Counsellor Required (NHS): Southampton, Hampshire


Site: Grenville House

Town: Southampton

Salary: £19,371 to £24,089 p.a. (Band 5) and £24,320 to £29,813 p.a. (Band 6)

Closing: 21/10/2019 23:59

Grade: Band 5 or 6

Contract: Fixed term contract until 31/03/20Hours30 per week

Job ref: 152-M248.19

We are seeking an experienced Counsellor to join the Steps to Wellbeing Service in Southampton.

This post is offered on a part time basis of 30 hours per week on a fixed term contract until 31.03.20.

This is an excellent opportunity for someone with the appropriate skills, experience and qualifications to join a highly motivated and committed team providing a counselling service to adults experiencing mild to moderate depression.

You will be expected to provide a counselling service within GP surgeries and/or community venues in the city. It is essential that you are able to work in a time limited way within a 6-8 session model.

Steps to Wellbeing clinics run throughout the week Monday to Saturday and evenings from 8:30am until 8:00pm. You will be required to work flexibly in line with this to meet service needs.

The successful candidate will have a Diploma/Degree in Counselling and will have achieved accreditation with the BACP or equivalent professional body.

Applicants who have not achieved this accreditation may be considered for a Band 5 post.

The service is committed to supporting staff in continuing professional development, and actively encourages counsellors to maintain and develop their professional qualifications.

You should also have excellent administration and communication skills, and be able to work well as part of a team.  Experience of working within a similar service is highly desirable.

Employment in this post requires an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

The DBS levies a charge of £40 and the Trust will recover this cost in instalments from your first 3 salary payments. This will only apply to candidates who are new to the Trust and not internal staff.

Applicants who subscribe to the DBS update service and are able to present a valid DBS certificate will not incur a charge.


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