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Help for Heroes – Accredited Counsellor

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At Help for Heroes, we believe those who serve our country deserve support when they are wounded. Every day, men and women have to leave their career in the Armed Forces as a result of physical or psychological wounds; their lives changed forever. We help them, and those still serving, to recover and get on with their lives.

And who are we you’re wondering? We are experts and beginners. Generalists and specialists. Ordinary people with an extraordinary passion towards making a positive change to the lives of our veterans (and having fun while doing it).

As One Team we share a philosophy – I.C.A.R.E. It’s the way we walk and talk, the way we interact with others and how we approach everything we do. We are:

Innovative – Collaborative – Authentic – Resourceful – Energetic.

We have an incredible opportunity for an Accredited Counsellor to join our team based in the South. Please see below for more information on what just might be your future role. This role is primarily home-based, however once government restrictions allow there will be an element of travel required to deliver face to face support to Veterans and their families.

About You

Have you completed and graduated from a BACP accredited course, or professional counselling or psychotherapy training and are a BACP accredited counsellor? Do you have exceptional communication skills with emphasis on compassionate, ethical and supportive language and manner? Are you also able to interpret psychometric scores and perform psychological wellbeing assessments to appropriately identify the level of support needed as well as onward refer individuals where their level of need falls outside of the scope of available service provision? If the answers are yes, this might be the role for you.

About the Role

Accredited Counsellors are accountable for the assessment, formulation, and treatment planning for clients referred to our Psychological Wellbeing Service up to Step 3 level of support. They are also responsible for generating individual risk support plans for beneficiaries based upon psychological wellbeing assessments enabling wider recovery teams to support beneficiaries to safely participate in a variety of recovery activities. As an Accredited Counsellor you will have a chance to deliver evidence-based group psychoeducation programmes and work within a multidisciplinary team dedicated to providing high class service to our wounded, injured and sick veterans enabling them to lead active, independent and fulfilling lives. This is a stand-alone role within our Plymouth Recovery Centre with national support from the wider team.

About the Team

Our Psychological Wellbeing Team is pivotal to delivering our mission to support wounded, injured and sick veterans, their families and championing mental health. Our services are delivered nationally throughout our centres and you will be joining a Team of multidisciplined experts within the field of veteran mental health support where collaboration and following our framework standards are key to our success.

If you have any questions about the role or need further information, please do not hesitate to contact us via email to jobs@helpforheroes.org.uk.

To apply please visit our website.

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