Macmillan Counsellor or Psychotherapist Required: London
Closing Date: 31/01/2021
Location: Croydon University Hospital, Greater London
Salary: £43,712 – £49,325
Job Type: Fixed term
Working pattern: Part time
Pay Scheme: Agenda for change
Pay Band: 7
This varied and exciting six month fixed term post is to provide cover of our current counsellor until July 2021. The post provides an excellent opportunity to develop your specialist clinical practice and gain experience in a well-regarded and developing psycho-oncology service.
You will be working with patients and families within a specialized team based at Croydon University Hospital (CUH) as part of the Macmillan Cancer Psychological Support Team (CaPS). The service offers a range of therapeutic approaches for patients including existential psychotherapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, acceptance & commitment therapy, and compassion focused therapy. You will be supported in developing your existing clinical skills and gaining experience of working in a health setting, working with a supportive and experienced network of health professionals.
We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated therapist with experience of working with cancer patients. You will be expected to meet with patients and families to assess, formulate and provide the delivery of care. You will also provide consultation and advice to staff regarding patient management within Croydon University Hospital and community services, such as GPs, Mental Health Services, voluntary sector services and other disciplines and agencies.
This post offers an excellent opportunity for professional and clinical experience, as well as being directly involved in the on-going development of a growing service, helping to expand our group work, forging links with local community groups and training other health professionals.
Applications are invited from accredited therapists and job share will be considered.
Interview date 5th February 2021