High Intensity CBT Trainee - Total Wellbeing Luton
Everyone's Turning Point is unique. It’s the moment when they realise they've made a small, but important, step forward. Very often, that small step is the start of something bigger. But only when the right support, advice and services are in place. That's where you come in, working in our Talking Therapies service, as part of our highly successful and innovative 'Improving Access to Psychological Therapies' (IAPT) delivery model.
We support people who are having difficulty in coping and who may be suffering from a common mental illness such as depression, anxiety or phobias. Our approach embeds the notion of well-being and recovery and promotes personal responsibility for lifestyle choices and self-management of mental well-being. For our clients, this has resulted in highly accessible and user-friendly service available across a wide geographical area.
We are now recruiting a High Intensity CBT Trainee for Total Wellbeing Luton, our integrated IAPT & Wellbeing Service.
Applications are invited from qualified Clinical or Counselling Psychological Therapists, Mental Health Nurses, Psychotherapists, Counsellors, Occupational Therapists and Social Workers to apply for the one-year full-time IAPT post graduate diploma courses based at King’s College London.
Applicants without a recognised and accredited core mental health professional training (such as Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners or Psychotherapists and Counsellors without UKCP or BACP accreditation) are not eligible to apply for the June intake, but may apply for the October intake later in the year.
The training programme consists of three days working within the Total Wellbeing Luton service and two days at university taught by experts in the field. The Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience/KCL will provide the training. This higher education institution (HEI) has been selected based on its ability to demonstrate the capacity, knowledge and expertise to deliver the curriculum that has been developed for the training course.
It goes without saying that you will need outstanding organisational and communication skills and the drive to successfully complete the course and become a qualified practitioner, as well as the ability to work well within an established team.
The Ideal Candidate
If you're inspired by the social model of mental health that works holistically according to need rather than diagnosis and would like to help us achieve our vision, we can offer a competitive remuneration package and excellent training and development opportunities. You will be required to work on an outreach and rota basis in the community as the service operates 6 days per week, Monday to Friday 8am to 8pm and Saturdays 9am to 4pm.
We will close the advert on Monday 12th April, or once we receive 100 applications so please don't hesitate to submit your application if you are interested.
Interviews will be held via Microsoft Teams on Friday 23rd April and we regret to advise that we will be unable to accommodate requests for interviews on other dates as interviews take place jointly with King’s College London to ensure all academic requirements can be met.
If you are successful in securing a position, you must be able to provide photo ID, proof of Eligibility to work and proof of your academic qualifications. Offers cannot be made without this information. Those without a valid permit to work in the UK are not eligible to apply for this position.
Why Turning Point?
As a leading health and social care provider with more than 300 locations across England, we take real pride in the services we offer.
Across the varied regions, sectors and settings we operate within, our organisation is held together by a shared vision – and our people are connected by the same values. These include belief in potential, confidence in communication, embracing positive change and always treating each other as individuals.
We run all of our services on a not-for-profit basis; instead, we invest every penny back into our services and people. We never stop believing in change for the better, and we work constantly to improve the lives of the people we support.
Our people bring our vision to life. So, if you are enthusiastic, motivated and committed to support others to fulfilling their potential, here at Turning Point, we don't just offer you a job – we offer you a career.
What Benefits Will I Receive?
Of course, we know it's not about the money. But that doesn't mean we don't reward our people for their invaluable work with a benefits package that includes:
- Comprehensive opportunities to learn and develop, with silver accreditation from Investors in People
- 28 days’ paid holiday a year, increasing with each year of service up to 30 days. Plus the option to purchase additional holidays
- Flexible benefit options including cycle to work schemes and season ticket loans
- Competitive pension and life assurance schemes
- Employee assistance programme and access to online health and wellbeing support
- Flexible working patterns to support work-life balance
- Access to a wide range of discounts, including cinema tickets, grocery and high-street shopping and gym memberships
We reserve the right to close this advert early if wereceive 100 applications before the advertised closing date.