Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
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We are recruiting Senior Counsellors with skills in the practical application of NICE recommended modalities - Person-Centred Experiential Counselling for Depression (PCE-CfD/CfD), Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) or Couples Therapy for Depression (CTfD). The post holder will work offering counselling and supervision in one of these NICE recommended modalities as part of a team of Counsellors/Psychological Therapists in the IAPT service as well as undergoing other senior duties within the team to support the Counselling and Psychotherapy Professional Lead.
Candidates are required to hold, at a minimum, an Advanced Diploma in Counselling that has included a placement of 80 hours plus, and hold a minimum of two years post-qualifying experience in clinical practice. They will need to work independently in the team and support the lead in delivering supervision, CPD as well as run clinical skills groups for the team as deemed appropriate. The post holder must be Accredited with BACP, UKCP or NCS.
Main duties of the job
The post holder will be an experienced counsellor and supervisor holding a recognised qualification, accredited with BACP or UKCP, and with experience of working in the field of mental health. The postholder will have practitioner accreditation in an IAPT-compliant counselling modality: Person-Centred Experiential Counselling for Depression (PCE-CfD), Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT), or Couples Therapy for Depression (CTfD).The post holder will work in the IAPT service to assess, formulate and implement psychological interventions under the guidance of supervision and within the parameters of an IAPT service.The post holder will also be responsible for offering independent clinical supervision and related duties deemed appropriate within the service by the Counselling and Psychotherapy professional lead and IAPT service lead.As a Counselling/Psychological Therapist you will be working with individuals experiencing low mood/depression. All IAPT counsellors/psychological therapists, are required to deliver high qualityservices through the use of routine outcome measures, evidence-based treatment, electronic record and data management systems, participation in clinical and management supervision. The post holderwill be responsible for providing time-limited counselling to those service users who meet the service referral criteria. The duration of counselling interventions will be in accordance with the IAPT nationalguidelines and service expectations
We're an NHS community and mental health provider Trust based in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. We deliver community and hospital-based care to improve people's physical and mental health. We also provide specialist support to people with dementia or a learning disability.
We are a people organisation and people matter to us. As part of the team, you'll help support the health and wellbeing of the people who live and visit this beautiful part of the UK.
Over 4,000 people make up the Trust. This includes doctors, nurses, therapists, plus admin and support staff.
We work in people's homes, in community clinics and bases. Some staff work from one of our 13 community hospitals. Our aspiration is to have great people, provide great care, be a great place to work and a great partner.
Just over 532,000 people live here. A third of people who live in Cornwall are supported by acute hospital services in Devon. As a result, we also work closely with our partners in Devon. In the summer, and during other holidays lots of people choose to visit the area. This increases the numbers of people who use our services.
For detailed job description and main responsibilities please refer to the 'supporting documents' for this post.
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