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Alliance Psychological Services is an independent provider of counselling and psychological therapy services based in the Tees Valley area and working across the North East region. We are accredited as an Approved Provider of Psychological Therapies to NHS Tees.


Graduate Marketing & Development Assistant

Location: Stockton on Tees

Working Pattern: Full-time – 6 Month Fixed Contract

Salary: £20,000 per annum pro rata

Reporting to: Quality & Governance Lead

Closing Date: Wednesday, 11th August, 2021

Job Advert

We are currently looking to recruit a Graduate Marketing & Development Assistant who will work with our Quality and Governance Lead and Management Team to implement and oversee Alliance’s business development strategy. They will have a focus on developing and maintaining our digital and online media platform presence, including our website. They will support Managers in identifying and developing new areas of business to achieve our strategic goals and vision and to increase business income and activity. The post holder will work to maintain and develop both new and existing relationships to promote and market Alliance’s services.

For more information on this post please contact Jill Best on 01642 352747 option 4 for further details.

Closing date:  Wednesday 11th August 2021

Interview date: Friday 20th August 2021

Alliance offers first rate training and development opportunities, flexible working (where appropriate), child-care voucher scheme, 38 days annual leave per annum/pro rata, EAP health scheme and a 3% contributory pension scheme.
Alliance Psychological Services Limited is committed to promoting equal opportunities in our employment practice and service delivery. We are signatories to the Mindful Employers Charter. Alliance also has Investors in People status and is committed to the National Living Wage.

Alliance Psychological Services follows safer recruitment of staff for all appointments. It is a requirement that all staff understand it is each person’s individual responsibility and are committed to promoting and safeguarding the welfare of clients.  Please note that due to the nature of the duties of these roles, an enhanced criminal records disclosure will be sought in the event of a successful application.     

For more information on this post please contact Jill Best on 01642 352747 option 4 for further details.

Administrator

Salary: £18,525 a year

Contract: Permanent

Working pattern: Full-time, Flexible working, Part-time

Closing Date: 2nd August 2021

Job Advert

Job overview

Alliance Psychological Services is an independent provider of counselling and psychological therapy services based in the Tees Valley area and working across the North East region. We are working in partnership with Insight Healthcare and Middlesbrough & Stockton Mind to deliver the IMPACT on Teesside service.

We are looking for 2 x experienced administrators to join our existing admin team working within the Foundation and Recovery Team as part of the Impact on Teesside service hosted by Middlesbrough and Stockton Mind.

The employer for these positions is Middlesbrough and Stockton Mind.

Main duties of the job

TEAM ADMINISTRATORS

This team works with people who might find it difficult to access services and you will often be the first person that they speak with. We are looking for individuals who are patient, understanding and highly motivated to provide excellent customer service.

You will deal directly with people contacting the service and provide admin support working closely with the team. You will be required to arrange assessments and liaise with other services to ensure that the team are able to work effectively.

The ability to work both independently and with direction is a necessity; experience of the patient management system IAPTus would be advantageous.

You should have an NVQ Level 2 in Administration/Business, and experience of working with database systems. Computer literacy is essential as you will be expected to input information onto a clinical database.

Salaries will be based on £18,525 per annum pro rata. Full time and part time positions are available.

For more information on this role, please email [email protected]

Lead Clinician – Children’s Services

Salary: £34,000 – £36,500

Contract: Permanent

Working Pattern: Full-time

Closing Date: 8th August, 2021

Job Advert

Job overview

Alliance is the leading independent provider of children and young peoples mental health and emotional wellbeing services across Teesside. With a dedicated, committed and enthusiastic childrens workforce of over 30 qualified therapists and trainees, supported by a growing leadership, management and support team, we deliver quality driven evidence-based therapies and support over 3000 children, young people, families and education settings each year. Commissioned through various funding streams, including Local Authoritys, schools and the Tees Valley CCG and overseen through the Mental Health & Learning Disability Partnership we also lead on the Hartlepool and Stockton National Trailblazer for Mental Health Support Teams.

Main duties of the job

This post will operate within a wider team of psychological therapists, delivering evidenced based interventions to children, young people and their families. You will also operate as the direct link for senior mental health leads in a cluster of educational settings, supporting the delivery and developments of whole school approaches to mental health and wellbeing. The post will have line and case management responsibilities for a small team of psychological therapists delivering interventions in schools and projects across Teesside. 

About us

This is a great time to join Alliances children and young peoples leadership team, with childrens mental health being a national, regional and local priority and ambitions to work more collaboratively across Tees Valley with other leading partners, including TEWV, Education, LAs and the VCSEs is being realised. Tees is becoming recognised as a great place to work and partnerships proving effective in supporting positive outcomes for children.


