Mind Charity in Leeds: Counsellor Required
Salary: £26,470 per annum
Closing date: 15/11/2018
Hours: Variable depending on service demand
Location: Based in Leeds
Contract: Fixed Term, until 31st March 2019
About The Role
Leeds Mind is a progressive mental health organisation that supports people experiencing mental health difficulties to flourish.
We are committed to developing services that are sensitive to individual need and of measurable benefit to users.
Purpose of the post:
The post holder will work with the Counselling Coordinator, administrative team and counselling colleagues to;
Provide an increased capacity for the Leeds Suicide Bereavement and Blue Light and Private Practice services.
To provide assessment and therapy for a minimum of three clients per week, although variable depending on service demand.
Work autonomously within BACP or UKCP ethical guidelines and the overall framework of Leeds Mind policies and procedures.
Contribute where necessary to service audit, development, team meetings, etc.
Be able to attend mandatory days training on 8th December. (Leeds Suicide Bereavement Service).
The successful applicant will have experience in:
· Offering client led trauma informed counselling and/or bereavement counselling
· Counselling or psychotherapy as a client yourself
· Assessing clients for counselling
· Using a range of outcomes measurements for counselling work
Mind is committed to equality of opportunity for all staff, and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.
Working for Mind Charity
We understand the benefits of a mentally healthy workplace and offer all staff working for Mind nationally flexible working hours and 25 days’ annual leave, up to 8 paid public holidays and 5 Mind Days (a paid day of leave after 5 of each year’s bank holidays).
Other benefits include:
- a childcare voucher scheme and extended maternity leave
- a competitive pension and
- an interest free season ticket loan.
Staff wellbeing is a high priority. We encourage staff to look after their mental health with activities including discounted exercise opportunities, gardening and walking groups. There are lots of ways to join in and have fun outside of work, too.