Placement Counsellor

Closing Date: 
Tuesday, 11 June, 2024 - 09:00
Contract Type: 
Part Time
Details of Role: 

We are very pleased to announce that applications are now open for placement counsellors at Kinergy, the specialist counselling service for survivors of sexual abuse or violence.  

We offer the following benefits to encourage every student counsellor to have a supported, well-rounded and enriched practice: 

  • 4 clients per week 
  • Paid supervision for 1.5 or 2 hours per month, depending on regulatory body of your course, with an external supervisor of your choice (approved by line manager) 
  • Monthly line management  
  • Individual training budget on top of mandatory CPD and in-house trainings  

You will need to commit to one year’s full placement, seeing two sets of 4 clients. This typically means Aug - Aug.   

The placement is on a Tuesday, either from 9.30-2.30 or 3.00-8.15 weekly. Monthly line management meetings will take place outside these time slots.  We will try to accommodate your preference of time slot but this cannot be guaranteed.  

Please note interviews will take place on 23rd and 30th of July.  

During the month of August, successful candidates will need to complete a number of online training courses which can be done flexibly and from home.   

In-person inductions will be every Tuesday in Sept for 3-4 hours between the hours of 10.00-5.00, with a view to start seeing clients at the start of October.  If you are unable to make these due to annual leave, unfortunately we won’t be able to accommodate your application. 

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Provide high quality, in person and/or online counselling to adults of all genders who have experienced sexual violence and/or abuse. 
  • Work in a person-centered way with appropriate use of different therapeutic tools and approaches.  
  • Carefully consider the sensitive nature of this work in-particular regarding statutory investigations and court proceedings (pre-trial therapy) 
  • Maintain professional boundaries, and adhere to Kinergy’s policies and procedures and BACP Ethical Framework. 
  • Carry out regular reviews  
  • Manage and act on any safeguarding concerns relating to children or adults at risk of harm with the support of the clinical team 
  • Liaise with referrers, other professionals, and agencies as appropriate. 
  • Maintain confidential, up-to-date, and accurate records of all counselling sessions and contacts. Ensure that all data is inputted onto the database in line with GDPR. 
  • Engage actively with line management, clinical supervision, and annual appraisal. 
  • Attend team meetings when possible 
  • Attend Kinergy inductions and mandatory training and participate in future CPD and in-house trainings. 
  • Continuously work towards and support the development of best practice and Kinergy’s services. 
  • Maintain up to date knowledge of relevant legislation and clinical best practice guidelines to contribute to the highest professional standards of counselling provided. 
  • Develop knowledge of other organisations, services, and referral pathways  
  • Commit to ongoing self-care and reflective practice. 
  • Work in a manner that promotes the ethos and values of Kinergy. 
  • Take a positive and proactive approach to problem solving to contribute to a positive working environment. 
  • Undertake any other duties and responsibilities proportionate with the role. 

Please see attached the job description, person specification, application form and equalities monitoring form. 

How to Apply: 

To apply please send your completed application and equalities monitoring forms to by 9am Tuesday 11th June 2024. If you wish to discuss anything about this role, please contact Charlie Kirkby (Mon -Tues) or Annette Schwalbe (Tues-Thurs) on 0117 908 7712. 

Contact Person: 
Charlie Kirkby / Annette Schwalbe
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 
0117 908 7712