Community Counsellor - Chichester & Billingshurst

YMCA DownsLink Group
£25,000 - £29,999
14 Oct 2020
20 Oct 2020
Contract Type
Part Time
Community Counsellor
Billingshurst & Chichester
Fixed Term until 31 October 2021
12 hours per week
Thursday 12pm-6pm and one additional week day
£28,855 per annum (pro-rata), £9,358.37 (actual for 12 hours)

An opportunity has arisen to join YMCA Dialogue in our West Sussex Community Counselling project to offer assessments & counselling to children & young people within the newly commissioned ‘blended’ tier 2 Counselling Service for young people aged 11-18 with mild to moderate mental health difficulties.

You will be required to work within the framework of an 8 session model, and carry out individual assessments, offer face-to-face counselling or online counselling and group work to children & young people. You will work with the project administrator and counselling coordinator to ensure high quality delivery of service.

You must be a qualified counsellor, who is experienced in working with children and young people, have 2 years post qualifying experience. You will need to be BACP Registered/Accredited or registered with another recognised professional body (e.g. HPC, UKCP).

If you are an applicant interested in this post and would like an informal discussion having read the job pack, please contact Alan Smithson on We will not respond to agencies.

Please specify which location you are applying for on your application form.

YMCA DownsLink Group welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We value diversity and promote inclusion, which we demonstrate through our activities, as well as in our policies and working practices. Reinforced by our culture and values, we seek to create an inspiring and inclusive place to work.

YMCA DLG requires all staff and volunteers to be committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and to respond proactively to safeguarding concerns.

Successful applicants are required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

Closing date for applications: Monday 26 October 2020 at 9am

Interview date: to be confirmed

How To Apply...

You can download an application pack and an application form from our website Please return your form to us by email.