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

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Sunderland Counselling Service wishes 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.


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

Closing date:   8am Monday 14th December 2020

Interviews will be held soon after this

For an informal discussion about this post please contact Caroline Gardner Senior Counsellor on 0191 2831153

Please download below:

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

Sunderland Counselling Service wishes to recruit:

Administrative Assistant

Salary – £18,278 (pro rata)

Contract type – Fixed term until 31st March 2021

Hours – Part-time – 22.5 hours (evening work will be required)

Closing date: 9am on Monday, 30th November 2020

Interview Date: Wednesday, 2nd December 2020

Location: Sunderland, Tyne and Wear

An exciting opportunity is now available in Sunderland Counselling Service for a part time Administrative Assistant.  The post holder will work closely with the Office Manager to ensure the smooth running of this busy counselling service.  Key tasks will include receiving and processing client referrals including contacting clients to arrange appointments, fielding queries via telephone, email and letter, providing reception cover, creating letters, co-ordinating diaries, scanning and copying documents and the maintenance of an electronic client case management system as well as all internal IT systems.

Due to the nature of the work of the Service, it is inevitable that the post holder will come into contact with potentially distressed and vulnerable clients and support is available from team members in these circumstances as required.

Generally the successful candidate will be based in our busy city centre base, however this post may involve home working whilst restrictions regarding COVID 19 and social distancing remain in place and therefore the post holder may be required to work confidentially from home.

Please contact Chris Sharpe, Office Manager if you have any questions regarding this post on 0191 514 7007.

Interviews will take place on Wednesday, 2nd December 2020 through Microsoft Teams.

Further information about the post can be found below.

All applications forms below must be returned by 9am on Monday, 30th November.  Unfortunately, applications received after this time will not be considered.

Please return applications to alongside a completed equal opportunity and diversity form.

Please download below:

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