Staff Counsellor Required: Bath, Somerset
Closing Date: 06/09/2021
Salary: £32,306 – £34,172 pa
Job Type: Fixed term (12 Months)
Working pattern:• Part time
Pay Scheme: Agenda for change
Pay Band: 6
24 hours per week, working days Mondays, Thursday & Fridays
Are you looking to progress your career as a counsellor or psychotherapist in 2021-22? Do you have a passion for health & wellbeing and do you want to make a real difference in the lives of hospital staff? Come and join us at the Royal United Hospital Employee Assistance Programme where an exciting opportunity awaits you.
The EAP Service is looking for an experienced counsellor or psychotherapist to join our team on a fixed term basis (maternity cover) to enhance the support provided to staff working in the Trust and staff working in key partner organisations such as the University of Bath.
The post holder will hold a clinical caseload providing assessments, including risk assessment, psychological interventions including short-term counselling, stress management and reflective practice and peer support. The post holder will also work collaboratively with colleagues across the Trust to promote and deliver stress management and wellbeing activities to hospital staff and will contribute to raising the profile of, and improving access to the EAP Service.
This post will be varied and challenging, requiring drive, energy & enthusiasm, autonomy & flexibility as well as the ability to work as part of a therapeutic team. The post will include both on-site and face to face working with an element of home working as and when service demand allows.
The EAP Service is a highly regarded, in-house support service, accessible by all hospital staff regardless of their role, department or banding. We recognise that our staff is the Trust’s most precious resource and the EAP Service is committed to supporting the wellbeing of staff to enable them to flourish.
The post holder will be offered a supportive and structured environment in which to practice as well as opportunities for Continuous Professional Development and learning. We have an experienced core team and a diverse Associate Counsellor base. You will be offered protected learning time, regular line management supervision with Manager and appropriate independent clinical supervision will be funded by the service.
When you start work in the EAP Service you will be offered a comprehensive Health & Wellbeing Conversation (as per the NHS People Plan 2020) and this will be reviewed on a regular basis to ensure your potential in the role is maximised.
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