Website Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
High Intensity IAPT Therapist for African and Caribbean Communities
Salary: S01 SP29 £31,749 pro rata pa
Contract: Fixed term (31.03.21)
Hours: 0.4 FTE (2 days per week)
Reports to: Director of IRIE Mind
Role summary and context statement
Working as part of a multi-disciplinary team in the exciting, challenging and diverse boroughs of the City of London and Hackney, the post holder will be responsible for providing a High intensity service within Mind’s IAPT service; providing specialist psychological assessment, formulation and therapy in 1:1 and group format for clients of African and Caribbean heritage. The post holder will be a qualified clinician with additional training in CBT, IPT of CfD.
The post holder will be registered with HCPC, UKCP, BACP (and working towards accredited status) and/or an accredited member of BABCP. They offer advice and consultation on clients’ psychological care to colleagues from other disciplines and to other, non-professional carers and will work autonomously within professional guidelines and the overall framework of the team’s policies and procedures. They will utilise research skills for audit, policy and service development and research within the area served by the team/service. Working on the front line of mental health and social care, the post holder will provide a safe environment for clients to explore their issues, and demonstrate the value and outcomes of these services to bring about meaningful psycho-social change. The post requires high level of administration, ability to manage intensive caseloads and commitment to delivering good clinical outcomes.
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest has a long-standing and well-established engagement with local and diverse communities and is committed to offer support and respect to anyone facing a mental health problem. The organisation offers opportunities for learning and development and supports a collaborative and creative working environment. Mind’s newly formed IAPT service aims to offer evidence-based psychological therapy and to complement Mind’s commitment to its clients. The IAPT service is integrated within Mind’s Psychological Therapies team and operates alongside non-IAPT clinical services, as well as within the context of wider Wellbeing and Recovery services, offering a unique opportunity for multidisciplinary working. This is an ideal post for a highly skilled High Intensity therapist motivated to support service development alongside delivery.
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