Children’s Sessional Counsellor / Child Psychotherapist

  • Job Reference: AWDO-T12368
  • Date Posted: 2 July 2024
  • Recruiter: AWD online
  • Location: Sevenoaks, Kent
  • Salary: £23.48 Per Hour
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Part Time
  • Contact: CV Response Team

Job Description

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Children’s Sessional Counsellor / Child Psychotherapist who is qualified to Diploma level 5 or equivalent in Counselling Children and Young People, with experience of counselling within a school setting, excellent interpersonal and time management skills and the ability to work independently is required for a well-established and leading children's charity.

 

SALARY: £23.48 per hour

LOCATION: Positions available in Sevenoaks, Whitstable, Crawley and Swanley locations – Must be willing to travel

JOB TYPE: Part-Time, Self-Employed / Sessional Work

WORKING HOURS: Minimum of 5 hours per week, between the hours of 9am and 3pm

 

Please note: Having a full driving licence and access to a vehicle for work purposes is preferred as the role involves working across Kent.  Candidates must hold a current DBS check.

 

** Multiple Positions Available **

 

JOB OVERVIEW

We have a fantastic new job opportunity for a Children’s Sessional Counsellor / Child Psychotherapist who is qualified to Diploma level 5 or equivalent in Counselling Children and Young People, with experience of counselling within a school setting, excellent interpersonal and time management skills and the ability to work independently.

Working as a Children’s Sessional Counsellor / Child Psychotherapist you will play a crucial role in providing therapeutic interventions and psychoeducation to children and young people in schools in Seven Oaks, Whitstable, Crawley & Swanley. You will manage your caseload, conduct assessments and attend meetings. You will maintain accurate and confidential records of counselling sessions and interventions whilst consulting with pastoral teams in schools, parents/care givers and statutory organisations.

This is a sessional face to face role, and as the Children’s Sessional Counsellor / Child Psychotherapist you will need to be available between 9am to 3pm. You will need to be fully insured, a member of a relevant professional body, hold a DBS or be part of the update service. Please note that this position is on a sessional basis.

 

DUTIES

Your duties as the Children’s Sessional Counsellor / Child Psychotherapist include:

  • Deliver one-to-one counselling with children, young people (4 – 25yrs) and adults in schools (term time only), online and in Hubs
  • Understand and ensure professional and ethical boundaries are maintained at all times
  • Act on safeguarding concerns appropriately and understand and manage risk, liaising with Designated Safeguarding Lead
  • Work in collaboration with the Counselling Administrator in coordinating your workload
  • Travel within the area as required
  • Liaise with external partners such as Social Care teams, health providers, pastoral teams, parents/caregivers when required
  • Attend meetings and group supervision as required by your manager or Head of Counselling such as check in’s, 1:2:1’s and team meetings
  • Maintain adequate records and store correctly, providing information to management and Head Office as appropriate/requested, as well as responsibility for the completion of evaluation forms, consent forms and referral forms
  • Seek to be trained to a high standard by undertaking 30 hours annually of Continuing Professional Development
  • Attend meetings when requested, by the safeguarding team, pastoral teams, social workers, healthcare providers

 

CANDIDATE REQUIREMENTS

  • Qualified to Diploma level 5 or equivalent in Counselling Children and Young People (Minimum level 4 Diploma)
  • Member of a professional body
  • At least 100 hours experience counselling children and 100 hours adults
  • Experience of counselling children and young people
  • Experience of working in a school setting
  • Previous experience of dealing with safeguarding concerns
  • Previous experience of working as a sessional/self-employed counsellor
  • Good Interpersonal skills to work confidently and competently with the needs of the client
  • Ability to work independently
  • Good communication skills to liaise with staff members in the school as well as parents/caregivers of clients
  • Good time management skills
  • Good level of IT literacy
  • An understanding of difficulties that children, young people and adults experience
  • Excellent understanding of Safeguarding and child protection policies and procedures
  • Willingness to travel
  • Holds a current DBS
  • Good communication skills
  • Demonstrate empathy, respect, resilience, active listening, congruence and non-judgement within your role
  • Caring, committed, compassionate, dedicated, dependable, empathetic, fair minded, independent, organised, personable, proactive, self-motivated

 

BENEFITS

  • Continuous professional development
  • In house learning platform
  • Group supervision

 

The charity is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and young people they serve. This post is subject to necessary safeguarding checks including an appropriate level DBS Disclosure.

 

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JOB REF: AWDO-T12368

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