Interests

  • Young people

Activities

  • Employment, Education and Training

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.  


What skills do I need?

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.

Interests

  • Young people

Activities

  • Employment, Education and Training

Details

  • DBS check required
    when you follow the link you will be asked to attach a copy of your DBS
  • Equal opportunities policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Ongoing support; Health and Safety Policy
    We provide weekly group supervision
  • Suitable for under 18s
  • Training provided
    Induction Training will be offered in the first week of September
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer policy
    Available on request
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 29/07/2020

End Date: 29/07/2021

Slot Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning No No No No No No No
Afternoon Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Evening Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Availability Details

You would be able to determine which afternoons or evenings you would like to work.

Location

working online (zoom)
working in schools
working at the civic centre
Bexley
Kent
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