Community Counsellor & Outreach Worker
Hours: 21 Hours per week including two evenings a week
Salary: Pro rata of £30,648 inc OLW
Location: Working within our local communities in Croydon, Sutton and Merton, virtually and flexibly and office based at 72 Queens Rd Croydon CRO 2PR
Responsible to: Community and Inclusion Manager
Closing Date: 14th June 10am
Interviews will take place on the 23rd June 2021
Off The Record is an award-winning and highly respected children and young people's mental health Charity with over 25 years' experience of providing support to children and young people. We offer a broad menu of person-centered mental health services including one to one support, webinars, in-person and online counselling, community outreach & services targeting young refugees and young carers.
We are looking for a Community Counsellor/Outreach Worker (One-year Maternity Cover contract) to be part of our innovative and fast developing community and inclusion work. We recognize that for many young people counselling remains stigmatizing & inaccessible and therefore for the last couple of years we have been taking mental health messages into our local communities and reaching out to vulnerable young people.
This is a time for innovation and dynamism in order that we can really meet the diverse mental health needs of young people as they emerge from lock down.
We are looking for a warm and engaging humanistic counsellor who can work creatively and flexibly within our local communities. You need to be passionate about meeting the mental health needs of excluded young people and young people who face racism and discrimination or who wouldn’t normally access counselling. Your role will have a particular focus on serious youth violence and gang related issues.
You need to be curious, imaginative, resourceful, energetic and very little should phase you. You also need to be able to counsel quickly, flexibly and with cultural sensitivity.
You will be part of our community team working to tackle mental health inequalities and developing creative, innovative and playful mental health responses that reach out into our different local communities.
You will have a key role in responding to the different mental health needs of young people by facilitating discussions, workshops and webinars alongside delivering individual counselling.
You also need to have a lived experience of racism or other forms of discrimination or prejudice (including LGBTQ and Disability issues)
In return we can offer you...
- Experience in an outward looking charity with a strong reputation for delivering professional support services you young people in South London couple with a motivation to develop new and innovative responses to mental health needs.
- Being an important part of a dynamic compassionate mental health community that places young people at the heart of everything it does.
- Training on our systems and processes.
- 36 days annual leave (pro rata), staff benefits including pension, childcare vouchers and store discounts.
For further details and to apply, please downlaod an application pack from our website. Application deadline is 10am, Monday 14th June 2021.
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