Community Mental Health Co-ordinator & Counsellor - 37.5 hrs - £33088.
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Community Mental Health Co-ordinator & Counsellor
Full-time – 37.5hours p/w
Monday to Friday
A flexible working environment – (Potential for Hybrid Working)
25 days annual leave and bank holidays
Plus other benefits
Cudox Wellbeing is a registered Community Interest Company delivering person-centred psychotherapy and counselling to adults, children, and families within our local community. Our mission is to ensure that anyone who needs therapy can access it regardless of their situation in life. It also means that, in partnership with other community-based and statutory organisations, Cudox can support hard to reach communities.
Our work centres on the humanistic approach and we passionately believe that given the right conditions, we all have an infinite capacity to heal and grow. The therapeutic relationship is wonderfully unique, providing a climate of safety in which to be truly heard, understood and accepted. A process that can be transformative, offering a depth of insight, clarity and awareness to impact and improve overall mental health and wellbeing.
Purpose of Role
This is an exciting opportunity for an established counsellor/psychotherapist to be involved in the wider field of mental health service delivery and to make a real impact within the communities we support. This is initially a 3-year post, funded through the National Lottery Community Fund. The role will join an established and innovative counselling service within the Voluntary and Community Sector.
You will be responsible for the management, delivery and implementation of our National Lottery project which aims to ensure that through informed coordination with the residents of North East Lincolnshire, people can access mental health and wellbeing support, as early and for as long as needed. The role will be pivotal to highlighting the gaps in mental health provision by working closely with commissioned and statutory services and ensuring that duplication of support is avoided. The co-production work with community members will aid and inform project direction and ensure that, like our therapeutic approach, our aims and outcomes remain person-centred.
You will be a dedicated and passionate person-centred/integrative counsellor/psychotherapist and have a proven record of managing a caseload of clients from different backgrounds and with varying needs.
You will have an interest in training and be prepared to develop and facilitate mental health courses to groups within the community and services. As part of our Senior Team, you will support advancements of the organisation’s aims and further development of our counselling services.
Skills and Experience
- Hold a clinical qualification in counselling or psychotherapy - minimum Diploma level. Consideration will be made for those training and within their last year of studies.
- Professional indemnity Insurance
- Proven assessment, monitoring, reporting and evaluation skills
- Negotiation and communication skills
- Ability to manage/prioritise a complex and varied workload
- Experience of project and budget management
- Ability to use IT skills effectively to maintain accurate records and produce reports
- Proven ability to initiate and maintain good practice in individual and teamwork (Equal opportunities, confidentiality, boundaries)
- Have an advanced understanding of safeguarding, confidentiality and information sharing legislation
- Awareness of socio-economic needs and challenges of the community we support within NEL and surrounding areas
- Current BACP membership (or equivalent) and to conscientiously work within the BACP Ethical Framework
- Ability to develop and facilitate regular therapeutic psycho-educational group sessions.
- Ability to develop partnerships with community organisations, support services and GPs practices facilitating easy referral system, sign posting and referring to external agencies e.g. Housing, drug & alcohol or social prescribing.
- To use a multi-agency approach to support community members with all aspects of their health and wellbeing.
- Good level of IT skills, being able to use software packages and CRM systems.
- Self-motivated, creative, and flexible
- To be warm, empathic and non-judgmental
- Effective team member
- Good time management
- To have good communication skills and enjoy working with people from diverse backgrounds
- Have excellent listening skills and be open to views and opinions that are different from your own
- To have a passion for community and making a difference
We value diversity and inclusion and actively encourage applications from everyone, including those that are underrepresented in our workforce. We welcome applications from all parts of the community regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation or background.
Successful applicants will require an enhanced DBS – Cudox will provide
Must have a driving licence and access to a car – Mileage reimbursed
Deadline: 19 October, 2022
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Office Time: Monday to Friday