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Youth Counsellor

Position: Youth Counsellor

Hours: Part time - sessional

Location: Based in Guildford

Contract: Self-employed. One-year initial contract with possibility of extending subject to funding

Accountable to: Chief Executive

DBS check: Yes

Closing on: 31st May 2019 12:30PM

RASASC is a registered charity which has been providing support to male and female victims of rape and sexual abuse (both recent and non-recent) and young people aged over 13, from across Surrey since 1992.

We provide an Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (ISVA) Service. ISVAs support victims to help them overcome the abuse they have suffered and to rebuild their lives.

We also provide one-to-one counselling, group support, a national Telephone Helpline and peer- to -peer 'confidence' groups.

Volunteers are an important part of the work we do. Volunteers staff our Helpline and our qualified counsellors work on a voluntary basis with survivors of rape and sexual abuse.

Youth Counsellor

The role of the Youth Counsellor is to provide face to face counselling for young people aged 13 – 17, male or female, who are survivors of rape and sexual abuse. Clients will be able to access counselling for between 6 – 20 sessions, depending on client’s individual need.

This role is based at the RASASC Guildford office and will work in conjunction with the Family Support Worker, who will provide counselling support through the provision of up to six sessions for family members of the young person being supported through the youth counselling programme. The two services will operate at the same time the young person is receiving counselling.

Key function of the Youth Counsellor

· To provide individual and personalised counselling support to six young people per week, each of one-hour duration for 6 – 20 sessions.

· To meet, weekly, with the Family Support Worker to carry out a review meeting and discuss and address any issues relating to the young person and

family by planning and providing the support the clients (young person and family) need.

· To manage the co-ordination and allocation of the service for counselling and family support.

· Undertake all administration for the service including, two hours per week (total):

o to write up notes on each session undertaken

o maintain case files and records

o input into database

o provide monitoring information (normally 6 monthly and annually) as required under funding conditions as requested by the Chief Executive Officer or Fundraising Manager.

· One hour per fortnight to book counselling client’s sessions via email and phone.

· Attend monthly clinical supervision with RASASC clinical supervisor

· To meet with RASASC’s Chief Executive Officer or Fundraising Manager every 6-8 weeks.

Employment and Working Hours

· 12-month contract (self-employed), possibility of extending subject to funding

· Working hours 16:00 – 20:00 (currently on a Thursday and Friday)

· £20 per hour for counselling sessions, meetings with Family Support Worker and supervision

· £15 per hour for administrative tasks including booking appointments, co-ordination and allocation of programme, inputting data into SHONET (in-house database) and preparing monitoring reports

· Reporting to Chief Executive Officer.

If you feel this is a role for you, where you can make a difference to the lives of young people affected by rape and sexual abuse then please apply now.

If you have any questions about the role please do give us a call as we would love to hear from you – contact Liz Joyce on 01483 568000.

Closing date for applications is: Friday 31st May 12:30 PM Interview dates to be advised.

How to Apply: Please complete the attached application form and return it to Liz Joyce Please note we do not accept CVs.


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