Volunteer Counsellor (qualified)

To deliver therapeutic interventions for Carers on a 1-2-1 or group basis to identify, explore and support any emotional/mental health and wellbeing issues. The role and support are open to development with Volunteers.
Duration: Ongoing
When can volunteers volunteer? Weekly, Fortnightly

This grid shows when you can volunteer for this organisation. E.G Monday morning.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Tasks the volunteer will be required to do:

• Assess suitability for support in line with agreed criteria.
• Identify and deliver appropriate therapeutic interventions for Carers.
• Undertake 1-2-1 or group counselling in line with agreed processes.
• Collect and record outcome measures for 1-2-1 or group counselling.
• Update web-based computer management system with outcome measures, attendance and case notes.
• Signpost/make referrals to other services as appropriate to meet the emotional/mental health and wellbeing needs of Carers and their families.
• Responsibility for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of vulnerable adults and following policy and procedure.

Requirements: Relevant qualification or training, Own vehicle required
Skill and Qualifications Required:

• Experience of delivering 1-2-1 or group therapeutic interventions to adults and/or children.
• Experience of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults and/or children.
• An academic qualification in Counselling (minimum of Diploma Level 4) or equivalent.
• To have or be working towards BACP accreditation.

Areas of Interest: Disability, Mental Health, Social care, Social Welfare
Opportunity suitable for: From your office, Indoor, Short term commitment
What activities will the volunteer do? Counselling, Support Work
Skills gained in this role: Counselling, Listening, Reasoning, Talking to others
Home based opportunity? No
DBS Check Required: Yes
Opportunity Accessibility: Clearly marked accessible parking spaces, Step free access clearly signposted into the building, Automatic opening doors, Lift to other floors / step free access throughout the building

About the host organisation

Hosted by: Carers Hub - Rochdale
Organisation Profile: The Carers’ Hub Rochdale provides a single point of access for all Carers including both young and adult Carers in the borough. The Hub exists to ensure that Carers of all ages have access to information, advice and a wide range of support services. These support services are designed to help Carers continue in their caring role for as long as they choose and to reduce the impact the caring role can have on a Carers own health and wellbeing. Support can include: Support from a dedicated Carers support worker specialised in fields such as young Carers support, mental health, dementia and ethnicity for example. A dedicated Carers support worker will get to know you and understand your needs as a Carer. They will also work with you to create a support plan to meet your individual needs. This could include: 1-2-1 or group based support Peer support Support to take a break including access to a volunteer sitting in service where a volunteer is matched with the person you care for to provide you with a short break from your caring role Information, advice and guidance Support to access community, health and wellbeing services Access to activities, training and much more.