Volunteer Counsellors April 2019


Volunteer Qualified Counsellors (Diploma or above)

Placement Counsellors (who must have completed 75% of their hours before interview date, May 2019)

Service: It’s Your Choice
Location: New Forest
Number of hours: We ask for a minimum commitment of 3 hours per week for client work plus a monthly supervision commitment, in addition there will also be travel time and completion of relevant paper work and case management using a cloud based Database.

Closing date: 26/04/2019

It’ Your Choice is an Information, Counselling, Advice and Support Service for young people aged 12-25 living in the New Forest.

Our Counselling service is delivered by a team of dedicated volunteers, who are passionate about supporting young people in working through issues and managing difficult periods in their lives, and who give their time to provide a high quality support service.

Due to a very high increase in referrals and the demand on our service we are currently seeking to recruit Volunteer Counsellors who are qualified at diploma level or above or Placement Counsellor who have completed 75% of their hours to join our team working across the New Forest.  You will hold an individual case load of up to three clients and receive in-house clinical supervision in line with the BACP Ethical Framework and Guidelines.

This role is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Checks, and you must have the right to work in the UK. We will also take up two references.  It’s Your Choice believes that it is unacceptable for a child or young person to experience abuse of any kind and we recognise our responsibility to safeguard the welfare of children and young people through a commitment to practice that protects them.

If you would like to join It’s Your Choice’s Counselling team, please download the  recruitment pack from the links below and return the application to the email address shown below. We will invite selected applicants to come for an interview, followed by a short induction and training programme for the successful applicants. Although the role is unpaid, we cover travel expenses, and there are on-going opportunities for professional development.

It’s Your Choice is committed to equality and diversity and welcomes applications from all candidates.

Jackie Griffin-Lisney, Counselling and Operations Manager – It’s Your Choice 37 Salisbury Road Totton Hampshire SO40 3HX  – E-mail: jackie.griffin@iyc.org.uk

Telephone: 023 8086 4231 Recruitment pack for review and completion available via our Website www.iyc.org.uk

1. IYC COUNSELLING Job Description

2. IYC COUNSELLING Person Specification

3. IYC COUNSELLING Volunteer Application Form

4. IYC COUNSELLING Interview Specification

5. IYC COUNSELLING Volunteering Agreement