Counsellor (Trauma Focused) Required: West Midlands

 

Barnardo’s Charity

  • Location:: SOLAR
  • Contract type:: Permanent (Fixed term funded post)
  • End date:: April 2022
  • Hours:: 37
  • Salary :: £23,545 to £31,833
  • Closing Date:: 26 November 2021

 

Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust (BSMHFT) and Barnardo’s work together to provide emotional wellbeing and mental health services for children and young people in Solihull. The service currently accepts children and young people aged 0 – 19 who have a Solihull GP.

Future in Mind (2015) said Children and Young People ‘should only have to tell your story once’ Solar achieves this by using one clinical record and a single user led care plan; ensuring Children and Young People shape the services they receive.

Rated “good” by the CQC in January 2018, the service was peer reviewed by West Midlands Quality Review Service who said they “were impressed with the level of integration across the services – the feedback from service users and their families and carers was that the pathway was seamless between the various services.”

Please be aware, this role is based within an integrated mental health team whereby you will be working within an NHS service, this means working with NHS systems, equipment and adhering to NHS policy in addition to Barnardos.

Our work is based on holistic and evidence-based principles, which involves the active participation of children/young people with their assessment and care plan, and provides a package of work tailored to the individual young person’s needs.

Our staff team is made up of practitioners with varied experience and skills. The Solar service has different teams within it; Primary Care, Secondary Care, Crisis, The Eating Disorder Service and the Looked after Children’s Team. We are looking for vibrant, passionate staff who are committed to helping children, young people and their families. We are looking to recruit 2 counsellors to 6 month fixed term positions within the organisation. The counsellors recruited will be working in a trauma focused way with children and young people who have experienced sexual abuse or witnessed domestic violence.

Please note that we can work flexibly with regards to location, we do include home working within our roles and are always willing to consider being flexible where possible.

 

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