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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.

Job Description

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



Person Specification

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



Personal Attributes


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


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