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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 05/11/2021.

IAPT High Intensity CBT Therapist (Remote Worker)

Job Reference: 348-MNH-644C

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
IAPT New Forest
£40,057 to £45,839 pa

Southern Health is one of the largest Foundation Trusts in the UK, specialising in mental health, adult and child community health and learning disabilities

italk is an exciting, transformative and expanding psychological therapies service and is looking to recruit High Intensity CBT Therapists to join one of our high performing and creative teams.


We are part of Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust and are commissioned by North Hampshire, West Hampshire, South East Hampshire and Fareham & Gosport CCGs to deliver the IAPT service across Hampshire.


italk is an exceptional talking therapies service with excellent development opportunities. We are committed to the progression of our team members and our posts are formulated to allow for the development of clinical expertise in chosen clinical areas.


We are a strong partnership service; comprised of a collaboration between Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust and Solent Mind charity. We strive to deliver a high quality, evidence-based, service user-centred therapy service, to the population of Hampshire. We are looking to employ remote High Intensity CBT Therapists to deliver high quality therapeutic interventions to our local residents.


The post-holder will be part of one of our very dynamic teams and will work alongside PWPs as well as therapists trained in a range of therapies including CBT, counselling, couples therapy, Cognitive Analytical Therapy (CAT), Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), EMDR and integrative therapies. Also we offer a range of groups including Comprehend, Cope and Connect, Compassion Based Therapy and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT).


We are developing our Long Term Health Conditions pathway and working with those who also present with physical health related problems both individually and through our emerging group programmes; this offers those who work with our team plenty of opportunities to enhance their job satisfaction by learning more about this area and developing skills in working with this population.


Although the post is offered as remote/home working, the service provides regular contact in the form of group and one to one meetings to encourage interaction within a highly supportive and caring team.


The post-holder will provide digital online web camera based high intensity cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) in line with NICE guidance. We value training and qualifications in other high intensity therapies and will support those wishing to develop their careers by training in other recognised modalities.


We also value experience or interest of delivering therapy in an online digital group format.


The post holder will work with clients who present with a range of complex anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder and depression related problems at step 3 for which CBT is demonstrated to be clinically effective.


The post holder will carry out telephone and web camera face to face assessments as part of their caseload and in accordance with service needs and demands. Where appropriate provide supervision to the Band 6 Psychological Therapy staff.


The post holder will work with people with different cultural backgrounds and ages, using interpreters when necessary and should be committed to equal opportunities.


At italk, service users are at the heart of what we do. We are a passionate and supportive team, dedicated to improving mental health in our local communities.


Does this sound like a service you could strengthen and thrive in?


We are looking for a new member to join one of our teams, who is committed, enthusiastic and willing to contribute to the service and embrace different ways of working as we move more into a digital age.


This post offers opportunities to work with a range of professionals from different therapeutic backgrounds and to be part of an evolving, integrating team.


This vacancy is offered as a permanent contract, with the expectation that all clinical staff offer two late online evening clinic per week (12pm until 8pm). If you have any further questions, please contact Ben Martin, Clinical Manager on 02380 383891 for an informal discussion.

A DBS check is required by the Employer for this post. The Employer will undertake an initial check at the appropriate level on appointment. As a condition of employment you are required to register with the online DBS update service and maintain this registration throughout employment; costs associated with this will be reimbursed, subject to taxation in line with guidance from HMRC.

Any personal information you provide will be treated in the strictest confidence and in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.


Southern Health Foundation Trust (SHFT) is committed to promoting the welfare and safeguarding of children, young people and adults at risk of abuse and neglect. As an employee, you are accountable to ensure that you know to how to respond when you are concerned for the safety of a child, young person or adult at risk, applying the principles of the Family Approach to ensure evidence based analysis, risk management and appropriate action and escalation. SHFT require staff to work effectively together using the Family Approach to achieve better outcomes for adults, children and families. The Trust will support you in this duty by providing ongoing training, support and advice and have a Corporate Safeguarding Team who can be contacted for guidance and the provision of safeguarding supervision.

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