Specialist Counsellor Required: Newcastle, Tyne and Wear


Position:            Counsellor

Reference:           C/RC/NE/62

Location:              Newcastle

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 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.


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