Regional Counsellor

Salary Banding:  £23,000 to £25,000 per annum
Location: To service South East Wales.
No remote working available for this role
Contract type: – Permanent, Full time
Working Pattern: – Monday to Friday 9:00am – 4.30pm

This role is subject to a DBS check. The cost of the DBS check will be met by the company.

The successful appointment will need to be self-registered with the Education Workforce Council as a Work-Based Learning Practitioner.

What are the core responsibilities of this role? 

  • Adhering to the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling & Psychotherapy
  • Displaying all values and personal moral qualities in line with the BACP Ethical Framework.
  • Working within the ethical principles of the BACP good practice in counselling.
  • Undertaking group and individual counselling therapy sessions, face to face or remotely via telephone or appropriate digital platforms.
  • Responsible for agreeing a counselling contract with each learner to determine session content.
  • Establishing a relationship of trust and respect with learners.
  • Working in partnership with external organisations, in relation to signposting, referrals, and organising talks / workshops.
  • Designated Safeguarding Officer responsibilities and duties.
  • Develop, facilitate and co-ordinate group training sessions for learners and employees.
  • Recording and maintaining records, meetings and other associated documents.
  • Effectively work with the delivery teams in supporting learners address barriers to positive progression.
  • To support the business and centres with other activities as required.
  • Provide guidance, support and advice to all learners and staff, as appropriate.

What skills and experience are we looking for from potential applicants? 

Essential criteria 

  • A recognised diploma or degree in Counselling. Experience of working with young people and adults in a counselling setting.
  • A member of the BACP or equivalent.
  • Full driving licence.

Desirable criteria

  • Accredited member of BACP or equivalent
  • Fluent in Welsh
  • Knowledge of training industry.

Why work for us?

Itec is one of the largest and most vocationally diverse work-based learning providers, every day we transform people’s lives, and we believe that all employees play a vital part in enabling us to achieve our vision.  We are

  • Leading provider of work-based learning programmes for 40 years.
  • Employee-Owned organisation
  • Investors in People Gold
  • Disability Confident Leader
  • Living Wage Employer

Our Benefits

  • Contributory Pension Scheme
  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Annual bonus (subject to qualifying criteria)
  • Life Assurance
  • Personal development and career opportunities
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Eyesight care scheme
  • Discounts on Gym Membership and fitness products discounts
  • Travel expenses and business mileage
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Social & Charity Events
  • Refer a Friend Payment Scheme
  • Mobile Phones & Laptops (based on job role)
  • NUS discount card