and successful candidates are expected to be in a position to support evening working.
Please ensure you have fully read and understood all aspects of the Job Description and Person Specification. Please use the "Supporting Information" space to demonstrate your ability to undertake this role, drawing on your skills knowledge and experience, and making it clear which of the three routes you are drawing on.
Please also provide a brief statement in support of your application for the post of IAPT HI trainee with reference to the NHS Values in accordance with The NHS Constitution. When completing this section, please directly address the service user. For your information, there may be a service user representative on the interview panel or involved in the shortlisting process.
Employment in this post requires an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The DBS levies a charge of £40 and the Trust will recover this cost in instalments from your first 3 salary payments. This will only apply to candidates who are new to the Trust and not internal staff.
Applicants who subscribe to the DBS update service and are able to present a valid DBS certificate will not incur a charge.
For further details / informal visits contact:
Ellie Sturrock, CBT Lead for West Dorset and Accredited HI CBT Therapist on 07980 089470 or email@example.com.