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Salary: £33,000 to £38,0000
Contract type: Fixed Term
Total hours per week: 37.5
We are looking for a Senior Therapist to lead a team of Counsellors providing counselling services to participants accessing Shaw Trust’s services on our WHP JETS employability programmes. This is a home-based role providing counselling support virtually.
About the Service
We provide solution focused therapeutic and mental wellbeing assessment sessions to participants who access support via our employability programmes.
As the Senior Therapist you must be a qualified counsellor, therapist or psychotherapist at level 5 as a minimum, with a recognised CBT qualification and integrated person-centred skills. You must have at least 450 hours of post qualification clinical experience and be a member of or be accredited with a professional body, preferably BACP, BABCP, UKCP or BPC. You will also be qualified and experienced in clinical supervision, able to provide group supervision.
As the Senior Therapist you will be responsible for overseeing the operational aspects of the counselling service, working alongside the Service Manager to assist with the implementation and continuing development of the service, including recruiting and managing a team of Counsellors/Therapists. You will manage the clinical supervision of staff including supporting with participant risk and safeguarding issues. You will also provide direct support to a small caseload of participants.
Successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.
For full details including the Job Description, Person Specification and how to apply online please go to our website quoting ref: 23362
Closing date: 24 September 2021
We will be shortlisting and telephone screening candidates during the advertising period with interviews due to take place on the 29 September 2021.
This is a great time to join Shaw Trust as we grow our Health and Wellbeing division. As well as helping to make a positive difference to people’s lives as an employee of Shaw Trust you will receive:
Opportunities to connect
Opportunities to progress your career
Health and wellbeing
Find out more about Shaw Trust's aims in our 2030 Strategic Directive available here
Join a diverse and inclusive organisation
Shaw Trust is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive working environment, where every employee, regardless of their background or lived experience, feels that they belong and can progress in their career. We are Disability Confident Leaders, support the guaranteed interview scheme and use of the government’s Access to Work scheme. Living our values we are keen to reflect the diversity of UK society at every level within our organisation. We welcome applications from all sections of the community including from people with lived-experience and/or knowledge of disability or social exclusion. If you have accessibility requirements and would like information in a different format, email: HRService.Centre@shaw-trust.org.uk to make alternative arrangements.
Shaw Trust reserve the right to close this vacancy early if sufficient applications are received.