Sessional Counsellor

Contract Type: 
Part time
Application deadline: 
Monday, 9 December, 2019 - 08:00
Salary Scale
Per Annum
Children North East

Children North East exists because growing up can be hard.

For 128 years we have been working with children and young people in their families, schools and communities to ensure they grow up healthy and happy.  Our support services focus on those periods in growing up when a little help can make a big difference to a child’s life and future.  They are also the periods where if things go wrong, they are likely to have a far-reaching detrimental effect on the child.

We are looking for Sessional Counsellors who are experienced in working with children and young people to enhance our current counselling offer.  We are particularly keen to recruit counsellors to work on our new trauma informed Domestic Abuse counselling contract in Sunderland working with children and young people aged 4-17 years.

You will be responsible for providing one to one counselling support taking a client centred approach and sign posting to other specialist services as appropriate. You will assist the Counselling team, Lead Practitioner and Service Manager in shaping and delivering the service, ensuring the needs of children and young people are at the heart of all your work.

Hours: It is the nature of sessional work that the availability of work cannot be guaranteed.  Working arrangements are on an ‘as and when required basis’ including some evening and weekend work.  Due to the nature of the work a flexible approach will be required.  Arrangements for your working hours will be agreed between you and your Line Manager.  We recognise you may not be able to work when you are contacted.                  

Salary: Children North East Salary Scale points 25 – 28.  (£23, 297 to £25,667; £14.12 - £15.55 Sessional hourly rate).  Please note that appointments are usually made with a salary offer starting at the lower end of the scale.

Closing Date: Monday 9 December 2019 at 8am            

Interview Date:  Tuesday 17 December 2019

We are committed to safeguarding children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  All staff and volunteers will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Please visit the “Our Vacancies” section of our website for further information regarding the role and an application form.

Please note CVs will not be accepted.

We welcome a diverse range of applications and are passionate about promoting equality, and valuing diversity.  We welcome applications from all suitable qualified persons particularly black, Asian and minority ethnic applicants, as these groups are currently under represented in our workforce.