Counsellor (Programmes)

    Forward Trust
    Applications closing date: 09/04/2023
    Surrey, United Kingdom
    Job Type
    Closing Date
    Job Salary
    South East


    The Forward Trust, are a UK leading provider of drug and alcohol treatment services to offenders.

    We deliver treatment and recovery support – in prisons and in the community – which helps people move away from addiction and crime.

    As a Counsellor, you will support the integrated Services to deliver counselling using appropriate interventions dependent on the requirements of the individual client.

    You will be required to manage a caseload, provide appropriate harm reduction advice and guidance, assess, care plan; deliver structured 1:1 and group-work sessions (if required) including structured treatment programmes.

    • To provide counselling assessments and treatment of clients referred into the Footsteps and/or Bridge programmes.
    • To formulate and implement cohesive counselling treatment and/or management plans for clients mental health and wellbeing needs, based upon an appropriate conceptual framework of the client’s difficulties and to employ methods of therapeutic intervention most appropriate to the individual case.
    • To evaluate treatment options taking into account both theoretical and therapeutic models and highly complex factors concerning historical and developmental processes that have shaped the client.
    • To provide counselling advice and consultation to clients when required.
    • To contribute directly and indirectly to a psychologically based framework of understanding and care to the benefit of all clients of the Integrated Wellbeing and Recovery service, and agencies serving the client group.
    • To communicate in a skilled and sensitive manner, information concerning the formulation and treatment plans of clients under their care and to monitor progress, taking into account professional requirements on ethics and confidentiality.

    The counsellor position will supporting services across the region and operate in the following prisons: Downview, Send and Bronzefield. All esablishements are female prisons. Travel will be required between these sites with your base site being Downview, a prison and young offender institution (YOI) in Sutton, Surrey, for women aged 18 and over.

    Please note that flexibility will be required with evening & weekend working on a rota basis.

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