Mental Health Specialist/Counsellor
Overall Purpose of Job
Use specialist knowledge and counselling skills to deliver a consistent, high quality range of supportive interventions, based on individuals’ needs, promoting wellbeing and recovery in order to help clients to develop the necessary life skills and overcome the barriers that prevent progression to employability, and potentially employment, including self-employment.
Work towards and exceed targets relating to the agreed number of social justice outcomes, work placements, training and jobs achieved.
Responsibilities and Duties:
- Engage people with mental health problems and establish trusting, collaborative relationships.
- Establish relationships and work on a one to one basis, counselling individuals to help remove personal barriers, grow in confidence and gain new skills through a range of interventions that promote wellbeing and recovery, undertaking regular review meetings and maintain a written individual plan for each client.
- Assess clients’ support needs; implementing and adjusting individual plans as necessary to support each client’s desired outcomes.
- Provide ongoing and time unlimited counselling support to employed clients to ensure sustainment of targeted employment outcomes.
- Maintain accurate and up to date records of activity and outcomes in line with service requirements.
- Work with partner organisations and other professionals to provide support to each customer
- Work as part of the team to advertise the service, including social media marketing, using case studies and representing the company at events as appropriate.
- To participate in personal support and supervision, undertake personal development training as appropriate to the post.
Skills, Ability & Knowledge
- A relevant counselling/psychotherapy qualification
- Experience of providing counselling support to people with a mental illness
- Understanding of the needs and difficulties of people who experience mental health problems and of supporting individuals
- The ability to make a comprehensive assessment of an individual’s situation and needs
- To develop, implement and review risk management plans and devise support plans and activities to meet these needs.
The position is part time (32 hours a week) but job share will be considered (16 hours each)
The contract is until March 2022. However it could be extended or it could lead to other opportunities within the company.
Contract length: 7 months
Part-time hours: 32 per week
Job Types: Part-time, Contract
Salary: £13.33 per hour