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Volunteer Honorary Therapists

Location: Remote

Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest are recruiting qualified Volunteer Honorary Therapists to join the Psychological Therapies Team.

We ask that you see 3 clients per week. Presently, our work is online and over the phone however we are working towards a gradual return to face-to-face working. We will provide 2 hours of group supervision fortnightly with a supervisor who is BACP, HCPC, or UKCP registered. We also provide supportive line management, twice yearly management supervisions, the support of an administrative team, access to Microsoft Teams for organisational comms and updates, a comprehensive induction, a MIND email address, access to our database, the opportunity to co-facilitate a group and/or support webinar delivery, and the chance to participate in trainings, all staff meetings and other events.

We are looking for applicants who are fully qualified and able to work with clients of varying complexity. Ideally you will be available to begin seeing clients from June. There will be an induction offered which will last approximately 2 hours. Dates for the induction will be provided nearer the time and are currently earmarked for the end of May.

Please note that the placement recruitment and induction process will happen remotely due to COVID-19. Honorary therapists will be asked to see 3 clients per week for daytime, afternoon and/or evening slots. Interviews are currently to be scheduled for the beginning of May.

Please write about your training and experience and touch on the below criteria in the corresponding application form:

-Awareness of transcultural issues in counselling

-Awareness of LGBTQI+ and what Intersectionality means to you and your practice

-Working in a time limited way

-Mind location (our Psychological Therapies department operates from 8-10 Tudor Road, E9, however we are currently operating a remote only service via either telephone or Zoom.

-Time limitation (willingness to commit to 12 months placement)

Thank you for taking the time to apply for a placement. We will review your forms (above information) as well as your CV (please submit with your applications) and let you know the outcome in due course. Please send your applications to Josephine.Basedow@mindchwf.org.uk and pthelp@mindchwf.org.uk

Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest is 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 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 email us the attached equal opportunities form to the HR Team.

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