Counsellor

  • VO67553


Description

Place2Be works with over 280 primary and secondary schools, reaching a school population of more than 116,000 children. As a volunteer counsellor you will work one to one in a therapeutic capacity with up to 3 children per week. The commitment is for one day per week, for three school terms, from 8.30am to 4.30pm to include therapy sessions and supervision of clinical work. There may also be opportunities to get involved with group work alongside the School Project Manager.

Organisation aims and objectives

Place2Be works in schools providing early intervention mental health support, without stigmatising children, young people or families and at a point where they need it most. We currently reach 142,000 children and young people in England, Scotland and Wales.

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1 day per week. 8.30am ? 4.30pm (term time only). There may also be the opportunity for a half day placement

Restrictions

Experience required: You should either be a fully qualified counsellor or training in a counselling or related course at diploma level. Previous experience of working with children and some personal development work would be desirable.
Travel details: We are based in schools in Glasgow and Edinburgh and North Ayrshire. A list of schools can be found on our website.
Minimum age: 16

Support

Expenses details: No expenses paid.
Taster available: Yes
Training details: All Volunteers attend a 2 day workshop before starting and 1 day of child protection training. There are 7 free additional workshops available. The Volunteer receives weekly on-site supervision.

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