Counsellor Required (The Christie NHS Trust): Manchester



Town: Manchester

Salary: £31,365 – £37,890

Salary period: Yearly

Main area: Psycho-oncology
Grade: Band 6
Contract: Fixed term: 8 Months
Hours: Part time: 15
Job ref: 413-43641-MS
Site: Psycho-oncology – A00256

Job overview

The post holder provides specialist assessment and counselling interventions to out-patients, mostly one-to-one but may include working with couples and groups. This will be predominantly working from home and through telephone and video counselling during the current Covid-19 crisis. There may be some scope for face-to-face working on site. The post-holder carries their own caseload and works autonomously within the BACP Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions and Trust policies and procedures.

The post-holder is a member of a multidisciplinary team comprising psychiatrists, mental health nurses, counsellors, clinical psychologist and admin staff. The post-holder may also provide education and clinical supervision to other healthcare professionals within the Trust and contribute to the development of the service.


Main duties of the job

Due to increasing demand, we are seeking to recruit an experienced counsellor to provide telephone and video therapy to cancer patients. Due to the current COVID-19 situation, face-to-face counselling has been suspended and this role will mostly involve working from home. This is a part-time, fixed term contract of up to 15 hours per week until end March 2021.

This is an opportunity to assist the Psycho-oncology Team in developing its Level 3/4 support of patients affected by cancer. You will be responsible for providing specialist assessments and time-limited counselling interventions for out-patients. You will carry your own caseload, supported by the wider Psycho-Oncology team which includes psychiatrists, specialist nurses, a psychologist and counsellors. You will have regular supervision.


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