Counsellor: Impact on Teesside NHS Talking Therapies Service
Alliance Psychological Services Limited
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Alliance Psychological Services is an independent provider of counselling and psychological therapy services based in the Tees Valley area and working across the North-East region. We are working in partnership with Middlesbrough & Stockton Mind to deliver the IMPACT on Teesside service
We have an exciting opportunity to be part of an innovative service. We are looking for Accredited/Accreditable Counsellors who can bring their knowledge, skills, and experience to our dynamic service where you will deliver short-term, evidence-based interventions to clients presenting with mild to moderate mental health conditions, including low mood, depression, and anxiety. Your recovery and outcome rates will reflect your ability to build a successful therapeutic relationship with our clients and go the extra mile to achieve the right outcomes for them.
We will give you the opportunity to train in Person-CentredExperiential Counselling for Depression (CfD) at York St John University in either October 2023 (30, 31 Oct, 1 Nov and 9 & 10 Nov 2023 or March 2024(11-13 March and 21 & 22 March 2024) You will be supported to apply for the CfD training course and will need to meet the eligibility criteria for these courses as well as be available to attend the specific training dates.
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Main duties of the job
We are looking for someone who can demonstrate some existing knowledge and experience of using Person-Centred Counselling for treating Depression. If you would like to specialise further in this area and meet the following criteria, this would be an excellent opportunity for you.
- Level 5 Diploma in Humanistic or Person-Centred counselling or psychotherapy which would meet the requirements for BACP (or equivalent) accreditation.
- Accredited with a recognised professional body or able to provide evidence of working towards accreditation with BACP.
- Minimum of 2 years post qualifying experience providing brief counselling to clients with common mental health problems particularly depression
- Experience of working within a primary care mental health service or similar
- Good record of Continuing Professional Development and willingness to continue this.
- Willing to train in Counselling for Depression and able to attend on the dates given above.
You must meet all above criteria in order to apply or you will not be shortlisted.
*Previous Applicants need not reapply*
You must have right to work in the UK
Impact has responsibility for safeguarding all children and vulnerable adults within our service, part of this is to follow safer recruitment of staff for all appointments. It is also a requirement that all staff understand it is each persons individual responsibility and are committed to promoting and safeguarding the welfare of our clients
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Alliance offers first rate training and development opportunities, 38 days annual leave pro rata, rising 1 day every 5 years of service (as well as the option to purchase additional annual leave) EAP health scheme including costs towards eye tests/glasses, dental treatment, physio treatment and shopping discounts alongside a 3% contributory pension scheme. We also offer lots of health and wellbeing initiatives for our staff and promote flexible working for a positive work life balance.
At Middlesbrough & Stockton Mind, our staff are at the very core of all we do. So, we aim to offer varied and rewarding roles with substantial development opportunities. Mind also offers up to 40 days annual leave pro rata, commencing at 34 days (Inc BH) and rising 1 day every year of service (up to a maximum of 40 days inc BH). We offer up to 2 days paid per year for volunteering with other organisations, Spectrum Health, and shopping discounts.We also offer lots of health and well-being initiatives for our staff and promote flexible working for a positive work-life balance. We are committed to promoting equal opportunities in our employment practice and service delivery.We have a commitment to equality and diversity and it's our aim to employ a representative workforce that reflects the community we serve.We are signatories to the Mindful Employers Charter, and also has Investors in People status and is a Living Wage employer.
The Postholder will provide a range of evidence-based psychological interventions within the framework of the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) Programme as part of Impacts Primary Care Psychological Wellbeing Therapies (PWT) Service across the Tees area. They will contribute to patient assessment and treatment within the Core IAPT and Counselling & Wellbeing pathways of the service.
This position may require flexible hours between 8am until 8pm weekdays.Main Duties and Responsibilities:
To work as a member of the Impact PWT Service Team
- To create and maintain effective working relationships within the PWT Team and elsewhere.
- To offer advice and support to other members of the wider Primary Care Team, including GPs and other Health Professionals, on mental health issues, and in relation to appropriate referral pathways for patients with mental health needs.
- To liaise effectively with Secondary Care and voluntary sector organisations and services
- To attend meetings and provide reports as required.
- To assist in the development and promotion of the service
To provide a range of therapeutic interventions
- To provide assessment, including risk assessment, of clients referred for psychological therapy within the Primary Care setting.
- To select and deliver a range of appropriate therapeutic interventions, including IAPT-appropriate modalities, in collaboration with the client.
- To work within an appropriate time framework,
- To make appropriate onward referrals following assessment for clients requiring other services, including statutory and voluntary agencies
- To maintain clients confidentiality within agreed guidelines
To undertake the required training programme
- To attend and fulfil all the requirements of the training element of the post. NB: Satisfactory completion of the training programme is a condition of continued employment.
- To apply learning from the training programme in practice
- To attend university-based supervision in relation to course work to meet the required standards.
- To work with an appropriate range and number of cases selected with the support of their Clinical Supervisor as suitable for the current stage of clinical skills development.
- Responsible for safeguarding children and vulnerable adults by always promoting the welfare of service users and operating within local policies and procedures.
- Under guidance and support taking appropriate safeguarding action to protect children and vulnerable adults at risk of significant harm.
- Under guidance and supervision to identify and support families in accessing Early Help Services
- To share appropriate information with other agencies regarding the service users wellbeing and progress keeping within the boundaries of Confidentiality and Information sharing protocols.
To provide a professional and ethical service
- To maintain appropriate records including all required assessment and evaluation tools
- To undertake relevant Continuing Professional Development activities both as required for the purposes of continued professional accreditation or registration and as identified through Impacts Professional Development and Appraisal System
- To undertake an appropriate amount of clinical supervision from a qualified Clinical Supervisor within Impacts Supervision Programme
- To operate within agreed NHS, Impact and professional guidelines and Codes of Practice
- To ensure a safe and secure working environment for self and others and to act as necessary within Health and Safety and other guidelines.
- To adhere to all service Policies, Procedures and Guidelines
- To promote and value the rights, responsibilities and diversity of people using the Service.
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 Impacts organisational objectives and priorities.