High Intensity Psychotherapeutic Counsellor

Inclusion

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Job summary

We are looking for an enthusiastic, experienced and qualified High Intensity Psychotherapeutic Counsellor to join our team at Inclusion Thurrock!

This post requires accreditation with BACP (or equivalent) and PCE-CfD qualification to be paid at Band 7. This post can also be a Band 6 training post; we will provide the PCE-CfD training and upon successful completion, the post will be up banded to Band 7.

The post holder will be part of an NHS Talking Therapies service and will provide high intensity interventions using approved psychotherapeutic modalities. These include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Person-Centred Experiential Counselling for Depression (PCE-CfD), Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT), Couples Therapy for Depression (CTfD), and Behavioural Couples Therapy (BCT) as recommended by NICE.

The post holder will work with clients who have a range of difficulties including depression and anxiety disorders for which the NHS TALKING THERAPIES modality is demonstrated to be clinically effective.

The post holder will work with people with different cultural backgrounds and ages, using interpreters when necessary and should be committed to equal opportunities and equality of access to treatment.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will exercise autonomous professional responsibility for the assessment and treatment of clients in line with the service and adhere to an agreed activity contract relating to the number of client contacts offered, and clinical sessions carried out per week in order to minimise waiting times and support accessible and convenient treatment delivery.

You will assess and integrate issues surrounding work and employment into the overall therapy process, carrying out clinical audits of service performance, including service user surveys and evaluations, and help to collate and disseminate the results for feedback.

You will provide an advisory service on matters related to the practice and delivery of NHS TALKING THERAPIES approved psychotherapeutic interventions to individuals/groups/committees across the mental health network (trust, primary care networks and complex care colleagues and voluntary agencies).

About us

Inclusion, created in 2002 is part of the Specialist Services Care Group of Midlands Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (MPFT). We provide caring and effective services across England, including, West Yorkshire, West Midlands, East Midlands, West Mercia, Thames Valley, Hampshire, Isle of Wight and Thurrock, Essex. We support individuals, families and communities who are affected by addiction, crime, mental health or need treatment for their sexual health.

We believe that the individuals and families who use our services should receive high quality, committed and inclusive care, realising all the benefits a modern NHS organisation can provide. We work with patients and our staff teams to achieve the best outcomes we can. We invest heavily in training and development, and the wellbeing of our people, both staff and service users is central to who we are.

Here at MPFT, we are proud of the comprehensive wellbeing and lifestyle support offer available, in addition to in-house training and coaching support. Our services are robustly governed, evidence-based, inclusive, and designed and provided in conjunction with service users. We are committed to providing the best service we can, and if you share our values, we want you on our team!

Date posted

24 June 2024

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 7

Salary

£43,742 to £50,056 a year Per annum, band 7 plus 5% fringe HCAS

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

301-IT-24-6399177

Job locations

Inclusion Thurrock

55-57 High Street

Grays

RM17 6NB


Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the Job Description and Person Specification for further details, a summary is below:

  • Accept referrals via agreed protocols within the service
  • Assess clients for suitability for psychological interventions
  • Formulate, implement and evaluate therapy programmes for clients.
  • Carry out clinical audits of service performance, including service user surveys and evaluations, and help to collate and disseminate the results for feedback.
  • Educate and involve family members and others in treatment as necessary, conveying psychological formulations with sensitivity in easily understood language.
  • Liaise with other health and social care staff from a range of agencies in the care provided clients.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the Job Description and Person Specification for further details, a summary is below:

  • Accept referrals via agreed protocols within the service
  • Assess clients for suitability for psychological interventions
  • Formulate, implement and evaluate therapy programmes for clients.
  • Carry out clinical audits of service performance, including service user surveys and evaluations, and help to collate and disseminate the results for feedback.
  • Educate and involve family members and others in treatment as necessary, conveying psychological formulations with sensitivity in easily understood language.
  • Liaise with other health and social care staff from a range of agencies in the care provided clients.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Qualification from a High Intensity NHS Talking Therapies Course (Post Graduate Diploma or equivalent)
  • Provisional or full accreditation with a recognised professional body (e.g. BABCP/UKCP/BACP) or working towards accreditation with an agreement to achieve accreditation within 1 year of employment.

Desirable

  • Further qualifications in NHS Talking Therapies approved therapeutic modalities (e.g. EMDR, DIT, IPT, MBCT)

Experience

Essential

  • Demonstrable experience of working in mental health with patients experiencing common mental health problems.

Desirable

  • Experience of working within the NHS Talking Therapies services

Skills

Essential

  • Full range of skills and competencies as laid out in the competency frameworks for NHS Talking Therapies
  • Demonstrates an understanding for the need to use evidence based psychological therapies and how it relates to this post
Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Qualification from a High Intensity NHS Talking Therapies Course (Post Graduate Diploma or equivalent)
  • Provisional or full accreditation with a recognised professional body (e.g. BABCP/UKCP/BACP) or working towards accreditation with an agreement to achieve accreditation within 1 year of employment.

Desirable

  • Further qualifications in NHS Talking Therapies approved therapeutic modalities (e.g. EMDR, DIT, IPT, MBCT)

Experience

Essential

  • Demonstrable experience of working in mental health with patients experiencing common mental health problems.

Desirable

  • Experience of working within the NHS Talking Therapies services

Skills

Essential

  • Full range of skills and competencies as laid out in the competency frameworks for NHS Talking Therapies
  • Demonstrates an understanding for the need to use evidence based psychological therapies and how it relates to this post

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Additional information

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Inclusion

Address

Inclusion Thurrock

55-57 High Street

Grays

RM17 6NB


Employer's website

https://www.mpft.nhs.uk (Opens in a new tab)

Employer details

Employer name

Inclusion

Address

Inclusion Thurrock

55-57 High Street

Grays

RM17 6NB


Employer's website

https://www.mpft.nhs.uk (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

Counsellor - Team Lead

Leanne Kelly

Leanne.kelly@mpft.nhs.uk

01375898680

Date posted

24 June 2024

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 7

Salary

£43,742 to £50,056 a year Per annum, band 7 plus 5% fringe HCAS

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

301-IT-24-6399177

Job locations

Inclusion Thurrock

55-57 High Street

Grays

RM17 6NB


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