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Indigo Counsellor


KEY INFORMATION

Job Description: Indigo Counsellor
Special Terms: Full-Time 37 Hours per week, permanent – Hybrid working pattern to be discussed
Salary: £29,761.62 (+10% Pension)
Accountable to: Indigo Lead Counsellor
Accountable for: N/A

RECRUITMENT TIMELINE:

Closing Date: 22nd July
Interview Date: 2nd August

(We appreciate there will be a short turnaround and therefore have been advertising the interview date in advance so pre-emptive availability can be organised.)

ABOUT THE ROLE:

Indigo Gender Service is an NHS-commissioned primary care service for trans and non-binary people in Greater Manchester. A collaborative, innovative model of care between the LGBT Foundation and gtd healthcare, setting the national standard for a pioneering, localised and person-centred primary care-led partnership that enables trans, non-binary and gender variant people to reach their full potential. 

Your role will be to provide psychological therapy treatment and mental wellbeing support for trans, non-binary and gender variant people, as well as carrying out associated administrative duties.  You will work closely with other members of Indigo Gender Service, such as Care Navigators, to deliver on the core responsibilities of the Greater Manchester trans health service specification.  You will have good knowledge of holistic care interventions in a trans health setting and robust experience of supporting trans and gender non-conforming people as a therapist. 

Indigo Gender Service is part of the Go-To-Doc (gtd) Healthcare family, so whilst you are employed by the LGBT Foundation, you will have connections with gtd.  gtd healthcare is a values-driven, not-for-profit provider of primary care, urgent care and out-of-hours dental services across North West England. Led by a clinical Board, the organisation has been providing safe and high-quality care to patients for more than 20 years. Importantly, gtd aligns itself with the NHS and embraces the ethos of social enterprise, reinvesting surpluses generated back into our services. 

The Indigo partnership involves close working with care navigators, speech and language therapists, psychotherapists and psychologists from LGBT Foundation, and Nottingham Centre for Transgender Health.  

As this role focuses on working for a service specifically designed by and for trans and non-binary communities, we believe lived experience of being trans and/or non-binary and having experienced NHS gender transition services will be hugely valuable to the role.   

Our values and behaviours are an important part of who we are. We feel it is essential to get the right people to work with us, so these values need to be as important to you as they are to us. 

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