Job Title: Placement Counsellor 

Location: Vale House, 43 Cowbridge, Hertford SG14 1PN 

Reports to: CEO 

Job Description 


To provide therapeutic counselling and care to clients working towards recovery from a range  of issues that include but are not limited to addiction, abuse, anxiety, depression. 

Main tasks: 

  • Support individuals who are distressed by providing person centred or similar, non directive counselling support in line with Future Living’s Mission & Values.
  • To ensure quality in line with Future Living Hertford’s policies. 
  • To ensure effective monitoring in line with Future Living Hertford. 
  • Promote the equality, diversity, rights and responsibilities of individuals.
  • Promote choice, wellbeing, and the protection of all individuals. 
  • Contribute to assessing and act upon risk of danger, harm and abuse in line with our  Safeguarding policy and procedure. 
  • Reflect on and develop your practice and make use of your own supervision


Main Responsibilities: 

  • The keeping of accurate and confidential records regarding the client’s care. 
  • Ensuring that all Future Living Hertford policies and procedures are followed, and that  client confidentiality is protected within the bounds of the client service agreement. 
  • To take responsibly for personal training and development needs through reviews  with CEO


Working Conditions 

Placement counsellors are contracted to work an agreed number of up to 4 counselling sessions per week on an agreed day, 09:00 – 15:30. 

Free parking is provided on site for all staff members. 

Person Specification 

Essential Qualifications: Training for or qualified in Diploma in Counselling (level 4 preferred)


Essential Personal Attributes: 

  • Welcoming and friendly 
  • Sensitive and reliable regarding issues of  confidentiality 
  • Calm in difficult situations 
  • Integrity 
  • Energetic and enthusiastic 
  • Sympathetic to the beliefs of clients 
  • Non-judgmental