Salary: £32,750 per annum pro rata
Contract type: permanent, part-time
Working pattern: 52 weeks
Closing date: Sunday 15 May 2022
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About the role
• Location: Hove, East Sussex, United Kingdom
• Earnings: £32,750 per annum, pro rata
We are a charity working to transform the lives of vulnerable young people, working 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. This is challenging yet rewarding work that helps the young people we support to belong, contribute, and thrive. You can hear our inspiring Young People's Stories HERE.
The Wellbeing Service is a collaboration between YMCA DLG, Sussex Partnership Foundation Trust and Southdown. As part of the Children & Young People’s (CYP) Wellbeing Service, YMCA DLG offer a range of short-term interventions tailored to young people’s presenting needs and age.
We are looking for a permanent, part-time (22.5 hours per week) Wellbeing Lead Counsellor to join our experienced and enthusiastic counselling team to coordinate and deliver an innovative and clinically excellent mental health and wellbeing service. You will lead a team of therapists in delivering effective therapeutic interventions to children and young people, ensuring that these interventions are of a high quality and adhere to BACP guidelines and are evidence informed treatments. There will be an expectation for this role to include counselling delivery to children and young people.
You will take a lead role in identifying the needs of service users, staff training needs and improving processes and procedures. You will also lead on group programme development and delivery and improving routes of access for service users. In addition, you will be the point of call for safeguarding concerns with direct reports and liaise with the service manager or senior therapist for further advice as and when necessary
Your expected working pattern is Wednesday 9am-5pm, Thursday 10am-6pm and Friday 10am-6pm - Some flexibility around Wednesdays and Thursdays. This will be a face-to-face role based in Brighton & Hove.
Who You Are
You will have a Graduate or Post Graduate level Counselling Diploma or equivalent, (ideally 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 be a confident, organised individual with some experience of project development work, including project monitoring, evaluation and reporting. Your ability to manage your time and, more importantly flag issues and queries to the wider team is essential. You will already have experience of supporting vulnerable young people to include working with risk issues such as self-harming and substance misuse, along with experience of Trauma-Informed practice and working with complex safeguarding situations.
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.
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.
Closing date is 15 May 2022. Please note this is a rolling advert; applications will be reviewed regularly and interviews arranged on a rolling basis
YMCA DownsLink Group welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We value diversity and promote inclusion, which we demonstrate through our activities, as well as in our policies and working practices. Reinforced by our culture and values, we seek to create an inspiring and inclusive place to work.
YMCA DLG requires all staff and volunteers to be committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and to respond proactively to safeguarding concerns. Successful applicants are required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
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Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.