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Counsellor

Salary:
29,666 P.A. ?
Location:
Aberdeen
Company:
Iqarus

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Job Description

DRAFT ONLY

Delivery of a Psychotherapy Service

· improved customer health

· return to work success

· client/customer satisfaction

· maintaining confidential clinical notes/reports

· waiting times kept to minimum

· engagement in clinical supervision and CPD (in line with professional body’s guidelines).

Service Development

· Improved network/register of accredited/chartered mental health practitioners throughout UK & overseas

· Consider effective response to service gaps as they occur.

· Awareness of market trends/changes and future opportunities. Establish/maintain links with relevant agencies.

· Explore accessibility of service to those in remote locations.

Coordination of service

· Effective communication with customers/clinical staff/administrators.

· Use of effective systems/protocols to ensure smooth running of services.

Post Incident Response Support

· Develop pool/network of people who may be involved in a rapid response service and on-call telephone support regarding post incident matters.

· Develop information leaflets for survivors and those who request/organize post incident support.

Develop guideline/system for post-incident workers to follow if called upon for onsite work/telephone support work.

Required Skills and Knowledge

· Delivery of CBT and/or other psychotherapy modalities that fit within an occupational health service delivery framework (i.e. short-term, focused therapies)

· Ability to use general mental health psychometric assessment/screening tools

· Ability to liaise with external agencies regard service development or customer relations matters (pertaining to mental health services)

· Presentation and training/workshop skills

· Computer literate (esp Microsoft Office suite)

Required Work Experience

· Managing a clinical case load & maintaining confidential clinical notes/files/reports

· Post professional qualification experience in a service delivery setting

· Use of general mental health assessment/screening tools (e.g. Beck tools)

· Service development and building external networks

· Evidence of relevant continuing professional development

· Training/workshop experience

· Working with people in crisis (e.g. post trauma)

· Must have strong level of English language, written and spoken.

Travel / Rotation Requirements

· Base of work will be Aberdeen, with Occasional Travel to Inverness and other UK based or international clinics; travel offshore will be required

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