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Our Psychological Therapy service offers (IAPT) compliant treatments directly in BSL without the need for interpreters. Our aim is to offer the same equivalent service in BSL to Deaf people which mirrors the national IAPT programme available throughout the country. We support people who are having difficulty in coping and who may be suffering from a common mental health problem such as depression, anxiety or phobias. The service has a nationwide reach, with this is mind you will primarily be based at home with travel to locations to provide face-to-face therapy. As well as providing face-to-face therapy we also utlise online digital solutions to deliver our award-winning service, such solutions have become increasingly important during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Are you a Qualified Step 2 Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (PWP)?

Or A Qualified Step 3 High Intensity Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT)?

Are you fluent in British Sign Language (BSL)?

Alongside vast experience of working within Mental Health, you’ll have a proven ability to develop good therapeutic relationships with clients and working relationships with your colleagues. You’ll manage your own caseload working towards both service and individual targets, having an IAPT Supervision Course under your belt would be helpful too– but not essential, naturally as a High Intensity Therapist we would expect you to be accredited or working towards completing this.

SignHealth are a passionate and unique Deaf led charity, committed to creating a future where there are no barriers to good health and well-being for Deaf people.

Established over 30 years ago in response to a lack of services for Deaf people with mental health issues, we now deliver a wide range of vital, specialist services designed by Deaf people for Deaf people in the UK.

Services are provided directly in British Sign Language (BSL), and we work tirelessly to identify areas of need within our Deaf community, implementing key initiatives to ensure the Deaf community have the same access to healthcare, as hearing people.

Therefore, we are looking for therapists who are native/fluent British Sign Language Users and have a working knowledge of Mental health care for Deaf people and most importantly, how to use these skills therapeutically and effectively with Deaf people.

Why choose SignHealth?

BENEFITS!

We will work alongside you during your career with SignHealth to maximise your full potential with Training and Development to help you become the best you!

Working with your Line Manager you will receive an in depth induction to give you great insight into our charity and what we do.

Join our learning pathway with BSL, we offer paid Training and Development to further your BSL knowledge!

Wellbeing is the heart of everything we do! It’s not just about our clients, it’s about you too.

Being a SignHealth employee you will also receive:

  • 25 Days of Annual Leave, pro rata for Part Time staff
  • 5 Days per year of paid Study Leave
  • Long Service Annual Leave Rewards
  • Free of Charge DBS Certificate
  • Sick Pay
  • A generous defined contribution pension scheme, we pay 6% after successfully passing probation
  • Eye Care Vouchers
  • Interest free bicycle loan to travel to work (Dependent of role location)

Let’s get you onboard to start your SignHealth Journey!

If this sounds like a position you would be interested in, we would love to hear from you. Applications are strongly welcome from people who can use British Sign Language.

For this post, enhanced DBS checks and satisfactory reference checks will be carried out prior to employment.

To apply for a role within our team please send your CV to ggriffiths@signhealth.org.uk