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Lifecentre is an equal opportunities employer.

CHILDREN & YOUNG PEOPLE’S COUNSELLOR/PLAY OR ART THERAPIST

Self-employed contract, working in Crawley, Worthing or Chichester
£27.00 per client counselling session

Lifecentre is a Reg. Charity (No. 1127779) with a Christian foundation, providing specialist therapeutic services to survivors of sexual violation. We are looking for qualified and experienced therapists competent to work with children and/or young people who have experienced rape or sexual abuse. Successful candidates will need to be either a qualified Play Therapist, Art Therapist or Counsellor qualified to work with children and young people. Successful applicants must demonstrate a knowledge of safe trauma therapy. The therapist will be required to provide weekly one-to-one sessions of one hour’s duration, with a minimum of 5 & a maximum of 12 client sessions per week. Supervision is provided. All availability will be considered, with particular recruitment for Saturday working and before & after school slots.

For an Application Pack email: info@lifecentre.uk.com

For further info ring 01243 786349

Lifecentre is in a position of ongoing recruitment

QUALIFIED COUNSELLOR POSITION

Self-employed contract, working in Crawley, Worthing or Chichester
£27.00 per client counselling session

Lifecentre is a Reg. Charity (No. 1127779) with a Christian foundation providing specialist counselling services to survivors of sexual violation. We are looking for qualified and experienced counsellors competent to work with adults and/or young people who have experienced rape or sexual abuse, whether non-recent or recent. This post will be based at either Lifecentre, Chichester; Lifecentre, Worthing; or the Saturn Centre in Crawley hospital. The counsellor will be required to provide weekly one-to-one counselling sessions of one hour’s duration. We are looking for someone who could offer 10-12 client sessions per week. If working at the Saturn Centre, the counsellor would be working in a multi-agency team environment www.saturncentre.org, otherwise she will be working in Lifecentre premises.

At least a Diploma in Counselling is required, as well as a minimum of one year post-qualification practice. We also require the post holder to have received further training in and/or experience of working with sexual trauma. Accreditation with an appropriate professional body would be desirable.

For an Application Pack email: pa@lifecentre.uk.com

For further info ring 01243 786349

Volunteering opportunities

“Lifecentre has a special place in my heart and volunteering for it is truthfully one of the best things I have ever done… it has opened my eyes to the world around me. When I walk out of the door and head home after a shift, I always feel like what I have done has made a real difference.”

There are lots of ways you can get involved in supporting Lifecentre as a volunteer. You could help at one of our existing centres or, for some tasks, from home (providing you have access to a computer and the internet). Possibilities include helping to staff the office in busy periods; helping with fundraising research, applications, reporting; helping with administration. There are also opportunities to volunteer as a counsellor (assuming you have the relevant qualifications) or train as a telephone helpline volunteer.

Helpline training

We are looking to train women and men who would like to serve on our helpline in either Chichester or Worthing. The commitment, once trained, will be three sessions per month (this includes a supervision evening for your support), on a voluntary basis.  We will offer full training, so volunteers do not need to have any previous counselling qualifications – simply an ability to offer support through listening without judging. It is an 85 hour training course and requires a 15 week commitment.

We have put together a document to explain a little more about what volunteering on our helpline involves.

Download ‘Lifecentre Helpline – things you should know’

If you are interested in applying, or would like further information on how you can get involved in other ways with Lifecentre, please email Kim, our Operations Manager, at kim@lifecentre.uk.com or phone the Lifecentre office on 01243 786349.

To apply, please complete the following application form and email or post it to the Lifecentre office.

Download the Helpline Volunteering Application Form

All volunteers are carefully vetted, particularly those who would have contact with survivors, and we reserve the right not to offer some volunteering opportunities to people who we feel may not be suitable.