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Volunteer Counsellor

About The Role
At Saha, we are dedicated to providing comprehensive, good quality housing services, support and resettlement for people who are or have recently experienced homelessness and who are in need of support and accommodation.
An exciting opportunity has become available for a Volunteer Counsellor to join the team based in our supported housing service in St Austell.
To help us with our mission to transform lives of some of the most vulnerable people by providing one to one talk therapies for over 18’s. Residents may have experienced trauma and or have complex needs.  We want to offer this service as part of their journey to progression from being homeless, to being independent.
Great additional benefits- 

  • Training opportunities to aide your own personal and professional development
  • Expenses paid

  • Insurance provided.
  • You will receive regular 1:1 Supervision sessions (nonclinical)

About The Candidate
As a Volunteer Counsellor you will need to:
  • Be able to show the core conditions of counselling
  • Be in your second year or completed at Advanced diploma level/ degree level
  • Will have already completed 50 Counselling hours.
  • Have some experience of working with clients with complex needs.

  • A Disclosure and Barring Service Enhanced Certificate will be required and obtained through Saha.

  • Complete Saha’s induction and mandatory e-learning and to keep up to date.
  • Be a confident and capable communicator, not fazed by difficult situations
  • Take an asset-based approach to empowering people to develop their skills, strengths and talents.
  • Understand or learn about community resources and organisations that can help our clients by signposting.
  • Working alongside Saha staff to manage risk to self or others.
  • A Volunteer Counsellor will instinctively share Saha’s delivery values and behaviours, loving your work, helping people to thrive and always finding a way to be effective.
  • Be able to build trusting, professional relationships and have a high level of resilience.

About The Company
A registered social landlord and one of the leading providers of supported housing in the UK, Saha is dedicated to transforming lives by providing accommodation and support for some of the most vulnerable members of society - mainly people with complex needs and/or experiencing homelessness. 
Saha is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and vulnerable adults and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.
Our aim is to work with individuals to build on their strengths, creating person centred, individualised strategies and plans that transform lives, support recovery and enable positive behaviour.

In order to succeed, however, we need the right people in place.

Our workforce is one of our greatest assets, but only by recruiting the very best can we continue to deliver comprehensive, good quality housing services, support and resettlement.

services to our residents.

That’s where you come in.
As an equal opportunities’ employer, Saha is committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective employees and does not condone discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender identity, or marriage and civil partnership.

We invite and welcome applications to apply for Saha opportunities without concern of bias or discrimination. 
We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role.Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible