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Job title: Low Intensity Practitioner (Step 2) – specialising in African Caribbean Heritage communities

Service: Talking Therapies for Anxiety and Depression (formerly IAPT)

Responsible to: Senior Practitioner – Talking Therapies for Anxiety and Depression

Salary: Starting salary is £28,869.40 per year (Full-time equivalent),

(SC5-SP22), which equates to £11,547.76 per annum at 15 hours per week.  

Hours: 22.5 hours

Contract type: Fixed Term until 31 March 2025

Location: Hackney, E9 7SN and hybrid

Benefits: See supporting documents for information on benefits. 

An exciting opportunity has arisen at Mind CHWF to join our Psychological Therapies IAPT Service as a Low Intensity Practitioner working primarily with the local African Caribbean Heritage (ACH) community (but also open to work with all groups). Working as part of a multi-disciplinary team the post holder will be responsible for providing a Low intensity Step 2 provision (using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy modality) within our specialist pathway for African Caribbean communities, IRIE. The role will offer primarily group-based interventions, guided self-help, psychoeducational sessions, brief 1:1 interventions and supporting digital therapies.  This is a part time, position where you can really make a difference to the outcomes in the lives of the Black, African and Caribbean Communities.

The post holder will offer advice and consultation on clients’ psychological care to colleagues from other disciplines and to other, non-professional carers and will work autonomously within professional guidelines and the overall framework of the team’s policies and procedures.  Working on the front line of mental health, the post holder will provide a safe environment for clients to explore their issues and promote awareness around mental health and wellbeing.

Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest has a long-standing and well-established engagement with local and diverse communities and is committed to offer support and respect to anyone facing a mental health problem. The organisation offers opportunities for learning and development and supports a collaborative and creative working environment. Mind’s Talking Therapies for Anxiety and Depression service aims to offer evidence-based psychological therapy and to complement Mind’s commitment to its clients. This is an opportunity for a motivated mental health practitioner who wishes to be part of an innovative and diverse Taking Therapies for Anxiety and Depression service and contribute to its growth and development.

Please see the Job Description and Person Specification attached for more information. 

DBS clearance for an Adult Workforce at Enhanced level (without Barring) is required for this role. 

Please not that this role is only available to candidates of African/ African Caribbean Heritage under the Genuine Occupational Requirement under s9 of the Equalities Act 2010.


About Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest: 

We are a multi-disciplinary provider of specialist mental health services and a part of the Mind Federation.  

We promote both recovery from ill health for people with recurrent and enduring mental health difficulties and early intervention for those at risk of developing mental health issues, or who struggle with common mental health conditions.  

We currently support around 5,000 people a year through a variety of services focusing on psychological, social, economic and workplace wellbeing, and support minoritised communities.  

Our values are: 

Connected: Creating a compassionate and supportive community.    

Fair:  We strive for equity- no-one’s needs should go unmet. 

Brave: We walk with people, offering help by doing what works – proven or new 

Working with Mind CHWF means you’ll be part of a dedicated, passionate, and professional workforce who cares about the work they do and make a real difference to the lives of the people in the City of London, Hackney, and Waltham Forest. 

We are committed to actively becoming anti-racist in everything we do. This is a critical priority for Mind CHWF. We embrace diversity and understand that being an inclusive organisation that recognises different perspectives, will enable us to provide excellent services.  

We are committed to ensuring all our employees are treated fairly and equitably at work and promoting equity in physical and mental health for all.  

Those with lived experience of Mental Health are encouraged to apply. 

Value-based Recruitment:  

We know that for various reasons, not everybody who can successfully perform in a role, performs their best under traditional interview/selection procedures. We are therefore seeking ways to breakdown further barriers in our recruitment & selection process.  

Shorted-listed candidates will be provided with some questions to help them prepare for the interview.  

How to apply:  

Please see the document section below for the application pack.  

To be considered for this post, we need to receive the following: 

  1. Completed application form; and
  2. A copy of your latest CV.  

Please note that if we do not receive the two documents listed above then we can’t consider you for the role.  

Once you have completed the application form, please click here and upload it along with your latest CV.   

The closing date is by 4 February 2024, however, please do not delay applying as this advert may close before the stated deadline if we find a suitable applicant for the role. 

 We are a disability confident employer. All applicants with a disability, who meet the minimum essential short-listing criteria are guaranteed an interview. If this applies to you, please let us know in your application. 

Your privacy and the security of your data is our top priority. Please take a moment to read through our applicant’s privacy notice. 


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