Locality Team Manager – Children’s Services

Salary: £38,000 – £40,000

Contract: Permanent

Working Pattern: Full-time, Flexible working

Closing Date: 8th August, 2021

Job Advert

Job overview

Alliance is the leading independent provider of children and young peoples mental health and emotional wellbeing services across Teesside. With a dedicated, committed and enthusiastic childrens workforce of over 30 qualified therapists and trainees, supported by a growing leadership, management and support team, we deliver quality driven evidence-based therapies and support over 3000 children, young people, families and education settings each year. Commissioned through various funding streams, including Local Authoritys, schools and the Tees Valley CCG and overseen through the Mental Health & Learning Disability Partnership we also lead on the Hartlepool and Stockton National Trailblazer for Mental Health Support Teams.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be responsible for day-to-day leadership and management of teams and projects within their locality, delivering high quality evidence based psychological therapies, within an I-Thrive framework, across educational and community settings. Working within a growing leadership team, you will support the delivery and development of psychological and emotional support to improve childrens mental health. The post will also be responsible for line/case managing of Lead Clinicians within a clear management structure.

About us

This is a great time to join Alliances children and young peoples leadership team, with childrens mental health being a national, regional and local priority and ambitions to work more collaboratively across Tees Valley with other leading partners, including TEWV, Education, LAs and the VCSEs is being realised. Tees is becoming recognised as a great place to work and partnerships proving effective in supporting positive outcomes for children.


IAPT Counsellors

Salary: £28,000 to £29,500 a year

Contract: Permanent

Working pattern: Full-time, Flexible working, Part-time

Closing Date: 1st August 2021

Job Advert

Job Outline

The Postholder will provide a range of evidence-based psychological interventions within the framework of the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) Programme as part of Impacts Primary Care Psychological Wellbeing Therapies (PWT) Service across the Tees area. They will contribute to patient assessment and treatment within the Core IAPT and Counselling & Wellbeing pathways of the service.

This position may require flexible hours between 8am until 8pm weekdays.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

To work as a member of the Impact PWT Service Team

  • To create and maintain effective working relationships within the PWT Team and elsewhere
  • To offer advice and support to other members of the wider Primary Care Team, including GPs and other Health Professionals, on mental health issues, and in relation to appropriate referral pathways for patients with mental health needs
  • To liaise effectively with Secondary Care and voluntary sector organisations and services
  • To attend meetings and provide reports as required
  • To assist in the development and promotion of the service

To provide a range of therapeutic interventions

  • To provide assessment, including risk assessment, of clients referred for psychological therapy within the Primary Care setting
  • To select and deliver a range of appropriate therapeutic interventions, including IAPT-appropriate modalities, in collaboration with the client
  • To work within an appropriate time framework,
  • To make appropriate onward referrals following assessment for clients requiring other services, including statutory and voluntary agencies
  • To maintain clients confidentiality within agreed guidelines

Safeguarding

  • Responsible for safeguarding children and vulnerable adults by promoting the welfare of service users at all times and operating within local policies and procedures.
  • Under guidance and support taking appropriate safeguarding action to protect children and vulnerable adults at risk of significant harm.
  • Under guidance and supervision to identify and support families in accessing Early Help Services
  • To share appropriate information with other agencies regarding the service users wellbeing and progress keeping within the boundaries of Confidentiality and Information sharing protocols.

To provide a professional and ethical service

  • To maintain appropriate records including all required assessment and evaluation tools
  • To undertake relevant Continuing Professional Development activities both as required for the purposes of continued professional accreditation or registration and as identified through Impacts Professional Development and Appraisal System
  • To undertake an appropriate amount of clinical supervision from a qualified Clinical Supervisor within Impacts Supervision Programme
  • To operate within agreed NHS, Impact and professional guidelines and Codes of Practice
  • To ensure a safe and secure working environment for self and others and to take action as necessary within Health and Safety and other guidelines
  • To adhere to all service Policies, Procedures and Guidelines
  • To promote and value the rights, responsibilities and diversity of people using the Service

This job description is designed to identify principal responsibilities only. The post holder is required to be flexible in developing the role in accordance with changes in Impacts organisational objectives and priorities.

For more information on this role, please email [email protected]

High Intensity CBT (HICBT) Therapists

Salary £35,000 to £39,500 a year

Contract: Permanent

Working pattern: Full-time, Flexible working, Part-time

Closing Date: 1st August 2021

Job Advert

JOB DESCRIPTION

Title: High Intensity CBT Therapist

Location: Teesside

Employment Terms: Full/Part Time

Reporting To: HI CBT Lead

Job Outline

The Postholder will provide a range of evidence-based psychological interventions within the framework of the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) Programme as part of as part of Impacts Primary Care Psychological Wellbeing Therapies (PWT) Service across the Tees area.

