• Full Time
  • Thurrock
  • 35,392 - 42,618 £ / Year

Midlands Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust - Inclusion Services

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  • £35,392 – £42,618 a year

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  • Full-time



Full job description

This role is based in the Inclusion Thurrock Talking Therapies Service and aims to develop the Low Intensity service provision within Talking Therapies and represents an opportunity for experienced Low Intensity workers who are committed to this model to move to develop their careers within a Talking Therapies service.

The post-holder will:

  • Hold a qualification (postgraduate diploma/certificate) in low intensity Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (LiCBT) and be registered with British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) or British Psychological Society (BPS).
  • Offer evidence-based practice in guided self-help, computerised CBT and group interventions.

You will be expected to have a small caseload to meet the minimum requirements for professional registration and to be working with staff, Service Users and Carers from different cultural backgrounds, ages, difference and diversity. You should be committed to culturally sensitive practice and offering equal opportunities.

You may be called upon to work in various community settings (including GP surgeries and other 3 rd sector settings) and psychological treatment centres.

You will undertake appropriate clinical supervision on a regular basis in accordance with the relevant professional guidelines and policies, as well as provide clinical supervision to Assistant PWPs and Trainee PWPs in the Talking Therapies team.

You will liaise regularly and work together with GPs, other NHS professionals, and colleagues in Psychological Therapies to deliver the local service and work together with colleagues and other NHS professionals in the management of patient risk and safety.

Inclusion, created in 2002 is part of the Specialist Services Care Group of Midlands Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (MPFT). We provide caring and effective services across England, including, West Yorkshire, West Midlands, East Midlands, West Mercia, Thames Valley, Hampshire, Isle of Wight and Thurrock, Essex. We support individuals, families and communities who are affected by addiction, crime, mental health or need treatment for their sexual health.

We believe that the individuals and families who use our services should receive high quality, committed and inclusive care, realising all the benefits a modern NHS organisation can provide. We work with patients and our staff teams to achieve the best outcomes we can. We invest heavily in training and development, and the wellbeing of our people, both staff and service users is central to who we are.

Here at MPFT, we are proud of the comprehensive wellbeing and lifestyle support offer available, in addition to in-house training and coaching support. Our services are robustly governed, evidence-based, inclusive, and designed and provided in conjunction with service users. We are committed to providing the best service we can, and if you share our values, we want you on our team!

Please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification for further details. A summary is below:

To offer rapid screening and assessment, informed by knowledge of the spectrum of mental health needs and risk factors.

Provide patients registered with GP practices/health centres and or who reside in Thurrock assessment and low intensity intervention, drawing from CBT theories and techniques.

To provide a service that is equitable and non-discriminatory in terms of age, gender, ethnicity and disability.

Make appropriate referrals to other service providers in the statutory and voluntary sectors and redirect patients to other sources of appropriate support within the local community as required.

Develop a ‘local knowledge’ of the locality and its services and facilities, particularly in relation to mental health issues.

Educate and involve family members and others in treatment as necessary, conveying LiCBT formulations with sensitivity in easily understood language.

Ensure the maintenance of standards of practice according to the employer and any regulating, professional and accrediting bodies e.g. BABCP, BACP, UKCP, and keep up to date on new recommendations/guidelines set by the governing bodies e.g. National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE).

To develop and maintain close professional therapeutic relationships with Service Users while using LiCBT skills to bring about psychological change.

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