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Sunderland Counselling Service is a is a dynamic and diverse workplace where we are committed to delivering our charitable aims.

If you want to make a real difference and be part of our amazing team check out our latest job vacancies.

Sunderland Counselling Service is recruiting.

 

Counsellor (Step 3) Counselling for Depression 

Contract Type: Permanent

Contract Hours: Full-time (37.5 hours)

Salary: Band 7 comparable (£40,057)

Location: Talking Changes, Craglea, Durham 

Job Summary

Working as part of the Improving Access to Psychological Service across County Durham and Darlington, known as Talking Changes, we are seeking to appoint two Counsellors who will offer Counselling for Depression (CfD) for clients with mild to moderate mental health concerns.

The post holders will be employed by Sunderland Counselling Service (SCS) and work with colleagues across the wider IAPT Team.

These posts will be based at one of the service bases, for example in Darlington, Bishop Auckland or Craglea in Lanchester Road Hospital; however, the post holders will be expected to offer face to face sessions throughout the Service bases in County Durham and Darlington according to service requirements. Whilst restrictions regarding COVID 19 and social distancing remain in place, the post holder may be required to work confidentially from home.

These are full-time positions (37.5 hours) which will involve a minimum of one evening per week. The posts will be offered on a permanent basis, subject to the successful completion of a six-month probationary period.

Main duties of the post

We are seeking accredited Counsellors who are qualified in CfD who will provide Step 3 IAPT compliant, time limited, individual therapy to adults referred to the service. This will be provided either face to face, over the phone or using a video function and adhere to session limits and models defined by the service.

The successful candidates will be qualified to Degree, MSc, MA, or Diploma level in Counselling as well as qualified in an IAPT compliant form of counselling therapy, specifically Counselling for Depression.

We require therapists who can complete comprehensive assessments for clients referred to the service to determine their therapeutic and other support needs. The successful counsellors will demonstrate how they develop realistic treatment goals with a client and successfully encourage and support them in using the service, to enable them to address and manage the issues and associated problems that are affecting their mental and emotional well-being.

About us

The salary for this post is equivalent to a Band 7 agenda for change for successful candidates who are BACP accredited or equivalent and who hold a Counselling for Depression qualification. Terms and conditions of this post are provided by SCS. This includes 30 days annual leave per year, pension scheme and access to a free and confidential employee assistance programme and a health programme.

We will also warmly welcome applications from accredited counsellors who have completed, but are not yet qualified, in CfD.  Successful candidates in this instance would be paid at a band 6 equivalent whilst we support them to achieve their Counselling for Depression qualification.

Applying for the post

For further information relating to this role, please contact Leanne Davis, Service Manager on 0191 514 7007.

All applications must be submitted no later than 11.59pm on 13th February 2022 and should be sent to office@sunderlandcounselling.org.uk along with a completed Equal Opportunity and Diversity Monitoring Form.

Please download below:

  • Job Description
  • Application Form
  • GDPR Privacy Notice for Applicants
  • Equal Opportunity and Diversity Monitoring Document

 

Community Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CCAMHS) Counsellor  

Hours: 37.5 hours p/w which may include weekend or evening work

Salary: £28687 per annum – with recognised Counselling qualification only
Salary: £30400 per annum – with recognised Supervision qualification  

Contract type: Permanent

Location: To work in various community settings, including CCAMHS bases

Sunderland Counselling Service is seeking to appoint 2 counsellors to work as a counsellor / therapist with children and young people from 5-18 years old. The post holder will be engaged in the delivery and development of the counselling, training components of the 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.

The post holders will be employed by Sunderland Counselling Service (SCS) and work with colleagues across the wider CAMHS Team. These posts will be based in one of our three CCAMHS bases, but the successful applicant will be expected to travel. The post holders will be expected to offer face to face sessions throughout the Service bases in Sunderland according to service requirements. Whilst restrictions regarding COVID 19 and social distancing are in place, the post holder may be required to work confidentially from home.

We are seeking counsellors with at least 2 years experience of working with children and young people in a counselling setting and are qualified to Degree, MSc, MA, or Diploma level in Counselling. The counselling will be provided either face to face, over the phone or using a video function and adhere to session limits and models defined by the service.

We require therapists who can complete comprehensive assessments for clients referred to the service to determine their therapeutic and other support needs. The successful counsellors will have a sound knowledge of the legislative frameworks in relation to mental health and child protection. If they hold an appropriate Clinical Supervision qualification they will also be responsible for the recruitment, management and provision of clinical supervision for a team of volunteer counsellors.

Terms and conditions of this post are provided by SCS. This includes 30 days annual leave per year, pension scheme and access to a free and confidential employee assistance programme and a health programme.

If you would like further information about this role, please contact Caroline Gardner, Senior Counsellor on 0191 2831153.

Applications, alongside a completed Equal Opportunity and Diversity Monitoring form, should be emailed to office@sunderlandcounselling.org.uk by 11.59pm on Sunday, 20th February 2022.  Applications received after this time will not be considered.  Applications can also be completed on line using the NHS jobs website.

Interviews will take place using Microsoft Teams shortly after this.

 

 

 

Please download below:

  • Job Description
  • Application Form
  • GDPR Privacy Notice for Applicants
  • Equal Opportunity and Diversity Monitoring Document