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We are recruiting for an Adult Recovery Facilitator for the Recovery College and a Senior Counsellor for our Counselling Service (scroll down)!

Adult Recovery Facilitator

Closing date: Friday 29th April, 5pm.

Please download and complete this Application Form

THE ORGANISATION

Mindspace Limited is a community-based volunteer organisation committed to supporting and promoting the mental wellbeing of people in the Perth area. Mindspace is funded by NHS Tayside, Perth & Kinross Council, Health and Social Care Partnership, the Scottish Government, Funding Trusts and donations. Mindspace’s objective is to promote mental wellbeing in a safe and supportive environment.

PURPOSE OF POST

The Adult Recovery College was formed in October 2015. Our purpose is to develop and deliver programmes of self-management, awareness and information sessions for adults with lived experience of mental ill-health to promote wellbeing and recovery. We need an enthusiastic and skilled facilitator to join our team and continue the development of the Adult Recovery College in partnership with the Young People’s Recovery College, Peer Support and the Mindspace Counselling service.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Design and deliver a structured programme of learning opportunities with people with lived experience, colleagues and partners.
  • Participate in external forums, workshops and events to promote the work and ethos of Mindspace.
  • Monitor, evaluate and improve learning delivery and resources to enable continuous learning and quality of service.
  • Ensure that adequate records are kept following GDPR guidelines, whilst ensuring the confidentiality of all people.
  • Contribute to the development of service guidelines, policies and protocols to ensure that the organisation maintains its high-quality services.
  • In collaboration with the Senior Recovery Facilitator and Chief Executive, set appropriate missions and goals to ensure the continued development of the service.
  • Undertake other duties which may be required, and which are commensurate with the post.

The responsibilities outlined above are not intended to be exhaustive and merely serve to indicate the nature and range of tasks involved. They reflect the current needs of the service and in consultation with the postholder are liable to be varied to reflect or anticipate changes to the developing nature of the service.

Professional / Educational Qualifications

Essential Requirements

  • Experience in facilitating training programmes.
  • Evidenced portfolio of continuous development.

Desirable Requirements

  • Educated to degree level or demonstrable evidence of equivalent.

Relevant Work / Other Experience

Essential Requirements

  • Knowledge of mental health issues and appropriate referral mechanisms.
  • Knowledge and understanding of monitoring and evaluation systems.
  • Evidenced examples of positive interactions with groups and individuals.

Desirable Requirements

  • Experience of working in educational/learning environment.
  • Lived experience of mental health issues is viewed positively.

Particular Skills / Abilities

Essential Requirements

  • Experience of working with people in a learning environment.
  • Ability to prepare accurate and informative reports.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal & written communication skills.
  • Excellent organisational, administrative and computing skills including Microsoft Office.
  • Demonstrable interest in cultural diversity and equal opportunities.
  • A calm but practical approach to solving problems.
  • Excellent team working skills.
  • Commitment to providing a high-quality service.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Ability to prioritise between competing demands and work to strict deadlines.

Desirable Requirements

  • Knowledge of current challenges and opportunities facing the voluntary /third sector.
  • Experience of developing and delivering learning.
  • Experience of reporting to Line Manager, Funders and Board.
  • Experience of implementing relevant health & safety requirements.

Personal Qualities

Essential Requirements

  • Ability to work with minimal day to day supervision.
  • Full driving licence.
  • Access to a car.
  • Willing and able to work unsocial hours including evenings and weekends.

Desirable Requirements

  • Willingness to learn new skills and ways of working.

Employment Details

  • The post-holder shall be employed by Mindspace (a registered charity in Scotland SC 002072).
  • This is a fixed-term post.
  • The post holder will work 35 hours per week. Hours may be worked over six days – Monday to Friday including possible evening work and Saturday mornings.
  • Annual leave entitlement is 25 days per annum plus 10 public holidays. This will increase to 30 days per annum plus public holidays after 5 years completed service. The leave year runs from your start date.
  • The post-holder will be line-managed by The Senior Recovery Facilitator
  • There is a probationary period of three months.
  • The appointment is terminable on one month’s notice in writing from either side.
  • An enhanced check through Disclosure Scotland will be required.
  • Mindspace operates a money purchase pension scheme.
  • In line with good practice, job descriptions are reviewed regularly.
  • Salary: £24,238 per year.

