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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 24/11/2021.

Person Centred Experiential Counsellor (PCEC-CfD) - Luton

Job Reference: J192-A-21-12056

Employer:
Turning Point
Location:
Luton
Salary:
£41,703 - £44,432 dependent on experience

We are currently recruiting for exciting opportunities to join Turning Point and be part of our highly successful and innovative ‘Improving Access to Psychological Therapies’ (IAPT) service. Total Wellbeing Luton is an integrated Talking therapies service combining healthy lifestyles and emotional health programmes provided in partnership with Active Luton and we are lookingto recruit a High Intensity Person Centred Experiential Counsellor (PCEC).

We support people in the local area who are having difficulty in coping and who may be suffering from a common mental illness such as depression, anxiety or phobias. Our approach embeds the notion of well–being and recovery and promotes personal responsibility for lifestyle choices and self–management of mental well–being. For our clients, this has resulted in a highly accessible and user–friendly service available across a wide geographical area.

You’ll be managing your own caseload providing evidence based treatments. We offer a high standard of in house clinical supervision and training withaccredited supervisors. We offer regular masterclasses to upskill our therapists and support their career development as well as opportunities to access additional modality training.

We provide excellent opportunities for development in this role through access to training around areas of specialism such as supervision, long-term conditions, cultural diversity etc. You will work with your supervisor and line manager to make sure development and CPD plans are in place for your ongoing growth. There are also many opportunities for career progression into areas of leadership or further clinical training.

The service in Luton provides person-centred, holistic and accessible wellbeing services which are flexible and creative, easy to access and navigate and responsive to the needs of local people. The service contributes to tackling inequalities in health through promoting and supporting people to develop healthier behaviours and lifestyles in the context of their own local communities.

In addition to talking therapies, we offer healthy lifestyle programmes including NHS stop smoking, health checks, and exercise on referral, social prescription, weight management and support with physical activity for people with long term health conditions.

As well as supporting the community with improving their physical and emotional heath, we also prioritise our staff wellbeing. We’re based at Active Luton gyms and community centres, which all staff can access and use freely.

You must hold a Counselling Qualification and have completed the Counselling for Depression IAPT Training course andbe BACP accredited. Alongside vast experience of working within Mental Health, you'll have a proven ability to develop good therapeutic relationships with clients and working relationships with your colleagues. You'll manage your own caseload whilst working towards both service and individual targets.

In return, you’ll enjoy the scope and support to enhance your own life and career too, as you gain the experience and training you need to progress in your career with us. Excellent opportunities for both CPD and clinical innovation are available within the service.

You will also be able to make use of our digital platform to work remotely where available. The service operates across a variety of days and hours to include Saturdays and evening work to support our clients when they need it most, therefore we offer flexible working hours to promote a positive work life balance for our staff.We pay incentivised rates of pay for weekend working and additional hours.

What Benefits Will I Receive?

We know reward looks different to each person and so whether its ways to make your money go further, a culture supporting recognition and celebration, or opportunities to boost your career – we want to support you in every way we can with our total reward package that includes:

  • Access to all Active Luton facilities
  • Comprehensive learning and development opportunities so we can invest in your future – we’re proud to have a silver accreditation fromInvestors in People.Choose from our range of courses to gain recognised qualifications
  • 31 days’ paid holiday a year, increasing with each year of service up to 33 days. Plus the option to buy or sell additional holidays and spread the cost
  • An exclusive discounts hub for TP colleagues, to help make your money go further – including high street shopping, pubs and restaurants, mobile phones, gym memberships, and much more. You’ll also have access to the Blue Light Card, for even more discounts and savings!
  • Flexible working solutions to support your work-life balance
  • Life Assurance of up to 3x annual salary and a competitive Pension Scheme to support your savings and security
  • Access to our Rightsteps Therapy service – free, confidential telephone based counselling sessions, access to an online wellbeing platform, and a Financial Education hub to support your total wellbeing
  • A 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme including a Digital GP, legal advice and more – all free to you and your immediate family
  • Recognition awards to recognise colleagues’ inspirational work and dedication, as well as Long Service bonuses to celebrate your commitment to us
  • Flexible benefit options including a Cycle to Work scheme and interest-free Season Ticket Loans
  • A £200 bonus if you successfully refer a friend as a new colleague through our Refer a Friend scheme, as a thanks from us!

We reserve the right to close this advert early if we receive sufficient applicants before the advertised closed date.





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