Counsellor (Children and young people) advertised by GlosJobs.co.uk

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Infobuzz Ltd

Contact Information:
Infobuzz Ltd
Greyfriars House
Greyfriars
Gloucester
Gloucestershire
GL1 1TS

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Counsellor (Children and young people)

Gloucester

DURATION OF POST: Subject to funding

HOLIDAY: 25 days per annum plus Bank holidays (Pro Rata)

Due to the nature and pressing need of the work you will be required to work such hours as are necessary for the full and effective performance of your duties, including evening and weekend work. This role may also include attendance at residential activities as an when the business requires.

PENSION: Auto enrolment pension in place.

RESPONSIBLE TO: Operations Manager/Deputy Operations Manager

LOCATION: Base location Greyfriars House, Gloucester with some travel required.

Membership Counsellors have to have individual BACP registration and meet the BACP guidelines

JOB SUMMARY

The main responsibilities include:

  • Providing one to one counselling to children and young people clients of Infobuzz
  • Receiving and processing new referals
  • Liaising with key staff within Infobuzz and Young Gloucestershire
  • Completing assessment tools
  • Maintaining appropriate paperwork and confidentiality

JOB PURPOSE

To provide counselling to vulnerable young people and families to improve their outcomes, assess referrals and allocate as needed and to ensure up to date records are maintained

MAIN DUTIES

  • Assessing referrals that are received and identify needs.
  • Identifying what level of support is needed.
  • Providing therapeutic counselling to clients
  • Support with reports for funders and partners.
  • Ensuring that clients understand the service and are competent to consent to engage with counselling in line with Fraser Guidelines.
  • Maintaining appropriate records of counselling in line with legal ethical and organisational constraints.
  • Communicating and liaising with other agencies within the limitations of the role and confidentiality.
  • Encouraging and engaging with the client’s family where appropriate, e.g. to facilitate attendance at appointments.
  • Maintaining professional membership, insurance and practice in accordance with the ethical framework of a professional body including the participation in regular supervision and CPD.
  • Maintaining awareness of the rights of the child and allow them autonomy within the counselling process.
  • Ensuring that monitoring and feedback is maintained as part of the ongoing sustainability of the service.
  • Development of appropriate marketing and publicity materials.

PERSON SPECIFICATION
The following are the criteria that will be used for shortlisting:

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Salary: £24,000 -£26,000 pro rata (depending on qualifications and experience)

Hours Per Week: 37.5 hours (initial twelve month contract)

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