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Band 6 Counsellor - Birmingham Healthy Minds

Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum, pro rata
Closing date
3 Oct 2022

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Counsellor / Psychotherapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
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Birmingham Healthy Minds is the local NHS Improving Access toPsychological Therapies (IAPT) service commissioned in Birmingham. IAPT services support to those who have depression and anxiety disorders, including a range of other common mental health problems. Therapies are delivered within a stepped care model that is accessible, non-judgemental and responsive to local need. The service is available to those of 16 years and upwards.

The post holder will hold the correct qualifications and experience as listed in essential personal specification. The post holder needs to be prepared to do any additional training to acquire a recognised qualification in supervision, and be qualified, or working towards a qualification in supervision.

Birmingham Healthy Minds is an exciting, dynamic and rewarding place to work where staff have the opportunity to develop their skills and knowledge, and will be supported in pursuing training opportunities. Healthy Minds also has a highly motivated and enthusiastic team of individuals who are motivated and support one another.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be required to hold a senior role within a team of counsellors and therapists who provide talking therapies, counselling services to a broad range of patients who experience mild to moderate mental health problems that would benefit from counselling, with a focus on Counselling for Depression and other IAPT modalities as per the IAPT manual.

The post holder will work as part of an integrated multi disciplinary team comprising, counsellors, psychotherapists, psychological wellbeing practitioners, and trainees within the different disciplines.

The post will offer support to the successful applicant in respect of their professional development and supervision will be given in line with BACP requirements. The post holder will take a lead role, and be integral to the development of the counselling service and to raising the awareness of the benefits of counselling to other mental health professionals.

About us

Welcome to Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust. Our 4000 clinical and support staff help us to improve mental health wellbeing and meet the needs of the 70,000 people we serve each year. We provide a range of mental healthcare services across Birmingham and Solihull, as well as specialised services nationally. We also offer medical, nursing and psychology training and are proud of our international reputation for both research and innovation.

Our population is culturally diverse, characterised in places by high levels of deprivation which create an increasing demand for our services and a necessity for us to make sure everyone can access the help they need. We are a team of compassionate, inclusive and committed people working together to provide excellent care to support our community. If you are looking for a place to belong, where you can make a real difference to people's lives, join our team where our warm welcome is waiting for you.

Job description Job responsibilities

For further information about the main responsibilities please view the attached job description and person specification.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Post Grad Diploma in Counselling or Psychotherapy
  • Significant Experience of working with common mental health problems
  • Has qualification in IAPT modality approved course or working towards

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