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ESTEEM is a Sussex-based charity which involves young adults age

ESTEEM is a Sussex-based (Shoreham By Sea) charity which involves young adults aged 14-26 in opportunities to develop confidence, build life-skills and improve well-being. We do this by offering access to 1:1 vocational mentoring, tailored volunteer roles, well-being support services and group activities in a safe and supportive environment​.

Based at the Old School House in Shoreham, West Sussex, ESTEEM also provides a free counselling service, overseen by the Wellbeing Manager, with a team of 7 qualified and in-training counsellors. Counsellors provide 1:1 sessions for the young adults who have either self referred via ESTEEM support services pathway or referred in through external agencies. Each counsellor holds a caseload of clients  and offers weekly sessions. The counselling offered is up to 24 (is ongoing) weeks, with reviews taking place periodically (every 12 sessions).

 

The Well-being Project aims to work with over 100 young people per year aged 14-26, across all of Sussex, who are facing barriers to achieving their life-goals. Using the five (6) Ways to Wellbeing (Give, Take Notice, Learn, Connect, Be Active), young people will be able to access support, guidance and gain confidence in a safe space. The Wellbeing Project encourages young people to make new friends, help the organisation grow and get involved in their local community.

The counselling service aims to offer 750 hours of free 1:1 counselling per year for young people. The post-holder will be responsible to the Wellbeing Manager.

Key roles and responsibilities

●      Provide counselling supervision to qualified freelance counsellors, volunteers and trainees in line with the BACP and ESTEEM’s Clinical Supervision Policy

●      Hold clinical responsibility for all client work for which supervision is provided

●      Keep accurate, detailed and timely records of the supervision sessions

●      Maintain and develop appropriate systems with the Wellbeing Manager to ensure the best use of supervisor time

●      Work with flexibility to provide a service that fits well with counsellors varied hours

●      Monitor the provision of counselling to ensure all staff that require supervision are able to access this

●      Provide the Wellbeing Manager with regular reports on the uptake of supervision, hours provided and the overall quality of counselling provided

●      Conduct annual review of supervisees

●      Be aware of (adhere to) and promote all organisational policies and procedures.

●      Support staff to collate all data required for service monitoring including client outcomes and feedback forms

●      Ensure that any serious concerns about staff / disciplinary matters are brought to the attention of the Wellbeing Manager.

●      All supervision sessions to take place at ESTEEM Office in Shoreham or online

●      Conduct all client assessments using the CORE IMS assessment tool and ESTEEMS safeguarding risk criteria

●      Be aware of (adhere to) and promote all organisational policies and procedures.

●      Support staff to collate all data required for service monitoring including client outcomes and feedback forms

●      Ensure that any serious concerns about staff / disciplinary matters are brought to the attention of the Wellbeing Manager.

●      All supervision sessions to take place at ESTEEM Office in Shoreham or online

●      Conduct all client assessments using the CORE IMS assessment tool and ESTEEMS safeguarding risk criteria

The post-holder is expected to maintain appropriate two-way communication with the Wellbeing Manager and where appropriate, the Safeguarding Lead whilst recognising the importance of respecting the personal trust that needs to develop between supervisor and supervisee.

SPECIFICATION

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS

 

Accreditation as a counsellor/psychotherapist with the BACP or equivalent professional body

Qualification in clinical supervision

Significant post qualification status as a counsellor/psychotherapist.

Significant experience of supervising groups and individual counsellors/psychotherapists from a range of training backgrounds

Clinical experience of working with clients with a range of difficulties including complex mental health issues, drug and alcohol issues, sexual violation and trauma.

Ability  to work in a trauma informed way and have experience or  knowledge of an asset-focused approach

Experience of providing individual counselling

Knowledge an understanding of issues involved in in therapeutic work within the field of children and young people

Understanding of issues regarding confidentiality and management of risk within a counselling service.

Good administrative skills.

Commitment to on-going supervision of supervision and personal & professional development

Availability to run supervision groups on a weekday early evening

 

Personal attributes

Resilience, reliability, flexibility.

Good communication skills and commitment to work collaboratively with the team and Wellbeing Manager.

Abilities and interests

Ability to work in and with a small team.

Interest in continuing professional development.

Supporting and empowering young people

 

KEY COMPETENCIES

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Adaptable and flexible approach.

Ability to communicate topics of a sensitive nature.

Ability to supervise a range of therapeutic approaches and both pad staff, volunteers and trainees

Contract: Permanent position (subject to funding after the first year)

Hours: Approx. 5 hrs clinical supervision a month (depending on the group format of the 6 counsellors) plus all client assessments (approx 30 a year), quarterly meetings and admin time

Pay: £50 per hour clinical supervision/ £25 per hr admin

Application Deadline: 26th July 2021

Interview Date: Beginning of August

Start Date: 1st September 2021 (we have some flexibility around this but are looking to recruit as early as possible)

HOW TO APPLY

Please complete the application form on our website:

http://esteem.org.uk/jobs-board/ and email to

hr@esteem.org.uk

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact mona.sorensen@esteem.org.uk or call 07932 393809

 

 

 

To apply for this job email your details to HR@esteem.org.uk.