Placement counsellor job specification July 2021 available to be signed and printed for submission

Future Living Hertford is an award winning and registered charity (1155145), run by a small core team of employees and a larger team of volunteers.


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, nondirective 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

Project workers are contracted to work an agreed number of 4 counselling sessions per week on an agreed day.

Free parking is provided on site for all staff members.


Person Specification

Essential Qualifications: Training for or qualified in Diploma in Counselling.


Essential Experience: Personal experience of addiction(preferable), mental health, or counselling work


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