Trainee CYP Cognitive Behavioural Therapist

Trainee CYP Cognitive Behavioural Therapist 
West Sussex
Fixed Term Contract until 31st January 2022
37.5 Hours per week
£31,365 per annum

YMCA Dialogue have successfully secured funding for two trainee CBT therapist posts to work with children and young people. This exciting and unique opportunity is part of a wider strategy to increase access to evidence-based interventions to children and young people exhibiting mental health difficulties in the pathway in Sussex. YMCA Dialogue is a multi-modality therapeutic service working with 11-18 year olds experiencing mild to moderate mental health difficulties. We work closely with CAMHs, the local authority and a range of voluntary and community sector organisations to deliver effective short-term therapeutic interventions.

The post-holder will work within the Dialogue service providing interventions whilst undertaking a programme of training for this role. This intensive training post will equip the post – holder to provide interventions based on CYP-IAPT care principles and also interventions consistent with the CBT training course. The post- holder will work in the service for at least 2.5-3.0 days of the week using the newly developed skills whilst attending the training programme for the remaining 2.0-2.5 days.

The post holder will work with people with different cultural backgrounds and ages, using interpreters when necessary and should be committed to equal opportunities.

PLEASE NOTE: University applications must be submitted by the 3rd December, after this the portal will be closed. Your application will not be accepted if you have not completed the University course application form. This training course and post will be commencing on the 25th of January, unfortunately there is no flexibility in this start date so when considering applying please bear in mind your current notice period and whether this start date will be possible for you.

This is a training position and so all candidates will need to apply for both the trainee role with our organisation and the KCL Post Graduate Diploma in Child and Young Person IAPT Therapy in order to be shortlisted (for more information about the course and minimum entry criteria, please see the brochure available here). Please complete your university application using the KCL University Application Guidance supplied.

The position comes with excellent benefits, including 27 days annual leave per annum (plus bank holidays), a company sick pay scheme, a life assurance policy of 2x your annual salary, a health and wellbeing cash plan, and a cycle to work scheme. Please download a job pack for more information about other benefits offered.

If you are an applicant interested in this post and would like an informal discussion having read the job pack, you can speak to the Recruiting Manager. Please email recruitment@ymcadlg.org and your query will be forwarded. Due to the number of enquiries we have received in relation to this post, please read these frequently asked questions before requesting a call with the recruiting manager

As part of our Safer Recruitment guidelines, we only accept applications completed on our application form. Due to Covid-19, we are not accepting paper copies of forms and are currently only accepting application forms submitted by email.

YMCA DownsLink Group welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We value diversity and promote inclusion, which we demonstrate through our activities, as well as in our policies and working practices. Reinforced by our culture and values, we seek to create an inspiring and inclusive place to work.

YMCA DLG requires all staff and volunteers to be committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and to respond proactively to safeguarding concerns.

Successful applicants are required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

 

Closing date for applications: Thursday 26 November 2020 at 9am

Interview date: Thursday 3 December 2020

 

When submitting your application please save your application form as ‘your full name APPLICATION’ and put the job title/location in the email subject line. Please submit your application as a Word document where possible, or as a PDF (we cannot accept Pages).

How To Apply…
You can download an application pack and an application form below. Please return your form to us by email at recruitment@ymcadlg.org.
Download an application pack here
Download an application form here

Click here for more information on the training and application guidance 

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