Volunteer Counsellor

Position:        Volunteer Counsellor

Hours:             To be agreed with client

Normal Place of Work:    Step by Step, 36 Crimea Rd, Aldershot. GU11 1UD

Reporting to:        Counselling Service Coordinator / Engagement Officer

Background to the Organisation: 

Step by Step is a dynamic local charity supporting young people. We are a forward thinking, innovative and caring organisation working to prevent homelessness for young people and the problems associated to it.  Offering accommodation, training, advice and support to those in need and facing adversity, we also promote multi agency working with statutory and non statutory organisations.

The organisation believes in setting standards for excellence providing young people with the services that they want and need. We are looking to recruit a qualified volunteer counsellor.

Key Responsibilities

    To work with 11 to 25 year olds in confidence about any issue that they bring.

    To ensure the young person feels secure and safe to express their feelings, thoughts and emotions.

    To be non-judgmental, empathic and understanding.

    To be flexible in regards to working to the young person's agenda.

    To adhere to the BACP ethical framework.

    Ensure professional boundaries are established and maintained.

    To attend regular supervision

    To read and abide by the organisation's policies and guidelines, especially safeguarding.

Person Specification

Volunteer counsellor with minimum of a counselling diploma qualification.

Knowledge and Skills

Good organisational skills

Knowledge of issues affecting young people

Please note all volunteers will be subject to an enhanced DBS check. Step by Step will reimburse travel expenses.

Please complete the attached Volunteer Application form and send to recruitment@stepbystep.org.uk

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