Update September 2021: Our Head Office in Hanley is starting to re-open, with Covid-19 safety precautions in place for the protection of our staff and our clients. We are currently seeing children & young people face-to-face and hope to start to open to our adult clients in the next few weeks. Our Dove Buddies groups are starting back up in several locations, please call our office or check our Facebook page for more information.

Vacancy – Eastern Cheshire CCG Community Placement Counsellor Volunteer

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Eastern Cheshire CCG Community Placement Counsellor Volunteer

Must provide the minimum of 3 counselling hours per week.

Parking, public transport and/ or vehicle mileage expenses paid at 40p per mile up to the maximum of 25 miles each way

Volunteers are required to cover one of the project’s eleven locations within Eastern Cheshire; Congleton, Alderley Edge, Bollington, Chelford, Disley, Handforth, Holmes Chapel, Knutsford, Macclesfield, Poynton and Wilmslow.

The Dove Service (TDS) recognises and values the significant commitment and contribution of volunteers to meet the needs of people accessing its services.

New opportunities are developing for volunteers in expanding the range of services provided by the organisation both within existing and new locations within Eastern Cheshire. Volunteers will primarily deliver one to one counselling sessions, with the opportunity to facilitate bereavement support groups within one of the specified community locations, when required.

This role is key in ensuring achievement of project targets for support of people across Eastern Cheshire. It is an exciting and challenging opportunity for a volunteer to obtain counselling hours, broaden their skills and experience in delivering counselling within the community.

All applicants must be willing to:

  • Work alone in a community based location with full support from the Dove Service.
  • Commit to completing a full induction with Dove Service and attend on-going relevant CPD/ training.
  • Attend monthly volunteer meetings that will take place at the Dove Services Head Office in Stoke-on-Trent.

If you are a looking for a counselling placement, and would relish the opportunity to work in a fast paced, challenging, but ultimately values based, person-centred organisation, please request an application pack from Sarah Mockridge – HR Lead or call 01782 683155.

The appointment will be subject to receipt of satisfactory references and Disclosure & Barring check.

The closing date is Monday 26th February 2018

Interviews will take place w/c Monday 12th March 2018