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Vacancy – Part-time Counsellor Trainer Wirral Area

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Part-time Counsellor Trainer Wirral Area

22.5 hours per week (3 days) with potential for job share
Flexible hours (may include evening or weekends)

Start date: approx. 29th January 2018 (fixed term contract to 31/12/20)
Salary – £23,931.24 pa, pro-rata

A position has become available for a part –time counsellor and trainer in the Wirral area. The position is fixed term, starting the week commencing on the 29th of January 2018 and until the project ends on 31st December 2020.

In 2015, the Dove Service was successful in gaining funding from the National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund to run a Children & Young People’s (C&YP) project across North Staffordshire, Cheshire East (Crewe & Nantwich) and the Wirral.

This funding enables us to work with C&YP aged 4+ to offer training, counselling, and peer support within community settings for C&YP, their families, and the professionals who support them.

This role requires great flexibility, time management and communication skills. The successful applicant also requires self-motivation and the ability to manage their own workload. They must be able to provide educational workshops to young people and professionals, facilitate support groups for C&YP and their families, and provide one-to-one counselling as required.

Experience with presentation planning and professional delivery to audiences with a range of ages and abilities is preferred. This role will require networking with various schools, agencies and other support services surrounding young carers. Great importance will be placed on the monitoring and evaluation of all activity, and the role will require a commitment to evidence based practice.

If you are a qualified Counsellor (minimum diploma level), have experience working with young people, please request an application pack from our HR Lead; Sarah Mockridge [email protected] or call 01782 683155.

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

The closing date is Friday 12th January 2018
Interviews will take place week commencing 15th January 2018

If you would like further information about this post, please contact:

Jenna Jones, Project Manager (C&YP Specialist)[email protected],

Sarah Mockridge HR Lead[email protected] or call us on 01782 683155.