Job Vacancy:

Staff Counsellor/Supervisor/Trainer: 

This is a part time post for 15 hours per week at a rate of £11.00 per hour, £21,450 per annum pro rata.  Applicants are required to be qualified to foundation degree or diploma level and have a minimum of 3 years post qualification experience with at least 500 hours supervised counselling practice.  Additionally, applicants should be a registered and accredited member of a professional body and be experienced in counselling a wide range of issues (experience of working with couples would be an advantage).

Applicants who have a counselling supervision qualification are preferable, as the post will include supervision responsibilities.  We will also consider applicants who do not have a supervision qualification but would be willing to work towards obtaining one. Experience in training would be an advantage as Light House provides in-house CPD to their volunteer counsellors.

The post offers 30 days annual leave, plus statutory holiday (normally 8 days), all on a pro rata basis.

This post is subject to The Equality Act 2010, Part 1, Schedule 9.  It is an occupational requirement that the post holder has a Christian faith.

Applicants for the above post are requested to submit their application in writing to the Agency Manager (Julie Lancaster) and also enclose their C.V.  Closing date for all applications is Friday 27th November 2020.  Interviews will take place on the 8th & 9th December 2020.

Job Description and Person Specification below.

Job Description & Person Specification


Job Title:                     Staff Counsellor /Supervisor/Trainer

Reporting to:              The Light House Manager

Scope:                         Employed by Light House to provide counselling to the public, both Christians and Non-Christians, also to provide supervision to counsellors and student counsellors, writing & delivering of CPD workshops for in-house training.

Relationships:             To foster positive relationships with clients, colleagues, supervisees, supervisors, and managers.  All conduct should be in accordance with the ACC Code of Ethics and Practice and Company Policies and Procedures.


  • Counselling in line with the Trust’s Statement of Counselling Policy and Ethical Principles.
  • Supervision of Light House Associate (Volunteer) Counsellors/Students on Placement and non-Light House counsellors and student counsellors.
  • Participation in the Light House CPD programme by writing and delivering training to in-house counsellors.
  • Provide line management and support to Associate Counsellors and Students on Placement.

Duties include:

  • Administration work associated with the above.
  • Attendance and participation at all relevant meetings.
  • Leading times of worship & prayer at staff meetings/retreats
  • Attendance and active and enthusiastic participation in all promotional activities for Light House, to include church speaking engagements.
  • Writing the bi-monthly prayer letter
  • Providing cover for evening counselling appointments and training provision.
  • Keeping all relevant notes and case recordings.
  • Any other reasonable duties associated with this role.

Essential Requirements:

  • A personal Christian commitment and a call from God to this work
  • A commendation from the church of which he/she is a member
  • Holding a minimum of a Level 4 diploma in counselling and have a minimum of 450 hours face to face counselling experience
  • An accredited registered member of one of the professional bodies, ACC, BACP etc., (or working towards)
  • Holding a supervision qualification (or be willing to work towards gaining one)
  • Skills in a wide range of therapeutic techniques for assessment, intervention and management of skills.
  • Well developed knowledge of counselling theory and practice, including specialist skills to meet clients’ diverse therapeutic needs, i.e. working with abuse and trauma.
  • Be able to manage a varied and challenging workload.
  • Ability to organise workload and keep up to date counselling records and records required by the agency.
  • Knowledge of Safeguarding legislation
  • Experienced in working with a variety of issues and able to counsel both men, women and couples.
  • Experience in writing and delivering CPD training to counsellors.
  • Able to form and maintain good working relationships with colleagues.
  • Excellent verbal and non-verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work remotely with clients either by Zoom or telephone.
  • Experience of working with diversity and a diverse client group.
  • Willing to undertake an enhanced DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) clearance.

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