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Derwent Rural Counselling Service is a psychological therapy service focused on continuous improvement to support locals of Derbyshire to access high quality talking therapies.

DRCS was founded in 1989, as a charity organisation, by members of the local population, who identified a need within the area to offer psychological support to the rural community.

In 2013 we joined forces with Derbyshire Healthcare Foundation Trust and became a member of the consortium, Talking Mental Health Derbyshire and now offer NHS IAPT treatment as well as our charitable services.

DRCS’ commitment to apprentices has earned it the title of Learning Unlimited’s Employer of the Month.

“With apprenticeships, we have been able to help new staff grow, learn new skills and gain valuable experience”

Janette Smeeton, CEO, DRCS

  

At DRCS, our values are our behaviours. They guide our decision making and our actions. They are the reason why we will succeed in helping as many individuals that we can.
We will always strive to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to:

• Connect – Connect with the people around you
• Be active – You don’t have to go to the gym. Take a walk, go cycling or play a game of football. Find an activity that you enjoy and make it a part of your life.
• Keep learning – You learn something new everyday
• Give to others – Smile, say thank you, kind words and socialise all help towards your mental well-being.
• Be mindful – Be more aware of the present moment, including your thoughts and feelings, your body and the world around you.

  

At DRCS, we want to be able to grow the number of people we help and support. We also want to be able to improve our effectiveness in helping our clients reach recovery. People are our foundation strategy that enables us to achieve sustainable growth by investing in our team members, giving them an opportunity to achieve their own goals and the organisations goals.

We are very aware that our organisation can grow no quicker than our employees. If we want to grow more, we need to invest more in our team, helping them help us.

Rosie Allison, Deputy Operations Manager, DRCS

  

Value Added to Your Role as a Self-employed Contractor

Clinical Supervision provided
Flexible hours to suit your commitments
Access to additional IAPT modality training
A caseload to suit your availability
Experience of working within an IAPT service

Vacancies

Pre-Accredited Counsellor (Self Employed)

Introduction
Derwent Rural Counselling Service (DRCS) is a charity founded in 1989, offering psychological therapies to the population of Derbyshire. We are now the biggest provider of counselling in Derbyshire and operate as both a private service and a subcontractor for Talking Mental Health Derbyshire IAPT service.

As a not-for-profit organisation, we seek to provide ease of access for clients across the whole of Derbyshire within our own premises. We are currently operating both face to face and remote treatment options. In addition, we aim to deliver accessible therapy options at a time convenient to service users which may mean providing appointments
outside normal working hours, and at weekends.

Alongside our supporting TMHD deliver their IAPT service, as a not-for-profit organisation we also receive client referrals via our donation service, helping and supporting those who may reside or work within Derbyshire or neighbouring counties.

Role Overview
The purpose of this role is to provide counselling to clients of the service while being supported by our clinical team via supervision, mentoring and CPD to submit for BACP (or equivalent) accreditation.

Key Requirements/Purpose of the Role
As a Counsellor/Therapist the post holder will work as a member of the primary care psychological therapies team providing time-limited interventions within our IAPT contract and also offer counselling and support to clients outside of this contract. The post holder will work with clients who have a range of mental health problems, including anxiety and depression, for which counselling is demonstrated to be clinically effective. They will be based in sites across the county of Derbyshire. The post holder will work with people from different backgrounds age 16+ and should be committed to equal opportunities.

Qualifications
The successful candidate will have a recognised Counselling or psychotherapy qualification to at least Level 4 diploma level.

Accreditable with BACP or equivalent (may not have all the hours needed, but must meet other requirements and have at least 300 supervised counselling hours, ideally 350).

Experience
The Counsellor must have experience of delivering time-limited interventions as well as be able to demonstrate they have the ability to manage their own caseload.

In addition, it would be beneficial if the candidate has previously worked in a service where agreed targets are in place demonstrating clinical outcomes. It would also be beneficial if the candidate could demonstrate experience of working in primary care mental health services, although not essential.

