Senior Counsellor Required (NHS): Chertsey, Surrey


Department: Mind Matters Surrey

Location: Chertsey

Salary: £39,332 – £45,534 inc Fringe HCAS

We are seeking BACP accredited counsellor or equivalent to join our team hours to undertake assessments and provide time limited Counselling for Depression to clients using a stepped care model in line with the national IAPT programme and latest NICE guidance for psychological interventions.

You will work 0.6 WTE clinical work including supervision of counsellors and 0.2 WTE in counselling leadership as part of the senior team.

You need to have a Counselling for Depression and clinical supervision qualification this does not have to be CfD supervisor training but a plus if it is).

All IAPT practitioners are required to collect sessional clinical outcome measures for every client, as per national guidelines.

The postholder will manage a caseload and maintain client records using an online IT system – IAPTus.

Applicants should have experience of liaising closely with GP’s, CMHT’s and other statutory and third sector organisations.

The post involves delivering one to one and therapeutic groups. Regular caseload and clinical supervision is provided.

Applicants should have a good understanding of the IAPT programme and be flexible and adaptable to change.

A commitment to evidence based practice and ongoing Continuing Professional Development is essential.

You must be prepared to undergo training in the Counselling for Depression IAPT model if not already trained.

The IAPT service provides 8:30am – 8pm provision Monday to Saturdays and flexibility regarding working hours is necessary and travelling throughout the county of Surrey as required.

We are keen to get someone to work 2 late shifts per week 12-8 pm or 11-7pm or two lates and 1 Saturday either in (Chertsey or Guildford but could be another location in Surrey)

Informal Enquiries to: Dr Gisela Unsworth on 07717511484


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