To apply, please complete the application form and return it with a brief cover letter highlighting your suitability for the role. No recruitment agencies please.

Senior Counsellor

We are seeking a motivated person to oversee the day to day delivery of the counselling service for adults 16 plus; to ensure high quality service delivery consistent with legal requirements, good practice and ethical practice.    The post holder will manage recruitment, induction and support of both trainee and experienced counsellors and ensure cohesion between the Counselling Service, the Recovery College and Peer Hub to make certain clients receive best and appropriate care and treatment.

PURPOSE

Our mission at Mindspace is to promote mental well-being in a safe and supportive environment. The Senior Counsellor (Adult Counselling Service) is a vital member of the team who has a significant role in developing Mindspace.

This role is crucial to our success in organising and managing all strategic and clinical aspects of our Adult Counselling Service delivery, ensuring that all counselling is provided ethically and is consistent with legal requirements and recognised good practice.

ACCOUNTABILITY AND SUPPORT

The Senior Counsellor reports to the Chief Executive Officer, who will provide the appropriate performance coaching and support.

The Senior Counsellor collaborates with team members across all functions at Mindspace, including our Recovery College and our Peer Support Hub, to ensure that we fully meet our clients’ needs.

DIRECT REPORTS

The Senior Counsellor will directly oversee and provide clinical support to both Employed and Self-Employed Counsellors.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

The Senior Counsellor is responsible for providing clinical expertise and oversight to the counselling service, coordinating the work of self-employed counsellors, and assisting with the strategic development of the Adult Counselling Service.

Working to the highest professional standards, the details of these responsibilities are as follows:

PROVIDE CLINICAL EXPERTISE AND OVERSIGHT TO THE ADULT COUNSELLING SERVICE:

  • Hold specific responsibilities for the day-to-day operation of the Adult Counselling Service.
  • Maximise the potential of our existing working agreements with referral agencies, building upon and expanding these areas of work where possible.
  • Monitor and manage waiting lists to progress referrals effectively and timeously.
  • Take a lead role in assessing new referrals, conducting initial assessments, allocating clients to counsellors, and holding a small client caseload.
  • Assist in developing expertise and links within local area networks.
  • Monitor client feedback, responding, resolving, and reporting on matters as appropriate.
  • Provide accurate and timely evaluation and impact reports on counselling outcomes for the management team and our key funders.
  • Maintain and develop service guidelines, policies, and protocols, and ensure that Mindspace maintains its registered status with BACP.

COORDINATE THE WORK AND PERFORMANCE OF EMPLOYED AND SELF-EMPLOYED COUNSELLORS:

  • Manage the recruitment, selection, induction and progress support of trainee and experienced employed counsellors.
  • Set expectations and provide service agreements to all self-employed counsellors.
  • Coordinate and support the activities of the counsellors, ensuring effective diary, absence and holiday management, and consistent delivery of all one-to-one counselling sessions.
  • Ensure that all counsellors are undertaking adequate external supervision and that contracts are agreed upon and in place with counsellors’ supervisors.
  • Ensure that all counsellors regularly access required CPD to maintain their fitness to practice in line with BACP guidelines.
  • Monitor the performance and outcomes of counsellors, auditing notes and correspondence, providing coaching support and ensuring continuous improvement.
  • Establish effective and inclusive communication channels within the counselling team, including administrator(s) and across the broader organisation, enabling sharing of new ideas and good practice.

SUPPORT THE STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENT OF THE ADULT COUNSELLING SERVICE:

  • Produce reports and development plans to the Board of Trustees and external funders as required.
  • Advocate for and oversee the promotion and publicity of the service in collaboration with the Marketing and Fundraising Officer.
  • Support the Marketing & Fundraising Officer with funding applications information to enhance, develop, and maintain the counselling service.

The responsibilities outlined above guide the range of tasks involved in the Senior Counsellor role. They reflect the organisation’s current needs; however, they may be varied from time to time to reflect or anticipate changes to the developing nature of the service.

To apply, please complete this Application Form.

Part time – 20 hours per week to be worked flexibly

Salary £30,100 – £32,300 pro rata (depending on qualifications and experience)

Closing date: 20 May 2022

Interview date: 26th/27th May