Job Description

  • Job Reference:47589LSR3_1718294484

  • Job Type: Permanent

  • Job Industry: Business Services

  • Contact Name: Lara Salmons

  • Job Location: Greater-manchester

  • Job Title: Telephone Counsellor - including weekend shift

  • Job Salary: £27,000 - £32,000 Per Annum

Posted On: 13th June 2024

* £27,000-32,000 FTE DOE.
* Various shift patterns from part-time to full-time.
* Hybrid position – Manchester
* Must be able to attend training induction that runs twice a month.

Are you a qualified counsellor looking for a company that will invest in your development and career progression?

Portfolio are proud to be exclusively representing our Client who are a trusted health and wellbeing network who have been making a positive difference in over 15 million lives, in their search to add an Helpline Counsellor to their team. Our client offers the most comprehensive employee assistance programme on the market, giving 24/7 caring and compassionate support services to employers from organisations of all sizes, across the private, public and non-profit sector.

This is a great opportunity to join the industry leading EAP and OH provider & Sunday Times ‘Best Places to Work’ organisation as an EAP Counsellor.

Job Overview

Providing immediate emotional support and guidance to callers on the 24/7 helpline – completing clinical assessments and signposting appropriately. The role also includes an allocated day of structured telephone/ video counselling clients – hour can be counted towards BACP accreditation.

Day to Day Responsibilities:

* Providing an efficient and effective telephone counselling service to all callers
* Demonstrating an ability to work with a variety of individuals and presenting issues, including those who are distressed and/or at risk
* Providing “In the moment support” to callers, adopting a Solution Focused approach and achieving a one call resolution
* Maintaining an active caseload of STC/ Video clients, including online CBT and Power to Recover clients – up to 6 clients on an allocated day

Essential Skills and Competencies:

* Minimum diploma level 4 in Counselling & minimum of 150 counselling hours
* Registered member of the BACP
* Relevant telephone experience
* High level of computer literacy (MS Office, Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
* High level of organisational ability; ability to work to tight deadlines and targets
* Good communication and customer service skills

Desirable Skills and Competencies:

* Accredited with the BACP or eligible for the accreditation process
* EAP experience
* Experience of working within a target driven environment

Employee Benefits:

* BACP (or equivalent) membership and accreditation paid for
* Up to £60 per month for supervision
* Inhouse supervision
* Monthly incentives such as weekends away!
* Supervision
* 25 Days Holiday + Bank Holidays (plus an additional 2 days after 2 years service)
* Birthday Off/Mental Health Day
* Profit Share Scheme
* Perkbox (staff discount scheme)
* Christmas bonus after 3 years of service
* Contributory Pension Scheme
* Fab Fridays- dress down & free treats
* Allied Pride Network
* Social events throughout the year
* Free breakfast on Mondays
* Fresh fruit delivered to the office each week
* Free annual flu vaccine
* Private health insurance after 5 years service
* Life Insurance
* Discounted eye test
* Discounted glasses/contact lenses prescription



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