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Psychological Therapies Practitioner & HT Coordinator

Location: Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest

Closing date: 13/12/2021

Salary: Pro rata: S01- SP30 £32,881.73 including Inner London Weighting

Contract: Fixed Term until March 2023

Hours: 30 hours per week

Reports to: Clinical Services Manager

We are seeking a skilled psychological therapist and experienced coordinator with an interest in playing a key role in the smooth running, consistent practice and improvement of community services. They will have ability to apply their experience with clients, fully qualified volunteers and trainees (students on placement) and contribute to BACP organisation accredited best practice guidance. They will be co-ordinating and line managing a team of 8 honorary therapists as well as be responsible for recruiting new honorary therapists as needed with the support of the Clinical Services Manager, to maintain consistent numbers. As a therapist they will be carry a caseload of several individual clients and also design, develop and deliver groups to respond to presenting needs within the service. Clients at Mind CHWF are from diverse backgrounds and experience a range of support needs and wider determinants that may impact their mental health.

About Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest: we are a multi-disciplinary provider of specialist mental health services and a part of the Mind Federation. We promote both recovery from ill health for people with recurrent and enduring mental health difficulties and early intervention and mental/physical wellbeing for those at risk of developing mental health issues or who struggle with common mental health conditions. We currently support around 5000 people a year through a variety of services focusing on psychological and social supports, economic and workplace wellbeing, and support for minoritised communities.

Working as part of a multi-disciplinary team in the exciting, challenging and diverse boroughs of the City of London and Hackney, the Psychological Therapies Practitioner will facilitate group therapy and one-to-one sessions with adults across a portfolio of psychological therapies and wellbeing services, including local authority Public Health. Using humanistic and integrative or psychodynamic psychotherapy and third wave CBT (mindfulness, ACT and Compassion Focussed Therapy (CFT) approaches, you will share clinical responsibility for improving clients’ wellbeing and resilience. Working on the front line of mental health and social care, you will provide a safe environment for clients to explore their issues, and demonstrate the value and outcomes of these services to bring about meaningful psycho-social change.

The deadline for applications is the 13th December 2021. To apply, please complete the application form and attach it together with your CV, please ensure you attach both when you press “Apply Now”.

We are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff, and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships. We strongly encourage applications from those from ethnic minority backgrounds or other underrepresented backgrounds.

We are a disability confident employer. All applicants with a disability, who meet the minimum essential short-listing criteria are guaranteed an interview. If this applies to you, please ensure you complete the equal opportunities section of the application form.

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