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High Intensity Psychological Therapist - Band 7

Job Reference: 327-18-181

Employer:
2gether NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Stroud/Gloucester/Cheltenham Teams
Location:
Gloucestershire
Salary:
£33,222 to £43,041 per annum

Work for 2gether... Our success starts with you!

2gether NHS Foundation Trust provides specialist mental health and learning disability services to the people of Gloucestershire and Herefordshire.

Rated ‘Good’ by the Care Quality Commission.


Please note applications are welcomed from soon to be qualified therapists.

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of an expanding IAPT service. The Gloucestershire Mental Health Intermediate Care Service is a County wide IAPT Service that is made up of 4 clinical teams situated across Gloucestershire. We employ over 100 therapists and are passionate about improving access to psychological therapies.We pride ourselves on our clinical model that focuses on delivering high quality care.

Each IAPT team includes a Clinical lead, Team manager, Psychological Therapists, senior Psychological Wellbeing practitioner and Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners. We also train significant numbers of therapists so regularly advertise these posts.

The Service provides evidenced based psychological interventions using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and other IAPT approved therapies. We deliver treatment over the telephone, in groups, face to face and using digital therapy, using a stepped care model.

This is a particularly exciting time of development for the Service as our Trust merges with our colleagues in a neighbouring Physical Health Trust to bring together physical and mental health care, including a joint approach to the management of long term health conditions. This merger will create opportunities to develop shared pathways and undertake significant innovations.

We are looking for enthusiastic, suitably qualified and experienced CBT Therapists to work in one of our four expanding teams. The successful candidates will be BABCP accredited (*or meet BABCP accreditation standards who will apply for accreditation on commencement of post) and have extensive experience of delivering CBT based interventions.

Your role will be to provide high intensity CBT interventions and support our busy course programme, working with clients who have a range of anxiety and depression related problems for which CBT is demonstrated to be clinically effective. You will join a dynamic and innovative service, and will have opportunities to be involved in service development initiatives.

We have a strong supervision model that provides individual and group clinical supervision, workload management supervision, as well as being able to access a supervisor of the day. You will also have opportunities to clinically supervise junior staff, trainees and Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners within the service.

You will be expected to be able to travel and work across the county and work outside of 9-5 hours in line with service opening hours.

*Applicants who don’t currently hold BABCP accreditation - Please clearly evidence in the supporting information section how you meet BABCP accreditation standards. You will be required to bring this evidence to your interview, and if successful, to apply for accreditation on commencement of the post.

The qualification, training & experience requirements for the role are underlined in the Job Description/Person Specification.

The 2gether NHS Foundation Trust aims to recruit and retain the best possible staff who, through the application of their skills, qualification and experience, will make a positive contribution to our business of providing quality health care services. It is the Trust’s view that the costs associated with moving house in order to take up a post with us should not restrict our ability to recruit the excellent people we need, therefore we support staff to relocate with our relocation policy.

For further information regarding this opportunity, please contact Alex Burrage, Consultant Psychological Therapist, on 01453 563054.

This post requires the post holder to be able to undertake all statutory and mandatory trainingand post holders must be able to undertake physical interventions. Fitness for physical intervention will be assessed by Occupational Health.

A valid UK driving licence plus the use of own transport for business purposes is essential. For qualifying staff the Trust has a Lease Car Scheme in place and also offers a popular Salary Sacrifice Car Scheme with our partner Tusker.

To ensure you fully understand how the 2gether NHS Foundation Trust, as a Data Controller, will process and store your data please read the attached document ‘2gether NHS Foundation Trust Applicant and Staff Privacy Notice’ prior to applying for the role.

Candidates for any staff appointment shall, when making application, disclose in writing to the Trust whether they are related to any governor. Failure to disclose such a relationship may disqualify a candidate and, if appointed, may render him/her liable to dismissal.




Applicants who have been shortlisted will be contacted via NHS Jobs. Please check your account regularly. If you do not hear from us within 3 weeks of the closing date you have probably not been shortlisted. We are sorry that on some occasions we are unable to let you know the outcome of your application. The Trust reserves the right to close this vacancy when sufficient applications have been received.

Applicants should note that all appointments to 2gether NHS Foundation Trust (excluding Medical Staffing appointments) are subject to the completion of a satisfactory 6 month probation period.

Please be aware that all employees of the Trust who need to have a DBS check in order to carry out their role, will be required to repay the cost, which is currently £50 for an enhanced check or £32 for a standard check.

Flexible working arrangements will be considered. Any request will be set against genuine operational requirements and limitations and it is not obligatory for a manager to accede to the request.

As part of the Trust requirement to practice safely all internal applicants, including bank staff, are required to be up to date with statutory and mandatory training, or have booked dates for expired training.

For positions Band 8a and above there is a requirement to participate in an on-call rota to ensure a high quality of care for patients at all times and continued support to all staff with access to the right knowledge and expertise. For further information on this please consult the job description.

Please note that all candidates who declare themselves on their application form to be disabled and who meet the essential criteria for the post will be shortlisted in accordance with the Trust’s Two Ticks Pledge on disability.

The Trust is a signatory to the Mindful Employer Charter


Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.


Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants


UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.



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