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Job vacancies

Lifecentre is an equal opportunities employer.

YOUNG PEOPLE AND ADULT COUNSELLORS

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

Lifecentre is in a position of ongoing recruitment

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 young people (13+) and adults who have experienced rape or sexual abuse. Successful candidates will need to be a qualified counsellor and preferably BACP or UKCP accredited. Successful applicants must be able to 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 before & after school/work slots.

Download Counsellor Job Description Download Counsellor Person Specification

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.

MEET AND GREET
In order to extend our working hours and allow more people to access counselling each day we are looking for a wonderful team of volunteers who could spend a number of evenings, meeting and greeting clients as they arrive for counselling and staying within our centres to ensure that counsellors are not working alone. This role would be based in either Chichester or Worthing. If you are interested in this volunteering opportunity or would like some more information, please email kim@lifecentre.uk.com.

HELPLINE TRAINING
Our helpline training courses prepare anyone who would like to serve on our helpline in either Chichester or Worthing, and the commitment, once trained, tends to be three sessions per month (this includes a supervision evening for your support), on a voluntary basis and over a 24 week period. Volunteers do not need to have any previous counselling qualifications – simply an ability to offer support through listening without judging. We are currently in the middle of a training course and anticipate beginning the next one in 2019, based in Chichester.

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