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Counselling Volunteer

The counselling team are looking for a qualified or second year counsellor to provide short term counselling support to people living with HIV or affected by HIV.

The type of tasks/activities you could be involved with:

• To provide short term counselling sessions

• To assess clients’ suitability for counselling (when applicable)

• To refer clients to other agencies where appropriate

• To maintain clients’ files and ensure collection of appropriate information from clients

• To attend counselling supervision (individual and group) as agreed

• To work collaboratively with the senior counsellor, volunteer counsellors and other THT staff & volunteers as appropriate

Skills

• Qualified counsellor (can be working towards BACP accreditation or equivalent professional qualification) or students in second year of their diploma. 

• At least two years counselling experience within a related field

• Experience of working in a multi-disciplinary agency

• A good understanding of issues relating to HIV and the treatment of HIV

• Experience of maintaining a varied caseload

• Ability to deliver service in a non-judgemental and non-discriminatory manner

• Commitment to personal and professional development

• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

• Ability to maintain confidentiality

• Commitment to representing THT in a positive & constructive way

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Terrence Higgins Trust (Brighton)

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Community Works

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Interests

  • Health and Social Care
  • Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender
  • Mental Health
  • Substance Misuses and Addiction

Activities

  • Supporting People and Befriending

Details

  • Age/Gender Restrictions
    Over 18's Only
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses
    Volunteer can claim reasonable lunch and travel expenses
  • Health and Safety
  • Induction
    Volunteer will be required toc oomplete a two day volunteer induction training.
  • Insurance Cover for Volunteers
  • Restrictions
    over 18's only
  • Training
    Counsellors will be offered the opportunity to complete regular supervisions

When can I volunteer?

Between these dates: 03/09/2018 - 31/08/2019

On these days:

Mon-Fri Day Eve
Weekend Day Eve

Location:

61 Ship Street
Brighton
East Sussex
BN1 1AE

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