Vacancies

Counsellor

Axis Counselling

£14,328 pro rata a year (FTE 35hrs £25,717)

Salary reviewed after 6 months probationary period

19.5 hours over   3 days                   

Axis has been providing counselling to survivors of sexual abuse and their families for over 25 years.  We are now expanding our service and are looking for qualified and experienced counsellors to help us develop our counselling & support services.

Axis Counsellor

This is an excellent opportunity for a qualified Counsellor to develop their clinical practice.  The successful applicant will have completed a recognised professional counselling qualification to a minimum of Level 4 Diploma and have a minimum of   250 hours of supervised practice post qualification.

The successful applicant must be able to provide comprehensive assessments, including risk assessment and management. It would be beneficial for applicants to have training, experience and competency in working with a variety of theoretical orientations i.e. person centred, psychodynamic, CBT, DBT, Solution Focussed etc.  Applicants with training and experience in working with Children & Young People (aged 11-18) and/or experience of facilitating group work and workshops would be particularly welcome.

The applicants must have excellent communication/interpersonal skills and be able to work autonomously, as well as within a team.

This position is subject to an enhanced DBS check and 2 satisfactory references

JOB DESCRIPTION

Job Title:                                                             Counsellor

Managerially Accountable to:                    Counselling Manager

Clinically Accountable to:                            Counselling Manager  

Summary

To undertake the role of Counsellor as directed by Axis Counselling Manager , and work in accordance with Axis Counselling Policies and Procedures.

The aim of this works is to support individuals referred from a variety of agencies, including self-referral.  To engage the client in counselling using therapeutic interventions accepted and instructed by Axis Counselling.

Duties and Responsibilities:

■ to complete assessments including risk assessment and management, case formulation and assessing the appropriateness of counselling for service users.

■ to provide counselling to AXIS service users.

■ to maintain adequate electronic and appropriate paper records of clinical work and provide appropriate statistical returns as required

■ to assist in the evaluation of the service by contributing to data collection

■ effective time management to ensure clients are not kept waiting

■ to fulfil professional clinical supervision requirements as specified in Axis Employee Handbook

 ■ to maintain training and continue professional development 

■ to attend meetings   and/or training as required.

■ to be aware of and comply with the AXIS policies, procedures and service standards

■ to participate in any other activities as directed by Senior Management

Person Specification

Essential criteria

 ■ recognised professional qualification to a minimum of Level 4 Diploma   (for example training to include approx. 420 hours learning hours, 10 hours personal counselling, 100 hours supervised practice)

■ membership of an appropriate professional body such as BACP

■ a minimum of   250 hours of supervised practice post qualification 

■ ability to maintain confidentiality appropriate to the setting and abide by AXIS confidentiality policy

■ ability to identify safeguarding concerns and implement AXIS Policy and Procedure

■ training, experience and competency in working with a variety of theoretical orientations i.e. person centred, psychodynamic, CBT, DBT, Solution Focussed etc.

■ competence in working with various counselling models following Axis training:   Trauma Counselling, Pre-Trial Counselling, Crisis Counselling, LINK counselling (for parents/carers etc.) etc.

■ ability to manage own caseload

■ ability to work within a time limit (number of sessions set by Counselling Manager, each counselling session  lasting 50 minutes )

■ ability to work effectively with colleagues from other disciplines

■ effective communication skills both orally and in writing

Desirable criteria

■ experience of counselling within primary care or healthcare settings and/or counselling people who have experienced significant life events.

■ training and experience in working with Children & Young People (aged 11-18)

■ experience of facilitating group work and workshops

■ eligibility for BACP accreditation (or equivalent registration) or evidence that the counsellor is working towards this status

■ experience of contributing to service evaluation and development

For an application form please click here

The closing date is: Friday 1st March 2019