Specialist Counsellor / Psychotherapist Required: Sussex


15/01/2021 23:59
Main area
Cancer Services
Band 7
Fixed term: 12 months
Full time: 37.5 hours per week (also available as Part Time)
Job ref
Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust
Employer type
Royal Sussex County Hospital
£38,890 – £44,503 per annum
Salary period
Interview date


Brighton & Sussex Hospitals University Trust Cancer Psychological therapies service is based at the Sussex Cancer Centre and Macmillan Horizon centre and sees patients and immediate family members up to six months after finishing treatment. The service also extends to Haywards Heath Princess Royal hospital. We operate within a Stepped Care Model (NICE, 2004) and are an extremely responsive service.

We offer predominantly short-term interventions, but importantly work flexibly offering longer term interventions where necessary. We work around the needs of the patient, and often have to consider how our work fits alongside their treatment plans.

We are looking for a Specialist Counsellor/ Psychotherapist to work 37.5 hours a week ( job shares considered) This is a fixed term contract that has been funded by the Cancer Alliance. The successful post holder will have the opportunity to work with patients from a range of cancer specialities, inpatients and outpatients, as well as family members. Patients can be seen at every stage of their cancer experience and up to six months after finishing treatment . The post holder will have experience of working with people with a cancer diagnosis and be comfortable with the policies and procedures of the NHS. Working closely with medical, nursing and AHP colleagues within Cancer Services in delivering a highly integrated service in an important part of this role. This role would be line managed the Lead Psychotherapist and supervised externally. Good organisational skills as well as the ability to work independently are vital.

Having a qualification in supervision is an advantage as part of the role is offering clinical supervision to cancer services staff.

Please note that if you currently work for another NHS Trust and are applying to accept this position as a secondment opportunity. Before applying you must seek agreement and authorisation from your current Trust. Secondments can’t be agreed without this approval. If you are unable to gain approval you should refrain from applying unless you wish to take this role as a fixed term position



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