IAPT Counsellor - Talking Changes

Contract Type: 
Fixed term
Full time
Application deadline: 
Tuesday, 18 August, 2020 - 09:00
Salary Scale
Pro Rata
Sunderland Counselling Service

Sunderland Counselling Service have been asked by Tees, Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust to assist with delivery of their Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) service by providing counselling to complement the other therapies they currently offer across Durham and Darlington as part of the Talking Changes service.

We are recruiting to a full-time, fixed term IAPT Counsellor based within the Talking Changes Service.

The successful post holder will provide IAPT compliant counselling at step 3 of the IAPT stepped care model, specifically Counselling for Depression. We expect the majority of this work to be with people experiencing clinically significant low mood and / or depression.

This opportunity is available to those who have successfully completed all aspects of their CfD training and are BACP accredited or equivalent. If you meet these criteria, you would be entitled to a salary comparable to Agenda for Change band 7 (£38,390).

We would also be keen to hear from BACP accredited applicants who have completed the taught element of the CfD course but are currently in the process of completing assignments & submitting tapes. If you meet these criteria, you would be entitled to a salary comparable to Agenda for Change band 6 (£31, 365). We would expect that you would continue working towards qualification while working in the Talking Changes service.

As part of the Talking Changes Service the post holder will be a member of the wider IAPT Team and will be expected to regularly correspond with therapists and managers to ensure the most effective treatment is offered to clients.

The post holder will primarily be based within the Talking Changes Services in the south of County Durham and Darlington but could be expected to provide therapy according to clinical need across the service area. It is likely this post will temporarily involve home working whilst restrictions regarding COVID 19 and social distancing remain in place and therefore the post holder may be required to work confidentially from home.

Sunderland Counselling Service will provide clinical supervision for the post holder. In addition, the successful candidate will be entitled to Sunderland Counselling Service benefits such as 30 days’ annual leave (pro-rata), access to our 24/7 employee assistance programme, Cycle2Work Scheme, training and be part of a supportive team which emphasises the importance of continuing personal and professional development.

A copy of the person specification and application form can be downloaded from http://www.sunderlandcounselling.org.uk/vacancies/.  Please return this, alongside a copy of our equal opportunity and diversity form by 9am on 18th August 2020 to office@sunderlandcounselling.org.uk.  Applications received after this time will not be considered. 

Interviews are scheduled to take place on Wednesday, 2nd September.

If you would like to have a discussion about this position please contact Leanne Davis, Sunderland Counselling Service, Service Manager on 0191 514 7007.