Groupwork Therapist

  • Part time
  • £26,975 pro-rata
  • East Lothian
  • Closing 6th October 2022


  • Advertised from 23rd September 2022
  • 14 hours per week over 2 days (to include evening work) but alternative arrangements may be considered 1 year fixed term with a view to continuing subject to funding

Role

We are seeking an enthusiastic, highly motivated candidate who is confident working with a high degree of autonomy in the design, development and implementation of Changes expanding groupwork provision. The postholder will play a key role in shaping the groupwork service, piloting, and evaluating new groups and courses. The postholder will provide therapy, primarily through groupwork to adults in East Lothian, working as a member of a busy, supportive team. Changes works within a community development approach following the Recovery Model CHIME (Connection, Hope, Identity, Meaning, Empowerment) ensuring clients views and preferences are at the heart of the support they receive.

Changes Equalities statement:

“Changes strives to ensure fair and inclusive services which celebrate and value the diversity of the community of East Lothian. Changes welcomes opportunities to improve equality, diversity and inclusion within the organisation and we will continue to review our progress and champion equalities.”

About Changes

Changes believes in positive mental health and wellbeing for everyone. As a charity in East Lothian, Changes is here to help the community achieve and maintain positive mental health and wellbeing by providing a wide range of services and activities including 1-1 therapy, support groups and courses, wellbeing activities, training, and volunteering opportunities.

Services are free and open to everyone over the age of 16 living, or registered with a GP, in East Lothian. Changes provides support for a wide range of challenges including stress, panic, low mood, low self-esteem, anxiety, worry, depression, and negative thinking. Activities are friendly, welcoming, and inclusive and offer opportunities to meet new people, get active and get involved in the local community.

Our Vision:

Our vision is that everyone in East Lothian enjoys positive mental health and wellbeing.

Our Mission:

Changes have grown from within the community to enable people to achieve and maintain good mental health and wellbeing through:

• Support groups and courses

• Therapy from experienced therapists as well as therapists in training

• Healthy living activities

• Training our community to support others

Our Values:

Compassion – We treat our work, our community, our partners and each other with warmth, respect and compassion.

Welcoming – We offer a warm, friendly and supportive welcome to everyone. We know it’s not always easy to ask for help but we’re here to support you.

Community – We are an inclusive community which celebrates and values the diversity of East Lothian and everyone living there.

Location

The job is based in Changes premises in Musselburgh, other East Lothian venues and home working based on the needs of the service

Application notes

For an informal chat about the role, contact Rebecca Mitchell, Therapy Coordinator by calling 0131 653 3977 or by emailing info@changeschp.org.uk

To apply please submit a CV and cover letter highlighting your ability to fulfil the essential criteria on the person specification and return to info@changeschp.org.uk.

The closing date for applications is Thursday 6th October at 12pm.

Interviews will be held in Musselburgh on Thursday 13th October.


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