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Qualified counsellor or in training? Help us support members of the LGBT community

Counselling qualified volunteers needed for Support U in RG1

We are seeking volunteer qualified or in training counsellors to help us support members of the LGBT community.

You will need to be in training or qualified as a minimum at Level 4 Diploma in Counselling or Psychotherapy. We welcome applications from all modalities. You will also need to be a full or student member of either the BACP or UKCP. We also require that if you are a student member in training that you are in person therapy yourself.

You will be required to attend the group supervision we provide twice a month providing you with the minimum BACP requirement of 1.5 hours per month.

You will need to be available to see clients up to 3 hours per week for 50 min sessions. We ask that our volunteers agree to stay with us for a minimum of 12 months to allow for continuity for our clients and to allow us to plan sessions as we expand our services.

We will provide you with an induction, our systems, CORE and Safeguarding training before you begin.

If you are interested in volunteering as a counsellor in training or if you are qualified and are interested in supporting members of the LGBT community please apply on line via the link given in the contact details.

Organisation
Contact person firstname
Kizzi Johannessen , Lead Counsillor
Lastname
Contact person's position
Their phone number?
0118 321 9111
Contact instructions?
Use our website to apply
Location address line 1
15 Castle Street
Town
Reading
Postcode
RG1 7SB

Wheelchair accessible?
No
Car parking for the volunteer?
No
Secure bicycle parking?
Yes
Near public transport?
Yes
How much time?
A few hours a week
What times and days of the week?
Mon AMMon PMMon EVETue AMTue PMTue EVEWed AMWed PMWed EVEThu AMThu PMThu EVEFri AMFri PMFri EVE
Availability required
Any of these times
Task type?
Counselling qualified
Will suit someone like this:
Prefers a specific rolePrefers a regular scheduleHappy to work soloKeen learnerAnalytical thinkingPrecise and methodicalSociablePatientSupportive
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
Yes
Is training given?
Yes
Training description
Supervision given
Is support given?
Yes
Description of support
Team leader
Are expenses paid?
No
Will I need my own transportation?
Yes
Will the volunteer be CRB or DBS checked?
Yes
Are references required?
No
Will there be an interview?
Yes
Are they properly insured?
No
Minimum age
20
Do they need a specific gender?
No
How many volunteers needed?
4
Opportunity added on
3 July 2017

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