HOW TO APPLY
Please complete the application form on our website https://esteem.org.uk/community-jobs-board/ and email to email@example.com – you will find a full job description and person specification on our jobs board.
ESTEEM works with young adults aged 14-26 years to run Wellbeing, Social, Mentoring and Volunteering opportunities, with a youth-lead and asset-based approach.
This is an exciting opportunity to work for a charity that is passionate about giving young adults the chance to develop their skills and confidence, both for their own benefit and for that of society as a whole.
As part of ESTEEMs counselling service you will be providing counselling to young adults who are engaged with ESTEEM services, aged 14-26.
Based at The Old School House, the ESTEEM Counsellor will be required to work with the Wellbeing Manager and Clinical Supervisor to support the young adults accessing support via the wellbeing service and mental health pathways.
We encourage applications from all backgrounds, communities and industries, and are committed to having a team that is made up of diverse skills, experiences and abilities. We are committed to equality and diversity within our organisation and all opportunities provided by ESTEEM. Whilst some of our offices have barriers to access, we are taking steps to resolve these, and in the meantime, we continue to encourage interest from applicants who require reasonable adjustments within the workplace.
As a counsellor, you’ll need to:
Work closely with the Wellbeing Manager and wider team to ensure high quality delivery of service
Deliver 1-1 counselling sessions to young people at ESTEEM
Fully comprehend and work within ESTEEMs Safeguarding Children & Vulnerable Adults policies and procedures at all times and understand how this fits with the Risk Management Protocol of the wider organisation
Work within the framework of a time-limited therapeutic model (up to 24 sessions with periodic reviews)
Work within the BACP Ethical Framework and to uphold the clinical standards that are expected from a service that adheres to this
Attend regular clinical supervision with the assigned clinical supervisor
Not take ESTEEM client work to any other clinical supervisor
Report back to the Wellbeing Manager on a regular basis on the progress of the provision, and to raise any areas of service excellence or concern
Establish a strong working relationship with ESTEEM colleagues
Be flexible to respond to the evidenced needs of young adults by delivering services that are not restricted to a 9am-5pm timetable that could include twilight/early evening appointments
Actively promote participation and for all young adults to be offered the opportunity to have a voice, get involved and to influence operational and strategic direction within ESTEEM
Use UPSHOT for recording interventions and any work relevant to the young adults in an appropriate, professional and diligent manner.
Contribute to and be part of the ESTEEMS Counselling Service team and attend line management meetings, team meetings and CPD events as required.
Work constructively as part of a team and be involved in the development of good practice.
Carry out, from time to time, any other appropriate duties in line with capabilities as directed by the line manager to support and promote the work of the project.
Work within all ESTEEMS policies and procedures at all times and to abide by the Code of Conduct.
Attend ESTEEM mandatory training and abide by our policies and procedures on Safeguarding, Health and Safety and Equality and Diversity.
Attend appropriate continuing professional development and training events and be committed to team events.
Take responsibility for your own wellbeing as essential to sustaining good counselling practice
Education & Experience
Graduate or Post graduate level Counselling Diploma or equivalent (of two years minimum duration including personal counselling or psychotherapy)
BACP Accreditation/eligibility for accreditation
BACP Registration or accredited with other relevant professional bodies (UKCP/HCP)
Post qualified work as a counsellor/psychotherapist (450hrs plus)
Experience in individual counselling with children & young people (aged 14-26 years)
Ability to assess the needs of clients and provide appropriate service for them
Training / experience in using play & creative techniques in therapy
Experience in counselling children & young people with Autistic Spectrum Conditions
Training / experience in working with children with communication difficulties, including ASC and LD
Skills and Abilities
To be able to work competently and ethically on a time limited basis
Excellent motivational skills relevant to children, young people and families with complex needs
The ability to be assertive when necessary and understand reasons for ‘challenging behaviour’
The ability to be supportive and empathetic and work in a trauma informed way
Excellent communication skills, verbal, interpersonal and written on all levels and according to need
Confident to work autonomously as well as part of a team
Excellent administrative and organisational skills
A working knowledge of mental health issues affecting children and young people
An understanding of and an ability to adhere to professional boundaries
Knowledge of statutory services working with young people and families
An excellent knowledge of up to date Child Protection & Safeguarding issues and procedures
A sound understanding of Child developmental processes
Demonstrate a working understanding of the principle of equal opportunities as it applies to the context of the post
Demonstrate a working understanding of culturally competent counselling practice
Demonstrate and promote ESTEEM’s core values
Approachable and flexible work ethic
Commitment to the protection and safeguarding of children, young people and vulnerable adults
To apply for this job email your details to HR@esteem.org.uk.