CYP Counsellor Required: Surrey


Full Address: Office at Selsdon Road, Hew Haw, Surrey, KT15 3HP

  • Reference: orbis/TP/33634/8115
  • Positions: 1
  • Salary: £22 per hour
  • Category: Youth and Community Workers
  • Contract type: Permanent
  • Working hours: Self-employed contract
  • Posted on: 18 March 2020
  • Closing date: 17 April 2020
  • Directorate: Partnership
  • Location: Surrey


Main purpose of Job

Delivering counselling sessions to clients identified through the Mindsight Surrey CAMHS partnership.

As a counsellor, you’ll hold a weekly caseload, will work as part of a team, undertaking mental health assessment and delivering a range of evidence-based treatment for children and young people.

(This may include individual, parent & child, sibling, family and group interventions.)

The service is underpinned by CYP IAPT principles and the post holder would support and assist the core aims of this in the service.


  • Provide time-limited and clinically appropriate counselling sessions for CYP’s aged 7-18 years depending on experience.
  • To attend and actively participate in regular clinical supervision once every six weeks
  • To work co-operatively and under the management of the Counselling Lead and The Eikon Charity staff to ensure the highest quality of delivery and support
  • To complete relevant reports, records of service provision and other documentation associated with the Counselling service
  • To work within the BACP, UKCP ethical framework and be aware of and ensuring compliance with legal requirements, internal policies, safeguarding and data protection regulations
  • To assist with the development and of the service by sharing feedback on performance
  • To be aware of and follow Eikons Safeguarding and data protection policies and procedures throughout the course of the work

Person specification – Key skills, knowledge and experience

Qualifications Professional Level 4 Counselling / Psychotherapy including CYP CPD Essential
BACP/UKCP accredited Essential
Experience Recorded evidence of working with children and young people with mental health difficulties 11-18 years old Essential
Ability to involve and empower parents/ carers to promote lasting impact Essential
Experience of working with younger ages Desirable
Skills & Competencies Ability to personally manage a sensitive, traumatic and potentially emotionally distressing caseload. Essential
High standards of written and verbal communication Essential
IT and administrative skills, database management Essential
Ability to protect vulnerable young children by following national, local and Eikons safeguarding policy and guidance Essential
Ability to follow data protection policies and guidance Essential
Other Full UK Driving License and able to travel around Surrey Essential
Ability to work core hours of 9-5pm but include occasional evening work by agreement Essential



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