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These are fantastic opportunities to join a focused and entrepreneurial organisation with ambitious plans for service expansion.


CYP COUNSELLORS (Children in Need project)

Listening Ear is now recruiting CYP counsellors to support our Children in Need project in Wirral and Knowsley.

1 CYP Counsellor role x 18.5 hours per week for 3 years to deliver  12 1:1 therapy appointments per week for children experiencing bereavement and loss.  Appointments must be delivered outside of school hours.  6 appointments in Wirral (over two evenings) and 6 in Whiston (over two evenings).

1 CYP Counsellor Role x 15 hours per week for 3 years to deliver 12 CYP therapy groups per year for children experiencing bereavement and loss.  Appointments must be delivered outside of school hours. 4 groups will run in each period April to June, September to December and January to March.  Half of the  groups will be delivered in Whiston and half in Wirral and will run for 1.5 hours per week for 6 to 8 weeks.   We envisage two groups being delivered consecutively in one evening in both Wirral and Whiston.

Salary range: SCP 26 £23,866 (£13.11 per hour) to SCP 28 £25,463 (£13.99 per hour)

Benefits include working for a BACP accredited agency, bursary payments for BACP counsellor accreditation and for CPD, pensions, generous holiday entitlement.

Applications are welcome from those who meet the essential requirements in the person specification, to be received no later than 9.30am Monday 21 January 2019.  

These posts are funded thanks to a grant from BBC Children in Need.

Job Description & Person Specification - CYP CiN

CYP & ADULT COUNSELLORS

Listening Ear is now recruiting both CYP and adult counsellors for positions which include full time, permanent staff through to bank work or self-employed therapists.

Salary range: SCP 26 £23,866 (£13.11 per hour) to SCP 28 £25,463 (£13.99 per hour)

Self-employed therapists from £20 per client appointment (including all administration associated with the client case).

For adult work, we have immediate opportunities for evening work in Liverpool city, however other opportunities are usually available.

Benefits include working for a BACP accredited agency, bursary payments for BACP counsellor accreditation and for CPD, pensions, generous holiday entitlement, variable caseloads with day and evening appointments across Merseyside.

Applications are welcome from those who meet the essential requirements in the person specification.  In the first instance, please send your CV indicating your practice hours and the role you are interested in to [email protected] no later than 5pm on Monday 17 December 2018.

Job Description & Person Specification - CYP Job Description & Person Specification - Adult

We are currently recruiting to a number of posts in our AMPARO service.

AMPARO TEAM LEADER

We are looking to recruit a Team Leader for our established suicide postvention service, AMPARO, which delivers immediate support to people bereaved or affected by suicide. Home-based, you will carry out support to individuals, families and the wider communities across Cheshire and Merseyside.

Job title: AMPARO Team Leader

Salary: £25,694 - £27,394

Hours of work: 35 hours pw with some weekend and out of office hours

Working Days: Flexible, as agreed

Employer: Listening Ear (Merseyside)

Contract: Permanent (3 months’ probation period) 

Base: Home based working across Cheshire, Halton, Knowsley, St Helens and Wirral.  

Accountable to: CEO, Listening Ear

As part of the recruitment process, shortlisting will be based on applicants providing concrete evidence for essential and if possible desirable criteria that are presented in the correct order. Candidates who fail to do this may not be shortlisted.  Please complete the applications forms at the foot of this page.

CLOSING DATE: Midnight on Sunday, 10th December 2018

Shortlisting: 12th December 2018

Interviews: 19th December 2018

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview, which will be a structured question and answer session, and a 10 minute presentation on ‘Postvention’. 

Job Description & Person Specification


BANK SUICIDE LIAISON WORKERS

We are currently looking to recruit a number of (bank) Suicide Liaison Workers for our established suicide postvention service, AMPARO, which delivers immediate support to people bereaved or affected by suicide.

As part of the recruitment process, shortlisting will be based on applicants providing concrete evidence for essential and if possible desirable criteria that are presented in the correct order. Candidates who fail to do this may not be shortlisted.

These are fantastic opportunities to join a focused and entrepreneurial organisation with ambitious plans for service expansion.

BARNSLEY

Home-based, you will carry out support to individuals, families and the wider communities across Barnsley MBC footprint. Support continues up to inquest.

Job title: Bank Sessional Suicide Liaison Worker (until March 2019)

Salary: £23,398 - £24,964 pro rata

Hours of work: Flexible with some weekend and out of office hours

Working Days: Flexible

Employer: Listening Ear (Merseyside)

Contract: As and when required (3 months’ probation period)

Base: Home based working across the Barnsley MBC footprint.

Accountable to: Suicide Liaison Team Leader

CLOSING DATE: Midnight on Sunday, 10th December 2018

Shortlisting: 12th December 2018

Interviews: Telephone interview by mutual arrangement 

CHESHIRE & MERSEYSIDE 

Home-based, you will carry out support to individuals, families and the wider communities across Cheshire & Merseyside. Support continues up to inquest.

Job title: Bank Sessional Suicide Liaison Worker 

Salary: £23,398 - £24,964 pro rata

Hours of work: Flexible with some weekend and out of office hours

Working Days: Flexible

Employer: Listening Ear (Merseyside)

Contract: As and when required (3 months’ probation period)

Base: Home based working across the Barnsley MBC footprint.

Accountable to: Suicide Liaison Team Leader

CLOSING DATE: Midnight on Sunday, 10th December 2018

Shortlisting: 12th December 2018

Interviews: 19th December 2018 

Barnsley JD & PS Cheshire & Merseyside JD & PS


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