Volunteer Counsellor

Location: Halton

Role Description

To provide counselling sessions for people we support within our accommodation services

Key Responsibilities

  • To provide face to face counselling to men and women over the age of 18
  • To work within the ethical framework and quality standards of BACP
  • To maintain appropriate resident records in line with professional standards and data protection.
  • To participate in and fund own external/internal clinical supervision (a minimum of 1.5 hours per month)
  • To participate in monthly group clinical supervision sessions
  • To participate in training activities and continual personal development as identified in consultation with a line manager

Skills, Experience and Abilities

  • Qualified counsellors: at least a minimum diploma in counselling and must be registered, essential
  • An adequate awareness of the therapeutic needs and the presenting issues including physical abuse, self-harming, suicide and ill mental health
  • Knowledge around Child Protection and Safeguarding of vulnerable adults
  • Able to maintain appropriate boundaries with residents, staff and other professionals
  • Ability to take a non-judgemental approach
  • A good level of computer literacy skills – Microsoft Word, internal databases, Outlook and a good understanding of working in accordance with data protection policies and procedures
  • Understanding of confidentiality in a counselling setting

Please let us know about counselling course undertaken (training establishment, course level and name, counselling approach, course completion date).

Expected Hours/Times

3 – 4 counselling sessions (to be arranged – flexible, depending on what residents are at the hostels)

Next Steps

For more information please contact: Don Owen, Don.Owen@changing-lives.org.uk, Tel:01928 591680

To apply please contact Sead Masic, Changing Lives, Central Office, Unit D13, Marquis Court, Tenth Avenue West, Team Valley, Gateshead, NE11 0RU  Email: sead.masic@changing-lives.org.uk

Apply for this vacancy

To apply for this vacancy, download an application form and return your completed form to Volunteering Manager, Changing Lives, Central Office, Unit D13 Marquis Court, Tenth Avenue West, Team Valley, Gateshead, NE11 0RU. Or, apply online by clicking the button below to complete the Volunteer Application Form.

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