Vacancies

Axis Counselling is looking for a full time Receptionist (5 days a week) Salary: £14,378 and  for Volunteer Counsellors ( 1 day a week) – any out of pocket expenses will be paid, and a paid Counsellor (2 days a week).  The hours are 6.5 hrs per day to see 5 clients per day.  The salary  for the paid Counsellor position is: £9,957 per annum. please see the Job Descriptions below.

VOLUNTEER/PAID COUNSELLOR

Please note we do not take students on placement or unqualified volunteers.

You must have completed  a  BACP recognised course or equivalent (i.e. 420 hours skills and theory, 100 hours of supervised practice, 20 hours of personal therapy) PLUS 500 hours supervised practice post qualification

If you meet the requirements that are essential for the COUNSELLOR role, and would like to apply please complete the online application form, and send back to: vacancy@axiscounselling.org.uk 

The Closing date is: 24th May 2018

If you are successful in being short listed, you will be invited to attend an interview on 7th June 2018  If you do not hear from us by 29th May 2018 you will not have been successful on this occasion.

The Job Description is:

JOB DESCRIPTION

Job Title:                                                       Counsellor

Managerially Accountable to:                    Counsellor Lead

Clinically Accountable to:                              Counsellor Lead

Summary

To undertake the role of Counsellor as directed by Axis Counsellor Lead, 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 provide counselling to AXIS service users.

■ to assess risk and the appropriateness of counselling for service users

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

■ to attend Case Discussion meetings  – this is not mandatory

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

■ effective time management

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

■ to maintain training and continue professional development

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

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

PERSON SPECIFICATION

Essential criteria

■ recognised professional qualification to diploma level or equivalent; for example, BACP recognised course or equivalent (ie 450 hours skills and theory, 420 hours of supervised practice)

■ ability to make use of counselling supervision

■ 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

■ competency in working within AXIS recognised theoretical framework, PALM, psychodynamic, CBT, understanding of pre-trial therapy processes

■ ability to work within a time limit

■ effective communication skills both orally and in writing

■ ability to work effectively with colleagues from other disciplines

Desirable criteria

■ experience of working in primary care or other healthcare settings and/or significant life experience counselling

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

■ experience of contributing to service evaluation

Experience of facilitating groups

Ability to work with children and young people aged 11+

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FULL TIME RECEPTIONIST

This is a role for an experienced person who is able to work within a very busy, confidential and sensitive environment, and to have the ability to be flexible.

Job Title:                                                             Receptionist

Managerially Accountable to:                    Operations Manager

Summary

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

The aim of this work is to be the first contact for all telephone calls to Axis Counselling.  To meet and greet all Clients and Visitors when attending Fletcher House, Shrewsbury/Telford

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • To be first contact for all Clients
  • To respect and abide by Axis Counselling’s Policy on Client Confidentiality
  • Manage the external door intercom
  • Input all initial referral
  • In absence of Wellington Administrator – input appointments onto Database
  • Keep database up-to-date daily
  • Keep diary up to date
  • Maintain Initial Assessment Files
  • Maintain all filing – referral files kept up-to-date
  • Field cancellations and inform counsellors of appointments
  • Liaise with Wellington Reception when necessary
  • Report any IT/Phone faults to Operations Manager
  • To attend team meetings as required
  • To attend 1:1 meetings as required
  • To ensure office/waiting area is kept tidy and clean
  • Cover Wellington Reception

ESSENTIAL SKILLS

  • Excellent telephone manner
  • Ability to be flexible
  • Ability to work a data base and computer
  • Ability to understand and work with Microsoft packages
  • Ability to be discreet and non-judgemental
  • Calm in complex situations

 If you meet the requirements that are essential for the RECEPTIONIST role, and would like to apply please complete the online application form, and send back to: vacancy@axiscounselling.org.uk 

The Closing date is: 25th May 2018

If you are successful in being short listed, you will be invited to attend an interview on 8th June 2018  If you do not hear from us by 29th May 2018 you will not have been successful on this occasion.

 

For a word application form click here

 

To apply and for more information contact vacancy@axiscounselling.org.uk.  You can also return your application by post to Axis Counselling, Fletcher House, 15 College Hill, Shrewsbury SY1 1LY.

 

 

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