Vacancy: Sessional Counsellor

Sessional Counsellor

St Margaret’s offers support to children and families, with a particular focus on adoption and fostering.  We work within the social and moral teaching of the Catholic Church to provide a highly professional, committed and caring service. 

JOB DESCRIPTION

Title:                                  Sessional Counsellor
Hours:                               Varied
Contract:                         Sessional (Self Employed)
Responsible to:                Head of Services

Duties / Key Responsibilities

  • Provide counselling sessions to school aged children and young people
  • Carry out assessment interviews with new referrals and evaluate appropriate counselling methods
  • Work closely with Senior Leadership teams and other colleagues
  • Liaise with parents and carers where appropriate
  • Develop and maintain adequate records of clinical work
  • Fulfill professional supervision requirements
  • Contribute to the evaluation of the service by using a range of clinical wellbeing, evaluation and measurement tools
  • Comply with all policies, procedures and service standards
  • Undertake relevant training to continue professional development
  • Keep informed of needs and issues that affect young people
  • Build healthy relationships with parents and school staff, as well as outside agencies and referral organisations
  • Attend regular meetings with the Line Manager and provide weekly updates on services provided

 Qualities/Skills

  • Excellent and proven organisational and communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships
  • Ability to manage caseloads
  • Ability to work on own initiative and be self-motivated
  • Demonstrate a sound sense of personal integrity and ethics
  • Collaborative working style and strong work ethic
  • PVG scheme member
  • Clean driving license and own vehicle