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NFP People on behalf of Stroke Association
Home-based North and East Devon, however, frequent travel will be required
Circa £14,700 per annum (FTE circa £28,665 per annum based on 35 hours)
Closing date
18 Mar 2024



This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced counsellor to join the Emotional Support Team support Devon in this home working role.


Position: S1112 Stroke Association - Emotional Support Coordinator/Counsellor (x 2 Positions)

Location: Home-based North and East Devon, however, frequent travel will be required as part of this role (May include team meetings or other work-related meetings)

Hours: Part-time, 18 hours per week (flexible working considered)

Salary: Circa £14,700 per annum (FTE circa £28,665 per annum based on 35 hours)

Contract: This is a fixed-term contract until 31 January 2025. Our services are contracted, we currently have funding for this contract until 31 January 2025


Benefits: 25 days’ annual leave plus bank holidays (this will increase with service up to 30 days, full time equivalent) cashback and discount scheme, employee assistance programme, learning and development, pension scheme, Life Assurance, Eye Care vouchers, Long Service Award, Tax-free childcare, Health Cash Plan, Working Pattern Agreement, flexible working opportunities available.


Closing Date: 18 March 2024

Interview Date: To be confirmed

Interviews will be held via video conferencing. Please let us know if this will present any challenges when you email your application.


The Role

The project is funded by NHSE catalyst funding to deliver an Emotional Support Service taking an integrated approach with existing community services. Reporting to the Emotional Support Service Manager, these roles will deliver a professional counselling service to stroke survivors, carers and relatives.  Counselling sessions are designed to help clients to develop emotional resilience, readjust to life after stroke and prepare to reintegrate into community life.


Key responsibilities will include:

  • Providing one to one counselling to stroke survivors, carers and relatives including those with communication or cognitive difficulties Providing counselling sessions in person, on-line or by telephone, throughout Devon
  • Assessing the appropriateness of counselling for service users by providing emotional needs assessment sessions as well as using appropriate screening/evaluation tools (e.g. GAD and PHQ)
  • Managing risk and safeguarding issues in accordance with appropriate legal, ethical and organisational requirements.


About You

You will have:

  • An advanced diploma in integrative, humanistic or person-centred counselling/psychotherapy; for example, BACP recognised course or equivalent (i.e. 450 hours skills and theory, 100 hours of supervised practice, 20 hours of personal therapy)
  • A minimum of 1 year post qualification supervised clinical practice
  • BACP registration (or equivalent) and actively working towards accreditation
  • Experience of delivering short-term counselling
  • Experience of working with people with cognitive impairment


This role requires frequent travel across a large geographical locality to visit people at home and in community settings. Candidates must be able to demonstrate how they can meet this requirement of the role.


Please note that we can only consider people for this role who live within Devon or a within a commutable distance due to the service area you will be covering.


To fulfil the role you must be resident in the UK and have the right to work in the UK


When you click to apply, you will be able to see the full responsibilities and person specification for further information on the role.


Please submit your CV and a supporting statement of no more than two pages demonstrating how you meet the person specification and what you bring to the role in terms of your skills and experience.  Please state the reference to the role you are applying for.


About the Organisation

Stroke Association. Rebuilding lives after stroke.

When stroke strikes, part of your brain shuts down. And so does a part of you. That’s because a stroke happens in the brain, the control centre for who we are and what we can do. It happens every five minutes in the UK and changes lives instantly. Recovery is tough, but with the right specialist support and a ton of courage and determination, the brain can adapt.


We believe everyone deserves to live the best life they can after stroke. And it’s a team effort to get there.


We provide specialist support, fund critical research and campaign to make sure people affected by stroke get the very best care and support to rebuild their lives.


We’re working to improve the diversity of our team.  Because we know that individuality leads to a richer experience for our people and better support for those affected by stroke.


We strongly encourage people from all backgrounds to apply. And we’re particularly looking to increase the number of applications from those with lived experience of stroke and those from under-represented communities. 


Every five minutes, stroke destroys lives. Help us rebuild them and join our team.


In 2019, we developed a bold new corporate strategy so that we can rebuild more lives after stroke and make a bigger difference to people’s lives. To help us deliver our strategy and make a real difference, we are looking to recruit talented people to a number of new roles. If you would like to support stroke survivors to rebuild their lives, we want to hear from you!


You may also have experience in areas such as Counsellor, Counselling, Psychotherapy, BAC, Stroke Support, Stroke Counsellor, Medical Counsellor, Physical Counsellor, Disability Counsellor, Care, Care and Support, Social Care, Stroke Care, Emotional Support, Aftercare, Rehabilitation.


PLEASE NOTE: This role is being advertised by NFP People on behalf of the organisation.

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