Complex Needs Counsellor

EACH Counselling
GBP 60,000 - 80,000
Job description

Complex Needs Counsellor (Talking Minds Hounslow Project)

Location: Based in Hounslow with frequent off-site travel within Hounslow.
Salary: Salary scale GBP26,000 - GBP30,450 per annum (inclusive of Outer London Weighting) for FTE (37.5hours). GBP20,800 to GBP24,360 (Incl. OLW) for 30 hours.
Hours: 30 hours per week
Contract: Permanent, subject to performance and continuous funding

Rewards and Benefits of Working for EACH

  • Competitive salaries with opportunities for career growth.
  • 25 days annual leave, plus statutory holidays with stepped increase in annual leave after year 2 to year 6 rising 1 day each year from 25 to 30 days in year 6.
  • Annual leave is calculated on pro-rata basis for part time staff
  • 4% - 6% employers pension contributions
  • Up to 5 days study leave after 1 year in service
  • Staff recognition award scheme.
  • Opportunities for continuous professional development
  • Ringfenced personal training budget.
  • Flexible working hours subject to the needs of the service.
  • E-wallet benefit scheme.
  • Fully paid DBS check (Enhanced Level)

EACH is a growing charity providing a range of specialist services to individuals and families affected by mental health, domestic violence and alcohol and substance misuse issues.

Our success and services are driven and delivered by a diverse staff and volunteer team, who are as passionate and committed as we are to meeting the needs of our local communities.

We are looking for a Complex Needs Counsellor who will be pivotal to developing and delivering our Talking Minds service for women experiencing multiple needs substance misuse, domestic abuse and mental health in Hounslow.

The post holder is part of our Hounslow service and will contribute to its effectiveness and to the success of our counselling programmes across the organisation.

As our Complex Needs Counsellor your main duties will include:

  • Provide structured counselling and groups for women with complex needs to address mental health, domestic abuse and substance misuse
  • Establish referral pathways and partnership working
  • Support volunteer counsellors
  • Undertake monitoring and reporting of the Talking Mind project.

In order to be successful in this role you will need:

  • Experience of supporting women from diverse backgrounds on a range of issues, e.g. mental health, substance misuse, domestic abuse
  • Counselling experience and qualifications - must be accredited by BACP or UKCP or another relevant professional body
  • Ability to access and engage women in the service
  • Understanding of trauma, recovery and harm minimisation
  • Good communication skills and ability to work collaboratively
  • Ability to speak a relevant community language (Punjabi, Hindi, Urdu, Somali, Tamil, Farsi, Polish) is desirable.

Closing Date: 7th April 2024

Interviews: 23rd April 2024

EACH offers a 4% 6% contributory pension scheme dependent on employee s contributions and has a commitment to staff development and training. EACH is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

If you feel you have the necessary skills and experience to be successful in this role, click on APPLY today!

CVs will NOT be accepted; all applicants must complete the application form and submit it to us.

No agencies please.

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