Counsellor Required (NHS Trust): Chelmsford, Essex


Band: Band 6

Salary: £33,706 a year pro rata for part time

Contract: Fixed term

Duration: 12 months

Working pattern: Part-time


We are looking to recruit a Band 6 Fixed term Adult Counsellor, Psychotherapist or equivalent for our Psychological Therapies Service at Broomfield Hospital, Chelmsford.Due to maternity leave we have an opportunity for a one year fixed term post in our team 3 days a week. An ideal post for someone keen to start working in health settings in a more applied way.

We are looking for appropriately qualified, enthusiastic, and highly motivated individuals, who are resilient and flexible and able to meet the challenge of this work. We require candidates who are able to work on their own initiative, as well as in a team with a displayed interest in the link between physical and psychological health.

It is a fixed term post so we would encourage those candidates that can start working with us as soon as possible.

The interview will provide candidates with a clear idea of the post and patient groups and will also allow us to experience them in both group and individual settings. Interviews are planned for Monday 23rd January.

Main duties of the job

The Psychological Therapies Service is a hospital based psychological service, offering treatment for both inpatients and outpatients from a wide range of medical specialities.

We are a vibrant multidisciplinary team which includes psychotherapists, counsellors, clinical and counselling psychologists, mental health liaison staff and administrators. We prioritise supporting our staff and their development by providing both individual and group supervision as well as regular team discussions.

It is a unique service, covering the whole spectrum of patient groups treated within this large, acute hospital which houses the internationally renowned St Andrews Centre for Plastic Surgery and Burns. The post involves working with adult patients managing a range of health conditions and their families. It will also involve supporting staff through the staff counselling service.


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