Counsellor Required: Newcastle, Tyne & Wear


Changing Lives 

Reference: MAY20240149
Contract Type: Fixed Term / Full Time
Agile Working Available: 
Hours of Work: 37
Salary: £29,250 Per Annum
Shift Allowance:
Location: Newcastle
Postcode: NE1 6UR
Location Name:
Category: Specialist
Thematic Area: 
Benefits: 25 days annual leave + 2 Well being days + Birthday day off + 8 Bank Holidays – Pro rata’d for reduced hours working Contributory pension scheme Death in service x2 salary benefit Access to employee benefit platform Employee savings plan
Closing Date: Thu, May 23, 2024

About the Service -Treatment & Recovery Services

Our dedicated treatment and recovery services offer tailored support to help people challenge dependency. We understand that recovery from dependency is a personal process, and we know that it is possible with the support.

At Changing Lives, we recognise that substance dependency is often something that emerges linked to life experiences and we are here to help people explore, make meaning and decide what changes they would like to make moving forward.

We work with people at every stage of their recovery journey. We offer an effective therapeutic support for people, and on-going support as life progresses. We also support people to connect within their communities and to other services that can help with other issues arising, including employment, housing, family relationships, mental health and more.

About the Job

Provide one-to-one counselling for individuals around specific issues of loss, abuse, and other traumatic life events, which impact upon alcohol or drug misuse.

Deliver group counselling.

Offer one-to-one sessions and/or support using counselling skills and techniques such as motivational interviewing and solution based brief therapy.

Facilitate structured therapeutic groups in a manner consistent with the expectations of Changing Lives.

Work with Recovery Coordinators and clinicians review and monitor clients progress against agreed care plans.

Actively promote the service to partner agencies in Newcastle.

Maintain a high standard of case notes and records.

Keep abreast of developments in practice to ensure the best service possible for drug/alcohol users.


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