High Contrast

Trainee High Intensity Therapist – Wirral

As a Trainee High Intensity Therapist in our Talking Together Wirral team, you will have the opportunity to develop your career with an organisation that is recognised for developing individuals and has an excellent reputation at both a local and national level.


Salary: £25,555 – £30,679

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Location: Wirral

Duration: Fixed term until successful completion of course then permanent posts will be offered.


About the role

We have a strong reputation for professional development, and you will be fully supported to develop your clinical skills whilst you study for your Post Graduate Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Diploma (BABCP Level 2 Accredited). Studying at Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust (Psychological Therapies Training Centre) for 2 days a week, you will spend the remaining days with us, complimenting your learning and developing your skills through the delivery of high intensity interventions and comprehensive psychological assessments to support our wide range of clients.

At the Training Centre, you will be taught by experts to deliver evidence based psychological therapies for clients with anxiety and depression. The remaining three days will be spent working with our skilled team of clinicians to develop your new skills and gain experience.  During this time, you will deliver high intensity interventions and comprehensive psychological assessments to support our wide range of clients.

The course provided by the University is recognised for its high quality and we have a strong track record of successfully supporting our trainees through their studies.  You will be studying alongside other colleagues who are also completing the same course and will be guided by our highly knowledgeable and approachable managers.  In addition, you will receive support to further develop your skills and career with access to a range of CPD opportunities.

You must be highly resilient and committed to developing your career within our IAPT services.  You will also have excellent interpersonal skills and proven experience of working with people to improve their mental health and wellbeing.

Please note that attendance at all University teaching days is compulsory and a key requirement of the training programme and it is therefore essential that you can commit to this. You will be recruited on a permanent contract and promoted to a Qualified HIT position within our service on successful completion of the course and providing all other relevant criteria have been met.

You will be joining our Talking Together Wirral service, which has been delivering high and low intensity interventions in the local area since April 2019 and continues to build our reputation with key local partners. The service has formal partnerships with Cruse, Open Door, Age UK, Clear Minds, and Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, working to bridge the gap between Primary and Secondary Care Mental Health services as well as provide access to support for practical issues impacting on well-being.


About you

We would love to hear from you if you are able to demonstrate the following:

  • Have a professional registered qualification in health care, preferably at graduate level, (psychology, nursing, social work and allied health professionals), For more details of core professions see http://www.babcp.com/Accreditation/Core-Profession.aspx
  • You are currently not working in an IAPT service.
  • Proven track record of working positively with people who have experienced a mental ill health in a mental health setting
  • Highly resilient with the ability to meet the attendance and academic requirements of the course, whilst also working for our Service.
  • Are able to organise a high-volume workload to ensure effective prioritisation and delivery of objectives
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to work collaboratively
  • Ability to work flexibly to meet service and client need
  • Committed to improving access to psychological therapies in the local area


What we can offer you

  • 27 days annual leave plus bank holidays (rising with length in service) and with the opportunity to purchase additional leave
  • A comprehensive induction and ongoing training, development and clinical supervision
  • An enhanced pension scheme
  • A supportive culture that values work-life balance
  • An Employee Assistance Programme which offers 24/7 financial, legal and personal advice, including free access to counselling where required
  • Access to LifeWorks, which provides excellent corporate discounts on shopping, cinema tickets and restaurants
  • Discounted gym membership and Cycle to Work scheme
  • Family friendly policies including enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption pay
  • Death in Service Insurance


Further information


How to apply

  • The Job Pack for this role can be downloaded below. This includes the job description and person specification. It is essential that you read these documents prior to applying for this role.
  • To apply, please complete the application form contained within the Job Pack and send via email to recruitment@concerngroup.org
  • Please note, all correspondence will be through the email address or phone number(s) provided on your application form. To avoid missing our emails, please regularly check your junk mail folder.


The closing date for applications is 22nd April 2021, but we will close earlier if we reach 100 applications

Interviews are expected to be held week commencing 10th May 2021


This post is subject to an enhanced DBS Disclosure, which we will cover the cost of. Concern Group reserves the right to close the vacancy early if a large volume of applications is received.

Download the Application Form

Back to Vacancies

Concern Group partners