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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 29/07/2021.

Senior Counsellor or Counselling Psychologist

Job Reference: 333-D-MK-MH-0671

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust
Mental Health, IAPT, Psychology
Stantonbury Health Centre, Milton Keynes
£38,890 - £44,503 p.a

CNWL (Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust) has almost 7,000 staff providing integrated healthcare to a third of London's population, Milton Keynes and areas beyond. We involve service users, carers, the public, staff and partner organisations in the way that we are run.

Our catchment area spans diverse communities, with over 100 first languages spoken. It contains areas of great affluence as well as areas of much deprivation. We are committed to providing services that meet the needs of the people who use them, and we actively encourage involvement from local people who can help make a difference. We’re proud of our diversity and we continue to undertake new initiatives to advance equality for LGBT+, BME and people with disabilities to promote good relations and understanding between our staff.

We are recognised locally, nationally and internationally for providing high quality, innovative healthcare. We aim to employ only the best people, and our experts are frequently called upon to contribute to national health strategy and policy, and many models of our care have been adapted for use in other countries.

We offer a generous relocation package (subject to eligibility assessment) and flexible working options, including bank assignments for most roles. See attached Staff Reward and Wellbeing Handbook detailing our benefits, discounts and wellbeing intiatives for staff.

Become part of our team. We care for you as much as you care for others.

Milton Keynes Talking Therapies Service (IAPT) is seeking to recruit a Senior Counsellor or Counselling Psychologist.

The post holder will be part of an Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) service and will provide high quality, short term, evidence-based therapies to people with common mental health problems. In addition to their clinical work, the post holder will spend a proportion of their time each week supporting senior colleagues to ensure the smooth running of the service and delivery of its key performance indicators. The post holder will also provide clinical supervision to a defined group of counselling staff.

To apply for this post, you must be trained or willing to engage in training in one of the IAPT additional modalities:

  • Counselling for Depression (CfD)
  • Interpersonal Therapy (IPT)
  • Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT)

Why Milton Keynes IAPT?

We are a diverse and dynamic community of psychological professionals, responsible for the provision of low intensity and high intensity interventions within the stepped care model.

The successful candidate will receive regular clinical supervision and opportunities for continuing professional development (CPD), including training in modalities other than CBT.

We offer agile working opportunities to all of our staff, which would enable you to work flexibly from home for a proportion of your week.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name: Jake Thorpe Job title: Team Manager: Email Telephone number: 01908 725099

Additional contact information

Dr. Neil Smith Clinical Lead on 020 3028 7681

CNWL NHS Foundation Trust are committed to safeguarding all children and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We follow safe recruitment practices to protect children and vulnerable adults.

Due to the high response levels we receive for some vacancies, we may expire any of them prior to the advertised closing date and advise you to submit your application as soon as possible.

Our Agenda for Change employment contracts are subject to a contractual 13 week probationary period.

If you are offered a job, information will be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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