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Children and Young People’s Counsellor

Job information
Salary £25,440 per annum pro rata
Organisation WMRSASC
Closing date 12 pm on 29 August 2017
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If you are interested in applying please email  for an application pack. If you have any questions about the role please contact Helen Stanbra Counselling Services Manager Tel 01905 611655.


21 Hours 

Due to further expansion WMRSASC has a vacancy for a part-time Children and Young People’s Counsellor.

The successful candidate will have experience of working with children and young people and have an understanding of the nature and impact of sexual violence and experience of working with survivors. They will be required to work within a multi-agency setting to provide a counselling service to children and young people aged 5 years and over who are survivors of sexual violence. They will hold a Level 4 or equivalent in counselling/psychotherapy and will hold professional membership and registration with a recognised professional body such as BACP.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Providing counselling to young people who have completed an assessment after being referred to the service.
  • Ensuring that clients understand the service and are competent to consent to engage with counselling in line with Fraser Guidelines.
  • Maintaining appropriate records of counselling in line with legal, ethical and organisational constraints including pre-trial therapy.
  • Communicating and liaising with other agencies within the limitations of the role and confidentiality; this will be done with support from the supervisor/counselling manager.
  • Encouraging and engaging with the young person’s family where appropriate, e.g. to facilitate attendance at appointments.
  • Maintaining professional membership, insurance and practice in accordance with the ethical framework of a professional body including the participation in regular supervision and CPD.
  • Maintaining awareness of the rights of the child and allow them autonomy within the counselling process.
  • Ensuring that monitoring and feedback is maintained as part of the ongoing sustainability of the service.

The post can be based in Herefordshire or Worcestershire but the post holder will be required to support clients across West Mercia and must have the ability to travel throughout the county.

Interviews will be held on the 5th September 2017.

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