Senior Counselling Manager -Job Description
This position is unique in providing a platform to manage and develop a growing suite of counselling and support services nationally that are intentionally designed to serve a client base of people who are living with sight loss. These services include the provision of person-centred therapy, support and assistive technology groups, the Visionaries School of the Arts creative space and the Need To Talk cross-border counselling initiative. Fighting Blindness is a charity that is actively researching causes and potential therapies for degenerative sight loss and in parallel working to deliver practical and emotional support to those who are affected through its Insight Counselling Service.
The primary purpose of this role is to work alongside the board and senior executive to manage and further develop the Insight Counselling Service, driving and maintaining the highest standards of clinical practice and ensuring the promotion of the support services available.
There are two distinct aspects to the role: the provision of therapy to clients and the ongoing and strategic management of the service.
Salary: €50,000 – €55,000 dependent on experience
Hours: Full Time
Starting date: May 2019
Holidays: 24 days per annum
Principal Duties and Responsibilities
- Provide counselling and psychotherapy to clients of the Insight Counselling Service, including but not limited to individual, group and family therapy.
- Ensure excellence in clinical delivery, using best practice and latest research
- Liaise with Fighting Blindness management to develop and promote our existing services nationwide
- Work with the CEO and management team to further develop an integrated counselling and support service strategy that underpins the organisational and departmental strategies and objectives.
- Act in accordance with the objectives and ethos of FB code and governance.
Essential Experience & Skills
- Third level qualification in a relevant discipline (to Masters level or progress thereto would be desirable)
- Clinical accreditation (PSI, IAHIP, IACP or comparable bodies)
- A minimum of five years post accreditation clinical practice experience
- Proven skills managing a clinical team with direct employees and/or contracted counsellors
- Knowledge and/or experience of working with people with visual impairment would be a distinct advantage
- Clear ability to act as a senior manager in a progressive environment
- Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills
Line management: Reporting to CEO
Fighting Blindness is an equal opportunities employer.
Closing Date: 4:00 pm Monday 15th April
Application Sent To: Anna Moran, Head of Operations / firstname.lastname@example.org