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Eating Disorder Therapy Volunteer - Amy's Place

Hackney, Greater London (On-site)
Unpaid role, expenses paid
Voluntary

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Job description

Amy’s Place is a partnership between the Amy Winehouse Foundation and Clarion Housing, providing supported living accommodation for young women aged 18-30 in recovery from drugs, alcohol and other addictive behaviors.

An enthusiastic, reliable and compassionate volunteer with good interpersonal skills and a desire to help others. The volunteer needs to hold a professional level diploma in counselling and have training and experience working with individuals with eating disorders.

Activities

  • To provide therapeutic support to young women (aged 18-30) with eating disorders
  • One-to-One counselling sessions will aim to support the individual to improve self-confidence, identify and resolve negative thought processes, implement constructive coping strategies and empower them to fulfil attainable life goals
  • To develop and promote a positive relationship with the women within allocated caseload
  • To keep up-to-date with development in the field of counselling and eating disorder therapy
  • To manage appropriate professional boundaries in the relationship
  • To maintain records for monitoring, evaluation and tracking purposes plus service evaluation
  • To take responsibility for own professional development

Requirements

  • Hold a professional level diploma in counselling
  • Hold professional membership with BACP, UKCP or equivalent
  • Have own regular supervision with a qualified supervisor
  • Fully trained in eating disorder therapy and previous experience supporting individuals with eating disorders
  • This role requires us to carry out a check through the Disclosure and Barring Service for the Enhanced DBS

Commitment 

This is a flexible opportunity and volunteering times and frequency will vary depending on the volunteer’s availability and the needs of the residents. Ideally weekly one-to-one sessions for a minimum of 3 months.

Support 

  •  Volunteers receive a thorough induction and have access to any relevant in-house and external training
  •  Reasonable travel and lunch expenses will be reimbursed
  • The role is based at the service in East London. The exact address cannot be given until the volunteer starts due to safety and privacy reasons.
More about Clarion Futures

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Refreshed on: 03 February 2024
Closing date: 19 March 2024 at 23:59
Job ref: References will be required for this position
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