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Lead Therapist

LT-NSVSS-N-43863
SCP 30 - £33,782 per annum
Permanent
30 - 37.5 / per week - Full-Time
Nottingham

Job Title

Lead Therapist (permanent role)

 

Salary

SCP 30 - £33,782 per annum

 

Location

Nottinghamshire in Outreach Locations, City Centre Base at Chaucer Street

 

Hours of Work

30 - 37.5 –hours per week (with some evening and weekend work as required)

Monday – Sunday regular days and times to be confirmed at interview

 

Job Purpose

To supervise the therapy team, provide face to face counselling and participate in the                                     development and provision of the Asa Hub and Therapy Service.

 

Introduction

Nottinghamshire Sexual Violence Support Services (Notts SVS Services) has been successful in securing a long-term contract to deliver the Asa Adult Sexual Violence & Abuse Hub and Therapy Services for Nottinghamshire.

This will enable survivors of sexual abuse to access clinical assessments of risks and needs within 7 days of referral to Notts SVS Services together with timely access to counselling and therapy.

In order to facilitate this, we are expanding our team of high-quality therapists/counsellors. In order to ensure that we have sufficient support in place for the therapy team, we are looking to recruit Lead Therapists.

The Lead Therapist will have extensive experience of working with a wide range of Mental Health conditions and trauma/complex PTSD, delivering evidence-based psychological therapies to those identified as experiencing common mental health problems. The Lead Therapist will also have a proven track record in line management, service development and co-ordination of service delivery.

Some evening/weekend work and management on-call is an essential part of this role.

 

Responsibilities

  • To establish and model good practice in the counselling of survivors of sexual violence (age 16+)
  • To ensure that the counselling provided is delivered to a high standard, in accordance with BACP’s Ethical Framework for Good Practice and under appropriate clinical supervision
  • To undertake Hub and Clinical Assessments
  • To assist the Counselling Co-ordinator in the day to day running of the Hub and Therapy services operation
  • To contribute to the ongoing development, monitoring and evaluation of the Hub and Therapy services, including accurate

 

Essential Experience, Qualifications and Skills

  • Degree in Counselling
  • Extensive post qualification experience
  • Accredited with BACP or UKCP 
  • Experience of delivering a wide range of therapeutic approaches to mental health problems and experience of routine outcome monitoring & ability to meet agreed specified service targets
  • Have in-depth knowledge of issues affecting people who have experienced sexual violence, both recent and non-recent 
  • Excellent line management, IT and interpersonal skills

 

Further information or requirements

  • Applicants who successfully pass the initial set questions will be sent an application pack. A completed application form is needed in order to fully apply for this post.
  • Travel across Nottinghamshire will be required as part of this role and so the ability to travel is required.
  • Successful applicants will be subject to DBS vetting.

 

Closing Date: 13th May 2021, 12 noon

Interview Date: TBD



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