Counsellor Required: Portsmouth, Hampshire

 

Salary:: £27,479 FTE

YOU Counselling Centre Counsellors will have a range of tasks within the team including managing a one-to-one client counselling caseload, helpline support and developing and facilitating regular therapeutic psycho-educational group sessions.

Closing Date:: 30/11/2022

YOU Counselling Centre Counsellors will have a range of tasks within the team including managing a one-to-one client counselling caseload, helpline support and developing and facilitating regular therapeutic psycho-educational group sessions. You will work with others to develop a team of Peer Volunteers who will co-facilitate therapeutic group sessions. You will be confident and creative to enable you to deliver therapeutic sessions and groups in a range of geographical locations, meeting the needs of the people we work with. You will ensure that all work is carried out within contractual requirements as directed by the Clinical Lead and Team Manager in line with national guideline and local best practice.

Some of the responsibilities of the role will include, but are not limited to, the following:

• I will generally work with a specific and agreed client group, and may support clients with a wider range of experiences and presenting issues such as sexual and/or domestic abuse, mental health, substance misuse and other life limiting issues
• I ensure that the agreed triage processes and any service allocation is risk led and that clients referred are offered the safest, most appropriate and empowering service
• I focus on delivering counselling sessions and facilitation of therapeutic groups and ensuring my availability for help line duty
• I will be mindful to create a therapeutic environment in a range of locations to ensure access for all the people I work with
• I manage my diary and work in line with the contract specifications, key performance indicators and timescales as discussed with the Clinical Lead and Team Manager
• I manage my work responsibilities and deliver appropriate, timely service delivery
• I ensure that I capture all the data with up-to-date and accurate information for the work we do on Advice Pro: our case management system and that the information captured addresses all KPI’s and other contractual and service requirements as informed by the Team Manager
• I complete individual safety and support plans for all clients; ensuring interventions are appropriate for level of risk and that safety remains central
• I will be part of the team who support all unallocated clients; ensuring contact is maintained, risk continues to be managed and any increase in risk is identified and supported appropriately
• I will support, and share my expertise with colleagues and volunteers in line with service requirements, contractual and grant fund specifications, key performance indicators and timescales

The ideal candidate will have:
• Experience of undertaking strengths, needs & risk assessments
• Experience of effective multi-agency and partnership working
• Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing
• Experience of client-centred service delivery and enabling client and volunteer involvement and be able to work as part of a team
• Knowledge of the impact of sexual violence on individuals and communities
• Knowledge of best practice in relation to safeguarding and confidentiality
• Knowledge of criminal and civil proceedings relating to sexual violence
• Knowledge of and commitment to diversity and inclusion: with an ability to work in a culturally sensitive way

YOU have a strong value base, striving to be person-centred, innovative, trustworthy, can-do and excellent at all times, so it is important that you are as passionate about these principles as we are.

 

 

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