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COVID-19 Vacancy High Intensity Cognitive Behavioural Therapist

NHS AfC: Band 7

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IAPT High Intensity Psychotherapist
NHS AfC: Band 7
Full time: 37.5 hours per week
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Trust wide venues
Dudley & Walsall
£38,890 - £44,503 £37,570- £43,772 per annum
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Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust provides specialist mental health, learning disability, and community healthcare services for the population of the Black Country.


Across the whole of the region we provide:

  • Adult and older adult mental health services
  • Specialist learning disability services
  • Mental health services for children and young people
  • Community healthcare services for children, young people and families in Dudley


Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust was formed on 1 April 2020, after NHS England and NHS Improvement approved the merger of Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust. Combining resources, strategies and talented workforce enables us to deliver a wider variety of outstanding services that are based on best practice and are continually improving.


We currently employ over 3,000 members of staff and just like the population we serve, we are made up of diverse cultures and backgrounds. Whatever your role, working in a NHS Foundation Trust, like ours, is a demanding and extremely rewarding experience. Knowing that every day you can help to make a positive difference to someone’s life is a very powerful feeling. We know that our Trust runs on this desire to help and support people, and our Trust vision expresses this. Our vision is to improve health and wellbeing for everyone, especially our colleagues to achieve the best possible work/life balance.


We proudly offer supportive, inclusive and family friendly employment and flexible working policies. We have a wide range of professional services and employee networks to help our colleagues be at their best - and find support if they need it. To find more about our staff benefits, please visit our website:




The UK NHS IAPT protocol is now the most successful treatment option for mild to moderate depression and anxiety in the world, we are going through a process of national expansion and are responding locally.  Dudley and Walsall IAPT Talking Therapy Teams are recruiting High Intensity Cognitive Behavioral Therapists to join our highly skilled and enthusiastic team. We are keen to hear from candidates who can demonstrate our trust values of Caring, Integrity, Collaboration and Quality.

Dudley and Walsall IAPT Talking Therapy have adopted an inclusive management and leadership strategy to support clinical staff in a way which promotes autonomous practice and collaborative problem solving. We have recently invested in the most up to date digital strategies to support our staff and patients in a wide range of treatment protocols within the nationally driven models. We are passionate about the delivery of robust clinical supervision structures and, as such, experience in delivering and receiving clinical supervision would also be valuable.

Our teams currently offer IAPT evidenced based psychological therapies across Dudley & Walsall to people aged 17+ that have a local GP and who have that have common mental health issue, such as depression and/or an anxiety disorder. Our service currently comprises of  High Intensity Cognitive Behavioral Therapists, EMDR Therapists,  Dynamic Interpersonal Therapist and Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners.

We are keen to employee staff that have IAPT clinical experience, IAPT Post Graduate training in CBT, with BABCP / provisional accreditation and or be working towards full accreditation. Experience of working in an IAPT type primary care setting, delivering brief therapeutic approaches and having a sound and practical knowledge of IAPT and the Stepped Care Model is required.

In return we are able to offer the successful candidate, the opportunity to feel part of a mental health trust that scores in the top 5% nationally for staff satisfaction and who is putting the wellbeing of its staff at its core.

We positively encourage regular CPD opportunities internal and external, annual appraisals and PDR’s and clinical supervision. Many other staff benefits are available. 

Willingness to work flexibly as one evening a week and Saturday working will be required for this role. 

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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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Dominic Dutton
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For informal discussion about this post please contact Michelle Rowberry  or Dominic Dutton