Primary Care Counsellor Required: Braintree, Essex
Site: Tekhnicon House
Salary: £32,306 – £39,027 per annum, pro rata.
Includes High Cost Allowance -5% of basic salary, subject to a minimum payment of £1,066 and a maximum payment of £1,845 pro-rata for part-time
Salary period: Yearly
Closing: 15/04/2022 23:59
Main area: Counselling for Depression
Grade: NHS AfC: Band 6 (qualified) or Band 6 75% (trainee)
Hours: 37.5 hours per week (Full Time 37.5 hours per week (but can be negotiated)
Job ref: 367-NESSEX-5782
An exciting opportunity has arisen for our Health in Mind (IAPT) team to recruit up to three Primary Care Counsellors to offer Counselling for Depression treatment. As a service we have a commitment to develop and diversify our workforce to be able to offer all NICE recommended evidence based therapies for Depression in primary care. We believe that the ability to offer multiple therapeutic modalities within the team would be a huge benefit for our service users to enable choice, and treatments that are individualised to meet the service user’s needs. Candidates can be either trained in Counselling for Depression or have the appropriate qualifications to be able to attend the training.
We are pleased to advertise this position within our Health in Mind (IAPT) Service. In line with the National IAPT programme, Health in Mind provides evidence based talking therapies for people with mild to moderate mental health problems. The post holder will deliver IAPT compliant Counselling for Depression to patients referred or self-referred to the IAPT Health in Mind Service.
We would welcome applications from people preferably from a humanistic/person centred/integrative counselling background, who may also be accredited in other evidence based, IAPT compliant therapies such as CBT, IPT, DIT.
Candidates will already be trained in the Counselling for Depression modality OR will be eligible for the Counselling for Depression modality training which will be funded by our service once appointed to post.
As part of the full time role there may be opportunity to provide such alternative modalities for an agreed number of weekly sessions. Accreditation with BACP/UKCP/HCPC/BABCP is a requirement for this post.
The post requires clients to be seen face to face at local sites and as online appointments, as required and appropriate to the client.
For all posts, the Trust operates a robust Continuing Professional Development system within a Performance Management framework, including an annual appraisal and CPD review.
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