Accredited Counsellor Required (Help For Heroes): Remote
Salary: Up to £36,841.00
At Help for Heroes, we help the Armed Forces community live well after service. Life can be tough when a military career comes to an end, especially if it has been cut short by illness or injury. Overnight, people lose not only their job, but also a support network that is like family. There are many ways we help veterans, their relatives, serving personnel, and people who worked alongside the UK military. We help people with their physical and mental health needs, and a range of welfare issues. Our support gives people the skills, confidence and knowledge to make a success of life after service.
And who are we you’re wondering? We are experts and beginners. Generalists and specialists. Ordinary people with an extraordinary passion towards making a positive change to the lives of our veterans (and having fun while doing it).
As One Team we share a philosophy – I.C.A.R.E. It’s the way we walk and talk, the way we interact with others and how we approach everything we do. We are:
Innovative – Collaborative – Authentic – Resourceful – Energetic.
We have an incredible opportunity for a talented Accredited Counsellor to join our team on a 12 month Fixed Term basis.
Have completed and graduated from a BACP accredited course, or professional counselling or psychotherapy training and are a BACP accredited counsellor? Do you have exceptional communication skills with emphasis on compassionate, ethical and supportive language and manner? Are you also able to interpret psychometric scores and perform psychological wellbeing assessments to appropriately identify the level of support needed as well as onward refer individuals where their level of need falls outside of the scope of available service provision? If the answers are yes, this might be the role for you.
About the Role
Accredited Counsellors are accountable for the assessment, formulation, and treatment planning for clients referred to our Psychological Wellbeing Service up to Step 3 level of support. They are also responsible for generating individual risk support plans for beneficiaries based upon psychological wellbeing assessments enabling wider recovery teams to support beneficiaries to safely participate in a variety of recovery activities. As an Accredited Counsellor you will have a chance to deliver evidence-based group psychoeducation programmes and work within a multidisciplinary team dedicated to providing high class service to our Armed Forces community.
About the Team
Our Hidden Wounds Team is pivotal in delivering on our mission to support the armed forces community to live well after service, and in championing mental health. Our services are primarily delivered nationally through remote means, and you will be joining a diverse team of multidiscipline experts within the field of veteran mental health support.
Help for Heroes believes those who serve our country deserve support when they’re wounded. Every day, men and women have to leave their career in the Armed Forces as a result of physical or psychological wounds. The Charity helps them, and their families, to recover and get on with their lives. It has already supported more than 26,500 people and won’t stop until every wounded veteran gets the support they deserve.