Counselling Psychological Therapist (Schools Wellbeing)
Alliance Psychological Services Limited
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Alliance are the leading independent provider of mental health and psychological wellbeing services across Teesside. With a growing workforce of 160 committed and enthusiastic staff we deliver quality driven evidence-based therapies and support to over 20,000 people each year.
Are you an enthusiastic qualified practitioner wanting to improve the lives of young people and families facing mental health difficulties and deliver support in a dynamic and creative childrens team? If so, we would love to hear from you as we have a number of exciting career opportunities available for qualified practitioners in our busy and innovative Children, Young Peoples Mental Health and Wellbeing Teams.
This is a great time to join Alliance, MHSTs are leading the way in the transformation of local childrens mental health and wellbeing services and delivering psychological support and emotional well-being services in a range of educational and community settings.
Main duties of the job
1 x Counselling Psychological Therapist (Schools Wellbeing)
Part Time 22.5hrs
Salary £26,000 - £27,500 per annum pro rata
We are looking for a qualified counsellor to work in a number of primary and secondary schools, supporting children and young people experiencing a range of emotional and mental health issues such as low mood, anxiety, friendships, bereavement and loss.
For an informal chat about this post, please contact Lynne Massam at CYPFamilies@alliancepsychology.com or 01642 352747 option 2.
Alliance offers first rate training and development opportunities, flexible working (where appropriate), 38 days annual leave per annum/pro rata, EAP health scheme and a 3% contributory pension scheme.
Alliance Psychological Services follows safer recruitment of staff for all appointments. It is a requirement that all staff understand it is each persons individual responsibility and are committed to promoting and safeguarding the welfare of clients. Please note that due to the nature of the duties of these roles, an enhanced criminal records disclosure will be sought inthe event of a successful application.
Alliance Psychological Services Limited is committed to promoting equal opportunities in our employment. practice and service delivery. We are signatories to the Mindful Employers Charter. Alliance also has Investors in People status and is a Living Wage employer.
Alliance is a leading local childrens mental health provider delivering psychological support and emotional well-being services in primary and secondary schools and supports a whole school approach to improving childrens mental health and wellbeing. We also provide psychological therapies to children and families with multiple and complex needs. Through the Children and Young Peoples Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (CYP IAPT) Programme our service transformation is through the delivery of evidence-based therapies, use of routine outcome measures and in full collaboration with children, young peoples and families.
The postholder will operate within a wider team of psychological therapists and will deliver, with clinical supervision, high-quality; counselling to children and young people in schools and other educational settings whilst working in collaboration with their families. The postholder will have the necessary knowledge, attitude and capabilities to operate effectively in an inclusive, value driven service.
Main Duties and Responsibilities
- To create and maintain effective working relationships with Headteachers, Deputy Heads, SENCOs, Pastoral Team and wider teaching staff by providing advice and consultative support on emotional and mental health issues, and in relation to appropriate referral pathways for children, young people and families with mental health needs
- To provide assessment, including risk assessment, of children and young people and families referred for psychological therapy.
- To work within the principles of CYP IAPT ensuring the appropriate use of routine outcome monitoring tools
- To make use of referral pathways following assessment for children young people and families requiring other services, including statutory and voluntary agencies
- To explore and evaluate clinical treatment using evaluation tools, contributing to evidence-based practice
- Working in collaboration to support children, young people and families in the self-management of presenting difficulties.
- Working in collaboration with families to develop effective treatment plans and agreed outcomes.
- To operate within the Service Referral to Discharge Protocols
- Attend multi-disciplinary and multi-agency meetings relating to referrals for children, young people and families in treatment.
- Keep coherent records of all training and clinical activity in line with Alliances service protocols and use these records and outcome data to inform decision making.
- To work in partnership with other childrens mental health providers including CaMHS, developing and improving pathways for support.
To liaise effectively with other local providers, including statutory and voluntary organisations and advocate on behalf of the family where appropriate.
- Responsible for safeguarding children and promoting the welfare of children & young people at all times and operating within local policies and procedures.
- Taking appropriate safeguarding action to protect children & young people at risk of significant harm.
- To identify and support families in accessing Early Help Services
- To share appropriately information with parents/carers or other agencies regarding the familys wellbeing and progress keeping within the boundaries of Confidentiality and Information sharing protocols.
A professional and ethical service
To maintain appropriate clinical notes and records on PCMIS and in line with Alliance policies and procedures
To undertake relevant Continuing Professional Development as required for the purposes of continued professional accreditation or registration and as identified through Alliances professional development and Appraisal System
To undertake clinical supervision as per Alliance supervision policy and in line with the appropriate professional body.
To work within Data Protection Act 1998 and Alliance Information Governance policies and procedures
To ensure a safe and secure working environment for self and others and to take action as necessary within Health and Safety and other guidelines
To adhere to all Alliance Policies, Procedures and Guidelines
To promote and value the rights, responsibilities and diversity of people using the Service
This post may require some late evening work to meet service demand.
This job description is designed to identify principal responsibilities only. The post holder is required to be flexible in developing the role in accordance with changes in Alliances organisational objectives and priorities.
Child Protection and Safeguarding
Disclosure and Barring Service Check
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.
Alliance Psychological Services Limited
24 March 2021
£26,000 to £27,500 a year
Part-time, Flexible working