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Counselling Coordinator – Position Filled

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We are looking for an enthusiastic and dynamic Counselling Coordinator. If you feel passionately about mental well-being and addressing inequalities and have a mission to support and empower people, we want to hear from you!

You will be working for an organisation of and for disabled people, working to improve access, choice, quality of life and independence for disabled people in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames and surrounding areas. The charity provides a range of services including benefits advice, money advice and information navigation service, a range of peer network social activities, counselling service, Spade gardening service, job club and much more.

Position: Counselling Coordinator

Location: Hybrid working between home and Richmond Upon Thames, London

Salary: £27,000 – £29,500 (pro rata) depending on experience, incl OLW

Hours: Part time, 15 hours per week. There may be potential for hours to increase as the service grows

Contract: 12-months with potential for extension

Annual Leave: 25 days leave plus bank holidays (Pro rata)

Closing date: 28th February 2022

Interviews: will be held on an ongoing basis, please note we may close the position early if a suitable candidate is found.

About the Role

The charity’s Counselling service started a number of years ago now and it continues to grow and thrive. Is it led by a Counselling Manager and Clinical Lead and is supported administratively by a Counselling Officer.

As Counselling Coordinator you will be responsible for coordinating a team of volunteer and placement counsellors to deliver the service. You will provide group or individual supervision to volunteer and placement counsellors as required. The service currently offers a blend of online and in person counselling delivered by volunteers who may be working remotely.

You will be responsible for screening and assessing referrals, managing wait lists, and providing psychological consultation to colleagues and other services.

You will promote the service to:

  • Clients, attracting a wide range of clients with different levels of need, increasing current numbers
  • The wider community including GP practices, health settings, social prescribers, social care, the voluntary and community sector,
  • Colleges providing therapeutic training for the recruitment of student therapists

About You

To be successful in the role of Counselling Coordinator you will either be fully accredited, or in the process of accreditation, with BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy), NCS (National Counselling Service) or UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy).

You will need to have a Supervisor qualification or be interested in training to become a supervisor. Supervision and professional support will be provided by the Counselling Manager and Clinical Lead.

It is essential to have experience of integrative counselling, management and working within an organisational setting, together with a willingness to embrace and develop a broad range of counselling models. The job requires high levels of professionalism and leadership and management skills.

To apply

 To apply for this role, please send your CV and a covering letter of up to 2 sides of A4 stating how you meet the Essential and Desirable criteria in Experience and Knowledge section of the Job description.

Please send your CV and covering letter to [email protected].

Disabled Candidates

The charity is an equal opportunities employer and particularly welcome applications from disabled candidates and has been awarded the Disability Confident Employer quality mark, meaning any disabled candidates that meet the minimum criteria will be invited for interview. Please advise if have a disability or long term health condition that you would like considering when you apply.

Other roles you may have experience of could include:  Counsellor, Counselling Coordinator, Therapy Coordinator, Counsellor/Therapist, BACP, etc.