Lead Practitioner - Psychological Therapies

Job Title: Lead Practitioner - Psychological Therapies
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Chudleigh
Salary: £37,204 per annum + competitive benefits
Job Published: October 03, 2019 14:03

Job Description

About Us

The Fire Fighters Charity is the organisation that supports the mental, physical and social needs of the members of the UK Fire and Rescue Service community. We recognise that no two people requesting our support do so for the same reason and tailor our service to achieve the best results for each of our beneficiaries.

When the rescuers need it the most, we rescue them.

We are now seeking a Lead Practitioner – Psychological Therapies to lead a highly skilled team to deliver both residential and non-residential psychological therapy based at Harcombe House, our purpose-built centre in Chudleigh. Harcombe House is easily commutable from Exeter, Torbay, Plymouth and the surrounding areas.

Your Rewards

  • Salary of £37,204 per annum
  • Competitive benefits package
  • 37.5 hrs per week

This role will enable you to make a real difference to the lives of those who have already helped so many and done so much.

Playing an important role in the long term service development you will be able to deliver solutions to fire and rescue personnel past and present and their families, empower them and improve their daily lives.

What’s more, our strategic plan for the 2017-2020 period includes a focus on mental health meaning that your area of expertise will help us to deliver quality services and make a real difference.

Your Role

As the Lead Practitioner for Psychological Therapies you will lead a team of Psychological Therapists to understand the needs and goals of beneficiaries and develop personalised, holistic recovery focussed support programmes. 

Specifically, you will:

  • Ensure our services are integrated and making a genuine difference
  • Help to develop our services for the longer term
  • Work in collaboration with the wider psychological therapies team across our three centres
  • Provide face-to-face, telephone and web-based support and interaction
  • Support physical, emotional and social wellbeing

About You

To be considered as a Lead Practitioner, you will need:

  • To be registered as a mental health practitioner
  • To be registered with an appropriate professional body
  • Strong leadership and communication skills
  • A proactive attitude
  • The ability to lead by example
  • The ability to work flexibly, utilising evidenced based solutions

Other organisations may call this role Lead Psychological Therapist, Lead Support Worker, Senior Mental Health Support Worker, Lead Mental Health Practitioner, Qualified Mental Health Practitioner, Wellbeing Lead, Senior Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Psychologist

The closing date for this role is the 18th October 2019 with interviews planned for the 24th October 2019.

For more information on the exciting work we do and this role, please visit our website. We welcome informal visits, by appointment, to the centre where the grounds, facilities and the services provided can be fully appreciated and where we can share with you some of the positive feedback we receive. To find out more about the role or to arrange a visit please contact us.

The Charity is an Equal Opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all sections of the community. When recruiting our new team members, regardless of the role, we are looking for people who share our values to help us to achieve our strategic plan.

So, if you are ready for a rewarding career move as a Lead Practitioner, please apply via the button shown. This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency.