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Counsellor at YMCA DownsLink Group

YMCA Dialogue is a BACP Accredited service in Surrey, East and West Sussex. We work with over 7000 children and young people each year, and provide free counselling in a variety of settings, from schools to community centres. We work with over 130 therapeutic staff and hold regular training events for our Volunteer Counsellors.

What does the opportunity involve doing?

Volunteer Counsellors
We are looking for enthusiastic and professional volunteer counsellors who wish to gain more experience working with 11-25 year olds in the local community. You will be BACP registered or equivalent, have a Level 4 qualification or above and be committed to working with young people in a community or school setting.

Full fortnightly supervision and ongoing training is provided, with an expectation that you will provide at least 3 client sessions per week and stay for a minimum of 12 months.

About us
YMCA Dialogue is a BACP Accredited service in Surrey, East and West Sussex. We work with over 7000 children and young people each year, and provide free counselling in a variety of settings, from schools to community centres. We work with over 130 therapeutic staff and hold regular training events for our Volunteer Counsellors.

Details on available posts and locations can be found on our website.

YMCA DLG requires all staff and volunteers to be committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and to respond proactively to safeguarding concerns.

Successful applicants are required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

HOW TO APPLY…
You can download an application form and placement information document from our website at www.ymcadlg.org. Please return your completed application form to volunteering@ymcadlg.org and mona.sorensen@ymcadlg.org 

What induction, training and support is offered?

Volunteers are supported by a coordinator and team of other counsellors. YMCA DownsLink Group has a fantastic training programme with several mandatory courses and a wealth of additional, optional on-line courses available. Regular supervision ensures on-going support to all volunteers and staff.

What skills or qualities are needed?

You should be a qualified counsellor seeking further experience.

More info
Organisation

YMCA DownsLink Group

Deadline for applications

31 Jan 2021

Categories

Carers Children/families Community and social centres People with mental health problems Young people

Activities

Counselling/mediation Volunteering as part of a team

Disabled access?

No

Expenses paid?

Yes

Childcare available?

No

Contact name

mona.sorensen@ymcadlg.org

More info »

https://www.ymcadlg.org/opportunity/volunteer-counsellors-and-trainee-volunteer-counsellors/