Counsellor Required: Plymouth, Devon


Salary: £28,655 increasing to £29,304 on successful completion of probation.
Hours: 1 x 15 hours, 1 x 22.5 hours with flexibility
Holiday: 25 days (pro rata) rising incrementally to 30 days (pro rata) after five years, plus all bank holidays.
Base: Cattedown Primary Care Centre, Plymouth
Contract: Fixed term until 28th March 2025

Key responsibilities:

  • Provide specialist therapeutic counselling to clients within the context of a non-judgmental and confidential service
  • Provide specialist pre-trial counselling for clients going through the Criminal Justice system and post-trial therapeutic support.
  • Undertake specific administration duties related to the counselling service, including electronic case note management, client assessments and contracting and gathering user feedback.
  • In criminal cases, the post holder may be required to give evidence in court.
  • To operate in accordance with current service policy and the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) ethical framework.

Essential requirements:

  • Ability to commute to Plymouth office on a daily basis.
  • Diploma in counselling at Level 4 or above.
  • Experience of working with adult clients who have suffered Sexual Violence (SV)
  • IT Literate
  • BACP Individual Membership
  • BACP Registered


Additional Information: Additional Information: The successful applicant will be subject to a Disclosure & Barring check, and a social media check conducted by a third party organisation as part of our Safer Recruitment process. Any future offer of employment is contingent on the satisfactory completion of these checks, as well as the receipt of two satisfactory employment references, with one being from your current or most recent employer. Please note that in some roles staff may be required to work from a home/office base in accordance with our Hybrid Working policy.
Deadline for receipt of applications: 09:00 Friday 5th April 2024
Expected date for interviews: 16th April 2024
If you do not hear from us by 15th April 2024, please assume you have been unsuccessful at this time.

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