Staff Counsellor/ Psychotherapist
St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
London
4d ago

As an NHS Trust we strongly encourage and support vaccination uptake as this remains the best line of defence against COVID19.

Band 7 Staff Counsellor / Psychotherapist 18 month Fixed term contract

An opportunity to join The Staff Support Service at St Georges University NHS Foundation Trust primarily based in Tooting with some flexibility to work from home.

Availability on a Monday and Friday desirable.

We provide core services of counselling, mediation, supervision, and team support. You must be a BACP / UKCP / BPC accredited practitioner with at least three years post qualification and substantive experience with a wide range of clients and time-limited work.

You will need assessment skills, group facilitation skills, confidence in working within a healthcare environment and with trauma, and have experience of workplace counselling and workplace issues.

Being trained as a mediator and a supervisor is an advantage.

Because of the diverse ethnicity of our staff group we particularly welcome applications from those with a minority ethnic background.

To apply go to www.jobs.nhs.uk Closing date for applications : 15th August, interviews 2nd September. The Trust reserves the right to close this vacancy prior to the closing date should we receive 50 applications prior to the advertised closing date.

We are committed to equal opportunities and improving the working lives of our staff and will consider applications to work flexibly, part-time or job share.

Please talk to us at interview about the flexibility you may need.

You must be a BACP / UKCP / BPS / BPC accredited practitioner with at least five years post qualification and substantive experience with a wide range of clients and time-limited work.

You will need group facilitation skills, experience as a supervisor, confidence in working within a healthcare environment and with trauma, and have experience of workplace issues.

We are committed to equal opportunities and improving the working lives of our staff and will consider applications to work flexibly, part-time or job share.

Because of the diverse ethnicity of our staff group we particularly welcome applications from those from a minority ethnic background.

The Trust reserves the right to close this vacancy prior to the closing date should we receive 50 applications prior to the advertised closing date.

For informal enquiries please email Teresa.mulvena stgeorges.nhs.uk

St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the country's principal teaching hospitals and our main site is shared with St George's, University of London, which trains medical students and carries out advanced medical research.

We have over 9,000 dedicated staff serving a population of 1.3 million across south-west London.

We deliver a large number of services, such as cardiothoracic medicine and surgery, neurosciences and renal transplantation.

We also cover significant populations from Surrey and Sussex, totalling around 3.5 million people. As well as acute hospital services, we provide a wide variety of specialist care and a range of community services to patients.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please see the attached supporting document which contains more information about the role

Person specification

Qualifications and Training

Essential criteria

  • Post graduate diploma in counselling or psychotherapy
  • Accreditation with BACP / UKCP / BPS-(or demonstrate equivalent experience)
  • Desirable criteria

  • Teaching qualification
  • Master level qualification
  • Essential criteria

  • Minimum 5 year post-qualifying experience
  • Experience of working in the health service
  • Desirable criteria

  • Experience of working in the acute hospital setting
  • experience with group work
  • experience and understanding of trauma
  • Essential criteria

  • Ability to work autonomously and as a team member
  • Excellent communications skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Desirable criteria

  • Innovative practice
  • Essential criteria

  • Evidence of continuous application Personal, professional and academic development.
  • We expect all our staff to share the values that are important to the trust being excellent, kind, responsible and respectful and behave in a way that reflects these.

    More information on the vision and values of St. George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is attached below.

    Please note that this vacancy may close before the advertised closing date if sufficient applicants are received. Please check your email regularly as all candidates shortlisted for interview will be contacted and informed by email.

    If you are appointed to the post, as part of your pre-employment check we will be required to verify your identity. The document / s you present for this purpose will be checked for their authenticity by scanning all known security features.

    These features will include :

  • The machine readable zone
  • An ultra violet image
  • An infra red image
  • As part of your pre-employment checks, we will also be required to obtain satisfactory, written references. Please ensure that the referee details which you provide on your application form are correct.

    We require at least one written reference from your current or most recent line manager. We are only able to accept references from a professional work email address.

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