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Clinical Supervisor volunteer

Unpaid role, expenses paid
Job description

Are you a Clinical Supervisor interested in supporting counsellors and therapists?

Burning Nights CRPS Support has a highly skilled counselling and therapy team who provide counselling and psychotherapy to adults and children who have been affected by a debilitating chronic condition, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS). This team is expanding rapidly and we are now looking for 2 volunteer Clinical Supervisors to join this team ensuring we can continue the provision of our vital emotional support services to this community. We would ideally like to take on 2 Clinical Supervisors - one supporting the therapists who deal with adults, and the other supporting the therapists dealing with the children and young people.

All our Counselling and therapy team help to develop our growing mental health support service for patients, families and carers affected by Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS). As a volunteer with the CRPS Counselling & Therapy Service, your skills and experience as a Clinical Supervisor will be providing support to therapists who offer therapy to vulnerable individuals, many of whom are isolated and in need of mental health support.

Depending on your qualifications, skills and experience, you will provide Supervisor support for counsellors or psychotherapists who provide counselling support or specialist services, such as general talking therapies, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) or Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) for CRPS patients, their loved ones and carers. The service currently offers specialist support to anyone over the age of 5 who is affected by CRPS.


Key Tasks and Objectives

  • Facilitate Clinical Supervision one to one (or group sessions) on a monthly or fortnightly basis (online)

  • Administer this supervision from invitation through to record keeping

  • Maintain appropriate clinical records of all work and to report, along with any concerns on individuals or their practice to the Chair of Trustees

  • Commitment to ongoing supervision of supervision practice at Burning Nights CRPS Support as well as engaging in separate own personal supervision as/if appropriate

  • Work flexibly as part of a small team as necessary to provide maximum coverage for supervision, such as in the event of emergencies

  • Abide by all Burning Nights CRPS Support policies and procedures

  • Adhere to BACP, BABCP (or other appropriate therapies governing body) Ethical Framework


Key Skills, Qualifications and Experience


  • Psychotherapy/Counselling qualification with a minimum of 2 years post qualification experience in a similar field

  • Qualification in Clinical Supervision - ideally level 7 or above (could also suit experienced counsellors who require a placement during Clinical Supervision placement, or experienced counsellors wishing to gain experience in supervision)

  • Accreditation/registration (or working at the level of or towards this qualification) as a Supervisor with BACP/HCPC/BAPT or equivalent

  • Significant proven experience of supervising individual counsellors/psychotherapists from a range of training backgrounds 

  • Appropriate and proven clinical experience of working with clients with a range of difficulties including complex medical health issues, loss and bereavement. Ideally experience of working with clients living with or affected by chronic pain or chronic conditions

  • Willingness to engage in any Burning Nights CRPS Support training

  • Understanding of issues regarding confidentiality and management of risk within a counselling service

  • Good administrative skills

  • Understanding of the voluntary sector

  • Commitment to on-going engagement in personal supervision

  • Knowledgeable of and committed to equalities’ provision


  • Appropriate and proven clinical experience of working with clients living with or affected by chronic pain or chronic conditions

  • Being able to supervise therapists who work in therapy such as CBT, ACT, EMDR etc

  • Experience of working within a low-cost voluntary sector counselling setting

  • Experience of working within the voluntary charity sector

More about Burning Nights CRPS Support

Burning Nights CRPS Support is a UK charity working to improve life for all those affected by a poorly understood chronic cond...

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Posted on: 22 November 2023
Closed date: 20 February 2024 at 23:59
Job ref: CSV01/2023
Tags: Social Care/Development, Practitioner