Senior Counsellor/Supervisor

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust
£20,223 to £24,352 a year pa
Closing date
27 Mar 2023

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Counsellor / Psychotherapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
Senior Counsellor/SupervisorBand 6

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 6 Senior Counsellor Position in the Southampton Steps to Wellbeing Team.

The hours available are as follows:22.50 hours (0.6 WTE)worked across 3 or 4 days

Thisis an excellent opportunity for someone with the appropriate skills, experience and qualifications to join a highly motivated and committed team.

Candidates with a Supervision Qualification are particularly encouraged to apply for this position.

To be eligible to apply for these vacancies, candidates will be accredited with the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapist or an equivalent governing body. They willbe qualified, training, or prepared to undertake training in a NICE approved modality.

Our service is open 8am-8pm Mon-Fri and 8am-2pm Saturday and as such we ask all our staff to be available for some evening and/or weekend working.

Employment in this post requires an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

Main duties of the job

To provide a systematic, comprehensive counselling service within the IAPT program, offering advice, guidance, counselling and psychological therapy to patients referred by the GP partners or self referrals accessing the service; to provide advice and guidance to other members of the team on psychological and mental health related issues concerning their patients. The post holder is expected to act in a largely autonomous way, operating within recognised professional guidelines and the overall framework of DHC service policies and procedures.

About us

At Dorset HealthCare we're on a mission to empower people to make the most of their lives through our outstanding, joined-up healthcare services. We're a dynamic, forward-looking Trust, running 12 community hospitals, specialist inpatient facilities and a wide range of integrated community and mental health services for a population of almost 800,000 people.

We do things differently here - it's one of the reasons the CQC rated us 'outstanding' in 2019. It's also why 95% of patients across our services say they have a good or very good experience of our services and 89% of staff feel they can really make a difference. Whether you're looking to work with us in one of our bustling market towns, vibrant urban locations, thriving seaside spots, or among the rolling hills of Dorset, there are lots of ways you can make a difference in our communities.

Our 7,000-strong workforce is at the heart of what we do and our success is a testament to our brilliant people. We're all about building a workplace for the future, we believe in equal opportunities and we celebrate diversity. We're an inclusive workplace, where everyone is welcome, everyone can be authentic, and we are all encouraged to be the best version of ourselves.

Working with us you'll be part of a strong team, challenge yourself, build a career, and teach us what we don't know. And you'll be working towards our vision to be better every day through excellence, compassion and expertise in all we do.

Job description Job responsibilities

For the main duties and responsibilities for this role please read the attached job description and person specification. When completing your application please ensure your supporting statement reflects the criteria set out in these documents by showing how your experience and skills apply to this post.

Person Specification Essential Essential
  • A recognised Diploma/Degree in Counselling. Clinical training in the theory and practice of Counselling. Accreditation with BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy), BPC (British Psychoanalytic Council), UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy) or an equivalent governing body.
Essential Essential
  • Qualified in, or committed to train within 3 years in a NICE approved modality:
Essential Essential
  • Verbal and written skills in the presentation and dissemination of complex, emotionally sensitive information. Fully competent with data input and IT systems.
Essential Essential
  • Experience in the assessment and evaluation of risk associated with mental health and related psychopathology. Experience and skills of providing psychological treatment for people presenting with depression and related mental health difficulties.
Essential Essential
  • Knowledge of Diagnosis and Medication. Experience in providing short term, time limited therapy.
Desirable Essential
  • Qualified (Certificate, Diploma or suitable experience) in the provision of clinical supervision or commitment to complete supervision training.

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