Early Help and Counselling Manager

Key Facts

Closing Date
28 February 2021
£28,000 to £32,000 per annum pro rata
Part-time (18.25 hours per week)

21 days (FTE) paid holiday + bank holidays (pro-rata) increasing to 25 days after 5 years service

Employer pension contribution

Contribution towards cost of professional supervision to cover hours worked for 4Youth

The Canberra Centre, Melksham
Responsible To
Charity Manager
Responsible For
  • Support, direction and co-ordination of Early Help and Counselling Activities delivered by 4Youth.
  • Management responsibility for the Early Help and Counselling teams including volunteers and trainees.
  • Professional supervision for Counsellors and Early Help workers where appropriate.

Liaison With
  • Local voluntary organisations & associated providers including schools and the Local Youth Networks
  • Youth work colleagues locally
  • Related organisations and other professional staff
  • Local councils including parish, town, county and Area Boards
  • Other stakeholders including funding partners
  • Trustees

A little bit more about this post

Through our popular TeenTalk service we have been providing early help and counselling support for young people for over 8 years. TeenTalk supports young people aged from 10 to 25.

We recently increased our offer with a satellite service opening in Chippenham and are now looking to open a new service based in Westbury and then explore the potential for expanding the service into other communities.

We also offer some pastoral support through our youth workers and are developing a new mentoring programme for young people transitioning from secondary education to employment, FE or HE.

We are recruiting a Counselling Manager to coordinate, lead, develop and expand our counselling and early help service. This is a senior management position in a thriving organisation and requires an experienced practitioner (BACP, UKCP or BPC accredited). It is essential to have experience of Integrative Counselling, management and working in an organisational setting, along with a willingness to embrace and develop a broad range of counselling models. 

The successful candidate will hold a small caseload of cases and be responsible for service delivery from at least one of our hubs as well as managing and developing the service. Experience and practice in mentoring trainees and counsellor supervision are also integral to the role.

The successful candidate will need to demonstrate high levels of professionalism, leadership and management skills. Close liaison with the Charity Manager, Youth Work Development Manager and the Admin and Facilities Manager will be an integral part of the work. 

The role is subject to receiving satisfactory references, Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check and a six-month probationary period. 

Initial hours will be 18.25 hours per week, but there is scope for this position to become full-time in future, subject to the requirements and demands of a growing service. 

Some evening and weekend work may be required. 

The closing date for this position is 28 February 2021

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The Canberra Centre
56a Spa Road • Melksham • SN12 7NY
Tel: 01225 667327
Company registration number: 7871666
Charity registration number: 1147394
Supported by
Wiltshire Community FoundationMidCounties Co-operativeMelksham Almshouses CharitiesSir Ian Mactaggart TrustEasyFundraisingMelksham Area BoardiWill Social Action FundBig Lottery FundMelksham Without Parish CouncilMelksham Town Council
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