For Act for Change
We work with children and young people who are at risk of, or who are already, involved with the criminal justice system, providing them with psychological counselling services and offering them a developmental and systemic change approach.
Our organisation has an excellent track record in Bexley with high rates of engagement (70%).
We wish to recruit 5 volunteer counsellors to join our team.
We are particularly keen to recruit male trainees from diverse backgrounds to reflect the young people we engage with.
We welcome applications from all sections of the community as we expand our service.
You are a qualified or nearly qualified counsellor registered with UKCP or BACP.
You would need to be able to make a commitment to AFC and devote half a day a week (afternoon or evening) and some additional time for induction and weekly group supervision with a BACP registered and senior family and play therapist.
We expect volunteer counsellors to commit to 8 months to one year.
You will have an ability to relate and engage with young people and a keen desire to hone your skills.
Ideally, trainees will have skills and experience in one or more of the following areas:
• working with children and young people
• an interest in developing skills in working with trauma and with challenges in social communication and to hone your systemic awareness
• An ability to communicate with social workers, caseworkers, parents and maintain up-to-date records
As we go back into in person work, we would reimburse volunteer counsellors' travel costs.
Start Date: 29/07/2020
End Date: 29/07/2021
You would be able to determine which afternoons or evenings you would like to work.
working online (zoom)
working in schools
working at the civic centre
Submit a quick enquiry to express your interest in this opportunity.