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

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 Behavioural Therapy Course. At Newcastle University you will be taught by experts to deliver evidence based psychological therapies for clients with anxiety and depression. The remaining 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.

This course is 18 months and attendance at all University teaching days is compulsory, therefore it is essential that you can commit to this. You will work Monday to Friday between the hours of 8am-8pm. 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.

About the organisation

You will be joining Insight IAPT, which is a highly regarded, national organisation and an experienced provider of IAPT services on behalf of the NHS. The Talking Helps Newcastle service is well established, offering high and low intensity interventions and counselling across the area.  As a key member of the team you will be valued for your contribution to maintaining Insight’s excellent reputation and helping us develop this further through innovative practice.

It is our mission to improve the mental health and wellbeing of the people we serve. You will play a key role in delivering this mission and be committed to our core values which are at the heart of everything we do. This is an excellent opportunity to join an organisation that has experienced recent growth and continues to seek new opportunities to further strengthen and build upon our excellent reputation.

About you

We would love to hear from you if you:

  • Have a BABCP recognised Core Profession (further information can be found here OR if you are a Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner who has a minimum of two years post qualification experience and can demonstrate the ability to meet the Knowledge & Skills Assessment requirements (further information can be found here – Candidates who are applying using the KSA route must be able to present a completed KSA at the interview stage, which is expected to be held early July.
  • 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.

 What we offer in return

  • 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

How to apply

  • Please visit download the attached Job Pack for this role. 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
  • 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 Sunday 27th June but we will close sooner if we reach 200 applications.

This post is subject to an enhanced DBS, which we will cover the cost of. We reserve the right to close the vacancy early if a large volume of applications are received.

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