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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 13/07/2022.

Band 7 IAPT Counsellor

Job Reference: J196-A-22-3015

Dorking Healthcare Limited
From £40,057 + fringe (pro-rata for PT)

Accredited PCE-CfD Counsellors
Flexible, Home Working – Full or Part-time From BAND 7 pa (pro-rata for part time) & excellent benefits including access to NHS pension scheme

We are recruiting accredited counsellors (BACP, NCS, UKCP, BPS or NACC) with a qualification in Person-Centred experiential counselling for depression for a band 7 counselling role within our successful IAPT talking therapies team.

You are already providing excellent counselling. You are passionate about making a difference and are seeking a great career opportunity, with Continuous Professional Development and the ability to work flexibly from a combination of hub centres and home. This amazing role within our dynamic and growing Dorking Health Care (DHC) Talking Therapies team can provide all that and more.

About us
DHC Talking Therapies is a patient focused and pro-active community-based provider with strong links to both GPs and our colleagues in DHC's physical health services. We have a strong commitment to delivering high quality community-oriented services, and to working in partnership with service users, carers, health and social care agencies and voluntary agencies.

We are a dynamic, supportive and creative service, providing a high level of training and supervision to clinical practitioners at all levels. We also have an excellent reputation for providing a quality and well-run service which is achieving great recovery rates.

About the role
You will join an established, experienced and well supported team working to maintain DHC Talking Therapies excellent reputation within our local Surrey catchment areas. We are looking to recruit good quality Band 7 Counsellors to work as part of our expanding IAPT Talking Therapy service, delivering appointments to our Surrey clients. You will be enthusiastic, experienced, hard-working and have a genuine interest in helping clients with moderate to severe depression for which PCE-CfD is demonstrated to be clinically effective.

About you
Working within our IAPT service, which includes both virtual and on-site therapists, you will be providing high intensity interventions, for which you will need to demonstrate the following:

  • Professional accreditation with BACP, NCS, UKCP, BPS or NACC
  • Successfully completed PE CfD training - If you do not have this training, we would still love to hear from you as we can provide this training in our band 6 role.
  • Evidence of working with people who have presented with mental health difficulties, preferably in primary care.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to work collaboratively and to deliver required performance indicators.
  • Self-motivated with ability and tools to provide a confidential, safe, professional working environment to clients at all times.

A positive attitude and the commitment to support the mental health and wellbeing of Surrey residents.

About the benefits
As well as an attractive salary and access to the NHS Pension Scheme, we provide regular clinical supervision as well as excellent CPD opportunities. We understand that work life balance is important, therefore there is opportunity for an agreed flexible working pattern and we are also happy to accept applications for full-time or part-time working.

How to apply If you would like to be considered for the role, please complete and submit an application form including your supporting statement saying what makes you right for the role, with reference to the job description and person specification supplied.

If you would like further details, please contact the IAPT Clinical Lead



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.

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