Counsellor Required (NHS): Spalding, Lincolnshire

 

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

The closing date is 24 July 2024

Job summary

Lincolnshire Partnership Foundation NHS Trust (LPFT) delivers an NHS Talking Therapies service. An opportunity has arisen for a qualified counsellor Band 5 or Band 6 to join the Lincolnshire Talking Therapies service based in Spalding although you may also be required to cover alternative bases to meet service need. The Service provides evidence-based interventions within a stepped care model, treating people with mild to moderate common mental health problems. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a major national service, which has fundamentally changed the way in which psychological treatments are provided.

In return we can offer you:

o A well-established, friendly and supportive therapy team.

o Personal and Professional Development opportunities.

o Regular management and clinical supervision.

o Annual appraisal

o Early access to our staff wellbeing service and psychology therapies

o Excellent working environment.

o NHS Pension

o NHS benefits

For further information regarding this post please contact Barbara Keogh, Team Manager for Stamford & Spalding Talking Therapies, on 01775 761855, 07976 279390 or email Barbara.Keogh1@nhs.net

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, be able to work within a team environment and be thoroughly conversant with the use of clinical systems.

The Band 5 counsellor will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team providing counselling for depression. The post holder will be expected to hold a clinical caseload and will be provided with clinical supervision. The service will provide the relevant training to acquire a qualification in a Talking Therapies modality (cfc/IPT/ccfd).

To acquire the Band 6 post the candidate will need to continue to hold a caseload, be accredited with a professional body, complete and pass a qualification in a Talking Therapy modality (cfc/IPT/ccfd). They will be responsible in providing clinical supervision to counselling colleagues.

 

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