Volunteer Counsellors

Posted by EACH Counselling & Support

Volunteer Counsellors

Brent, London

Voluntary

VC072018

About the organisation

EACH, established in 1991, is a voluntary sector organisation providing specialist services to individuals and families affected by alcohol and... Read more

Job Description

At EACH, we have a fantastic group of volunteer counsellors, therapists and trainees from diverse backgrounds who provide a key and important part of our support to people experiencing issues related to substance misuse, mental health, and women and girls affected by sexual, domestic violence, and abuse.

We are always looking for more volunteers who want to make a difference whilst developing their clinical learning in a structured placement; especially those who are under-represented – men, members of the Somali, Tamil, and Caribbean communities.

At EACH, we in particular want to encourage and support people who have had ‘lived experience’ of some of the issues we work with, and are representative of our local communities. We are keen to hear from volunteers interested in developing their skills and experience in the addictions field and to contribute to our substance misuse programmes.

EACH provides specialist services for people from Black and Minority Ethnic backgrounds and has clients from all backgrounds; as part of your placement, you will be encouraged and supported to provide counselling that is culturally sensitive and aligned to our principles of equity.

What can you expect from us?

Training - EACH will provide an organisational induction to all our volunteers, to include policies, procedures and client data management. We will also provide training and workshops which volunteers will be invited to attend.

Flexibility – we offer evening placements, with an opportunity for weekends being developed.

Clinical supervision – provided monthly and as part of a group, held in the evenings.

Management - Ongoing support by an allocated team leader or counsellor.

What do we expect from you?

EACH expects volunteers to commit to volunteering for a minimum of 4 hours a week and for a duration of at least 6 months. You also must be willing to support clients with diverse issues. 

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