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IAPT Counsellor

Job Reference: 301-SP-21-107800

301 Thurrock IAPT
£31,365 - £37,890 (with fringe HCAS)

Inclusion, created in 2002 is part of the Specialist Services Care Group of Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (MPFT).

We believe that the individuals and families who use our services should receive high quality, committed and inclusive services realising all the benefits a modern national NHS organisation can bring. To do this, we need a well trained and supported workforce and place significant investment in training and development opportunities. We have market-leading opportunities and terms and conditions.

We are proud to have dedicated, passionate and professional staff across our services. We employ a broad spectrum of roles to ensure we meet the needs of those we work with. This includes Doctors, Nurses, Therapists, Allied Health Professionals, Psycho-social Workers, Peer Mentors and Volunteers.

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Accredited Counsellors required to train in IAPT approved modalities

AfC Band 6, £31,365 - £37,890 (+ fringe HCAS)

37.5 Hours per week,one evenings/ or Saturday morning

We are looking to recruit counsellors to join our expanding Inclusion Thurrock IAPT counselling team.

Ideally we are looking for counsellors that are already qualified to deliver an IAPT approved counselling modality such as CfD/PCE-CfD, DIT or IPT. However, we recognise that most individuals qualified to deliver these modalities are already working in IAPT services. We are therefore inviting applications from counsellors that are accredited with their Governing Body (such as BACP) and willing to undertake training. We have a place on a PCE-CfD training course commencing on 24th March, so are looking to recruit asap.

We are also looking for accredited counsellors who have a significant psychodynamic background to undertake additional training in either Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT) or Interpersonal Therapy (IPT).

Classified as a training post, a twelve month fixed term contract would be given, linked with an offer of permanent contract of employment on gaining the IAPT modality qualification within the training year. You will be supported with a funded training place, and we are proud to support our trainees to ensure their success on the training course. If you are concerned about the initial fixed term offer, you could speak to one of our counsellors that have already completed the training.

We are seeking individuals that strive to innovate and want to make a real difference through the work they do. Priority will be given to any applicants who are also qualified to deliver EMDR, although we have EMDR training scheduled for next year, so this is not a prerequisite.

Clinical supervision is provided by modality specific accredited clinical supervisors. Case management support is also provided.

Clinicians are well resourced with IT and communications equipment. The IAPTus patient administration system is used and services operate on a paperless basis. A working knowledge of IAPT and IAPTus would be an advantage.

Appointees will need to be able to communicate effectively with colleagues, service users and members of the public, respect individual rights to confidentiality, and complete tasks within given deadlines. Additional aspects of the role are contained in the downloadable job description and person specification.

Please note that should we receive a high volume of applications we may close the vacancy early.

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Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is an Equal Opportunities employer and operates a no smoking at work policy.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of individuals and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The Trust has a positive attitude to employees and job applicants with mental health issues.

PLEASE NOTE: should we have a high volume of applications the Trust may close the vacancy early.

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