They will work as part of Impacts Team serving GP Practices across the Teesside area. They will hold an IAPT recognised qualification in HI CBT and may also offer other High Intensity therapies including IPT, MBCBT and EMDR.

This position may require flexible hours between 8am until 8pm weekdays.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

To work as a member of the Impact PWT Service Team

  • To create and maintain effective working relationships within the PWT Team and elsewhere
  • To offer advice and support to other members of the wider Primary Care Team, including GPs and other Health Professionals, on mental health issues, and in relation to appropriate referral pathways for patients with mental health needs
  • To liaise effectively with Secondary Care and voluntary sector organisations and services
  • To attend meetings and provide reports as required
  • To assist in the development and promotion of the service

To provide a range of therapeutic interventions

  • To provide assessment, including risk assessment, of clients referred for psychological therapy within the Primary Care setting
  • To select and deliver a range of appropriate therapeutic interventions in collaboration with the client
  • To work within an appropriate time framework
  • To make appropriate onward referrals following assessment for clients requiring other services, including statutory and voluntary agencies
  • To maintain clients confidentiality within agreed guidelines

Safeguarding

  • Responsible for safeguarding children and vulnerable adults by promoting the welfare of service users at all times and operating within local policies and procedures.
  • Under guidance and support taking appropriate safeguarding action to protect children and vulnerable adults at risk of significant harm.
  • Under guidance and supervision to identify and support families in accessing Early Help Services
  • To share appropriate information with other agencies regarding the service users wellbeing and progress keeping within the boundaries of Confidentiality and Information sharing protocols.

To provide a professional and ethical service

  • To maintain appropriate records including all required assessment and evaluation tools
  • To undertake relevant Continuing Professional Development activities both as required for the purposes of continued professional accreditation or registration and as identified through Impacts Professional Development and Appraisal System
  • To undertake an appropriate amount of clinical supervision from a qualified Clinical Supervisor within Impacts Supervision Programme
  • To operate within agreed NHS, Impact and professional guidelines and Codes of Practice
  • To ensure a safe and secure working environment for self and others and to take action as necessary within Health and Safety and other guidelines
  • To adhere to all Impact Policies, Procedures and Guidelines
  • To promote and value the rights, responsibilities and diversity of people using the Service

This job description is designed to identify principal responsibilities only. The post holder is required to be flexible in developing the role in accordance with changes in Impacts organisational objectives and priorities.

For more information on this role, please email [email protected]

Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners (PWPs)

Salary £24,500 to £27,000 a year

Contract: Permanent

Working pattern: Full-time, Flexible working, Part-time

Closing Date: 1st August 2021

Job Advert

Job Outline

The Postholder will provide a range of evidence-based psychological interventions within the framework of the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) Programme as part of as part of Impacts Primary Care Psychological Wellbeing Therapies (PWT) Service across the Tees area.

The post- holder will work as part of the Impact team and will provide a range of evidence-based psychological interventions within the framework of the IAPT Programme as part of Impacts Team serving GP Practices across the NHS Tees area. The post-holder will also work within Impacts duty team where they will offer psychological assessment and support to patients referred into the service.

This position may require flexible hours between 8am until 8pm weekdays.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

To work as a member of the Impact PWT Service Team

  • To create and maintain effective working relationships within the PWT Team and elsewhere.
  • To offer advice and support to other members of the wider Primary Care Team, including GPs and other Health Professionals, on mental health issues, and in relation to appropriate referral pathways for patients with mental health needs.
  • To liaise effectively with Secondary Care and voluntary sector organisations and services.
  • To attend meetings and provide reports as required.
  • To assist in the development and promotion of the service.

To provide a range of therapeutic interventions

  • To provide assessment, including risk assessment, of clients referred for psychological therapy within the Primary Care setting.
  • To select and deliver a range of appropriate therapeutic interventions in collaboration with the client via a range of modalities, including telephone, face to face and group work.
  • To work within an appropriate time framework.
  • To make appropriate onward referrals following assessment for clients requiring other services, including statutory and voluntary agencies.
  • To maintain clients confidentiality within agreed guidelines

Safeguarding

  • Responsible for safeguarding children and vulnerable adults by promoting the welfare of service users at all times and operating within local policies and procedures.
  • Under guidance and support taking appropriate safeguarding action to protect children and vulnerable adults at risk of significant harm.
  • Under guidance and supervision to identify and support families in accessing Early Help Services
  • To share appropriate information with other agencies regarding the service users wellbeing and progress keeping within the boundaries of Confidentiality and Information sharing protocols.

