Recruitment: High Intensity Therapist (Trainee)

18.07.16 | News

Trainee High Intensity Therapist

Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Salary: £23,188
Contract: Fixed term for 1 year (extension upon funding)
Benefits: 20 days annual leave (plus 8 days bank holidays)
In January 2016, Survivors Manchester became fully and operationally compliant with the IAPT pathway for trauma, having spent the previous year working hard to achieve this status.
As part of this transformation, we provided an opportunity for a High Intensity Therapist Trainee to join the team 3 days a week, whilst 2 further days were spent at in class at the CBT Training Centre based in Prestwich.
We are delighted to be able to provide this again for 2016/17 and are now in the position to recruit another Trainee High Intensity Therapist (HIT) to join our team.

  • High Intensity Therapists are trained to deliver Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to people experiencing moderate to moderately severe symptoms of anxiety and depression, including PTSD.
  • Study at postgraduate level two days per week for the PGDip in Cognitive & Behaviour Therapies (CBT) course based at Greater Manchester West CBT Training Centre.
  • Three days per week in service, delivering CBT to clients in Survivors Manchester’s Counselling/Psychotherapy Service
  • Supervision with BABCP accredited CBT practitioners, along with peer support and a range of wider training opportunities
  • Applicants should have a core profession in mental health or social care, or meet the Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes (KSA) competences endorsed by BABCP and the national IAPT team. If you are required to submit a supporting portfolio of evidence, please submit this at the same time as your application form. Further details of the KSA and associated documents can be found here:

To learn more about this role, the IAPT programme or your eligibility to apply please refer to
Survivors Manchester encourages applications from male therapists, those from the BME community, therapists that are multi-lingual, and those who are qualified in EMDR. Post will include working evenings and some weekends, when required.
Please submit completed application forms, along with a covering letter detailing how you fit the person specification to by 12.00pm on 15 August 2016.
Interviews will take place at the end of August and the course starts end of September so successful applicant must be available to start then.
To download the application form, click here
To download the person specification, click here
Please note that incomplete applications will automatically be discounted. Please contact Duncan Craig, CEO, with any queries via

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