Our client provides direct support to clients with behavioural aswell as complex anxiety and depression within a variety of settings in the areas of Kent & Surrey
Position Available: High Intensity Therapist - Kent & Surrey locations, Full time or Part time, Permanent, £12-15ph + benefits
1. To be part of an Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) service and will provide high intensity Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) interventions
2. To work with clients who have a range of complex Anxiety and Depression related problems for which CBT is demonstrated to be clinically effective
3. To work with people with different cultural backgrounds and ages
4. To provide an advisory service on matters related to the practice and delivery of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy to individuals / groups / committees across the area
MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES/ DUTIES
Service Delivery - Clinical
1. Accept referrals via agreed protocols within the service.
2. Make decisions on suitability of new referrals, adhering to the referral protocols, and refer unsuitable clients on to the relevant service or back to the referral agent as necessary.
3. Assess clients for suitability for psychological interventions.
4. Exercise autonomous professional responsibility for the assessment and treatment of clients in line with the service.
5. Formulate, implement and evaluate therapy programmes for clients.
6. Use highly developed communication skills in working with people to understand their personal and often very sensitive difficulties.
7. Educate and involve family members and others in treatment as necessary, conveying CBT and other psychological formulations with sensitivity in easily understood language.
8. Adhere to an agreed activity contract relating to the number of client contacts offered, and clinical sessions carried out per week in order to minimize waiting times and ensure treatment delivery remains accessible and convenient.
9. Attend multi-disciplinary meetings relating to referrals or clients in treatment, where appropriate.
10. Work closely with other members of the team ensuring appropriate step-up and step-down arrangements are in place to maintain a stepped care approach.
11. Assess and integrate issues surrounding work and employment into the overall therapy process.
12. Carry out clinical audits of service performance, including service user surveys and evaluations, and help to collate and disseminate the results for feedback.
13. Liaise with other health and social care staff from a range of agencies in the care provided clients.
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Information and Governance
14. Complete all requirements relating to data collection within the service.
15. Keep coherent records of all clinical activity in line with service protocols.
Training and Supervision
16. Attend and fulfil all the requirements of the IAPT approved supervision training.
17. Contribute to the teaching and training of mental health professionals and other staff working in the service.
18. After completion of supervision training, supervise staff as appropriate within the service.
19. Ensure the maintenance of standards of practice according to the employer and any regulating, professional and accrediting bodies (e.g. BPS, UKCP, BABCP), and keep up to date on new recommendations / guidelines set by the Department of Health (e.g. NHS plan, National Service Framework, National Institute for Clinical Excellence).
20. Be aware of, and keep up to date with advances in the spheres of CBT and other psychological therapies.
21. Ensure clear professional objectives are identified, discussed and reviewed with senior therapists on a regular basis as part of continuing professional development (CPD).
22. Keep up to date all records in relation to CPD and ensure personal development plan maintains up to date specialist knowledge of latest theoretical and service delivery models / developments.
23. Attend relevant conferences / workshops in line with identified professional objectives.
24. Participate in service improvement by highlighting issues and implementing changes in practice.
Advisory / Liaison
25. Provide an advisory service on matters related to the practice and delivery of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy to individuals / groups / committees across the organization.
How to apply:
If you feel that you fully meet the above outlined criteria for this role and would like to apply for this post, please forward your CV for consideration to email@example.com
*Please note the above outlined experience is the 'minimum' first stage criteria for this role, we will therefore be unable to consider your application unless you are able to demonstrate a relevant work history in line with this position.
Disclaimer: This vacancy is based in the United Kingdom. Barker Ross Health&Social Care only operates in the UK and can only process applications from candidates who are currently a resident and eligible to work in the UK.
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