The primary purpose of this role is to provide professional counselling to people caring for a family member or friend to enable them to explore thoughts and feelings and develop coping strategies to deal with their current situation.

What You'll Do: 

Core Tasks
- Providing 1:1 counselling to carers (a maximum of 3 carers per week, with 8 sessions per person)
- Providing at least 3 months commitment to the volunteering role to ensure continuity for carers accessing the service
- Maintaining records using Carers Together’ database in line with confidentially, data protection and information sharing policies and procedures

Why You'll Love It: 
 You will be able to gain experience in counselling, while helping unpaid carers from the local community be able to cope better with the day-to-day challenges of their caring role. 
What You'll Learn: 
You will learn about the specific challenges faced by unpaid carers, as well as practisicing the counselling skills you have learnt throughout your studies. 
What We're Looking For: 
Knowledge Qualified to level 4 in counselling / at least second year of full counselling degree  Final year trainees may be considered subject to supervision and satisfactory references Knowledge of a range of counselling approaches Knowledge of the needs of vulnerable groups e.g. safeguarding   Understanding Understanding of carers issues Understanding of BACP guidelines and codes of practice Understanding of the therapeutic relationship The need to maintain appropriate professional boundaries with clients Understanding of confidentiality Understanding of equality and diversity   Qualities Self awareness Motivated and able to motivate others Reliability and good timekeeping
Mental Health
Social Care
Redcar and Cleveland
14 Weeks Minimum
3 Hours / Week
Skills you will develop: 
Active listening
DBS check
In-Person Interview
Over 18

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