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09 May 2014

Opportunities for low and high intensity IAPT trainees

West London Mental Health NHS Trust is recruiting low and high intensity trainees for the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) service.

We provides a full range of local mental health services to the London boroughs of Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, and Hounslow as well as specialist forensic mental health services, including high secure services at Broadmoor Hospital across a wider catchment area.

We welcome applications from all sections of the community who fulfil the criteria for the post.  We are keen to ensure that our workforce reflects the community we serve, particularly in terms of ethnicity, gender, disability and experience of mental illness.

Low-intensity IAPT trainees (12 month fixed term)

Hammersmith & Fulham IAPT (2 posts)
Hounslow IAPT (2 posts)
Ealing IAPT (2 posts)

All three of the trust’s IAPT services are currently recruiting low intensity IAPT trainees to start the low intensity IAPT diploma course this September.

Applicants should have experience of working in mental health and the aptitude to undertake a postgraduate study programme. This course is postgraduate level and applicants are required to have a degree or be able to demonstrate academic equivalence.

The IAPT services comprise Low and High Intensity Therapists, Clinical and Counselling Psychologists and trainee therapists offering a range of psychological interventions, including Guided Self Help, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, EMDR, Interpersonal Therapy and Behavioural Couples Therapy as well as offering an active group intervention programme. Our appointments are held over the telephone and face to face. We are committed to engaging hard to reach groups through innovative community engagement projects. 

In this service we are passionate about increasing access to psychological therapies for the local population. To ensure the service is accessible to those that can’t make daytime appointments, we operate evening clinics four days a week. The post-holder will be required to work one evening per week (12-8pm) with the option to also work one early shift per week (8am – 4pm).

Low intensity Trainees (or trainee Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners, PWPs) provide low intensity interventions such as guided self-help, groups and workshops and community links. PWP training is provided by University College London and trainees are at university one day a week, the remaining 4 will be service based. Trainee PWPs are NHS band 4 or equivalent.

The posts are advertised on the University College London website as they are co-ordinating the recruitment of low intensity trainees across London this year.

Visit the recruitment site to read more about the services and to apply for one of the posts

Applications close at 12pm on Tuesday 27 May 2014.

High Intensity IAPT trainees (12 month fixed term)

Hammersmith & Fulham IAPT (2 posts)
Hounslow IAPT (2 posts)

Two of the trust’s IAPT services are currently recruiting high intensity IAPT trainees to start the High Intensity IAPT diploma course this October.

Hammersmith & Fulham IAPT and Hounslow IAPT are both recruiting two high intensity trainees this year on one-year fixed term contracts. We are seeking to recruit people with either a core profession such as clinical or counselling psychology or mental health nursing or social work who have experience of working therapeutically with CBT, or experienced PWPs who would like to make the transition to high intensity therapy.

High intensity training will take place at Royal Holloway University of London (Paddington campus) two days per week with trainees being on site in Hammersmith & Fulham or Hounslow 3 days per week.

The posts are advertised on the Kings College London website as they are co-ordinating the recruitment of High Intensity trainees across London this year.

Visit the recruitment site to learn more about the services and to apply for one of the posts.

Applications open on 12 May 2014 and close on 26 May 2014.

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