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High Intensity CBT Therapist

Band 7

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Band 7
Full Time 37.5 hours per week and Part Time 22.5 hours per week
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South Forest Centre
Waltham Forest
£37,570 - £43,772 pa (plus HCAS)
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Do you want to be part of an innovative, dynamic organisation that is committed to delivering the best care by the best people? We are looking to appoint people who are as passionate about high quality care as we are.

NELFT provides award winning community and mental healthcare for over 2 million people. We work to ensure our patients, their friends and family, feel confident that their health needs are well met. With an excellent reputation for research and development, our skilled health professionals are at the cutting edge of evidence-based innovation, opening up the possibilities for better ways of working and delivery of care.

We are committed to the delivering the best care for our patients. The successful candidate will share this commitment and demonstrate our Trust values.

We are committed to continuous learning to improve patient outcomes so this means that we are also committed to the professional development of our workforce. We want to ensure you have the opportunity to grow and progress within NELFT, so take the first step on this journey by joining us now.

We are looking for enthusiastic CBT therapists and psychologists to provide therapy for clients referred to Talking Therapies Waltham Forest Talking Therapies IAPT within the framework of an IAPT service model. Good knowledge of disorder specific CBT interventions for common mental health disorders in primary care is essential for the role. We are also eager to attract psychologists and CBT therapists trained in other IAPT modalities such as Behavioural Couples Therapy (BCT), Couples Therapy for Depression (CTFD), Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT) and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT). In addition to individual therapy, there are opportunities within this role to develop and deliver evidence based group activities and treatment for clients with common mental health presentations.

There are a number of aspects which make Waltham Forest Talking Therapies  an exciting place to work. We are keen to encourage our clinicians to develop and support on-going BABCP accreditation by providing the necessary CPD required for this. We provide regular supervision and have clear pathways with the secondary care team.

We are a dynamic and empowering team and as such the post holders will be expected to work well within a team setting, however, should also be able to deliver an autonomous service as part of the role, operating within recognised professional guidelines and the overall framework of the team’s services policies and procedures. Post holders will be expected to work Monday-Friday and offer a minimum of one evening per week.  

We actively encourage a team approach and are interested in developing intensive treatments. We offer third wave CBT protocols and seek new staff members committed to developing interventions that will enhance the wide variety of psychotherapeutic IAPT models used in Waltham Forest.

We are looking for a provisional BABCP accredited therapist, having experience in working in primary care, is adaptable and can work independently as well be part of a large team. There is one full time (37.5 hours) post and one part time (22.5 hours) post. Previous applicants need not apply.

Interviews planned for 10/9/2019.


Probationary Period

This post will be subject to a probationary period. Internal applicants are exempt from the probationary period (unless you are an internal applicant currently part way through a probationary period or currently a bank member of staff).


Assessment/Interview info

At NELFT we set very high standards to ensure we provide quality services. We require prospective employees to carry out an online literacy and numeracy test, equivalent to NVQ Level 2. For more information regarding our assessments, please visit our website. If you are shortlisted, invited for interview and successfully offered the post, you will be required to undertake an assessment for these skills during the pre-employment checks.

Starting with NELFT

NELFT place a great deal of importance on new starters being properly welcomed and inducted into the Trust. All new starters will join the Trust on the first Monday of each month and will undertake a comprehensive induction of up to two weeks which will include mandatory training, systems training and the allocation of equipment.  As part of the process new starters will have the opportunity to also meet the executive team, senior managers and attend a number of drop in sessions focussing in engagement, health and wellbeing and key processes. The induction will be held at our head office in Rainham, Essex.

High Cost Area Supplement – London

This post also attracts payment for High Cost Area Supplement of 15% of the basic salary (with a minimum of £3,722 to a maximum of £4,743).

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

For further details / informal visits contact:

Dr Renuka Jena - Professional & Strategic Lead for Waltham Forest Talking Therapies. 

Liz Doherty - Senior Cognitive Behavioural Therapist for Waltham Forest Talking Therapies.; 07712390293