Counsellor – Part Time

  • Job Reference: HKYSP0605/CC
  • Date Posted: 26 March 2021
  • Recruiter: Web Recruit
  • Location: Guildford
  • Salary: £14,400
  • Sector: Administration Assistant
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Counsellor – Part Time
Guildford, Surrey
About Us

We are Step by Step (SbS), a charity dedicated to supporting local young people who are going through hard times, including homelessness. Founded in 1987, we provide accommodation, personal development opportunities and specialist support services to help young people identify and fulfil their aspirations.

We are now looking for a Counsellor to join us on a part-time basis, working 24 hours per week.

The Benefits

- Salary of £14,400 per annum for 24 hours per week (FTE £24,000)
- 25 days’ paid holiday plus an 8 day Bank Holiday allowance (pro rata)
- Company pension scheme
- Employee support line
- Clinical supervision
- Paid breaks
- Flexibility regarding work patterns (agreed between you and your manager)
- IT equipment and support provided

This is an incredible opportunity for a counselling professional with a background of working with children or young people to advance professionally and take on a fresh challenge with our exciting, ground-breaking charity.

We strive for excellence in all we do, foster an honest and open environment, take ownership of our work, words and actions, and achieve teamwork through successful collaborations and partnerships.

As such, you’ll be provided with outstanding support and the chance to expand your expertise and experience levels making this an exciting role for the future. What’s more, you’ll have input into the hours that you work, meaning you can fit your working life around other commitments.

Your Role

As a Counsellor, you will be tasked with delivering support to children, young people and families (CYPF) who are experiencing hard times.

Specifically, working in partnership with CYPF, you will agree, assess and plan interventions that focus on supporting these groups and individuals to self-manage and build resilience.

You will deliver time-limited, clinically appropriate, outcome-focused interventions and one to one counselling to children and young people. You will identify young people presenting with risk and complete appropriate risk management, highlight the need to involve other specialist services and professionals and make decisions about modes of interventions.

About You

To be considered as a Counsellor, you will need:

- Experience of working with children or young people
- A sound understanding of Safeguarding issues, roles and responsibilities
- A relevant professional qualification in counselling at diploma level or an equivalent mental health-related qualification
- A professional body membership and/or registration
- To remain informed and up to date on professional practices and continue your professional development
- To keep up to date with national and local initiatives, national guidelines and research-based practice
- A full, valid driving licence and access to your own vehicle

The successful candidate will be required to complete an enhanced DBS, along with satisfactory references.

Other organisations may call this role Therapist, Youth Counsellor, Youth Psychotherapist, Clinical Psychologist, Counselling Psychologist, or Behavioural Therapist.

Webrecruit and Step by Step are equal opportunities employers, value diversity and are strongly committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees and all applicants for employment. Equal opportunities are the only acceptable way to conduct business and we believe that the more inclusive our environments are, the better our work will be.

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