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School Counsellor, Project Manager (YMCA DownsLink Group)

  • Employer: East Sussex County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/43000/26295
  • Published: Mon 01/08/2022, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Fri 12/08/2022, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time
  • Hours: 22.5
  • Salary: £30,605 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Brighton

Job introduction

Salary: £30,605 per annum
Contract type: Fixed Term
Working pattern: Part time 

Closing date: Friday 12 August 2022

Who to contact if you have a query:

Remy Lanarca
Remy.lamarca@ymcadlg.org
01273 222567

About the role

  • Location: Hove, East Sussex, United Kingdom
  • Earnings: £30,605 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. 

Established in 1996, Dialogue School Counselling is a BACP accredited school counselling service covering Sussex and Surrey. Dialogue has built an excellent reputation with schools, professionals and commissioners and the service has developed and expanded over the years, now operating across Brighton & Hove, East and West Sussex, and Surrey. We know that schools are deeply committed to meeting the individual needs of students as they prepare them to meet the challenges of growing up and moving toward adulthood.

The Role

An opportunity to join the Dialogue management team to support continued service development and expansion of the school counselling service. We are looking for a part-time (22.5 hours per week) on a 12 month fixed-term contract to join our experienced and enthusiastic counselling team to coordinate and deliver an innovative and clinically excellent mental health and wellbeing service. The post holder will manage counselling contracts, build and maintain relationships with schools, line manage Dialogue school counsellors, and ensure the highest quality counselling service is delivered to schools, children and young people.

The expected working pattern can be discussed during interview, but the days are to include Wednesdays and Fridays, with flexible hybrid working from home/around West Sussex and our offices based in Hove, Reed House. 

Who you are

You will be a confident, organised individual with some experience of project development work, including project monitoring, evaluation and reporting. 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. Our ideal candidate will also be confident in safeguarding, risk management and multi-agency working. Applicants will need to have experience in service management, and it is desirable but not essential to have a counselling or therapeutic background. If a qualified counsellor, applicants must be have BACP membership or registered with another recognised professional body (e.g. HCPC, UKCP.)

Closing date is 12 August 2022. Please note this is a rolling advert; applications will be reviewed regularly, and suitable applicants will be invited to attend interviews on a rolling basis. Please apply early to avoid disappointment.

Learning & Development: We provide an extensive programme of formal learning opportunities, supported by an organisation-wide culture of learning.

If you would like an informal discussion about this post, please email Louise Corbett louise.corbett@ymcadlg.org

Candidates will already have the right to live and work in the UK


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).

For questions regarding this role or to request another application format: please email us at recruitment@ymcadlg.org

Additional information

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

 

  • Employer: East Sussex County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/43000/26295
  • Published: Mon 01/08/2022, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Fri 12/08/2022, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time
  • Hours: 22.5
  • Salary: £30,605 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Brighton

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