We are recruiting Relate couple or family counsellors and sex therapists who may have worked for Relate before or trained elsewhere.

To expand access to Relate services and meet the considerable demand in our area, Relate Birmingham is urgently recruiting Relate couples counsellors, psychosexual therapists and family counsellors who may have previously worked for Relate or trained elsewhere.

Based at one of our centres in Birmingham, Solihull, Wolverhampton or other venues, all posts are currently home based, delivering sessions via webcam or phone. As and when face to face work is possible, this will be discussed with the post holder.

You’ll work with a diverse range of self-referring, individuals, couples or families and also clients referred under a range of contracts and projects. You’ll be used to delivering short, focussed pieces of work, keeping records and using evaluation tools. Working for a charity, you’ll be helping local people have better relationships and happier lives and support us deliver services that are accessible to all.

Benefits of joining our Relate counselling team:
• Working for a nationally recognised, specialist service with an excellent reputation;
• A dedicated appointments team who take calls and make appointments for counsellors
• Free high quality one to one clinical supervision each month;
• Free group supervision to share good practice with other experienced practitioners;
• Tailored CPD courses and online training specifically for our counsellors;
• A national out of hours helpline for emergency consultation on practice issues; and
• Full professional indemnity cover

Hourly Pay: £18.20 - £21.00

Hours: At least 6 evening or weekend sessions per week, plus day time hours to suit if available

Locations: Venues to be arranged with suitable counsellors

Qualifications:
Experienced counsellors can begin to work for Relate without additional training if their qualifications meet the Relate Assessment of Prior Experience & Learning (APEL) requirements.

To be considered for the APEL scheme you must have more than 5 years counselling experience and either experience of working with couples or a qualification which equips you to do so. If you have no couple counselling experience you may still be able to apply but you will need to undertake some additional training. For accepted APEL training, please see APEL (Accreditation of Prior Experience and Learning) | Relate

To Apply:
Please apply with a CV to [email protected]  or call for more information on 0121 643 1638.

About us
Relate Birmingham operates across Birmingham, Solihull, Sandwell, Walsall, Wolverhampton, Dudley and South Staffordshire. We provide relationship counselling, psychosexual therapy, education, family counselling, young people’s counselling, training and mediation. We usually occupy up to 10 venues but all our work is currently being carried out online.

Equal opportunities
As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status.

For more information about Relate go to www.relatebirmingham.co.uk or visit www.relate.org.uk  for APEL requirements. An enhanced DBS check is required for all posts.