High Intensity Therapist
We have an exciting opportunity at Rethink Mental Illness for a High Intensity Therapist to join our service that provides a nursing service. We have opportunities available in Bovingdon and Stradishall, Newmarket. Working 37.5 hours per week, you will receive a competitive salary of £31,696 - £41,787 per annum. Rethink Mental Illness helps millions of people affected by mental illness by challenging attitudes, changing lives. We believe a better life is possible for millions of people affected by mental illness. Our homes aim to help people move on to more independent accommodation by providing person - focused, flexible support. This means offering a stable home life, either for the long or short term, for all those that need our help. Challenging attitudes, changing lives. The High Intensity Therapist Role You will work as part of an integrated primary care mental health team within the Prison to provide high intensity evidence based psychological interventions. I work with clients who have a range of complex Anxiety and Depression related problems for which CBT is demonstrated to be clinically effective. As a High Intensity Therapist, you will provide line management to Senior PWP’s and support them in their management of PWP’s and Health & Wellbeing Coaches. In addition, there is a significant case management and clinical supervision component to the post, along with audits, performance monitoring and managerial support. Key responsibilities as our High Intensity Therapist include: - Accept referrals via agreed protocols within the service. - Make decisions on suitability of new referrals, adhering to referral protocols, and refer unsuitable clients on to the relevant service or back to the referral agent as necessary; or steps-up the persons treatment to high intensity. - Provide rapid screening and assessment, informed by knowledge of the spectrum of mental health needs and risk factors. - Assess and support people with mental health problems in the self-management of their recovery. - Work closely with other members of the MDT ensuring appropriate step-up and step-down arrangements are in place to maintain a stepped care approach. - Undertake person-centered interviews identifying areas where the person wishes to see change and or recovery and make an accurate assessment of risk to self and others. - Provide assessment and High intensity interventions drawing from CBT theories and techniques. - Provide a range of information/support for evidence based high intensity psychological treatments. - To produce reports on clients in a timely manner, that convey the key findings of the psychological intervention in a way that does justice to the complexity of the problems described, but that are understandable to the recipients of the reports, including clients and referrers. - To work in partnership with other disciplines and to maintain links with statutory and non-statutory agencies as appropriate, in relation to continuing care on release from prison. The successful High Intensity Therapist will have the below skills and experience: - Hold relevant Qualification from High Intensity IAPT Course (Post Graduate Diploma). - Significant experience working as a psychological therapy practitioner with required skills and competencies as laid out in the competence framework for CBT (Roth and Pilling 2007) - Demonstrable experience of working in mental health services with relevant experience in Primary Care treating a range of anxiety and depression based disorders. - Ability to develop good therapeutic relationships with clients and practice in a non-discriminatory manner, respecting the beliefs and cultural practices of individuals and groups. - An expert understanding of anxiety and depression based disorders (including but not limited to; moderate to severe depression, moderate to severe anxiety, body dysmorphia, trauma, OCD, bulimia, health anxiety, social phobia) and how it may present in Primary Care. - Working knowledge of medication used in the treatment of anxiety & depression based disorders and other common mental health problems. If you feel you have the skills and experience to join our team as a High Intensity Therapist then please click ‘Apply’ today! We’d love to hear from you! This post will be subject to an enhanced DBS Disclosure and Home Office Prison Clearance.