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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 14/06/2021.

Allied health professional Counsellor (Band 6)

Job Reference: 184-LPHOP11

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
Cancer Services
musgrove park hospital, Taunton
£31,365 - £37,890 per annum, pro rata

Allied health professional Counsellor (Band 6)

Would you like to specialise your counselling skills in cancer care. We are looking for a part time qualified Allied Health Professional counsellor to work in our Haematology, Oncology, Palliative and Enhanced Care (HOPE) Counselling Service. We offer short time counselling session work with cancer patients and their significant others. The post will be 22.5 hours over 3 days.

We are a hugely ambitious service and well established within the Beacon Centre at Musgrove Park Hospital. We offer face to face, telephone and video sessions to our clients, who are able to self-refer to the service. Our referrals also come from the nurse specialist and consultant teams as well as GP’s etc. We receive around 200 referrals per year.

You will be offered monthly supervision and the ongoing support from an experienced counselling team. This is for a fixed term of 18 months with the opportunity to consider a permanent position if this is appropriate. There is an opportunity to consider at least 1 day a week working from home. We have a small counselling centre with two rooms and a waiting area.

For further details contact:

Cheryl Chambers

Job title Psychological and Support Service Lead

Email address

Telephone number 07950 939631

If you are successful for interview, you will be required to bring ID, proof of essential qualifications / relevant documents with you (More details will follow)

Our values are simple: Outstanding Care, Working Together, Listening and Leading

We recognise that our staff are our most valuable resource, we are proud of the excellent levels of service our Trust provides to our service users and the dedication and conscientious of our staff. With this in mind, we offer a range of staff benefits - please visit our website.

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