Sessional Counsellor Required (Catch 22): London

 

Contract: Sessional

Salary: £15.00 per hour

  • Full-time
  • Service type: Substance misuse
  • Department: Young People & Families
  • Contractual type: Sessional

Company Description

Catch22 exists to help build a society where everyone has a good place to live, good people around them, and a fulfilling purpose. We call these our ‘3Ps’.

We achieve this in two ways. First, we improve lives on the frontline through delivery of public services. Secondly, we use our knowledge to change ‘the system’, to fix the complex web that can trap and disempower those it was set up to help. With the heart of a charity and the mindset of a business, we are uniquely placed to deliver on this challenging agenda.

Our Young People and Families hub works with those in trouble, providing early intervention, targeted and specialist support services to those in crisis, leaving care, missing from home or with substance misuse or mental health problems. Services support people no matter what their situation – and have demonstrated a high success rate.

Job Description

Young People’s Health (YPH) service is for young people aged 11 to 18 years. The aim of the service is to provide structured psychological interventions to young people who are using drugs and/or alcohol to manager their difficulties as well as to support any young person who is suffering from emotional difficulties below the CAMHS threshold.

The aim of the service is to enable young people to make informed choices and to help them move towards a better emotional health as well as enabling them to engage with life in a more positive manner. By offering a safe and non-judgmental arena, young people will be able to explore, share and work on their worried and concerns with a professional therapist and be better placed to move into improved psychological health.

As a counsellor in our YPH service you will:

·       Provide structured counselling services on behalf of Catch22 in accordance with professional ethics, national standards, and guidelines, and within the remit of the service contract.

·       Provide substance misuse treatment.

·       Ensure all aspects of the service delivery conform to the policies and procedures of Catch22 and the service contract.

·       Attend appropriate training as always required.

·       Support the Senior Therapist in the review and development of treatment services.

·       Ensure that all client records are correctly maintained and stored.

Main duties include:

·     To provide structured counselling services on behalf of Catch 22 in accordance with professional ethics, national standards and guidelines and within the remit of the service contract.

·            To ensure all aspect of service delivery conforms to the policies and procedures of Catch 22 and the service contract.

·            To maintain a high level of standards at all times.

·            To attend appropriate training as required at all times.

·            To support the Service in the review and development of treatment services across a range of community settings and schools.

·            To promote Catch 22 services in schools and in the community and assist in the production and distribution of information, advice and publicity materials.

·            To ensure that all client records are correctly maintained and stored

·            To record client details on Database, within one week of seeing client and keeping records updated.

·            To maintain and submit monthly statistical data of client information to the Service in the required formats and within the required timescales.

·            To ensure that Catch 22’s Equal Opportunity’s policy is implemented in all aspects of service delivery.

·            To keep abreast of local and national development which are pertinent to the treatment service.

·            To carry out instructions relating to role of counsellor, as directed by the Service Manager/Senior Therapist.

·            Attend monthly line management one to one supervision with the Service Manager.

·            Attend monthly group supervision and monthly one to one supervision with the Senior Therapist.

Qualifications

  • Counselling/psychotherapy qualification
  • Knowledge and experience of issues facing young people, particularly in relation to potential family/placement breakdown.
  • Experience of working eclectically to meet the individual needs of the young person.
  • Experience to actively engage with young people and their families.
  • An understanding and commitment to equality of opportunity in service delivery, policy and practice.Ability to work as part of a team.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to develop and implement qualitative and quantitative monitoring and evaluation.

Additional Information

Contract: Sessional

Salary: £15.00 per hour

 

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