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Volunteer Counsellors Needed

We are recruiting for 7 Volunteer Trainee Counsellors to join our team.

What is the role: Volunteer Counsellors / 2nd Counselling Placement Opportunity.

When does the volunteering take place:  We are particularly looking for volunteer trainee counsellors who are available for at least 3.5 hours per week, plus monthly organisational  supervision.

Where does the volunteering take place:  Most of our volunteer counselling vacancies are with ERCC’s Edinburgh service, located at 17 Claremont Crescent, Edinburgh, EH6 4HX. 

What does the role involve: ERCC’s counselling service is under huge demand, so we’re looking for 2nd placement, trainee counsellors to enable us to support more survivors of sexual violence. If you are interested in supporting survivors of sexual violence, developing your counselling skills/experience, and joining a diverse group of supportive women then ERCC would love to hear from you.

We ask you to see 2-3 clients per week and make a commitment of at least 12 months to the service. Monthly (non-clinical) supervision and in-depth training in working with survivors of sexual violence, as well as many additional training opportunities are provided by us.

We will provide you with an initial training and on-going support and supervision in working with survivors of sexual violence and trauma.

Experience required: To apply, you must be successfully progressing towards the second year and second placement, of a counselling diploma programme leading to a professionally recognised qualification in counselling.

We are looking for people who are empathetic, emotionally robust, open-minded, and good team players.

Additional information:

ERCC operates a policy of equal opportunities and welcomes applications to volunteer from self-defining women from all walks of life. We are particularly keen to hear from women who belong to under-represented groups, for example women from Black, Asian, and other ethnic minority backgrounds; lesbian, bisexual and trans women; and women who are disabled.

Only women need apply for the above volunteer roles under Schedule 9, Part 1 of the Equality Act 2010.

Due to the nature of this role, references and a PVG check are required and there is an application process involving an interview.  

How to apply: 

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer counsellor, please download an application pack below. For further information please contact info@ercc.scot

The closing date for the current round of applications is 9am 25 January 2021                       .

Interviews are to be held on 9 February 2021.

The core training of volunteer counsellors will commence early March 2021


We aren’t currently recruiting for any posts. When we are next recruiting we will update this page and post our future job opportunities on the Goodmoves website.

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