Counsellor

The post will include but is not limited to:

 

  • Cultivating a positive, trauma-informed and Christ-centred approach towards improving emotional and spiritual health and wellbeing.  

 

  • Offering support, insight and creative input to residents navigating personal and emotional (and at times, traumatic) past experiences as they work through the Choices that Bring Change curriculum.

 

  • Educating, equipping and empowering each assigned resident through the discipleship curriculum within agreed timeframes by understanding the learning preferences and needs of the resident, and empowering the resident towards consistent self-development through appropriately assigned resources and activities.

 

  • Willingness and passion for praying with and for residents, and to invest your own faith into the healing journey of residents.

 

  • Planning and preparing weekly one-to-one sessions for a caseload of up to 8 residents and completing all associated records and paperwork in a timely manner in order to promote strong communication and collaboration with the wider team.

 

  • Willingness to lead as an example of healthy Christian leadership and positively influencing healthy dynamics within the home through facilitating constructive and healthy reflection of Christian teachings, Bible reading, personal devotion time, leading class or praise & worship times, demonstrating healthy and appropriate personal boundaries and positively influencing healthy dynamics within the resident group.

 

  • Building strong working relationships with each resident’s Accountability Partner and local church support through cultivating a collaborative approach, offering guidance and regularly communicating the resident’s progress and significant updates.

 

  • Recording and advising the wider team on any significant observations or communications with assigned residents, contributing relevant guidance and information on the most appropriate support options for your assigned residents’ emotional and spiritual needs.

 

  • Maintaining pastoral supervision over your assigned residents’ progress. This will include attending and participating in daily handover meetings, 30-day and 90-day resident evaluations, intervention meetings, weekly reviews, new resident handovers and crisis intervention.

 

  • Collaborating with the Aftercare Coordinator to set your assigned residents up for success with a strong exit strategy and aftercare plan.

 

  • Consulting regularly with the Curriculum Manager to access case load supervision, support in your own wellbeing and development through reflective practice, and to report and review programme effectiveness.

 

  • Presenting the vision and mission of Mercy UK and being willing to deliver training to Christian audiences of all denominations and backgrounds as well as bringing an example of healthy Christian leadership in line with Mercy UK’s statement of faith and lifestyle policies. 

 

  • Remaining discerning, innovative and open to change, offering your skills and support across the charity, as needed.

 

  • Undertake continued training, be an active participant and show commitment to personal and spiritual development.
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Office based
Location

Oxenhope
Bradford
United Kingdom

Salary
£18400.00
Category
Compensation
Salaried
Hours
Part Time
Deadline
Contact Telephone
Contact E-mail Address
hr@mercyuk.org