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Application Deadline
22 November 2021

Interview Date
01 December 2021

Contract type
Part Time

Hours
21 (some evenings, hours negotiable)

Salary
NJC scale point 20-24, currently £29,630 - £32,312, per annum
Inclusive of Inner London Weighting. Based on NJC 20, for 21 hrs, this is currently £16,593 per annum inclusive of Inner London Weighting

Location
Tower Hamlets

Mind in Tower Hamlets and Newham – Counselling Coordinator (Newham Talking Therapy)

About the role

Mind in Tower Hamlets and Newham is a charity providing a wide range of services for residents including counselling, mental health support services, advocacy, and community engagement activities. We work with communities from diverse backgrounds and continually invest in building an inclusive organisational culture with diverse leaders through active Listening, Learning and Leading. Over the last 18 months we have explored racism and the impact that this has had on the lives of our clients and staff. This has resulted in the development of our strategic objective towards becoming an anti-racist organisation (ARO).

Mind in Tower Hamlets and Newham is seeking to recruit a Counselling Coordinator to effectively support the coordination and supervise the activities of Tower Hamlets Talking Therapies and Newham Talking Therapies’ Counselling at an operational and clinical level to ensure that it meets its contractual obligations and KPI’s. Currently this service consists of bereavement counselling, brief counselling, and early bereavement support.

  • You must have a Psychotherapy/Counselling Qualification (Diploma minimum) or an IAPT Low intensity worker/Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner qualification, together with experience of providing psychological interventions.
  • You will have demonstrable experience of working in the voluntary/statutory sector ideally in a project coordination/management role within a clinical setting. You must have excellent planning and organisation skills as well as the ability to work in a pressurized environment and prioritise workloads.

The Counselling Coordinator will have high levels of professionalism, strong leadership with excellent organisational skills. You will have a strong ability to co-ordinate and oversee the range of activities as part of the IAPT contract for Talking Therapies. You will have excellent ability in the use of IAPTus or similar patient database system for client record keeping and navigation of clinical pathways. You should have experience of recruiting, inducting, case managing or line managing psychological therapists (paid or volunteers) and an ability to support a team of counsellors to ensure they achieve high standards of clinical practice in their delivery.

There are opportunities for training and benefits including: a company pension, 30 days’ annual leave pro-rated until the end of contract, a comprehensive E-Learning Programme, access to the Employment Assistance Programme (EAP) and Death-In-Service benefits.  Post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure Barring Service check. Applications welcome from all sections of the community.

How to apply

To apply for this role, the application pack can be downloaded via our website; https://www.mithn.org.uk/get-involved/work-for-us/ , alternatively you can request an application pack by email to: [email protected] , quoting reference CCNTT

Closing Date: 9am, Monday 22nd November 2021
Interview Date: Wednesday 1st December 2021

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