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Wellbeing Counsellors – Brighton & Hove (YMCA DownsLink Group)

  • Employer: East Sussex County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/175895/20207
  • Published: Fri 07/01/2022, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 28/02/2022, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37.5
  • Salary: £29,525 per annum pro rata
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: BN3 2BE

Job introduction

Salary: £29,525 per annum pro rata
Contract type: Full-time
Working pattern: 52 weeks

Closing date: Monday 28 February 2022
Interview date: TBC

If you would like any further information or an informal discussion about this post, please email Conrad Foote – conrad.foote@ymcadlg.org

 

About the role

YMCA DownsLink Group is a formation of local YMCAs across Sussex and Surrey. We are a charity working to transform the lives of vulnerable young people across Sussex and Surrey. We work to prevent youth homelessness and provide a home to 763 young people every night. We reach a further 10,000 young people and their families through our other key services, such as counselling, support and advice, mediation and youth work, so that all young people can belongcontribute and thrive.

 

The Team

The Wellbeing Service is a collaboration between YMCA DownsLink Group, Sussex Partnership Foundation Trust and Southdown. As part of the CYP Wellbeing Service, YMCA DownsLink Group  offer a range of short-term interventions tailored to young people’s presenting needs and age. These include cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), counselling, digital counselling, low intensity psychological interventions, group treatments, drama and play therapies, social prescribing and family therapy.

The Role

The YMCA DownsLink Group are currently seeking experienced and dynamic counsellors to deliver both assessment and treatment sessions to children and young people aged 4-25. Post holders will be working within a multidisciplinary team providing virtual counselling sessions, as well as a limited number of covid-safe face-to-face sessions, to children and young people aged 4-25. You will join our innovative Children & Young People’s Service (CYP) Brighton and Hove Wellbeing Service.

There are both permanent and fixed term roles available with flexibility. 

 

Who You Are

You will be a qualified counsellor with significant post-qualifying experience, BACP Registered/Accredited or registered with another recognised professional body (e.g. UKCP, HCPC, BAAT, BAMT, BADth). You will have experience of working with 4-12 year olds, using play and/or other creative or innovative techniques in counselling. In addition, you will be flexible being able to work online, or any of the Wellbeing or YMCA bases in Brighton & Hove and a willingness to work either Saturday or one evening a week.

The Benefits

 

  • 27 days’ annual leave per annum pro rata , plus bank holidays
  • Company Sick Pay
  • Employer contribution pension
  • Life Assurance policy (2x your annual salary)
  • Health & Wellbeing cash plan
  • Exclusive discounts on a broad  range of brands
  • Employee Assistance programme
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • As an organisation, we are committed to the continued professional development of all colleagues, providing an extensive programme of formal learning opportunities and supported by an organisational wide culture of learning.
  • Focus on well-being and flexible working patterns as far as your role permits
  • As part of our commitment to being a Trauma-Informed Organisation, all frontline staff have access to regular group Reflective Practice Supervision and for therapeutic roles, we offer clinical supervision.

Please download a job pack for more information about other benefits offered.

Please note this is a rolling advert; applications will be reviewed regularly and interviews arranged on a rolling basis – the advert will close once the post/all posts are filled.

If you would like any further information or an informal discussion about this post, please email Conrad Foote – conrad.foote@ymcadlg.org

Additional information

Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.

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  • Employer: East Sussex County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/175895/20207
  • Published: Fri 07/01/2022, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 28/02/2022, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37.5
  • Salary: £29,525 per annum pro rata
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: BN3 2BE