Fixed term contract until 31st August 2024/March 2025 subject to contract renewal.
Hours: 35 hours pw (sessional hours available)
Salary: £26,855.58 (plus allowances)
Multiple Roles available: Full time and Part time
Closing date: 22nd February 2024
Candidates must have a Full Clean Drivers License and Access to their own car
The Children’s Society has been helping children and young people in this country for over 140 years. We run local services that support children when they are at their most vulnerable and in desperate need of help. We’re there for children, every step of the way.
This role sits within our Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) and Child Sexual Abuse (CSA) domain.
We are currently looking for an experienced counsellor to join our dynamic, ambitious team. In order to be considered for this post you will have to demonstrate that you already have:
- A non-judgmental approach
- Excellent observation and listening skills.
- Patience, tolerance and understanding.
- An understanding of your own attitudes and responses
- An understanding of confidentiality issues
- Delivering a range of therapeutic and evidenced based interventions with children and young people.
- Knowledge and understanding of the diverse range of needs of children and young people who have been sexually exploited or abused
- Engaging with and supporting parents/carers
- Relevant childcare and welfare legislation
- Safeguarding and child protection procedures
- Casework related consultation with other professionals
Relevant experience in working with children and young people in a counselling role both face to face and online.
Relevant experience of delivering therapeutic groupwork to young people.
Relevant counselling qualification at Diploma level or above such as Diploma in Counselling or Psychotherapy and be registered with BACP, UKCP or other suitable profession registered with HCPC.
Candidates must be trained in pre-trial therapy.
The Children’s Society runs over 100 local services that help thousands of young people who desperately need our support, and we campaign to get laws and policies changed to make children’s lives happier and safer.
Every day we’re changing the lives of children in this country for the better – and with your help, tomorrow we can be there for even more.
The closing date for applications is 22nd February 2024. If, after 14 days, we have received enough applications we reserve the right to close the vacancy on 18th January 2024 onwards.
The Children’s Society is committed to safeguarding and protecting the children and young people that we work with. As such, all posts are subject to a safer recruitment process, including the disclosure of criminal records and vetting checks. We ensure that we have a range of policies and procedures in place which promote safeguarding and safer working practices across our services.