Counsellor Required (NHS Trust): London

 

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust

Band 6

Salary: £38,762 to £45,765 a year pro-rata p.a. inc.

Contract: Permanent

Working pattern: Part-time

Reference number: 277-4565541-CMH

Job locations: Greenwich Time to Talk, 135/143 Eltham High street: Eltham London SE9 1TJ

The closing date is 25 September 2022

Job summary

Counsellor, Band 6 Greenwich Adult Mental Health Greenwich Time To Talk (IAPT) – Eltham, South East London Permanent – Part-Time 22.5 hours per week

Greenwich Time To Talk is a primary care psychological therapy and Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) service. CBT and counselling interventions are offered to Clients within the Royal borough of Greenwich

We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced Counsellor who is accredited with the BACP to enhance our thriving IAPT service. The post-holder will have extensive experience of working with people with anxiety and depression in a primary and/or secondary care setting. The post-holder will be part of a strong experienced counselling team and will be expected to provide individual and group counselling interventions.

Oxleas has a large, well-established and supportive psychology department which is part of the Psychological Therapies Directorate within the Trust. This provides strong leadership and professional management and supports staff by prioritising supervision and continuing professional development. The department contains clinical/ counselling psychologists with extensive training and experience in CBT, psycho-dynamic and systemic approaches.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will work with people with different cultural backgrounds and ages, using interpreters when necessary and should be committed to equal opportunities. Community languages would be an advantage. The post-holder will be expected to work one shifted day (till 8pm) a week and will also be required to work remotely under Agenda for Change terms and conditions.

If you would like further information about this post, please contact Clayton Thompson at clayton.thompson@nhs.net Check out the NHS UK IAPT website for more info on Improving Access to Psychological Therapies.

 

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