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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 31/01/2021.

Macmillan Counsellor or Psychotherapist

Job Reference: 199-M13263

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust
Croydon University Hospital, Greater London
£43,712 - £49,325

About Croydon Health Services

Croydon is a busy, exciting and diverse place to work. The borough has one of the youngest populations in London and continues to grow. Croydon Health Services cares for local people at Croydon University Hospital, Purley Memorial Hospital and in clinics and people’s homes all across the borough.

We are a very close-knit and friendly organisation where everyone of our 3600 members of staff is valued. We strongly believe that our employees are our greatest asset and so through Listening into Action – our way of engaging staff - we empower everyone at any level to initiate and bring about real improvements in our care.

As a Trust, we are striving to be at the forefront for how the NHS is trying change and working in partnership with others to join up services for everyone, from the very young to the elderly.

We offer many flexible and part-time working opportunities and all of our employees can enjoy a range of staff benefits, including parking, a gym, an active health and wellbeing programme, an on-site nursery and a cycle to work scheme. We value diversity and promote equality of opportunity.

We particularly welcome applications from black, asian and minority ethnic candidates as there is an under-representation at senior level within Croydon Health Services NHS Trust.

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Macmillan Counsellor or Psychotherapist – Band 7

This varied and exciting six month fixed term post is to provide cover of our current counsellor until July 2021. The post provides an excellent opportunity to develop your specialist clinical practice and gain experience in a well-regarded and developing psycho-oncology service. You will be working with patients and families within a specialized team based at Croydon University Hospital (CUH) as part of the Macmillan Cancer Psychological Support Team (CaPS). The service offers a range of therapeutic approaches for patients including existential psychotherapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, acceptance & commitment therapy, and compassion focused therapy. You will be supported in developing your existing clinical skills and gaining experience of working in a health setting, working with a supportive and experienced network of health professionals.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated therapist with experience of working with cancer patients. You will be expected to meet with patients and families to assess, formulate and provide the delivery of care. You will also provide consultation and advice to staff regarding patient management within Croydon University Hospital and community services, such as GPs, Mental Health Services, voluntary sector services and other disciplines and agencies.

This post offers an excellent opportunity for professional and clinical experience, as well as being directly involved in the on-going development of a growing service, helping to expand our group work, forging links with local community groups and training other health professionals.

Applications are invited from accredited therapists and job share will be considered.

Interview date 5th February 2021

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameDr Ian CuthbertJob titleClinical PsychologistEmail addressian.cuthbert@nhs.netTelephone number0784 184 8691 or 0208 401 3345

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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.

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