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Senior Counsellor/Counsellor Supervisor

To start: As soon as possible

YOU is a registered charity that has been providing care, support and advice for over 30 years. Supporting vulnerable people across Hampshire, Dorset and West Sussex, YOU gives them the tools and resources they need to live independent, secure and valued lives.

Essential Requirements

The appointed applicant will:

- Be a skilled and experienced counsellor
- Be a member of BACP and work within their Ethical Framework
- Be able to contribute to the development of the counselling services
- Be confident to deputise for the manager in their absence

The Role

We are seeking to appoint a skilled and experienced counsellor or counsellor/supervisor wishing to utilise their skills to support volunteer counsellors. We are looking for the right candidate to join our team who shares our values and commitment to delivering an affordable and accessible counselling service to the residents of Portsmouth.

This is an opportunity to take on a supervisory role and could suit someone requiring additional hours to take them through their Supervisors Training. You will work with the Service Manager to develop, and in some cases deliver, a programme of professional development as well as and supporting the manager in the day to day activities of Counselling Portsmouth and ensuring the service meets all contractual requirements.

You will be required to retain a small case load, to meet your professional development as well as the needs of the service. You will lead on the arrangement of and carry out initial assessments. This is a multi-faceted and developing post that will be open to change, growth and development to meet the emerging needs of this service.

About You

We are looking for a skilled and experienced counsellor/supervisor who has a commitment to supporting the development of volunteer counsellors and the service as a whole. You will be passionate about working within an ethical framework. You will be a person who is able to work on their own, understanding the needs of the service and be able to prioritise work.

You will also work with the Service Manager to develop bespoke counselling teams and work alongside other YOU services where in-house counselling may be required in order to meet their contractual obligations or add value to their existing services. You will be directly responsible for implementing ethical compliance across YOU in all counselling services and will hold clinical responsibility for all counsellors and clients. You will be skilled at identifying and meeting the growth and development needs of your team, offering appropriate supervision when needed.

YOU has a strong value base, striving to be person-centred, innovative, trustworthy, can-do and excellent at all times, so it is important that you are as passionate about these principles as we are.


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