Service Care Solutions Ltd

Therapist & Counsellor

Therapist / Counsellor

Service Care Solutions are currently working with a Local Charity to fill a full time, permanent position for a Therapist / Counsellor within their Substance Misuse & Addiction services.

Person Specification for Therapist Role

The day-to-day delivery of high quality therapeutic support to substance misusing clients who access our clients services via statutory or self referral.

Therapist & Counsellor Role Purpose:

  • To provide counselling, support in relations to substance misuse.

  • To communicate our clients vision and deliver its mission

  • To provide direct client services by way of group and key work

  • To meet key service objectives in line with our clients policies, procedures and data collection systems.

Main Duties & Responsibilities For The Successful Therapist & Counsellor:

  • To contribute to assessments of clients within agreed timescales.

  • To deliver a structured therapeutic support programme through group-work sessions and one to one interventions.

  • To contribute to regular reviews of the client with probation (where appropriate) and health workers or other relevant agencies.

  • To counsel individuals about their substance use using recognised theoretical models.

  • To help individuals address their substance use and offending behaviour through an agreed action plan.

  • To maintain records of the client attendance and participation in the group programme.

  • To explore, implement and supervise a range of approaches, activities and exercises, which are designed to promote health and support individuals through detoxification/stabilisation.

  • To utilise recording and statistical systems to collect and collate data and to ensure that all administration, case recording, written reports etc are maintained to agreed standards.

  • To utilise a flexible approach and where required participate in activities and tasks which directly respond to client need.

Therapist & Counsellor Requirements:

  • Experience of direct work with Substance Misuse clients.

  • Two years experience of direct client work

  • Experience of developing and delivering therapeutic support programmes

  • Experience of providing direct client services, particularly assessment & Group Work

  • Experience of working in partnership with a range of statutory and non-statutory agencies

This is a full time Therapist & Counsellor position working 40 hours a week Monday - Friday.

This service is open 7 days a week so there would be a rota for weekend shifts.

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