Sunderland Counselling Service wish to recruit:

Community CAMHS Senior Practitioner – full time permanent position

Salary: £32,211 per annum

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

The post holder will be working in a Community CAMHS locality base within Sunderland and will be responsible for managing and co-ordinating our team of Community CAMHS counsellors. This team includes both salaried and volunteer counsellors. The post holder will be responsible for the delivery and development of the counselling, supervision and training components of the service.

They will take primary responsibility for service development and will manage the team of counsellors to ensure that targets and activity levels set out in the specification for the service are met. They will carry a small individual case load of clients and so 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. A key responsibility will be to co-ordinate and further develop our successful schools based counselling service.

All posts are subject to an enhanced DBS check.


Please download and submit 1 x electronic copy of your application form

By email to

Closing date:  5:00 Wednesday 31 January 2018

Interviews are likely to be held during the week commencing 5 February 2018

For an informal discussion please contact Toby Sweet (Chief Executive) on 0191 514 7007.


Job Description

Application form


We no longer carry out regular annual recruitment of volunteer / placement counsellors. However, vacancies for volunteer and trainee counsellors do arise throughout the year and we recruit to fill these vacancies as and when they arise.

If you would like to find out whether we have any current vacancies for volunteer / placement counsellors, please call our main office on 0191 514 7007.

If you would like to complete an application form for us to hold on file in the event of such vacancies arising, please download and complete the Volunteer Application Form 2014 and return it via email to

Please note:  We will only contact with you if a vacancy arises for a voluntary / placement counsellor and if we believe from your application form that you may be a suitable applicant.