Counsellor (Hospital-based)

Recruiter
Redthread
Location
Birmingham, West Midlands
Salary
£31,000 to £34,000 (pro rata; equivalent to Band 6, NHS Agenda for Change pay scale)
Posted
08 Oct 2020
Closes
02 Nov 2020
Contract Type
Permanent
Working Pattern
Flexible hours
Hours
Part-Time

Thank you for considering a role with Redthread. We are a team of compassionate, collaborative and courageous professionals, committed to empowering young people to change their lives.

This role is part of our Youth Violence Intervention Programme (YVIP) in Birmingham, and will work across three hospital sites – Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QE), Birmingham Children’s Hospital (BCH) and Heartlands Hospital. We are seeking a qualified and registered Counsellor in Birmingham to provide comprehensive psychological assessments and formulations for young people who access Redthread’s services. This role will also provide counselling to some of the young people we work with, and will support the youth work team in developing and delivering a therapeutic and clinically safe environment within the hospital setting. You will work in a multi-disciplinary team and will liaise with a wide range of psychological services both internal and external to the hospitals to ensure young people can access the coordinated psychological input they need.

To do this well you need to be a people person; passionate about supporting young people, and excited at the prospect of working in a fast-paced and busy environment. You need expertise in a wide range of counselling models, and substantial experience of working with vulnerable young people with complex needs. You will have experience of helping young people through crisis and reducing their risk of further harm, while achieving improved emotional health and wellbeing. You will be competent at upskilling and supporting colleagues to assess and support young people with psychological needs.

You will need to feel comfortable and confident working alongside clinical staff, young people, police, parents and a multitude of professionals in the community. You will be a strong communicator, and able to be a compassionate presence for anxious young people who are in crisis, seeking to bring change in their lives. You’ll be keen to keep learning, seizing training opportunities at Redthread and continuously reflecting upon and improving your practice.

You will find a copy of full job description alongside our application form and equalities monitoring form on our website at www.redthread.org.uk/join-the-team/ Please send your completed application form and equalities monitoring form to applications@redthread.org.uk. We will accept applications until 10am on Monday 2nd November 2020. Interviews will be held online from the 9th November 2020, with a second round of interviews for successful candidates within the same week.