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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 would like to recruit:

School Based Counsellor – 0.2 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 (7.5 hours). Continued employment will depend on project funding.

 

Salary:         £4276 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 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, along with an equal opportunities and diversity monitoring form and email them to caroline.gardner@stft.nhs.uk

 

Closing date: 11.59 pm Sunday, 28th March 2021. 

Please not applications received after this time will not be considered.

Interviews will be held soon after this.

 

For an informal discussion about this post please contact Caroline Gardner Senior Counsellor on 0191 283 1153

Please download below:

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

Children and Family Counsellor 

 

Salary:                         £29,803 p/a (pro rata)

Hours:                         0.6 Full-time equivalent (22.5 hours p/w)

Contract type:       Fixed term until 31st March 2022

Location:                   St Benedict’s Hospice

                             

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 and significant knowledge of issues around loss and bereavement.

 

The post holder will work as a Children and Family Counsellor at St Benedict’s Hospice in Sunderland and provide a counselling service to meet the varied needs of children, young people and parents in one-to-one sessions, family sessions and groups within our service. A key focus will be on providing counselling to families with a special emphasis on working with children and young people facing the illness of a loved one and / or dealing with the loss post death.

 

In addition, the post holder will support and train staff and volunteers who are involved with providing family support and will facilitate training for other staff members and volunteers involved in the support of families.

 

The post is based in St Benedict’s Hospice but will also require outreach work in local schools and community settings to best meet the needs of children and young people referred to the service.  Sessions will take place face to face as well as over the telephone and video where required.  Due to ongoing restrictions relating to COVID 19 it is likely the post holder will be expected to some telephone or video sessions from home and will therefore need to have a confidential space to provide this.

 

All applications must be sent to office@sunderlandcounselling.org.uk, alongside a completed Equality and Diversity Monitoring form, must be received no later than 9am on Monday, 8th March.  Applications received after this time will not be considered.

 

Interviews are expected to take place over Microsoft Teams on Wednesday, 17th March.

 

To arrange an informal discussion please contact Leanne Davis, Service Manager on leanne.davis@sunderlandcounselling.org.uk.

Please download below:

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

Community CAMHS Counsellor 

 

Salary:                    £22,804.00 per annum – with recognised Counselling qualification only

                                    £24,165.00 per annum – with recognised Supervision qualification

Contract type:  Permanent 

Hours:                    0.8 FTE (4 days)    

        

We are looking to recruit an an energetic individual with experience of working as a counsellor / therapist with children and young people.

 

The post holder will be working in a Community Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) locality base within Sunderland and in an outreach counselling role as part of a team of Community CAMHS counsellors. The post holder will be engaged in the delivery and development of the counselling, supervision and 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.

 

This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

 

Applications, alongside a completed Equality and Monitoring form, must be received by office@sunderlandcounselling.org.uk no later than 11.59 pm Sunday, 28th March.  Applications received after this time will not be considered.  Interviews will be held shortly after.

 

For an informal discussion about this post please contact Caroline Gardner, Senior Counsellor on 0191 283 1153.

 

Please download below:

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