Salary: £29,525 per annum pro rata
Contract type: Full-time
Working pattern: 52 weeks
Closing date: Monday 28th February 2022
Interview date: TBC
Who to contact if you have a query: If you would like any further information or an informal discussion about this post, please email Conrad Foote email@example.com and Kate Watts firstname.lastname@example.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 belong, contribute and thrive.
YMCA DownsLink Group Dialogue Therapeutic & Family Services offers counselling services for children and young people with physical disability, behavioural, social and emotional difficulties, autism and learning difficulties. Children and young people who are feeling low, anxious or stressed can receive support from the Brighton & Hove Wellbeing Service, which provides an integrated, joined-up offer with one ‘front door’ leading to the most appropriate support as quickly as possible.
YMCA DownsLink Group are recruiting a Wellbeing Counsellor – Autistic Spectrum Conditions (ASC) Specialist to provide face-to-face appointments, triage and assessments, counselling treatment and group work support for young people aged 4-12 years. The role is integrated within the Children and Young People Wellbeing Service and the post holder will be required to work with the Counselling Leads, Team Manager, and triage team to support children/young people accessing provision within the emotional well-being and mental health pathways.
Who You Are
You will have a Graduate or Post Graduate level Counselling Diploma of 2 years minimum duration including personal counselling or psychotherapy, and BACP Accreditation/eligibility for accreditation or BACP Registration, or be accredited with other relevant professional bodies (UKCP/HCP). You will have experience in individual counselling with children & young people (aged 4 – 12); with further experience, knowledge and skills of working with children and young people with Autistic Spectrum Condition or Learning Difficulties. In addition, you will have safeguarding knowledge and commitment to Trauma-Informed practice.
Expected working pattern; Monday to Friday with one evening until 7pm/8pm
- 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 is filled.
Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.