Counsellor

Youth Enquiry Service (Wycombe)

Counsellor

£62400

Youth Enquiry Service (Wycombe), Terriers, Wycombe

  • Part time
  • U
  • Onsite working

Posted 1 week ago, 15 May | Get your application in now before you're too late!

Closing date: Closing date not specified

job Ref: 1558078fcc0a4836a4b5019445940978

Full Job Description

  • Undertake counselling sessions with regular reviews at the town centre support hub or online via Zoom

  • Attend regular clinical supervision and line management meetings

  • Ensure hours are met in line with funding requirements and take any remedial action where unexpected absences occur

  • Ensure that feedback forms are collated to ensure our funding targets are reviewed in line with funding requirements and take any remedial action following monitoring and review

  • Maintain database files on cases in accordance with data protection guidelines

  • Ensure that work is in accordance with the BACP Code of Ethics.

    Current registration with a relevant professional body BACP/UKCP

  • Recognised person-centred/integral counselling qualification to at least Diploma level

  • Qualification in delivering Online Counselling (or willing to attend training)

  • Minimum 1 year of post-qualification experience

  • Experience of working with young people (in the 13 to 25 age range)

  • Professional, flexible attitude with excellent interpersonal skills

  • Able to manage own time well

  • Confident in identifying and responding to safeguarding concerns

  • Sound understanding of child protection and vulnerable adult safeguarding issues, policies, and procedures (Safeguarding training will be provided)

  • Excellent IT skills including Microsoft Office and data entry onto our case management system

  • Experience of working with adults (in the 25 to 35 age range) would be advantageous but not essential, Youth Enquiry Service is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children and young people with whom we work. This post is therefore subject to an Enhanced (with Barred Lists) DBS check. References will also be required, and candidates must already have the right to live and work in the UK.

    Youth Enquiry Service (YES) is a charity that has supported young people in High Wycombe and the surrounding areas for over 40 years. We have an established reputation for offering accessible, friendly, and safe services for young people, which includes one-to-one counselling, sexual health information, and drop-in information, advice, and guidance.


  • This is an exciting time for YES, as we have recently been awarded funding to expand our services as an early-intervention mental health support hub for young people. This expansion will enable us to significantly increase capacity within our pre-existing services, as well as set up several new services including schools-based counselling, peer support groups for young people and for their parents/carers, and a young person's advisory board who will help shape YES services.

    As part of our planned service expansion, we are seeking to recruit freelance Counsellors to provide an ethical and professional counselling service at our town centre support hub or online via Zoom.