2 X PT Counsellors for one year

Closing date: 
30 Mar 2017
Working as part of a dedicated team of staff, the PT Counsellor will help develop and deliver high quality counselling, CBT and therapeutic services to people referred to Lenadoon Community Counselling Service via a range of refer


  1. Provide appropriate therapeutic services to people referred to the Lenadoon Community Counselling Service (incl. victims / survivors), continuously assessing, monitoring and reviewing risk (and dealing appropriately with same in line with policies and procedures)
  2. Ensure a comprehensive understanding of and maintain high quality, appropriate record keeping in relation to client notes in line with Service policies and procedures. Ensure prompt and efficient recording of referral, assessment and ongoing client information on appropriate proformas, including clinical notes, client evaluation tools and on relevant databases
  3. Implement project monitoring and evaluation systems and contribute to analysis of outputs and outcomes ensuring on-going informed service improvement, annual review and systems updates (incorporating Core, Core Net and others as required)
  4. Proactively ensure an up to date knowledge of a wide range of services available to people not just in West Belfast but across Greater Belfast
  5. Where appropriate, advocate on behalf of clients to connect and link them into other relevant services in line with their needs
  6. Establish and maintain excellent, professional working relationships with all core staff, sessional counsellors, volunteers, students/placements
  7. Forge and maintain productive relationships with referrers from across all sectors through regular, appropriate communication and, where required, attendance at meetings/forums
  8. Ensure safety and clinical efficacy in relation to practice at all times and in adherence with Service policies and procedures
  9.  Maintain effective practices regarding preparation for counselling sessions and assessments,  appropriate breaks between sessions, adequate time for all client related paperwork and record keeping in line with Service policies and procedures
  10. Where required, provide line management and support to students / placements within the Service (and when deemed appropriate, sessional and bank staff), agreed in advance with line manager and adhering to Service policies and procedures
  11. Fully participate in Continuous Professional Development (CPD) opportunities, especially those required to maintain a high level of service quality (as recommended by Line Manager/Steering Group).  This will include therapeutic training and other mandatory bespoke in-house training opportunities
  12.  Appropriately prepare for, attend and fully participate in monthly line management, clinical supervision, team meetings, clinical away days and staff training days

Carry out duties as may be required from time to time in negotiation with Coordinator and Lead Counsellor

Closing date:
30 Mar 2017 12pm
Job Information
Fixed term
Part time
18 hours per week
Contact Information
BT11 (JQ
02890 600 641