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Counsellor

This is an excellent opportunity to join our service and make a real difference to the local communities we serve. As a valued member of our multi-disciplinary team you will be encouraged to be an autonomous practitioner, whilst operating within a supportive framework which includes regular high-quality supervision and support from your line manager and our clinical lead.

As an accredited counsellor, you will use your skills and extensive expertise to deliver counselling to our clients across a range of issues including low mood, depression, and anxiety. Your recovery and outcome rates will reflect your ability to build a successful therapeutic relationship with our clients and go the extra mile to achieve the right outcomes for them. If you would enjoy working in an IAPT service as part of a team that supports you to deliver the best possible outcome for our clients, we would love to hear from you.

You will be remote working, with the ability to travel to our Kent & Medway services to provide face-to-face therapy as required. We are offering this role as full time (37.5 hours per week) or part time (minimum of 22.5 hours per week). The salary band for this role is £31,600 - £42,121 (pro rata if part time). Salary starting point is dependent on skills and experience, and includes pay progression.

You must have a diploma in Counselling from a recognised course which would meet the requirements for BACP (or equivalent) accreditation. You must be accredited by at least one of the following bodies; BACP (must be accredited, membership is not sufficient), NCS (Accredited Professional Registrant status is required), UKCP or IPT UK. You must also possess at least one of the following NICE compliant qualifications; Counselling for Depression, Interpersonal Psychotherapy (must also be registered with IPT UK), or Couple Therapy for Depression. You need experience of working within a primary care mental health service, evidence of working with people who have experienced common mental health problems i.e. anxiety / depression, good record of Continuing Professional Development and willingness to continue this, and knowledge of IAPT and stepped care model.

We are proud to be recognised and certified as a Great Place to Work, which speaks volumes on how much we value our colleagues. In return for the hard work and dedication from our teams, we offer a range of fantastic benefits, including: 30 days annual leave plus Bank Holidays (rising to 32 days at 5 years’ service), option to buy and sell annual leave, enhanced pension, "Refer a Friend" payment, Cycle to Work scheme, enhanced car schemes, Vitality Wellbeing Programme (including Employee Assistant Programme, GP & priority Physiotherapy access and shopping discounts), fully funded flu vaccines, technology salary sacrifice scheme (for home appliances, tablets, mobiles, TV’s, fitness trackers and more), family friendly policies (including Enhanced Maternity, Paternity and Adoption pay), volunteer programme, enhanced life assurance scheme, and a supportive culture that values work-life balance (including agile working and the option to apply for flexible working from day one, career breaks, and up to a week’s special leave a year to help you manage unexpected life events).

For further information and to apply, please visit our website: https://www.insightiapt.org/work-with-us/vacancies/vacancy/?Category=Counsellor&Advert=ysDC%2Bw0f5P738GDKByCH0g%3D%3D&Region=Kent&Medway

The closing date for applications is 23rd January 2022.

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