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Home-based EMDR Therapist

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Mental Health Services

Working from home / an office location

Mental Health Service Lead

Full-time or part-time / with flexible working, overtime, and condensed hour options 

https://www.ascenti.co.uk/careers/vacancy/emdrwfm-12-2

Your purpose

Being an Ascenti EMDR Therapist is a huge privilege as you will be changing people’s lives every day.

You will initially be treating patients through digital therapy, via video and telephone calls; giving you the flexibility to work from home and/or an office environment.

Using contemporary and evidence-informed treatment methods, you will have the technology, tools, and support that you need to thrive as a clinician and to deliver outstanding treatment to our patients.

Our nationwide work varies, which means that you could be treating a range of people with a variety of mental health problems, from office workers and private medical insurance customers, to those referred for accident-related trauma and more complex difficulties.

It is an exciting time to join Ascenti as our mental health service is really taking off and we are looking for creative, highly skilled and top performing clinicians to help shape our service.

How your role fits within our team

Senior clinicians will check in with you regularly and you will be joining a specialist mental health team within our nationwide community of 300+ Ascenti clinicians who use our modern online tools to stay connected. You will work on your own online, but you will never feel alone.

You will work independently and free from paper and red tape, but with support on hand every step of the way, cutting-edge technology, and a proven ability to create award-winning clinical development resources to make your clinical work as straightforward and effective as possible.

Key responsibilities

Treating patients

  • Treat your own clinical caseload of patients presenting with a variety of conditions and goals.
  • Use high quality assessment skills to rapidly develop evidence-informed and highly effective formulations and treatment plans.
  • Use strong communication skills to build rapport with patients in a professional manner and inspire trust.
  • Convey complex ideas clearly and succinctly with a high degree of therapeutic alliance within your EMDR and CBT processes.
  • Manage sensitive subjects and any cultural differences or obstacles with patients diplomatically and professionally.
  • Use our digital health platform to conduct virtual sessions and prescribe patients with online resources and homework activity after their appointment.
  • Manage high quality patient notes, future appointments, psychometric measures and compliance using our advanced patient workflow system.
  • Our customer contact hub will provide you with initial patient referrals using our workflow system, but you will autonomously manage your diary, future appointments, and developing treatment plans.

Quality & safety

  • Maintain high standards of professional conduct and abide by core standards of practice outlined by your accreditation requirements with the BABCP.
  • Complete core training modules and uphold these standards across all that you do.
  • Work closely with your manager to identify and manage any risks.

Personal development

  • Utilise the support of senior clinicians, supervisors and colleagues to collaborate on any complex cases and advance your practice.
  • Use our award-winning clinical development platform Absorb, to elevate your knowledge and be the best clinician you want to be.
  • Collaborate and contribute to the development of our library of homework tasks and resources for you and your colleagues to use.
  • Attend (and potentially offer) regular online and offline courses and events, that will contribute to your development as a practitioner and keep up-to-date records of your professional development.
  • Work with senior clinicians and your manager to achieve your annual goals and creatively develop as an evidence-based therapist.

Collaboration

  • Build strong and functional working relationships with your mental health colleagues and other MDT clinicians involved with your patients’ care.
  • Collaborate with different business departments to achieve shared goals, including administrative staff from our customer contact hub and governance and quality team members.
  • Stay connected and network with the wider Ascenti team using our award-winning staff newsletter, intranet, events, and other social resources.

Knowledge experience and qualifications

 

Essential

Desirable

Knowledge / skills

· Conducting effective clinical assessments and prescribing evidence-based treatment plans.

· Core standards of EMDR and CBT practice and code of conduct outlined by the BABCP.

· Excellent IT skills and computer literacy.

· Strong verbal patient communication skills.

· Abide by ethical obligations in EMDR and CBT therapy, with a strong sense of professional integrity.

· Understanding of safety and legal obligations, including patient rights and consent.

· Any specialist mental health knowledge or skills relating to specific areas, e.g. trauma, emotional dysregulation, autism.

· Willingness to engage with emerging clinical knowledge or contemporary best practice, e.g. DBT, ASD and ADHD assessment and treatment.

Experience

· Evidence of conducting initial assessments, providing diagnosis, and prescribing treatment plans.

· Track record of working and communicating effectively with patients.

· Using communication skills effectively and working collaboratively as part of a team or with other therapists and mental health clinicians.

· Evidence of reading / studying in the English language and producing well-structured written documents or reports.

· Using modern IT systems or software to support your practice, e.g. videocall technology or electronic note taking. 

· Track record of building own patient caseload / following.

· Experience of evaluating own practice and a commitment to continued learning and development.

· Demonstration of creative approaches to evidence-based practice

Qualifications /membership

· Full BABCP accreditation.

· EMDR certification

· Enhanced DBS check with adult and child barred list checked.

· 5 or more years of BABCP accreditation

· Qualified in additional approaches to evidence-based practice, e.g. DBT.

Professional standards

We care about doing the right thing by our people and everyone that we work with.

We also expect our people to do the right thing and to model our values and the behaviours outlined in our Code of Conduct.

As an Ascenti employee you will follow key principles and policies covering Safeguarding, Equality Diversity and Inclusion, Data Protection and Risk Management.

To apply

Visit: https://www.ascenti.co.uk/careers/vacancy/emdrwfm-12-2 to make an application

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