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These are exciting times for Gaddum as we start implementing our next 5 year strategic business plan. So we are recruiting for a number of both new and existing roles to support our future development. We are looking for an enthusiastic, energetic and highly organised individuals to join us for an exciting future in Greater Manchester’s oldest health & social care charity.

Our team are our best asset and we are looking for colleagues who have the drive, ambition and innovation to help our charity flourish.

As a responsible employer, we:

  • are accredited as part of the national living wage scheme
  • offer development and training opportunities
  • are part of the national cycle to work scheme
  • offer a personal pension plan
  • provide assistance with staff counselling with external provider as part of our health and wellbeing at work policy
  • have a generous annual leave allowance, above national legal requirement

If you think you could make a difference to people’s lives in Greater Manchester, Gaddum could be the next career move for you.

We welcome applications from everyone irrespective of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity, faith and religion, disability and age, but, as ethnic minority groups, members of the trans community and religious and faith groups are currently under-represented across the organisation, we would encourage applications from members of these groups.

Find out more about Gaddum, our senior team, trustees and our impressive 186 year history by visiting our About us page.

Current opportunities:

Job Title: Independent Advocate
Responsible to: Advocacy Services Manager
Accountable to: Head of Operations
Reporting to: Independent Advocacy Team Leader
Location: Gaddum, professional and community settings
Salary: £21,589
Hours: 35 Hours per week
Contract: Permanent (Subject to funding)

Job Summary

Gaddum Advocacy aims to promote social inclusion, equality and social justice through the promotion, delivery and understanding of Advocacy. We provide all statutory health and social care advocacy services to the citizens and residents of Manchester.

We also deliver a Culturally Appropriate Advocacy service to Black Asian and Minority Ethnic people accessing Mental Health services across Manchester in both inpatient and community settings.

Our Independent Advocates work in partnership with the people they support to represent their views and wishes and uphold their rights.

Job Purpose

  • To provide Independent Advocacy for eligible individuals under the Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act, Care Act and NHS regulations as necessary.
  • To provide Independent Advocacy in a range of settings including mental health wards and rehabilitation facilities, hospitals, supported accommodation, care homes and private residences.
  • To promote social inclusion, equality and social justice through advocacy.

Closing date: Noon, Monday 10th January 2022. Applications for Flexible/Job Sharing work will be taken into consideration.

Interview date:  w/c Monday 24th January (Subject to change).  It should be noted that due to the current Covid 19 Pandemic, interviews are likely to be held using Zoom video conferencing.

Application is by completing the application form and equal opportunities form at the bottom of our recruitment page and emailing them to hr@gaddum.org.uk

For an informal discussion about the role please contact our Advocacy Services Manager, Lily Huggins on 0161 834 6069.

Download the Job Descriptions & Personal Specifications below:

Independent Advocate Job Description and Person Specification

Job Title: Therapeutic Counsellor (GP Practice)
Responsible to: Chief Executive
Accountable to: Assistant Head of Operations
Reporting to: IAPT Service Manager
Location: Gaddum, professional and community settings
Salary: £26,317 Pro rata.
Hours: 5 Hours per week
Contract: Permanent

Job Summary

Counsellor based within a GP surgery in Manchester, responsible for the delivery of therapeutic counselling service to adults who have been referred by their GP.

A five-hour session comprises of four 50-minute sessions for ongoing clients. Assessment sessions may be shorter to allow for additional administration requirements. The additional one hour per clinical session to cover time for administration.

Job Purpose

  • To provide therapeutic counselling to clients within a surgery setting who have been referred to our service via their GP.
  • This role requires working within IAPT guidelines and using IAPT compliant processes and tools.
  • Developing good working relationships with GP practice staff and adhere to GP practice procedures as well as ensuring you work within Gaddum’s organisational and service level processes and systems.
  • Maintaining client records in accordance to set processes and to provide regular monitoring data.
  • Additional responsibility for supporting counselling trainees who are placed within your GP practice, with an expectation to support with their induction and training.
  • Responsible for developing and maintaining close working relationships with other Gaddum staff and services.
  • Attendance at monthly clinical supervision sessions as well as service level meetings and other meetings and events where required.

Closing date: Noon, Monday 10th January 2022. Applications for Flexible/Job Sharing work will be taken into consideration.

Interview date:  w/c Monday 24th January (Subject to change).  It should be noted that due to the current Covid 19 Pandemic, interviews are likely to be held using Zoom video conferencing.

Application is by completing the application form and equal opportunities form at the bottom of our recruitment page and emailing them to hr@gaddum.org.uk

Download the Job Description & Personal Specifications below:

GP Counsellor JD & PS

Job Title: Children & Young People’s (CYP) Bereavement Therapist
Responsible to: Chief Executive
Accountable to: Assistant Head of Operations
Reporting to: CYP Therapy Service Manager
Location: Gaddum, professional and community settings
Salary: £21,589
Hours: 35 Hours per week
Contract: Temporary ending June 2022

There is some degree of flexibility regarding the delivery of the 35 hours, and we would accept the following;
– 1x Therapist working 35 hours per week, or
– 2x Therapists working 17.5 hours per week

Job Summary
To work as a member of Gaddum Therapeutic Services which includes Counsellors, Social Workers, Art Therapists, and Play Therapists. Your case load will be predominantly CYP who have experienced a bereavement of a significant person in their life.

Job Purpose
To provide therapeutic support to CYP who have become stuck in their grieving process following a bereavement of a significant person. This will include one to one work and occasional group work which will usually take place at the child’s school, community venue or remotely via telephone or online video.
To offer advice and guidance to professionals and carers who contact us following a child’s complex bereavement. Effective working relationships with parents, carers and other professionals will be a crucial element of the role.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • To be accountable to the CYP Therapy Services Manager.
  • Provide an initial point of contact for family members and professionals considering a referral to the service or requesting advice and guidance.
  • Provide support in the grieving process, offering advice, making an initial assessment of need and signposting to other services where appropriate.
  • Following assessment, offer therapeutic intervention to CYP, supporting their adjustment to loss and building resilience. Interventions should meet the assessed needs of each individual.
  • Ensure all involved with the CYP understand the complexities of a bereavement, including those experienced as a result of COVID-19.
  • Maintain case records, monitor and evaluate your work in line with the organisations processes and protocols.
  • Undertake regular reviews with family members and other professionals as appropriate.
  • Ensure effective multiagency working with other professionals.
  • Contribute to the organisations training programme.
  • Contribute to and support the development of the CYP offer within Gaddum.
  • Support the development of Student Social Workers and Counsellors whilst on placement in the organisation.
  • To prepare reports for and attend reviews in educational, health or social care settings, including application for financial support from trust administered by Gaddum Centre.
  • Work to Gaddum Centre policies and procedures, specifically Health and Safety, Equality and Diversity, Confidentiality and Data Protection.
    Ensure Safeguarding procedures.

Closing date: Noon, Monday 10th January 2022.

Interview date:  w/c Monday 24th January (Subject to change).  It should be noted that due to the current Covid 19 Pandemic, interviews are likely to be held using Zoom video conferencing.

Application is by completing the application form and equal opportunities form at the bottom of our recruitment page and emailing them to hr@gaddum.org.uk

Download the Job Description & Personal Specifications below:

CYP Bereavement Therapist JD & PS