Current Vacancies

Sunderland Counselling Service would like to recruit:

Deputy Clinical Lead (Fixed-Term)

Hours:                     37 hours p/w including some evening work to meet service needs

Salary:                    £34,861

Contract type:   Fixed term for 12 months maternity cover

Location:               John Street, Sunderland.

 

Sunderland Counselling Service is seeking to appoint an experienced Deputy Clinical Lead who will deputise and support our Clinical Lead to deliver counselling services to clients across the organisation.

We are looking for a competent lead who is a qualified counsellor that is accredited with the BACP or other relevant professional body.  The successful post holder will ensure the delivery of safe, effective services across the organisation. The Deputy Clinical Lead will provide effective supervision and case management to counselling staff, therefore, experience of leading and motivating individuals and teams of people is a must. The successful post holder will also be responsible for responding to clinical queries and issues; managing referrals and waiting lists; liaising with partner agencies; and helping to support the Clinical Lead with the day to day running of clinical counselling services.

Some of our counselling services are offered as part of the primary care mental health provision through the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Service, therefore, knowledge of IAPT or experience of working within an IAPT service would be desirable, including an ability to achieve agreed targets and demonstrate outcomes.

The Deputy Clinical Lead will support counsellors to provide effective counselling to clients addressing and managing issues that are affecting their mental and emotional well-being, as well as completing comprehensive assessments.

The successful post holder will be expected to work from our base in Sunderland City Centre although due to the ongoing restrictions regarding COVID 19, may also be required to work confidentially from home. They must be able to work independently, as well as working in partnership with other services in order to support clients fully.

If you would like further information about this role, please contact Marianne Guthzeit, Clinical Lead or Leanne Davis, Clinical Lead on 0191 514 7007.

Applications, alongside a completed Equal Opportunity and Diversity Monitoring form, should be emailed to office@sunderlandcounselling.org.uk by 11.59pm on Monday, 25th October 2021.  Applications received after this time will not be considered.

Interviews will take place using Microsoft Teams during the week on Friday, 29th October and Monday, 1st November 2021.

Please download below:

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

Step One (Non IAPT) Counsellor (permanent)

 

Salary:                     Band 6 Agenda for change comparable

Contract type:    Permanent.

Hours:                     Full-time - 37 hours per week excluding breaks and including a minimum of one evening per                                              week .

Closing date:     11.59pm on Sunday, 24th October2021.

Location:             County Durham and Darlington

 

We are seeking to appoint a BACP accredited (or equivalent) Counsellor who will offer counselling for clients with mild to moderate mental health concerns. The successful Counsellor will work within Talking Changes, the Improving Access to Psychological Service which offers services across County Durham and Darlington.

The post holder will be employed by SCS and subject to our terms and conditions whilst working with colleagues from across the wider IAPT Team.

This post will be based in Craglea in Lanchester Road Hospital; however, the post holder 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.

We are seeking an accredited Counsellor who will provide time limited therapy to adults referred to the service. Clients at step 1 will have been assessed as below caseness. 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.

The successful candidate will be qualified to Degree, MSc, MA, or Diploma level in Counselling as well as holding current accreditation status from the BACP or equivalent.

We require a counsellor who can work from comprehensive assessments completed by their colleagues within the IAPT service to determine with their clients their therapeutic and other support needs. The successful counsellor 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 wellbeing.

This is a full-time position (37.5 hours) which will involve a minimum of one evening per week. .

The post will be offered on a permanent basis, subject to the successful completion of a six-month probationary period.

For further information about this post, please contact Leanne Davis, Service Manager for Sunderland Counselling Service on 0191 514 7007.

 

Applications must be sent to office@sunderlandcounselling.org.uk by 11.59pm on Sunday, 24th October alongside a completed Equality and Diversity Form.  Applications received after this time will not be considered.

Please download below:

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

Fixed-Term Step One (Non IAPT) Counsellors

 

Salary:                     Band 6 Agenda for change comparable

Contract type:    Fixed term for 12 months

Hours:                     Full-time - 37 hours per week excluding breaks and including a minimum of one evening per                                              week (Job Share will be considered).

Closing date:     11.59pm on Sunday, 24th October 2021.

Location:             County Durham and Darlington

 

We are seeking to appoint three BACP accredited (or equivalent) Counsellors who will offer counselling for clients with mild to moderate mental health concerns. The successful Counsellors will work within Talking Changes, the Improving Access to Psychological Service which offers services across County Durham and Darlington.

The post holders will be employed by SCS and subject to our terms and conditions whilst working with colleagues from across the wider IAPT Team.

These posts will be based in 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.

We are seeking accredited Counsellors who will provide time limited therapy to adults referred to the service. Clients at step 1 will have been assessed as below caseness. 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.

The successful candidates will be qualified to Degree, MSc, MA, or Diploma level in Counselling as well as holding current accreditation status from the BACP or equivalent.

We require counsellors who can work from comprehensive assessments completed by their colleagues within the IAPT service to determine with their clients 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 wellbeing.

These are full-time positions (37.5 hours) which will involve a minimum of one evening per week. We will also welcome applications for those who wish to job share.

The posts will be offered on a 12-month fixed-term basis, subject to the successful completion of a six-month probationary period. Continued employment will be subject to obtaining ongoing project related funding.

For further information about these posts, please contact Leanne Davis, Service Manager for Sunderland Counselling Service on 0191 514 7007.

 

Applications must be sent to office@sunderlandcounselling.org.uk by 11.59pm on Sunday, 24th October alongside a completed Equality and Diversity Form.  Applications received after this time will not be considered.

Please download below:

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

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