Senior Counsellor (Amputee Service): Wolverhampton, West Midlands

 

Band: Band 6

Salary: £33,706 to £40,588 a year PA Pro Rata

Contract: Permanent

Working pattern: Part-time

Reference number: 285-0983B-M: 

 

Education/ Qualifications

Essential

  • oPost Graduate level qualification in counselling OR
  • oDiploma level 5 qualification in counselling.
  • oBACP/UKCP accredited or attended an accredited course and working towards completion of accreditation within 12 months

Experience

Essential

  • A minimum of 450 hours counselling experience with a relevant voluntary or statutory organisation
  • Significant experience with a relevant voluntary or statutory sector organisation
  • Experience of carrying out assessments of client’s suitability for counselling

The Physical Health Service is a team of psychologists, therapists and counsellors who aim to assist people in adapting to and developing creative solutions for physical health problems. The BCPFT Physical Health Psychology Service currently operates across 3 geographical patches (Dudley, Wolverhampton and Sandwell) with a number of contracts in each area and this post will serve Wolverhampton clients.

Main duties of the job

Are you a counsellor who wants to unique role within a physical health specialism? Would you like to work with a multidisciplinary team? An exciting opportunity has arisen to recruit a Counsellor to work in the lower limb amputee rehabilitation service. The post-holder will have an essential part to play in ensuring that psychological perspectives are taken into account across the service. You will provide specialised clinical input to individuals referred, and be an integral member of the team. For the multi-disciplinary team you will provide support, supervision, and teaching.

We are seeking a highly motivated and dynamic individual with a keenness and ability to integrate your current skills and apply them in a new context. Experience of working in a physical health setting is desirable but not essential. The most important qualities are good communication skills, working co-operatively and thinking creatively.

About us

Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust provides specialist mental health, learning disability, and community healthcare services for the population of the Black Country.

Across the whole of the region we provide:

  • Adult and older adult mental health services
  • Specialist learning disability services
  • CAMHS

Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust was formed on 1 April 2020, after NHS England and NHS Improvement approved the merger of Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust.

Combining resources, strategies and talented workforce enables us to deliver a wider variety of outstanding services that are based on best practice and are continually improving.

We currently employ over 3,000 members of staff and just like the population we serve, we are made up of diverse cultures and backgrounds.

 

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