Youth Counsellor Required: Swindon, Wiltshire

 

Closing date: 25/10/2020

Recruiter: On Trak

Location: Swindon

Hours: 20

Salary: £23,647 p.a. pro rata
Job reference: 004830
Date posted: 08/10/2020
On Trak is a counselling service for young people aged 14 to 19 who, at the time of referral, are experiencing mental health problems and who are likely to respond positively to ‘talk-based’ therapies.

This post provides assessment and counselling sessions for young people, and supports volunteer counsellors on placement, including the planning and delivery of counselling sessions designed to meet the needs of young people. You will also take responsibility for the welfare and safety of clients and volunteer counsellors during counselling shifts and develop partnerships with external agencies to promote the work of the counselling agency and to develop joint work and identify ways of delivering preventative interventions including group work.

You will need excellent communication skills to engage young people and their families, building trust and confidence, and the ability to deliver training to other professionals with enthusiasm, knowledge and skill. We are a small team, so a degree of flexibility will also be required to help cover colleagues when they are absent.

A role profile is available and when completing the application form please ensure that you meet the essential criteria before deciding if you should apply.

A full driving licence and car, or equivalent mobility, plus an enhanced DBS disclosure will be required, and you must be fluent in the English language (as a requirement of Part 7 of the Immigration Act – for the effective performance of a customer-facing role).

 

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