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Inter-Personal Therapist

Job Reference: 833-SS-SP-14-20

(SP) Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust
Leeds Mental Wellbeing Service
Burmantofts Health Centre
£30,401 to £37,267 pa (pro rata)

We are delighted to announce that we have been rated as a “Good” organisation by CQC and our Adults Services were rated ‘Outstanding’ for caring.

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Leeds Mental Wellbeing Service (LMWS) is an exciting new service which combines the existing Leeds IAPT service with a broader mental well-being support offer based in primary care settings.

The service is delivered as a partnership of NHS and third sector providers which comprises of Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust, Leeds & York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, Community Links, Northpoint Wellbeing, Touchstone, Women's Counselling and Therapy Service and Home-Start Leeds.

The service operates a stepped care system, providing evidence based N.I.C.E. Guidance interventions appropriate for the client's clinical presentation. These include Computerised Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Guided Self Help, Psycho-Educational Classes, CBT, Interpersonal Therapy, EMDR, Counselling for Depression and Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy.

This full time post (37.5 hrs) will be delivering IPT therapy within Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust.

As an IPT therapist, you will be responsible for your own caseload of IPT clients, working as an autonomous practitioner within clinics. You will be responsible for assessing, planning, delivering and evaluating patient centred programmes of care to a specialist level. You will be experienced in managing clinical risk within the therapeutic process. You will be well supported in the service through clinical and managerial supervision and will enjoy being part of a committed team of people who have client's best interests at heart.

Some flexibility in working patterns may be available as we strive to provide therapies which fit in with the often busy lives of clients.

We recognise that people from BME communities are under-represented in the Leeds IAPT workforce. We are therefore especially keen to receive applications from under-represented communities. This is a core part of our service Vision & Values, as we strive to reflect the communities that we support.
We encourage staff members to be at the heart of operational decisions.

Our staff have told us, "LMWS is an exciting place to work. Staff are involved in trying to improve the service through new ideas"

For further information regarding LMWS please visit the LMWS website, a link to which can be found under the further links section on this page.

If you would like more information regarding this post, or the service itself then please contact Dawn Woollin (Clinical Team Manager) on 07960 727360.

You will be a qualified IPT Practitioner who has worked within preferably an IAPT, or equivalent, mental health service. You will have experience in managing a clinical caseload and be able to work autonomously. You will be skilled in managing clinical risk issues which may arise during therapy. You will be familiar with ensuring clinical contact time is managed effectively and have proven positive clinical recovery rates.

We are looking for someone with energy, enthusiasm, strong commitment to providing high quality care and a high level of skills and experience. You will be able to work independently within clinics and also work well as part of a team. A resilient person, you will also be organised and able to manage competing demands on your time.

You will be committed to personal and professional development and being qualified as an IPT Supervisor would be desirable.

If you're convinced you're the best person for this job, let us know more about you! Click apply to submit your application.

If you are successful in being offered a position which involves working with patients, you will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The level of check required is dependent upon the position that you have applied for. The Trust will administer the DBS check on your behalf and will recover the cost from your salary. There will be no charge if you are enrolled in the DBS Update Service.

**Please be advised that at all stages of the recruitment process NHS staff from the Yorkshire and Humber region designated ‘at risk’ or ‘affected by change’ will be given priority consideration. If you are ‘at risk’ or ‘affected by change’ please make it clear on your application so that you receive priority consideration.**

Please note: all correspondence regarding this vacancy including the interview process will be sent to your registered NHS jobs e-mail address.

Please ensure you meet all the essential requirements in the person specification before applying for this vacancy.

Recruiting Managers may close an advert once sufficient applications have been received therefore all candidates are strongly advised to complete their application as soon as possible.

If you have not heard within four weeks of the closing date please assume that on this occasion you have been unsuccessful.

The Trust operates a no smoking policy and is a smoke free environment.

We are committed to improving the working lives of our employees and we have an active flexible working policy and welcome applications for job share and flexible working. As an equal opportunities employer we also welcome applications from anyone, irrespective of age, sex, sexual orientation, race, religious beliefs or disability as we embrace diversity within our workforce.

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.

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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.

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