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IAPT Counselling for Depression (CfD) Practitioner

The Role

You will deliver Counselling for Depression (CfD) via multiple channels including telephone or secure video link.

We are looking for practitioners that are based locally within Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland to carry out a blended role remotely and on-site . However we will also consider practitioners who wish to work remotely.

Where required, conduct structured telephone-based assessment providing immediate emotional support and make clinical decisions based on clients presenting issues and needs, and ensure positive outcomes by encouraging the most suitable clinical interventions.

You will  manage your case load and be accountable for and deliver service key performance indicators.

 

Vita Health Group celebrates life. Improving lives physically and mentally drives everything we do.

We work in partnership with the NHS, support the UK’s largest companies to help support their workforce and provide a full range of physiotherapy services to private customers. We are physical and mental health specialists with over 30 years of experience - we Make People Better.

Vita is fast growing, innovative and ambitious. If you would like to be part our journey and join a company that offers outstanding personal development, flexibility for a work/life balance and a genuine focus on delivering exceptional services then we would love to hear from you.

 

Your skills and background:

Essential:

  • Counselling for Depression (CfD) qualification from a recognised CfD training provider.
  • ACP accreditation or working towards accreditation
  • Experience of delivering Counselling for Depression (CfD) within a counselling / Psychological therapies service
  • Ability to conduct comprehensive risk assessment and formulate robust risk management plans
  • Experience with routine clinical outcome monitoring
  • Worked in a service where agreed targets are in place demonstrating outcomes
  • Experience of MDT working groups
  • An awareness of and commitment to supporting and facilitating diversity and inclusion
  • Willingness to travel, which may include overnight stays on occasion, as and when required

Desirable:

  • Accredited by a recognised professional Counselling body, e.g. BACP, UKCP
  • Experience of working in psychological therapy or mental health services
  • Commercial awareness and / or experience of working in a corporate environment

Why Vita Health Group?

Vita Health Group celebrates life. Improving lives physically and mentally drives everything we do.

We are physical and mental health specialists with over 30 years of experience.  We work in partnership with the NHS, support the UK’s largest corporate companies to help assist their workforce and provide a full range of physiotherapy services to private customers.

To achieve our mission of making people better, we recognise the importance of investing in our staff. In addition to a competitive salary, we also offer the opportunity of a flexible work life balance and a comprehensive benefits package which you can view in full on our website.  To progress your skills and enable career development we provide Continued Professional Development opportunities including secondments, management training, a mentoring scheme and regular events and webinars across a range of clinical disciplines.

Vita Health Group is proud to be an equal opportunities employer.  We are committed to Equality, Diversity & Inclusion best practice and positively encourage applications from candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion/belief, marital status, or pregnancy/maternity.  To support this we have a dedicated team of EDI specialists and run a range of active in-house diversity networks.

We are actively seeking to increase the diversity of our workforce, to ensure we are representative of the communities we serve at all levels. We therefore welcome applications from candidates with a wide range of lived experience.

We are committed to equitably support the wellbeing of all employees as demonstrated by:

  • Our association with the MINDFUL EMPLOYER Charter for Employers who are Positive About Mental Health.
  • Our status as a Disability Confident Committed Employer dedicated to ensuring that all candidates are treated fairly throughout the recruitment process. All disabled candidates that meet the minimum essential criteria will be invited to interview.
  • Our status as a Menopause Friendly Committed employer.
  • Our sign up to the Employer with Heart Charter
  • Our commitment to meet the standards outlined in the NHS Equality Delivery System (EDS2), Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES) and Workforce Disability Equality Standard (WDES).
  • The provision of access to health and wellbeing services for colleagues which includes a team of trained Mental Health Advocates and an Employee Assistance Programme.
  • An embedded “speaking up” culture facilitated by Freedom to Speak Up Guardians.

Should you wish to discuss any adjustment or assistance you might need in the application or interview process please contact recruitment@vhg.co.uk and we will arrange.

Please note, all applicants must be legally entitled to accept and perform work in the UK and all positions are subject to a DBS check. 

Any data which you share with us throughout the hiring process will be stored securely within the UK and is accessible only by staff who require it. Should your application be unsuccessful, your data will be securely destroyed after 6 months. 

Vita Health Group reserves the right to close this job when sufficient applications have been received.

    

 

Vita Health Group

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