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CYP Counsellor

Job Description: 

About Eikon:
Eikon is a Surrey based charity that has been working in the local community for almost two decades, providing long-term support to some of the county’s most vulnerable young people and their families.
Our vision is to develop happy, thriving and resilient young adults who can contribute positively to society.

Job Title:   CYP Counsellor
Location:   Surrey based
Length of Contract:   Self Employed Contract
Rate of pay: £22 per hour
Responsible to:  CAMHS contract manager

Main purpose of Job
Delivering counselling sessions to clients identified through the Mindsight Surrey CAMHS partnership. As a counsellor, you’ll hold a weekly caseload, will work as part of a team, undertaking mental health assessment and delivering a range of evidence-based treatment for children and young people. This may include individual, parent-child, sibling, family and group interventions.
The service is underpinned by CYP IAPT principles and the post holder would support and assist the core aims of this in the service.


• Provide time-limited and clinically appropriate counselling sessions for CYP’s aged 11-18
• To attend and actively participate in regular clinical supervision once every six weeks
• To work co-operatively and under the management of the Counselling Lead and The Eikon Charity Staff to ensure the highest quality of delivery and support
• To complete relevant reports, records of service provision and other documentation associated with the Counselling service
• To work within the BACP, UKCP ethical framework and be aware of and ensuring compliance with legal requirements, internal policies, safeguarding and data protection regulations.
• To assist with the development and progression of the service by adhering to all communication requests and assisting with peer progression development when requested.

Person specification - Key skills, experience and knowledge

Qualification   Counselling Qualification Essential
BACP/UKCP registered

Experience  Including Evidence of working with children and young people with
mental health difficulties. 11-18 years old essential. Experience of working
with younger ages desirable

Skills & Competencies Ability to personally manage a sensitive, traumatic and potentially
emotionally distressing caseload.
Demonstrates high standards in written and verbal communication
IT and administrative skills, database management experience would be beneficial
Other   Full UK Driving License and able to travel around Surrey
   This role may include evening work

We Provide

All client referrals
Counselling Rooms (if required)
Access and training on Eikon’s database for case studies and reports

This job description may be subject to review as the Organisation is constantly developing. This will be in consultation with the job holder


If you are interested in applying for the role, then please contact jean.pullen@eikon.org.uk 

• Closing date for applications: Monday 28th October 2019 at 09:00
• Interviews will start w/c Monday 4th November 2019

Full or Part Time: 
Full Time
£22 per hour
End Date - close of application: 
Monday, October 28, 2019
Contact Details: 

If you are interested in applying for the role, then please contact jean.pullen@eikon.org.uk

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