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Healthy Minds (Psychological Therapies Service)
NHS AfC: Band 6
37.5 hours per week
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Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust
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Healthy Minds Oldham
£26,565 to £35,577 per annum pro rata
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NHS AfC: Band 6

Formed in 2002, Pennine Care has grown to become a leading provider of community and mental health services.

Our vision is to deliver the best care to patients, people and families in our local communities, by working effectively with partners to help people to live well.

We provide care to thousands of people every day. In fact our community and mental health services support around 2.4 million patient contacts each year across six boroughs of Greater Manchester - Bury, Oldham, Rochdale, Stockport, Tameside and Glossop and Trafford.

As well as looking after our patients, we look after our 5,500 staff, and we’re proud to be listed in the HSJ and Nursing Times ‘Top 120 Places to Work’ list (2015). Staff are supported to continue their professional development with relevant training and progression opportunities. 

We consider ourselves lucky to be based just a few miles from the wonderful city of Manchester. We have vibrant city life in one direction and rolling green countryside in the other – the best of both worlds!

The Trust provides support to all new starters, in patient facing roles bands 1 to 4, to successfully complete the Fundamental Care Certificate standards relevant to their role. The certificate provides knowledge and skills to enable staff to perform safely and effectively.


Service/Ward/Department Summary:
Oldham Healthy Minds provides a range of evidence based interventions for people requiring a psychological intervention utilising a stepped care model. The post is within a busy IAPT service and is offered on a permanent basis.

Role Summary:
The provision of brief counselling to people experiencing moderate common mental health problems.

Key Responsibilities of the Post:
To provide counselling for clients referred into the service.
To undertake and manage a clinical caseload and to prioritise work within agreed service criteria
To act autonomously in the delivery of counselling within an agreed brief intervention model of provision
To liaise with other professionals as appropriate
To undertake regular internal clinical supervision to ensure safe therapeutic practice
To complete all documentation, administration and data collection (including the use of electronic information systems) as required by the service

Key Requirements of the Person Specification:
Diploma in Counselling with 450hrs post qualification experience of delivering counselling for people with common mental health problems.

Specialist IAPT training e.g. IPT, DIT, Couples Counselling, Counselling for depression preferred.

Membership of the BACP

“We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expect all employees and volunteers to share this commitment. Appointments to regulated and controlled activities will require an enhanced CRB disclosure.”


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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Informal Contact Name: Sue Evans
Job Title: Team Manager/ Counsellor
Contact Number: 0161 716 2777

If you have problems applying, contact

0161 716 3049