Exciting opportunity for a trained and qualified counsellor to take over the running of an established prison counselling project and drive it forward into its next phase of growth. This is a chance to make a difference in a dynamic and growing charity, working with some of the most marginalised and deprived women in our communities. Choices is looking for a qualified counsellor who blends warmth and being a people-person with a proactive, can-do attitude, strong project management experience and confidence working with a variety of different stakeholders.
As the Prison Counselling Manager, you have responsibility for delivering and developing Choices’ prison counselling service, Choice4Change. This includes overseeing all operational aspects of the Prison Counselling Project; with clinical responsibility for seeing clients in two prisons, managing counselling volunteers and staff, and liaising with partners in the prisons (eg Mental Health Team within the prison).
Your main place of work is shared between the prisons, and the Choices offices near Kings Cross/flexibly at home. The Prison Counselling Manager works at two different prisons during the week and a day from home/the Choices office. Choices is a faith-based organisation and requires key staff to be practising Christians, able to subscribe to the organisation’s Christian ethos and values and to participate in weekly prayer meetings. The Prison Counselling Manager has the following specific responsibilities:
Choice4Change is an established service, offering counselling in HMPs Bronzefield and Downview for pregnancy loss and child separation issues. Choice4Change is provided by Choices, a high-impact charity offering practical and therapeutic support to women in London facing pregnancy crises, both in and following the perinatal period. Choices is a faith-based charity operating with a Christian ethos committed to providing compassionate and constructive, non-directive support.
Choices creates a warm and supportive working environment; we recognise that our staff are our most valuable asset and are committed to supporting each other and our own professional development. We offer 25 days holiday pro rata, as well as bank holidays, and one week of office closure over Christmas.
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