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Trainee Cognitive Behavioural Therapist

Package Description

Here at Vita Health Group we are excited to have been given the opportunity by University Of Hull to submit applications for funded places on the Post Graduate Diploma in High Intensity Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Training.

This is a 12-month course starting in March 2022. This will require University attendance 2 days per week, the logistics of such attendance will be discussed with your line manager on receipt of application. For 3 days of the week you will be working within the PTS service managing a caseload. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the initial delivery of this course will be remote, however dependent on Government changes there is a strong likelihood that you will be required to attend the University.  They have currently stipulated that face to face learning will be in blocks at the start of each term and will offer accommodation to those attending at a subsidised fee.

The PGDIP meets the national competencies for IAPT Cognitive Behavioural Therapies and is a mandatory requirement for newly qualified CBT clinicians. The course consists of units on the following themes

1. Fundamentals of CBT 

2. CBT for anxiety disorders

3. CBT for depression

The course is designed to support trainees in developing their levels of CBT competency and to be able to work with clients who experience common mental health problems. The training will enable students to be able to deliver CBT treatments at Step 3 of the Improving Access to Psychological Therapy (IAPT) Stepped care approach.

Assessment methods include essay, case studies, seminar presentations, literature review and recorded clinical simulations.  You are also required to submit practice supervision and clinical hours records. Prior to applying, please discuss with your Line manager.  

Candidates who have previously been enrolled and not completed a funded HIPI IAPT training course must provide evidence and reference from the previous HEI about extenuating circumstances that lead to withdrawal from the course.  Previously funded applicants who have withdrawn without extenuating circumstance, or who have been excluded from a HIPI course, are not eligible to apply.

Candidates must be able to attend an virtual interview with ourselves and the University of Hull on 22nd or 23rd December 2021 and must submit an electronic copy of their Knowledge Skills and Attitudes (KSA) document at this interview.  Please see link regarding how to complete a KSA here http://www.babcp.com/Accreditation/CBP/KSA.aspx.

Please see attached copy of the job description, If you would like further information please do not hesitate to contact  who will be happy to answer any questions.

** Unfortunately, Vita Health Group are unable to reimburse any expenses incurred by the successful candidates for attending this course. 

Any data which you share with us throughout the hiring process will be stored securely within the UK, and is accessible only by staff who require it. Should your application be unsuccessful, your data will be securely destroyed after 6 months.

Vita Health Group is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

We are committed to supporting wellbeing for all employees and are associated with the MINDFUL EMPLOYER Charter for Employers who are Positive About Mental Health.

Why Vita Health Group?

Vita Health Group celebrates life. Improving lives physically and mentally drives everything we do.

We are physical and mental health specialists with over 30 years of experience.  We work in partnership with the NHS, support the UK’s largest corporate companies to help assist their workforce and provide a full range of physiotherapy services to private customers.

To achieve our mission of making people better, we recognise the importance of investing in our staff. In addition to a competitive salary, we also offer the opportunity of a flexible work life balance, support with continued professional development and a comprehensive benefits package which you can view in full on our website.

Vita Health Group is proud to be an equal opportunities employer.  We are committed to Equality, Diversity & Inclusion best practice and positively encourage applications from candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion/belief, marital status, or pregnancy/maternity. 

We are actively seeking to increase the diversity of our workforce, to ensure we are representative of the communities we serve at all levels. We therefore welcome applications from candidates with a wide range of lived experience.

We are committed to equitably support the wellbeing of all employees as demonstrated by:

  • Our association with the MINDFUL EMPLOYER Charter for Employers who are Positive About Mental Health.
  • Our status as a Disability Confident Committed Employer dedicated to ensuring that all candidates are treated fairly throughout the recruitment process. All disabled candidates that meet the minimum essential criteria will be invited to interview.
  • Our participation in Stonewall’s Diversity Champions programme which supports us in ensuring all LGBTQIA+ staff are free to be themselves in the workplace.
  • Our commitment to meet the standards outlined in the NHS Equality Delivery System (EDS2), Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES) and Workforce Disability Equality Standard (WDES).
  • The provision of access to health and wellbeing services for colleagues.

Should you wish to discuss any adjustment or assistance you might need in the application or interview process please contact recruitment@vhg.co.uk and we will arrange.

Please note, all applicants must be legally entitled to accept and perform work in the UK and all positions are subject to a DBS check. 

Any data which you share with us throughout the hiring process will be stored securely within the UK and is accessible only by staff who require it. Should your application be unsuccessful, your data will be securely destroyed after 6 months. 

Vita Health Group reserves the right to close this job when sufficient applications have been received.

    

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