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Remote Mental Health Counsellor (Children and Young People)

Norwich, Norfolk
Job Type
Full Time
8 Sep 2021
Kooth is an organisation that uses technology as a way to remove any barriers that could prevent someone accessing the help that they need.A role with Kooth is an exciting chance to join the pioneers of digital mental health and wellbeing. Through online Counselling you will be helping to provide young people with access to immediate and often crucial support.Through Kooth, users can go online and access effective therapies and wellbeing strategies to manage their mental health in a safe and anonymous way. This fills a vital gap in current mental health provision.We offer part time and full time contracts starting at minimum of 26 hours per week comprising 4 or 6 hour shifts per day - which are spread across evenings, weekends and at least one weekday.What You'll DoYou will be at the heart of what Kooth is doing. You will beProviding text-based online counselling, support and advice to children and young people facing challenges, including suicidal feelings and engaging in risk taking behaviours.Assessing the risks and needs of each person you speak to - signposting, referring, and managing your own caseloads.Providing short and mid term therapy to help with physical, emotional, and mental health issues and distress.Providing longer term digital psychotherapy for those with complex mental health difficulties.Liaising with agencies and individuals who may be in contact with the young person (CAMHs, schools, social services, health authorities, parents/carers etc.).Performing all duties in line with relevant compliance, legal requirements and internal policies with particular reference to safeguarding.Requirements A relevant professional qualification and BACP, UKCP or equivalent. If not complete then due to complete this within 1 year of start dateAccreditation-eligibility in counselling or psychotherapy at diploma level or aboveBACP - A minimum of 450 clinical hours (post qualification)UKCP minimum of 4 years advanced clinical training and a minimum of 450 clinical hoursA minimum of 2-3 years' experience of providing mental health support to young people 10-25yrs in face to face or digital settings.Experience of assessment, referral and providing effective short-term and long-term counselling/psychotherapy.Experience of providing effective engagement and immediate support to help young people through challenging experiences and develop skills to make positive changes in their lives.The ability to work remotely with a good broadband connection installed in your home/place of work alongside the competent and confident use of technology.This position is subject to a successful enhanced DBS check as part of recruitment procedures.Benefits£25,000 to £29,000 per annum pro-rata (dependant on experience and accreditation).All the necessary equipment for you to comfortably work from home.A full training programme to get you started.Yearly professional training programmes structures around you.Pension contributions.Eligible for annual award of Long Term Incentive Plan (shares)Healthcare PackageLife Assurance (4x Salary)
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  • Job Reference: 368758334-2
  • Date Posted: 8 September 2021
  • Employer: Kooth plc
  • Location: Norwich, Norfolk
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Children & Young People, Mental Health
  • Job Type: Full Time