Vacancies

Current Vacancies:


Sunderland Counselling Service are very keen to recruit:     

School Based Counsellor – 0.6 FTE. The post holder will be employed on a fixed term one year contract which will be subject to a probationary period of 6 months; term time only (22.5 hours). Continued employment will depend on project funding.

Salary:          £12575 actual wage

An exciting opportunity has arisen at Sunderland Counselling Service for an energetic individual with experience of working as a counsellor / therapist with children and young people.

The post holder will be working from a primary and a secondary school in the Sunderland area during school term time only. The post holder will be engaged in the delivery and development of the school based counselling service and will work with children and young people whose lives are, or have been, affected by events to such a level that it impacts upon their emotional and mental well-being. This may involve some group work as well as one-to-one counselling depending upon the needs of the school.

This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Applications:

Please download and submit 1 x electronic copy of your application form and email to caroline.gardner@stft.nhs.uk

Job Specification

Application Form

Closing date:   8am Tuesday 4th February 2020

Interviews will be held soon after this

For an informal discussion about either of these posts please contact Caroline Gardner Senior Counsellor on 0191 2831153

 


 

Trustees / Board members

 To join our board of trustees, known as the Management Committee.

SCS is a well-established and independent mental health charity and company limited by guarantee, which is acknowledged for its contribution to the community by our clients, mental health professionals, and local and regional voluntary and statutory agencies. Originally established as a bereavement counselling service, over the years the organisation has grown and developed in response to need and now provides a wide range of counselling and psychological therapy services across the North East of England.

Trustees may already have a background in the charity sector or may be new to the sector; we would be interested to hear from potential trustees from the public and private sectors. Most importantly we need our trustees to have a clear commitment to Sunderland Counselling Service and the work we do.

This is an unpaid role, but expenses are available.

All posts are subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Applications:

If you would like more information or to discuss this role, please contact Toby Sweet, Chief Executive on:

0191 514 7007 or by email toby@sunderlandcounselling.org.uk

Interested applicants should submit a CV and covering letter, setting out why they are interested in the role and what they would bring to it, by email as above.

You can download a Role Description here.


VOLUNTEER / PLACEMENT COUNSELLORS

We recruit volunteer/placement counsellors twice per year, at set times of the year.  We haven’t yet set the dates for 2020. In 2019, the two intakes were in spring and in summer. We have recently recruited the second intake for 2019. Details of our 2020 dates will be added here soon.

Further Information

Our volunteer placements are working with adults within our GP service where clients can self refer or are referred through the NHS and are offered short-term counselling, usually a maximum of six sessions. Our placements are based at John Street, Sunderland City Centre. Two references and a DBS check are required before commencing placement. We require volunteers to commit to their placement for a full year, with a minimum of two clients per week. We have flexibility in the times we can offer placements, including weekdays and evenings. We provide 1.5 hours of supervision per month at no cost to all volunteers.

Volunteers in training will need to demonstrate the appropriate level of competency to work with our clients and therefore we will only accept students with sufficient training hours on a professionally recognised counselling course.

Please note: We will not accept any applications out of the set submission dates, which we will put on the website for 2020 shortly.

If you’d like any further information on the placements we offer, please call our main office on 0191 514 7007.

How to apply (please wait for the dates for applications to be opened)

We do not accept CV applications.

Please complete our application form Volunteer Application Form 2014 and return it via email to office@sunderlandcounselling.org.uk. Please complete all sections of the application form fully, paying particular attention to the general comments section so we can fully understand your skills and experience.

Please note:  We will only contact you if we believe from your application form that you may be a suitable applicant.

For all applicants please download a copy of GDPR Privacy Notice to find out more about how we use the information you provide us with with here.

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