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Job Title:
£24,000 -£28,000 pro rata (depending on qualifications and experience)
Contract Term:
Subject to funding
Responsible to:
Operations Manager
Working Hours:
The normal working week will be 7.5 to 15 hours with potential to increase as
work expands.
Due to the nature of the work you will be required to work such hours as are
necessary for the full and effective performance of your duties, including
occasional evening and weekend work. Where the proper performance of
your duties requires that you work excessive hours, you will be allowed time off
work in lieu.
25 days per annum plus bank holidays (pro rata)
Evening and weekend work will be occasionally required. Frequent travel in
Gloucestershire and occasional national travel.
Auto enrolment pension in place
Date written:
August 2016
Job summary:
The main responsibilities include:
• Providing one to one counselling to client of Infobuzz
• Completing assessment tools
• Maintaining appropriate paperwork and confidentiality
Main Purpose:
The key tasks will include:
Assessing referrals that are received and identifying needs.
Identifying what level of support is needed - low, medium or high
Providing therapeutic counselling to clients
Support with reports for funders and partners.
Ensuring that clients understand the service and are competent to consent
to engage with counselling in line with Fraser Guidelines.
Maintaining appropriate records of counselling in line with legal ethical and
organisational constraints.
Communicating and liaising with other agencies within the limitations of the
role and confidentiality.
Encouraging and engaging with the client’s family where appropriate, e.g.
to facilitate attendance at appointments.
Other duties
Maintaining professional membership, insurance and practice in
accordance with the ethical framework of a professional body including
the participation in regular supervision and CPD.
Maintaining awareness of the rights of the child and allow them autonomy
within the counselling process.
Ensuring that monitoring and feedback is maintained as part of the
ongoing sustainability of the service.
To aid progressions to positive outcomes.
To support new programmes as appropriate.
To undertake responsibilities as required to ensure the professional delivery of
programmes for the charity.
Operate within the policies and procedures of IB.
Skills Knowledge and ability
• Experience of working in a therapeutic approach.
• Experience of working one to one and in groups.
• Experience of the criminal justice system.
• Experience of the school system and working in schools
• Ability to clear the high level prison security procedures.
• Experience of working to targets, preferably in a youth or educational setting.
• Excellent at sourcing and building quality relationships.
• A background in supporting and motivating individuals to achieve their potential
• Strong administration skills.
• High level of communication, interpersonal and presentation skills, including experience of
• Experience of working on his/her own initiative to an agreed action plan.
• Understanding and promotion of equal opportunities in both staff and client work.
Ability to work effectively as part of a team with shared and overlapping objectives.
Driving licence.
A “can-do” approach.
Ability to work flexibly.
Professional qualification in a relevant discipline such as youth, community or social
work, teaching or managemen.t
Experience in managing a diverse caseload.
Evidence of recent commitment to personal professional development.
Experience of presentations and group meetings.