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Role: High Intensity Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (Q HI CBT)
Salary: £35,392
Location: National
Hours: 37 (Part time also considered)
Report to: Head of Psychological Therapies & Advocacy Services 

About the role

Job Summary

SignHealth is a passionate and unique Deaf led charity, committed to creating a future where there are no barriers to good health and wellbeing for Deaf people. Our Psychological Therapies Service delivers NHS England’s National BSL Therapies Service (formerly known as IAPT).

We deliver therapy directly in British Sign Language (BSL) to Deaf patients without the need for interpreters. We support people who are having difficulty coping and who may be experiencing a common mental health problem such as depression, anxiety, or phobia.

Applicants must be fluent in BSL, this must be demonstrated on your application and will be further tested at the interview, applications that do not demonstrate fluency in BSL will not be considered.

The HI CBT position is for someone who has completed a Post Graduate Diploma Cognitive Behavioural Therapy or BABCP recognised qualification. Must have current registration/ Accreditation with professional body BABCP (or working towards accreditation).

Main Duties

As a HI CBT you will: –

  • Undertake patient-centred assessments.
  • Identify areas where the person wishes to change how they feel, think or behave, developing personalised treatment plans to help treat patients who have a range of mental health conditions.
  • Carry out thorough risk assessments.
  • Work within the service using a range of evidence-based psychological interventions, based on cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) based self-management interventions, online CBT treatment programmes and online/face to face psycho- educational groups and workshops for clients with anxiety and depression.
  • Be committed to Continued Professional Development opportunities and participate in regular clinical supervision.

Work remotely at home with occasional in person (subject to criteria), with some travel for organisational meetings.

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Why choose SignHealth?

We will work alongside you during your career with SignHealth to maximise your full potential with training and development to help you become the best you!

Working with your line manager you will receive an in-depth induction to give you great insight into our charity and what we do.

You will find out the role you will play in helping SignHealth deliver its mission.

Join our learning pathway with BSL, we offer paid training and development to further your BSL knowledge.

Wellbeing is at the heart of everything we do! It’s not just about our clients, it’s about you too.

Being a SignHealth employee you will also receive:

  • 25 days holiday per holiday year plus bank holidays (pro-rata) 
  • 2 wellbeing days (pro-rata) 
  • After 3 months auto enrolled in the NOW pension scheme at prevailing rates  
  • After successful completion of probation period (normally 6 months) eligible to join Scottish widows pension employee contributes 5%, employer 6%  
  • Eye care vouchers 
  • 5 days paid study leave per year (CPD) (pro-rata) 
  • Expenses policy which allows payments for items when working away from home 
  • 2x salary life assurance scheme (death in service)  
  • Fully funded BSL training 
  • Generous sick pay policy  
  • Perkbox (including 25 flexible points every month)  
  • Refer a friend £200 voucher for both the referee and referrer.

How to apply

If this sounds like a position you would be interested in, please apply today!

To apply, please contact Jennie Reeves at jreeves@signhealth.org.uk with your CV and Supporting Statement.

We positively encourage applications from deaf people, disabled people, people of colour and people from the LGBT+ community. We will support all applicants along the journey of our recruitment process.

Offers of work are subject to: Enhanced DBS checks, Right to Work checks, satisfactory references and Medical Health clearance.