Psychological Therapist (Counsellor/Psychologist)
Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
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We are looking for a Counsellor/ Psychologist to join an established IAPT service (Increasing Access to Psychological Therapies) working in community venues and providing a range of NICE compliant Step 3 High Intensity Psychological Interventions.
Health in Mind is an innovative and exciting service provided by Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. The service provides primary care level mental health & wellbeing interventions to people with common mental health problems across East Sussex. Each locality in the Service consists of a multi-disciplinary team with CBT Therapists, Primary Care Counsellors/Psychologists, Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners, Primary Care Mental Health Practitioners and Employment Advisors.
Main duties of the job
A key ethos of the service is to facilitate timely, convenient and non-stigmatic access to IAPT counselling and psychotherapy interventions ensuring that individuals benefit from a good quality and flexible service that meets their needs. In order to achieve this, your duties will include:
- Providing therapeutic interventions to a range of clients with depression related problems, including those who present with more complex issues.
From the popular seaside destinations of Brighton, Hastings and Eastbourne, to the culture-rich historic towns of Lewes and Battle and the sweeping countryside locations within the South Downs and Wealden, East Sussex is a beautiful place to work and has so much to offer.
Working at Health in Mind will provide you with diverse and interesting opportunities to gain experience in a variety of settings and environments. We receive referrals through a number of routes including self-referrals and those by General Practitioners. We work closely with our Service-User Steering Group to refine and improve the service we offer to meet the needs of the local client group. Furthermore, we place emphasis on staff wellbeing and participation and have a dedicated Staff Wellbeing Champions Team working in close cooperation with a highly committed and friendly leadership and staff team.
We are looking for:
- A qualified Counsellor or Psychologist Accredited with the BACP or UKCP, or a Practitioner Psychologist registered with HPCP
WHAT CAN WE OFFER YOU?
- The opportunity to work in a successful service and be an integral part of our current service expansion
- Excellent supervision structures, with ongoing opportunities for training and development
- Opportunities to join project steering groups to shape the service
- Generous holiday entitlement (starting at 27 days + 8 bank holidays)
- Market leading NHS pension scheme
Flexibility is built into our service, and different working patterns are offered to suit the diverse needs of our team members although these will need to fit around availability of clinical space as well as meeting and supervision time. We are an 8-8 service, so a percentage of our appointments are offered after 5pm or before 9am in order to meets the needs of our service users.
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