To provide a professional and ethical service

  • To maintain appropriate records including all required assessment and evaluation tools.
  • To undertake relevant Continuing Professional Development activities both as required for the purposes of continued professional accreditation or registration and as identified through Impacts Professional Development and Appraisal System.
  • To undertake an appropriate amount of clinical supervision from a qualified Clinical Supervisor within Impacts Supervision Programme.
  • To operate within agreed NHS, Impact and professional guidelines and Codes of Practice.
  • To ensure a safe and secure working environment for self and others and to take action as necessary within Health and Safety and other guidelines.
  • To adhere to all Impact Policies, Procedures and Guidelines.
  • To promote and value the rights, responsibilities and diversity of people using the Service.

This job description is designed to identify principal responsibilities only. The post holder is required to be flexible in developing the role in accordance with changes in Impacts organisational objectives and priorities.

For more information on this role, please email [email protected]

Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner Trainee

Salary £20,000 a year

Contract: Training

Duration: 1 year

Working pattern: Full-time, Flexible working

Closing Date: 30th July 2021

Job Advert

The Postholder will provide a range of evidence-based psychological interventions within the framework of the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) Programme as part of as part of Impacts Primary Care Psychological Wellbeing Therapies (PWT) Service across the Tees area. They will undertake the University-based programme of training towards the Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner qualification.

The post- holder will work as part of the Impact team for a minimum of 3 days of the week whilst attending the training programme. They will provide a range of evidence-based psychological interventions within the framework of the IAPT Programme as part of Impacts Team serving GP Practices across the NHS Tees area.

This position may require flexible hours between 8am until 8pm weekdays.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

To work as a member of the Impact PWT Service Team

  • To create and maintain effective working relationships within the PWT Team and elsewhere
  • To offer advice and support to other members of the wider Primary Care Team, including GPs and other Health Professionals, on mental health issues, and in relation to appropriate referral pathways for patients with mental health needs
  • To liaise effectively with Secondary Care and voluntary sector organisations and services
  • To attend meetings and provide reports as required
  • To assist in the development and promotion of the service

To provide a range of therapeutic interventions

  • To provide assessment, including risk assessment, of clients referred for psychological therapy within the Primary Care setting
  • To select and deliver a range of appropriate therapeutic interventions in collaboration with the client
  • To work within an appropriate time framework
  • To make appropriate onward referrals following assessment for clients requiring other services, including statutory and voluntary agencies
  • To maintain clients confidentiality within agreed guidelines

To undertake the required training programme

  • To attend and fulfil all the requirements of the training element of the post. NB: Satisfactory completion of the training programme is a condition of continued employment.
  • To apply learning from the training programme in practice
  • To attend university-based supervision in relation to course work to meet the required standards.
  • To work with an appropriate range and number of cases selected with the support of their Clinical Supervisor as suitable for the current stage of clinical skills development.

Safeguarding

  • Responsible for safeguarding children and vulnerable adults by promoting the welfare of service users at all times and operating within local policies and procedures.
  • Under guidance and support taking appropriate safeguarding action to protect children and vulnerable adults at risk of significant harm.
  • Under guidance and supervision to identify and support families in accessing Early Help Services
  • To share appropriate information with other agencies regarding the service users wellbeing and progress keeping within the boundaries of Confidentiality and Information sharing protocols.

To provide a professional and ethical service

  • To maintain appropriate records including all required assessment and evaluation tools
  • To undertake relevant Continuing Professional Development activities both as required for the purposes of continued professional accreditation or registration and as identified through Impacts Professional Development and Appraisal System
  • To undertake an appropriate amount of clinical supervision from a qualified Clinical Supervisor within Impacts Supervision Programme
  • To operate within agreed NHS, Impact and professional guidelines and Codes of Practice
  • To ensure a safe and secure working environment for self and others and to take action as necessary within Health and Safety and other guidelines
  • To adhere to all Impact Policies, Procedures and Guidelines
  • To promote and value the rights, responsibilities and diversity of people using the Service

Confidentiality

  • In the performance of their duties, the post-holder may have access to confidential information relating to clients and their care, staff and others. They may also have access to information relating to Impact as a business organisation. All such information from any source is to be regarded as strictly confidential.
  • Information relating to clients, carers, staff, other healthcare workers or Impact business may only be divulged to authorised persons in accordance with Impact policies and procedures relating to confidentiality and the protection of personal and sensitive data.

This job description is designed to identify principal responsibilities only. The post holder is required to be flexible in developing the role in accordance with changes in Impacts organisational objectives and priorities.

For more information on this role, please email [email protected]

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