Bank Counsellor Staff Wellbeing Required: Oldham, Greater Manchester

 

Closing Date: 29 June 2021

Band: Band 6

Salary: £31,365 to £37,890 a year

Contract: Bank

Working pattern: Part-time, Flexible working

Reference number: 311-Bank185-21

 

We are currently seeking experienced and accredited bank counsellors to join our innovative and nurturing mixed-modality team , which provides help through both individual and group work. We are an established and highly valued provision for all staff,operating flexibly from different locations and various times of the day online, by phone and in-person.

Main duties of the job

We offer mainly short-term, non-urgent support for mild to moderate difficulties including loss, anxiety, depression and trauma, and we provide regular supervision and close support. We would particularly welcome applications from male candidates as well as BAME and disabled candidates as they are under represented in our service.

Skill and Abilities

Essential

  • Ability to work within a team and foster good working relationships
  • Ability to use clinical supervision and personal development positively and effectively
  • Ability to be self-reflective, whilst working with service users, and in own personal and professional development and in supervision
  • Ability to meet agreed / specified service targets
  • Ability to manage own caseload and time
  • High standards in written communication, strong interpersonal communication skills
  • Able to write clear reports and letters to referrers

Desirable

  • High-level group facilitation in a mindfulness context (as described by the MBITAC)
  • Ability to contribute to ongoing development of resources and content for mindfulness courses

Knowledge

Essential

  • Demonstrates an understanding of anxiety and depression and how it may present in Primary Care
  • Knowledge of child protection issues and other relevant legislation
  • Familiarity with mindfulness-based approaches and course content

Desirable

  • Up to date knowledge of counselling and current research
  • Understanding of developments in mindfulness research and practice
  • Understanding of appropriate variations in the applications of mindfulness with different populations

Experience

Essential

  • Relevant and demonstrable experience working as a counsellor with clients with a range of mild to moderate mental health difficulties.
  • In depth personal experiences of main practices in Mindfulness based approaches (body scan, sitting practice, mindful movement)
  • On-going personal mindfulness practice.
  • Experience of group work and leading mindfulness practices and inquiry.

Desirable

  • Experience of working in Primary Care Mental Health Services
  • Experience of being lead facilitator in 8 week mindfulness courses (e.g. MBCT, MBSR)
  • Experience as a supervisor of mindfulness teachers
  • Experience preparing and developing new resources for mindfulness course delivery.
  • Completed clinical audits or service evaluations
  • Experience delivering presentations or training to staff or stakeholders
  • Experience of working with diverse communities and within a multicultural setting

 

Education / Qualifications

Essential

  • Recognised Diploma / advanced Diploma in Counselling
  • Specific training in mindfulness-based approaches, e.g. Mindfulness Teacher Training Level 1 in Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) or Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

Desirable

  • Degree / Masters in counselling
  • Further qualifications and / or training in a range of therapy models / interventions
  • Further mindfulness training and development, e.g. attendance at relevant conferences, retreats or masterclasses
  • Qualifications or training in supervision (counselling and/or mindfulness)

 

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