Safeline Part-Time Senior Counsellors (x2)
Part-Time Senior Counsellors (x2) Purpose of the role: To improve mental health and wellbeing provision to the people of Stratford upon Avon who have been affected by the after effects of sexual abuse, working to high ethical and professional standards that align with BACP best practice guidelines. Maintaining the standards and reputation of the charity which has served survivors of sexual abuse throughout Warwickshire and nationally through our helpline for over 20 years. Remuneration: £85.00 per day for two days a week on a self-employed basis. Reports to: Clinical Assessment and Services Manager - Stratford Times of Attendance: Two days a week as part of a four-day service to be agreed, 9am until 5pm. Location: At the recently opened Foundation House, Stratford upon Avon. On site parking provided. Key Responsibilities Helping the Clinical Assessment and Services Manager in meeting the needs of the service users within the allocated budget, developing the service and achieving excellent outcomes. Maintain a clinical caseload of approximately 5 clients a day to help to minimise the waiting list Occasionally carrying out clinical assessments when workload demands. Carry out one off ‘support sessions’ for clients where necessary. Work collaboratively with the team which will include volunteer counsellors and bank counsellors and the wider Safeline team based in Warwick. Be responsible for carrying out administrative tasks accurately such as logging data and monitoring WEMWBS measures which will be used in funder reports by the Clinical Assessment and Services Manager. Helping the Clinical Assessment and Services Manager in providing guidance and support to new starter Volunteer Counsellors on placement. Attend monthly management team meetings, management supervision and clinical supervision and Safeline CPD events. Help to promote the service with partner agencies and the people of Stratford. Person Specification and Criteria Fully qualified counselling qualification at diploma level or above Experience of working with survivors of sexual abuse an advantage but training through Safeline is provided. Excellent interpersonal skills. Excellent communication skills Ability to work collaboratively and as part of a team Experience of and a commitment to working with complicated mental health issues including self-harm and suicidal ideation. Membership of BACP or equivalent and own professional indemnity insurance. Experience of working alongside volunteers an advantage. Subject to an enhanced DBS check and 2 x references. Clsoing date for applciations is Monday 19th March 2018, 5pm. Please note: CVs are not accepted. Safeline is committed to the Safeguarding of Young People and vulnerable adults and adopts strict measures to ensure the safety of its clients. Safeline expects all staff to work within its safeguarding policies and procedures.