Counsellor Required: Huddersfield, West Yorkshire

 

Closing Date: 9/01/2022

Location: Huddersfield

Salary: £32,306 to £39,027 pa

Job Type: Permanent

Working pattern: • Full time

Pay Scheme: Agenda for change

Pay Band: 6

 

My Name is Louise Wilkinson, I am the lead counsellor for the Kirklees IAPT Service, here in Huddersfield and Dewsbury.

I am excited to welcome applications for 1 new full time team member as a Counsellor to work across Kirklees within the IAPT Team.

This is an ideal opportunity for a qualified Counsellor with 2 years post qualification experience looking to broaden their experience working in a primary care setting

As an applicant you must be have completed an advanced diploma in counselling and have experience of working in mental health services.

Successful applicants should have a Counselling qualification alongside an IAPT specific Counselling qualification in counselling for depression.

The role will also consist of providing clinical supervision to counsellors so you will require a counselling supervision qualification and experience in offering clinical supervision.

You will need to demonstrate an understanding of anxiety and depression and how these can present in primary care.

You will have the opportunity to enhance your existing skills by attending the PCE-CFD training.

The role will also consist of providing clinical supervision to counsellors so you will require a counselling supervision qualification and experience in offering clinical supervision

This is an autonomous role and it’s essential that you possess advanced communication skills and an understanding of clinical risk.

It would also be desirable if you’ve got training and experience in delivering supervision and experience working in a primary care setting as well as having previously worked in a target driven service.

Team Background

My team provide NICE compliant psychotherapy incorporating Counselling, CBT and Guided Self Help to clients in primary care across Kirklees. This is an 8-8 service Monday to Friday, and we offer sessions either by Microsoft Teams, telephone or face to face.

We hold clinics both in Trust premises and also in primary care settings across the area to ensure that we’re, as much as possible, nearby for the people that use the service.

We treat clients with “common mental health problems” such as depression or anxiety disorders like Generalised Anxiety Disorder, OCD, PTSD, social phobia or body dysmorphic disorder.

We consistently achieve our recovery target of 50%, for me that’s important because it means we’re making a difference to people’s lives.

The government have recently announced that frontline healthcare workers in England must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 no later than 1 April 2022 to protect patients. This role is frontline, and therefore you will be required to provide evidence that you are fully vaccinated (unless you are medically exempt; under 18 years of age; or a participant in a clinical trial investigating COVID-19 vaccination) in order to be appointed to this role.

I would invite you to contact me if you would like to discuss this post – Louise Wilkinson Lead counsellor, Kirklees IAPT Service on 07717 430946 or you can email me on louise.wilkinson@swyt.nhs.uk

Previous applicants need not apply

 

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