YO002 – Counsellor
£24,875 per annum
37 hours per week
Closing Date – 22nd December 2019 Interview Date – 9th January 2020
Do you hold a professional counselling qualification?
Do you have experience of counselling individuals who have experienced loss, abuse and other traumatic life events? Do you have experience and skills in programme delivery in a group setting? Do you have experience of working with drug and/or alcohol users?
Do you have knowledge of the 12 Step approach to recovery? Do you have the ability to work creatively to motivate and support individuals on their recovery journey? Do you have assessment, Care Planning and Risk Assessment Skills?
Do you have commitment to the values of Changing Lives? Do you have full support in the 12 step philosophy? Do you have the ability to work under pressure in a busy setting? Do you have a warm caring disposition?
If so, the Counsellor role may be the role for you.
Changing Lives is a national charity that supports over 17,000 people each year. We are a well-respected, growing organisation dedicated to supporting the most vulnerable people across the UK.
We began as a soup run supporting people who were homeless in the North East over 45 years ago, and are proud to still have our main base and central office in the North East. Since 1970, our services have grown and developed to support people experiencing a wide range of personal challenges, including addiction and recovery programmes, employment guidance, help for people in prison or on probation, and support for people experiencing sexual exploitation or domestic abuse.
We’re looking for committed and compassionate professionals who share our enthusiasm for changing lives.
About the job
To support the Manager in undertaking one-to-one counselling and group-work within the Treatment Centre, a structured 12 step abstinence-based centre which assists individuals to recover from drug and alcohol addiction.
Apply for the job
Want to know more about this extremely exciting and rewarding opportunity? Download the full job description and application form from https://www.changing-lives.org.uk/careers/vacancies/
We are passionate about creating a diverse workforce and positively encourage applications from under-represented communities.