Vacancies

Sunderland Counselling Service wish to recruit to the following posts:

  1. Deputy Service Manager – 0.5 FTE 18.5 hours per week

Salary:                       £32,855 pro rata                                

This is an exciting new opportunity within Sunderland Counselling Service, to support our Service Manager. This is initially a temporary position based on a one-year fixed term contract; if continued funding allows, the intention is to make this a permanent position.

The post holder will deputise for and support the Service Manager and hold specific identified managerial responsibilities within our adult counselling services. They will work closely with the Service Manager to co-ordinate the delivery, monitoring, staff support and leadership for the Service.

The post holder will hold operational responsibility for adult counselling services delivered by Sunderland Counselling Service. They will support the coordination of specific operational matters relating to our provision of counselling and therapeutic services, including premises, health and safety, IT systems and human resources.

Download:

Deputy Service Manager Job Description Sept 2018


  1. Deputy Clinical Lead (Counselling) – 0.5 FTE 18.5 hours per week

Salary:                       £32,855 pro rata  

This is an exciting new opportunity within Sunderland Counselling Service, to support our Counselling Clinical Lead. This is initially a temporary position based on a one-year fixed term contract; if continued funding allows, the intention is to make this a permanent position.

The post holder will deputise for and support the Counselling Clinical Lead and hold specific identified clinical and managerial responsibilities within the adult counselling services delivered by Sunderland Counselling Service.  They will work with the Clinical Lead to co-ordinate the delivery, monitoring, staff support and leadership for the Service.

They will make clinical governance decisions where necessary, recommending appropriate treatment and support for clients. They will assist the Clinical Lead in overseeing day to day counselling practice within the Service to ensure effective and efficient clinical practice. This will include supporting the Clinical Lead in managing the data analysis of the counselling services.

Download:

Deputy Clinical Lead Job Description Sept 2018

All posts are subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Applications:

Please download and submit:

1 x electronic copy of your application form

Download:

Application-form-2018.doc

By email to office@sunderlandcounselling.org.uk

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Closing date:  9:00 a.m. Monday 29th October 2018

Interviews will be held 6th / 14th November 2018  

For an informal discussion about these positions please contact Toby Sweet (Chief Executive), Leanne Davis (Service Manager) or Alan Brice (Clinical Lead) on 0191 514 7007.


Sunderland Counselling Service are very keen to recruit

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 will be recruiting volunteer/placement counsellors twice per year. Our recruitment dates for 2019 are as follows:

First Recruitment:

Applications Open: 1st February 2019

Applications Close: 28th February 2019

Interviews and Induction dates: March 2019

Placement Commences: April 2019

 

Second Recruitment:

Applications Open: 1st June 2019

Applications Close: 29th June 2019

Interviews and Induction dates: July 2019

Placement Commences: September 2019

 

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 submission dates of February and June 2019.

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

How to apply

 

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.

 

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