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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 29/05/2022.

Counsellor

Job Reference: 449-AMH755

Employer:
Solent NHS Trust
Department:
Adult Mental Health
Location:
Portsmouth
Salary:
£25,655 - £31,534 p.a pro rata

Make a difference with us

If you are looking for somewhere you can make a real difference and are passionate about keeping people safe, well and out of hospital, a career with us may be just what you’re looking for. At Solent NHS Trust, we strive to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of our communities.

We are proud to be an organisation which is focused on our people and we welcome people who share our values to come and work with us.

  • To deliver great care that is safe, simple and easy to access
  • To be a caring, flexible and supportive place to work
  • To deliver the best value for money

Talking Change is a well-established and high performing Improving Access to Psychological Therapy (IAPT) service provided by Solent NHS Trust and commissioned by NHS Portsmouth CCG. The service was launched in 2009 to provide evidence based psychological interventions for the population of Portsmouth in primary care. More recently the service expanded to help meet the need of the patients with comorbid physical health conditions.

We are looking for a Counsellor who will deliver high quality services through the use of routine outcome measurement, evidence-based treatment and electronic record and data management systems and participation in clinical and management supervision. Alongside this, they will need to provide short term counselling and counselling groups for the residents of Portsmouth City. This will be a combination of face to face, telephone and Zoom appointments. The clinics are held at various locations within Portsmouth City.

The candidate should be able to demonstrate good communication, organisational and interpersonal qualities. They will need to be able to prioritise the workload, adopt a flexible and positive attitude to the role and show initiative.

Please contact Petra Friesner, Counselling Lead, for further information on 0300 123 3934 or petra.friesner@solent.nhs.uk

 

Please note that should this post attract sufficient interest, we may choose to close at an earlier date. We strongly suggest that you apply at an early stage.If we have not contacted you within four weeks of the closing date of this post, please presume that you have not been selected.Candidates selected for interview will be contacted within 2-3 weeks; therefore you should check your emails regularly including junk mail folders.




Our shared values support the development of a strong working culture. They breathe life into our organisation – guiding and inspiring all of our actions and decisions. They enable us to be better at what we do and create a great place for our staff to work, whilst ensuring we provide the highest quality of care to our patients.

In creating our values, we spent time listening to our employees and members. Based on what people told us, we created our HEART values to reflect the deep belief that we are caring organisation at the centre of our community: Honesty, Everyone counts, Accountable, Respectful, Teamwork.

We are an accredited Real Living Wage employer.

We encourage and support our staff to be vaccinated as this remains the best line of defence against Covid-19.



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