More Information
For more information, please contact Sarah Daniels, HR Manager on 07487664625 or email hradmin@drcs.org.uk.

Commitment to Safer Recruitment
DRCS are committed to the NSPCC Safer Recruitment process.

To be considered for this role we require all applicants to complete and submit an application form. Unfortunately, we cannot accept CVs without a supporting application form. Please follow this link to apply, you will be given the option to attach documents – https://hr.breathehr.com/v/bacp-pre-accredited-counsellor-self-21681

Person Specification | Role Profile | Application Form | Application Pack

 

Accredited Counsellor (Self Employed)

Introduction
Derwent Rural Counselling Service (DRCS) is a charity founded in 1989, offering psychological therapies to the population of Derbyshire. We are now the biggest provider of counselling in Derbyshire and operate as both a private service and a subcontractor for Talking Mental Health Derbyshire IAPT service.

As a not-for-profit organisation, we seek to provide ease of access for clients across the whole of Derbyshire within our own premises. We are currently operating both face to face and remote treatment options. In addition, we aim to deliver accessible therapy options at a time convenient to service users which may mean providing appointments
outside normal working hours, and at weekends.

Alongside our supporting TMHD deliver their IAPT service, as a not-for-profit organisation we also receive client referrals via our donation service, helping and supporting those who may reside or work within Derbyshire or neighbouring counties.

Role Overview
As a Counsellor/Psychotherapist the post holder will work on behalf of DRCS providing time-limited interventions within our IAPT contract and also offer interventions and support to clients outside of this contract. The post holder will work with clients who have a range of mental health problems, including anxiety and depression, for which counselling is demonstrated to be clinically effective.

Key Requirements/Purpose of the Role
Based at any of our sites across Derbyshire, the post holder will work with people from different and diverse backgrounds age 16+, and should be committed to equal opportunities. We also offer talking therapies for children and young people and are very interested in talking to qualified therapists with experience of working with this group of
clients.

Main Clinical Duties of the role include but are not limited to:

· Exercise autonomous professional responsibility for the assessment and treatment of
clients in line with the services’ requirements

· Assess clients for suitability for psychological interventions

· Adhere to referral protocols to and from the service

· Formulate, implement and review effectiveness of therapy for clients, in line with evidence-based practice and informed by NICE guidelines

· Use highly developed communication skills in working with people to understand their personal and often very sensitive difficulties, including working with interpreters

· Conveying counselling and other psychological formulations with sensitivity in easily understood language

· Work in a collaborative manner to build resilience and hope focussing on recovery

· Adhere to the standard DRCS client/therapist contract and ensure treatment delivery remains accessible and convenient

· Complete all requirements relating to data collection

· Keep coherent records of all clinical activity in line with service protocols

· Work closely with DRCS, utilising a stepped care approach

· Undertake risk assessment during your episode of care for individual clients and facilitate appropriate onward referrals as per the stepped care model

· Liaise with other health and social care staff from a range of agencies in the care provided to clients.

Qualifications
The successful candidate will have a recognised Counselling or psychotherapy qualification to diploma level or above and will be accredited with a professional psychological therapy organisation, such as BACP or UKCP.

In addition, the candidate may already be qualified in any NICE recommended modality(DIT, IPT, EMDR, Couples CfD, CfD)

Experience
The Counsellor must have experience of delivering time-limited interventions as well as be able to demonstrate they can manage their own caseload. Regular Clinical Supervision will be provided by DRCS.

More Information
For more information, please contact Sarah Daniels, HR Manager on 07487664625 or email hradmin@drcs.org.uk.

Commitment to Safer Recruitment
DRCS are committed to the NSPCC Safer Recruitment process.

To be considered for this role we require all applicants to complete and submit an application form. Unfortunately, we cannot accept CVs without a supporting application form. Unfortunately, we cannot accept CVs without a supporting application form. Please follow this link to apply, you will be given the option to attach documents – https://hr.breathehr.com/v/bacp-accredited-counsellor-or-23266

Person Specification | Role Profile | Application Form | Application Pack

  

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