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High Intensity CBT Therapist


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Job Title and Grade: High Intensity CBT Therapist - Band 7

Pay Rates: Days: £21.54ph Saturdays/Nights: £28.00ph Sunday/Bank Hols: £34.47ph

Trust: Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust

Location: Remote/Flexible Working

Are you a Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner or Cognitive Behavioural Therapist looking for a minimum of 5 hours of remote work a week at hours to suit you, for a minimum of a 3 month contract - Then Healthy Minds is looking for you!

Healthy Minds is an established IAPT service covering Herefordshire and Worcestershire, we are looking for bank staff to deliver assessments remotely and at flexible times to suit you. You will receive full training (remotely) in order to deliver the assessments for Healthy Minds, including the use of IAPTUS as the electronic Patient Record system.

Supervision will be provided and you will be supported in your professional development by being allowed to access online training through BESPOKE online Training provider - after completion of 3 months with ongoing commitment to the service.

High Intensity CBT Therapist - Band 7

The Role:

Key Skills/Responsibilities: (Included but not limited to):

  • Assess patients for suitability for psychological interventions.
  • Undertake patient-centred interviews.
  • Make decisions on suitability of new referrals, adhering to the departments referral protocols, refer unsuitable clients on to the relevant service or back to the referral agent as necessary.
  • Provide a range of information and support for evidence based high-volume low intensity psychological treatments.
  • Participate in the development of comprehensive range of psychological interventions that includes individual and group work.
  • Liaise and refer on to other health and social care staff from a range of agencies and organisations to help meet the identified needs of patients.
  • Provide specialist psychological assessments of patients referred to the service based upon the appropriate use, interpretation and integration of highly complex data from a variety of sources including psychological and neuropsychological tests, self-report measures, rating scales, direct and indirect structured observations and semi-structured interviews with clients, family members and others involved in the patients care.
  • Formulate and implement plans for the formal psychological treatment and/or management of problems, based upon an appropriate conceptual framework of those problems derived from a broad theoretical knowledge of psychology, employing evidence based practice and using cognitive-behavioural plus at least one other theoretical model (psychodynamic, systemic).
  • Evaluate and make decisions about treatment options taking into account both theoretical and therapeutic models and highly complex factors concerning historical, developmental and cultural processes that have shaped the individual, family or group.
  • Communicate across language and cultural barriers, including working for sustained periods of time by communicating with patients, carers or groups through professional interpreters or advocates.
  • Be responsible for recording, monitoring and reporting on clinical work and communicating in a skilled and sensitive manner, highly complex, sensitive or contentious information concerning the assessment, formulation, treatment plans and progress of patients in both verbal and written formats.
  • Undertake risk assessment and risk management for individual patients as appropriate.

In order to apply for a post, youmusthave a Minimum of 6 months UK (Private or NHS) CBT Therapist experience within the last 2 years and have a Valid Registration Pin.

Benefits of working Bank

In return for your hard work commitment NHS Professionals (NHSP) can offer you some fantastic benefits:

  • Competitive Pay Rates - work this week, get paid next week!
  • Build holiday allowance for every shift you work
  • Support when you need it - 24/7 365 day Service Centre on 03332 407 552
  • Stakeholder pension scheme

Who are NHS Professionals?

NHS Professionals (NHSP), owned by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), works in partnership with hospital trusts to provide a bank of highly skilled temporary workers who want to work flexibly within the NHS.

Working through the NHSP bank means Trusts do not have to rely on expensive agencies. Right now, we have over 130,000 members registered on our bank from various roles, grades, and specialities, saving the NHS over £70 million each year. This money is then reinvested back into the NHS.

For more information on the roles or details on how to join NHS Professionals, simply get in touch with Helenna Butler, Trust Recruitment Coordinator on 01905 681781 or email [email protected]

We look forward to hearing from you soon.

COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients from the virus when working in our healthcare settings. Whilst COVID-19 vaccination is not currently a condition of employment, we do encourage our bank members who are not clinically exempt from vaccination to get vaccinated.


Please note, you will be contacted by email throughout the recruitment process, so please check your emails, including your junk/spam regularly. We regret we cannot contact everyone who is not selected for an interview, therefore if you do not hear from us within 21 days after submitting your application, please assume you have not been successful on this occasion.


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