Counsellor Required (HMP Full Sutton): York, East Riding of Yorkshire


Rethink Mental Illness

Band: Band 5

Salary: £28,407 to £34,581 a year

Contract: Permanent

Working pattern: Full-time

Reference number: B0008-RET978179

Rethink Mental Illness

The closing date is 01 March 2024

Job summary

We are looking for a Step 2 Counsellor to work within an integrated mental health team based at HMP Full Sutton.

Rethink Mental Illness work alongside Tees, Esk and Wear Valley NHS Foundation Trust (TEWV) and Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust to deliver an integrated stepped care mental health service within HMP Full Sutton.

Main duties of the job

Working as part of an integrated mental health team within the prison, providing brief intervention counselling for depressive symptoms secondary to a compact life event e.g. bereavement or adjustment in line with Step 2 IAPT guidelines.

This is delivered over a brief model (6-8 session) in either 1:1 or group settings. I support with wider mental health activities, such as service promotion, peer mentors, mental health initiatives and service improvement activities. Role specific supervision will be provided in line with BACP guidelines.

You will work with the following people and teams within Rethink Mental Illness –


  • Associate Director for Criminal Justice and Care Navigation
  • Head Criminal Justice and Secure Care
  • Head of Care Navigation
  • Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners
  • Counsellors
  • Senior Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners
  • Health and Wellbeing Coaches


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