Counsellor Required: Plymouth, Devon
Closing Date: 23rd March 2021
First Light Services
Salary: £26,000 per annum
Working hours: 37.5 hours per week (Monday 10:00 till 18:00, Tuesday to Friday 9:00 till 17:00 )
Holiday: 25 days annual holiday entitlement per annum (plus bank holidays).
Contract: Fixed term – 12 months
Base: Plymouth, with possibly a requirement to work in the surrounding areas. We are currently home working due to COVID restrictions where delivery is via Telephone, Zoom or Skype. We will be moving back to face to face working as soon as possible. At this point we will be offering a service which combines face to face working, with remote working for clients. Applicants must be able to confidently deliver either through video conference or phone as well as face to face.
We are looking for a counsellor who is experienced in working with clients who have suffered sexual violence. You will have been trained in one of the humanistic models and have experience of working with trauma. You will be required to hold a case load of 20 clients per week, which will comprise: assessments, pre-trial therapy, and regular counselling duties. You will be responsible for achieving your own KPI’s and support the other members of the team to do the same. You will be completing notes, gathering outcome measures / client feedback, and working on waiting lists. A good working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel is required.
You will also be experienced in child protection and adult safeguarding protocols and must always work to our safeguarding policies.
There will be a requirement to apply for a Disclosure and Barring Service Check (DBS).
Deadline for receipt of applications: 9:00 am Tuesday 23rd March 2021
Interviews are likely to be held on: Tuesday 30th March 2021