Trainee CBT Therapist - Reading

Remote-first - with co-working space

A little flex time

Our Clinical team set out to empower every young person to build the capabilities for long-term mental health to successfully navigate life’s challenges and experience a better quality of life. We tailor our sessions around each individual to ensure they receive comprehensive person-centred care.

POSITION: Permanent, Full Time

LOCATION: Fully remote/Reading University

SALARY: £32,300 - £39,000 per annum

CLOSING DATE: 5th October (We do reserve the right to close this advertisement early if we receive a high volume of suitable applications)

INTERVIEW DATE: 13th October


Founded in 2013, Healios is a leading specialist digital healthcare company working to empower patients and families affected by mental health, autism and ADHD conditions to support long-term outcomes and wellbeing. Our mission is to bring exceptional healthcare to anyone, anytime, anywhere.

Healios is pioneering the world’s first digitalisation of NHS Mental Health Trust outpatient services, covering multiple complex specialist assessment and psychological intervention services. By digitising entire clinical pathways, we enable children, adults and their family members to receive and seamlessly transition between clinical services from the comfort of their home.

You can find out more about us by clicking here!


Our Clinical team set out to empower every young person to build the capabilities for long-term mental health to successfully navigate life’s challenges and experience a better quality of life. We tailor our sessions around each individual to ensure they receive comprehensive person-centred care.


The post holder will undertake and complete the CYP IAPT CBT course at Reading University whilst providing CBT interventions treatment to children, young people and their families within Healios. The post holder is responsible for providing comprehensive, holistic psycho-social assessment and interventions, which includes a CBT focus, for children and adolescents presenting with mental health difficulties, and their families/carers.The post holder will also be required to offer specialist knowledge and skills on a range of mental health issues and offer liaison, consultation, learning and development, as appropriate. Upon successful completion of the course and achieving BABCP accreditation the successful candidate will be offered a Healios Practitioner role within the clinical team.

The course you will be completing at the University of Reading as part of this role is a Level 2 accredited course with BABCP. This means that upon completion of the course trainees will meet criteria to apply for provisional accreditation as a CBT therapist with the BABCP.

To be appointable to this post, you must meet the criteria for CBT training and also have a BABCP-recognised professional background in mental health or related areas. This means having a recognised Core Profession. You can find out whether you have a recognised Core Profession here:

If you do not have a Core Profession, you must complete a portfolio of evidence to show that you have equivalent training and experience. This is known as the Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes portfolio (KSA). You can find out more on the KSA portfolio here:

Prior to an interview, you must have completed a self-statement for KSA criterion 4. Please see the BABCP website for guidance and examples.

To be successful in this role, below is what we would need from you:

  • Recognised Core Profession with the relevant professional body (or KSA route)
  • Post-qualifying training/experience in therapeutic interventions
  • Evidence of continuous post-qualifying professional development
  • Knowledge and understanding of mental health disorders in children and young people, and their impact on both the client group and their families/carers
  • Knowledge and experience of risk assessment and risk management planning with high risk young people
  • Experience of working with children and young people
  • Experience of multi-agency working
  • Experience and understanding of Safeguarding Children and other relevant legislation and policies
  • Demonstrable experience of working in front-line children and young people mental health services across a range of mental illnesses
  • Real passion for supporting people to improve their lives
  • A desire to become part of a collaborative environment and share knowledge and learning for the benefit of all
  • A curious mind-set that underpins your continuous drive to challenge the status quo for achieving better outcomes
  • Well-developed skills in the ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, complex, highly technical and/or clinically sensitive information to clients, their families, carer and other professional colleagues both within and outside the NHS
  • Flexibility to support our mission of bringing healthcare to anyone, anytime, anywhere
  • A commitment to ethical practice and adherence to the highest standards of safeguarding of adults/children
  • A professional home working environment
  • Wifi connection. Minimum of 2 mbps up and download speed


  • 33 days holiday (including bank holidays and closure days)
  • Birthday Leave
  • "Life Leave" - 2 days of extra leave to take when things you can't plan for happen
  • Contributory Pension Scheme
  • Fully personalised flexible benefits package including; Health Cash Plan, Life Assurance, EAP Service, Critical Illness Cover, employee discount and savings portal, Cycle to Work Scheme, Tech Scheme and Wine Club!
  • Enhanced family friendly policies
  • Flexible, home based role
  • Company laptop, monitor and keyboard, plus an allowance to purchase additional equipment
  • CPD/Growth day per year, plus personal development allowance to invest in your growth
  • Bespoke Healios Training, including schedule of monthly CPD for clinicians
  • A collaborative culture where curiosity, creativity, experimentation and innovation are fostered
  • A highly motivated and energetic team bringing a wide range of talents, experience and knowledge to solve complex challenges
  • Autonomy to shape and design world leading clinical pathways that harness the power of combining technology with evidence-based interventions and a human touch
  • Opportunities to grow and further develop your professional interests
  • A culture that challenges the status quo in pursuit of providing exceptional healthcare and an unrivalled experience for the clients and families we support


Healios ensures that supporting people to be safe is at the heart of our work and a key priority across all areas of the organisation, We will do our absolute best to keep the people that we support, safe from harm. This starts with our recruitment processes.

As part of our pre-employment checks, all employees of Healios will be asked to have a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Dependent on your role within the business, this will either be an Enhanced or Basic. A Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) check will be required. You will also be asked to provide two professional references as a minimum.

Remote-first - with co-working space

A little flex time