Part Time Counsellor
Job Title: Part Time Counsellor
Working Hours: 21 hours per week
Permanent 3 Days per week
Salary - £13,200 pro rata
Location: Positions covering Newport & Cardiff or RCT & Bridgend
Responsible for undertaking counselling sessions on a one-to-one and group basis to support clients in identify their individual needs and barriers to learning and progression. Maintaining and developing external working partnerships to share best practice, signposting clients and to facilitate workshops encouraging further education on well-being for all learners. Excellent Benefit package, 25 Annual Leave Days plus Bank Holidays.
This post is subject to a DBS check.
Reporting to: Senior Counsellor
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Adhering to the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling & Psychotherapy
- Displaying all values and personal moral qualities in line with the BACP Ethical Framework
- Working within the ethical principles of the BACP good practice in counselling
- Accountable for undertaking group and individual counselling therapy sessions as required
- Responsible for agreeing a counselling contract with each learner to determine session content
- Establishing a relationship of trust and respect with learners, through active listening and empathy.
- Responsible for supporting clients, without bias, towards a deeper understanding of their concerns and to make decisions and
- Working in partnership with external organisations, in relation to signposting, referrals, and organising talks / workshops
- Responsible for actively promoting the service
- Develop, facilitate and co-ordinate training sessions for learners and employees
- Effectively work with the delivery teams in supporting learners address barriers to positive progression
- To attend and facilitate aspects of training and open
- Recording and maintaining records, meetings and other associated documents, in line with data protection and confidentiality arrangements
- Maintain occupational competencies and personal development through; attending supervision in line with BACP code of practice; providing recorded sessions to line manager for training purposes and attendance at training / networking
- Designated Safeguarding Officer responsibilities and duties
- Provide guidance, support and advice to all staff
Experience & Qualifications
A recognised diploma or degree in Counselling. Experience of working with young people and adults in a counselling setting.
A member of the BACP or equivalent. Full driving licence.
Accredited member of BACP or equivalent.
Self-management skills and ability to work independently.
Strong planning, IT and organisational skills Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
Adhere to deadlines in information sharing.
Knowledge and understanding of safeguarding. To be able to work using an Integrated approach.
Knowledge and understanding of the BACP or BABCP Code of Ethics.
Knowledge of CORE or equivalent outcome measures.
Ability to share expertise within the parameters of confidentiality.
Knowledge of training industry.
Values and personal moral qualities in line with the BACP Ethical Framework
Self-motivated Flexible in approach
Reliable & passionate about making a difference
Willingness to undertake supervision monthly. Willingness to record sessions for training and development purposes with clients' consent. To be an advocate for, and positively promote the organisation
Ability to travel to various centres at short notice based on business needs.