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Primary Care Mental Health Support Service Counsellor

Job Description

If you are successful at interview for this post you will receive your conditional offer of appointment and information pack via email.

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Gwent Primary Care Mental Health Support Service (PCMHSS) for Practitioners (Counsellor or Psychotherapist). Vacancy exists within the Torfaen Team.

The Gwent PCMHSS is an age inclusive service for people across the lifespan. The team is seeking to appoint practitioners to specialise in supporting adults.

The successful applicants will support the delivery of Part One of the Mental Health measure by providing high quality; brief, evidence-based and outcome focused therapeutic interventions for individuals with mild to moderate mental health difficulties. These will be undertaken in both an individual and group format. In addition, they will also offer consultation to primary care professionals and frontline staff, provide guidance and advice to service users and support onward referral.

This is an opportunity to work with a psychologically minded service with a strong commitment to the clinical governance agenda. There will be access to training and continued professional development to support the practitioner in carrying out their role.

Applications are welcome from candidates seeking full or part time employment.

Ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post.

Closing Date: 20th October 2016

For further details / informal visits contact:
Robert Callen-Davies
Tel:  ( Phone number removed ) 

With effect from 1st January 2016 points 1,2,3 and 4 on AfC Pay Band 1 and Pay Band 2 will be adjusted to £16,132 to reflect the incorporation of the living wage

We reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time. Therefore we encourage early applications to ensure consideration for this post. If you are short listed for this post, you will be contacted via your email account you used to apply for this post, therefore please check your account regularly.

All applicants are invited to apply in Welsh, any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English

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Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

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