Volunteer/Student Counsellors

Location: Blackburn

Role Description

We need volunteers for counselling sessions for clients affected by domestic abuse.

Key responsibilities

  • Offering counselling to survivors of Domestic Abuse to work within the ethical framework and quality standards of BACP
  • To maintain appropriate client records in line with professional standards and data protection
  • To participate in regular individual line management with Changing Lives Counsellor
  • To participate in and fund external clinical supervision (A minimum of 1.5 hours per month)
  • To attend quarterly counselling team meetings
  • To have access to an assigned mentor within the counselling team, for extra support as of when needed
  • To participate in training activities and continual personal development as identified in consultation with your line manager

Skills, experience and abilities

  • Qualified counsellors: at least a minimum diploma in counselling
  • Student counsellors: to be working towards at least a Diploma in counselling, on the final year of their diploma
  • An adequate awareness of the therapeutic needs and issues that affect women and men; including physical abuse, sexual abuse, self-harming, suicide and mental health
  • Knowledge around Child Protection and Safeguarding of vulnerable adults
  • Able to maintain appropriate boundaries with clients, staff and other professionals
  • Ability to take a non-judgemental approach
  • Understanding of confidentiality in a counselling setting.
  • Please refer to other counselling/support work/personal experience transferable to working with women with mild to moderate mental health needs within a women’s centre
  • Language skills (Urdu, Punjabi) desirable but not essential

Expected hours/times

Three counselling sessions per week,  times to be negotiated. Please let us know about counselling course undertaken/currently undertaking (training establishment, course level and name, counselling approach, course completion date or expected to complete).

Next Step

For more information please contact: Amina Mangera, Telephone: 01254 311 181, Amina.Mangera@changing-lives.org.uk

To apply for this opportunity please contact Sead Masic, Changing Lives, Central Office, Unit D13, Marquis Court, Tenth Avenue West, Team Valley, Gateshead, NE11 0RU, 0191 481 3695.

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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