Post-holders will receive specialist in-house clinical skills training to provide structured, problem-focused Cognitive Behavioural Assessments, and to explain evidence-based models of psychological therapies for all specific anxiety disorders and depression in adherence with NICE guidelines. You will provide a central role in supporting the IAPT service by screening new referrals via our self-referral telephone helpline, delivering assessments, making decisions on suitability/allocation, providing psycho-education and signposting/referring clients to partner services as appropriate. The post-holder will work alongside IAPT psychological therapists, and aside from delivering IAPT assessments, will carry a caseload of clients for treatment/support who do not meet the criteria for IAPT psychological treatment, but whose needs can be managed in primary care.
We are a very friendly and supportive multidisciplinary team consisting of CBT Therapists, Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners, Interpersonal Therapists, Counsellors and Community Psychiatric Nurses. We are committed to staff development, and these posts offer great opportunity for ambitious individuals looking to further their careers within an excellent IAPT service, covering some of the most beautiful countryside of the Peak District National Park.
Applicants will need to have a core RMN professional qualification, and post-qualification experience of applying CBT principles in treating anxiety disorders and depression would be an advantage. The service is based in Newcastle-under-Lyme, but covers the wide geographical area of North Staffordshire, including the Leek Moorlands.
For more information please contact Paula Fairclough Caseload Manager on 07950950243 or Dr Mark Kenwright, Clinical Lead on 07792 530551
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