Specialist Counsellor Required: Newcastle, Tyne and Wear
Hours: Part time (14 hours per week)
Status: Fixed Term until 31st December 2021
Salary: Circa £21k + excellent benefits (pro rata £8,400)
The post holder will provide counselling for Wise Group customers and take referrals from Wise Steps and allocate them to self and trainee counsellors, while co-ordinating between Wise Group colleagues, referrals and customers.
EXPERIENCE, QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS LEVEL
Experience in working in a counselling environment;
Fully qualified counsellor and member of BACP or equivalent governing body;
Have an external qualified supervisor who is a member of BACP or equivalent body;
Personal experience or knowledge of the challenges faced by those with addiction, mental health challenges, trauma, loss, grief, bereavement and other emotional challenges;
Excellent verbal and written communication skills to ensure effective reporting and customer service;
Experience of case management and enthusiasm and passion for the role; Effective interpersonal and relationship building skills;
Effective in the use of technology, relevant systems and key software packages; Analytical and problem solving capability;
Ability to use initiative and judgement to resolve problems;
Ability to plan or schedule work and respond to changing pressures or requirements.