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Presently we have 2 jobs being advertised, 1 for a Children’s and Young People’s Counsellor, and 1 for an Adult Counsellor.  The first Job advertised for the Adult Counsellor, please scroll down for the Children’s and Young People’s Counsellor.  Both Jobs closing date is the 6th March.  Please fill in the application via the link at the end of the appropriate Job Description and send it back by email to: vacancy@axiscounselling.org.uk

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

Job Title:                                                          Adult Counsellor

Managerially Accountable to:                   Counselling Manager

Clinically Accountable to:                           Counselling Manager

Summary

You will work with people aged 18+ who have experienced childhood sexual/ emotional/ physical abuse or neglect and/or sexual trauma in adulthood. You will offer a range of therapeutic interventions including one to one counselling as directed by Axis Counselling.

A sensitive approach is needed, working with people to avoid crisis and build confidence and resilience that enable people to engage with the counselling process.

Duties and Responsibilities:

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

■ to provide counselling to AXIS service users in line with Axis guidelines

■ 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 and line management 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)

■ a minimum of   250 hours of supervised practice post qualification

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

■ experience of counselling and working at depth with people who have experienced significant life events

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

■ competence in working with  Axis counselling processes and case formulations following Axis training:   Trauma Counselling, Pre-Trial Counselling, Stabilisation Counselling, Crisis Counselling, LINK counselling (for parents/carers etc.) etc.

■ ability to identify and manage risks and safeguarding concerns and implement AXIS Policy and Procedures

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

■ ability to manage own caseload

■ ability to work effectively with colleagues from other disciplines

■ membership of an appropriate professional body such as BACP

■ effective communication skills both orally and in writing

Desirable criteria

■ 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

 

If you are interested in applying for the role please click here Counsellor Application Form for any application form and return it to: vacancy@axiscounselling.org.uk

The closing date for this position is 6th March.  If you have not heard anything by 13th March you will not have been successful in being shortlisted.  Interviews will take place on:

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

 

Job Title:                                                          Children & Young People Counsellor

Managerially Accountable to:                   Counselling Manager

Clinically Accountable to:                           Counselling Manager

Summary

You will work with children & young people aged 11-17 who have experienced childhood sexual/ emotional/ physical abuse and/or neglect . You will offer a range of therapeutic interventions including one to one counselling as directed by Axis Counselling.

A sensitive approach is needed to deliver therapeutic interventions to vulnerable young people;  working to avoid crisis and build confidence and resilience that enable young people to successfully engage with the counselling process.

You will carry out risk assessments on children and young people in your care routinely, working with other agencies to safeguard children & families.

Duties and Responsibilities:

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

■ to provide counselling to AXIS service users. In line with Axis guidelines.

■ 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 and line management 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 in Counselling Children & Young People to a minimum of Level 4 Diploma   (for example training to include approx. 400 hours learning hours, 30 hours personal counselling, 100 hours supervised practice)

OR

Recognised professional qualification to a minimum of Level 4 Diploma (adults) (for example training to include approx. 420 hours learning hours, 10 hours personal counselling, 100 hours supervised practice) PLUS a conversion course to a minimum of Level 4 certificate in counselling children (for example training to include approx. 50 learning hours, 50 hours of supervised practice counselling children & young people.

  • a minimum of 250 hours of supervised practice post qualification counselling children and young people
  • training, experience and competence in working with a variety of theoretical orientations in an age appropriate way i.e. person centred, solution focused, creative work, play therapy etc.
  • experience of counselling and working at depth with people who have experienced significant life events
  • ability to work within a time limit (number of sessions set by Counselling Manager, each counselling session lasting 50 minutes )
  • competence in working with Axis counselling processes and case formulations following training:   Trauma Counselling, Pre-Trial Counselling, Stabilisation Counselling, Crisis Counselling, LINK counselling (for parents/carers etc.) etc.
  • ability to identify and manage risks and safeguarding concerns and implement AXIS Policy and Procedures
  • ability to maintain confidentiality appropriate to the setting and abide by AXIS confidentiality policy
  • ability to manage own caseload
  • ability to work effectively with colleagues from other disciplines
  • membership of an appropriate professional body such as BACP
  • effective communication skills both orally and in writing

Desirable criteria

  • training and experience in working with families
  • training and experience in working with adults
  • 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

 

f you are interested in applying for the role please click here Children’s and Young People’s Application Form  for any application form and return it to: vacancy@axiscounselling.org.uk

The closing date for this position is 6th March.  If you have not heard anything by 13th March you will not have been successful in being shortlisted.  Interviews will take place on:

 

 

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