Working For DRCS

Working For DRCS

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

Working For DRCS
Working For 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

Children and Young Person’s Therapist

Role Overview

The post holder will provide high quality, short term, evidence-based therapy to Children and Young People, age 6+ with common mental health problems who have self-referred, or been referred by a professional.

Key Requirements/Purpose of the Role

The post holder will respond to enquiries and take referrals, as well as carrying out assessments.

With appropriate supervision the post holder will work autonomously and responsibly within the scope of the job role to provide and facilitate successful therapeutic interventions.

Qualifications

Qualified CYP Therapist.
Safeguarding training minimum level 3 gained within the last 12 months.
Appropriate professional registration and commitment to gain accreditation with recognised professional body.

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Accredited Qualified CBT Therapist

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

The post holder will deliver Cognitive Behavioural Therapy interventions to clients of DRCS and TMHD, as part of its delivery of IAPT to the population of Derbyshire. In addition, you may be asked to provide Clinical Supervision in relation to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy to IAPT trainees and qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapists.

Qualifications

Postgraduate Diploma in CBT
Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist (BABCP)
Post registration clinical experience in CBT
Evidence of ongoing Professional Development in CBT

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Pre-Accredited Counsellor (Self Employed)

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).

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Accredited Counsellor (Self Employed)

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.

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).

More Information

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Coronavirus / Covid-19 Pandemic

We continue to provide service across the whole of Derby City and Derbyshire and we are able to offer limited face to face treatment appointments. We will continue to offer telephone and video appointment options to ensure that everyone can still access the treatment options that meet their needs. Click here for more information.