Work at the YMCA

28 October 2019


Permanent Part-Time; Qualified Counsellor required

Location:         Surbiton and Wimbledon

Contract:         Permanent; 24 hours per week

Salary:             £30,000 per annum (pro rata)


About the Organisation

YMCA St Paul’s Group (SPG) emerged from the coming together of four separate Associations over an 18-month period. The group is largest YMCA in Europe and one of the largest providers of supported housing in London and beyond providing a safe place to stay for over 1,200 residents each night.
The vision of the Association is of ‘Places where young people thrive and communities flourish’. Its mission is to be ‘an inclusive Christian Association transforming communities so that all young people can belong, contribute and thrive’.
About the role
Reporting to the Head of Counselling, the postholder will be responsible for the day to day operational delivery of the community counselling service and the therapeutic services to YMCA housing residents, within a defined geographical area. The postholder will collaborate with staff at YMCAs and enable them to support residents’ wellbeing, ensuring an integrated, holistic and multi-disciplinary approach.
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Applicants must have:
• Qualified Counsellor, or therapist, with at least 2 years demonstrated experience
• Excellent communication skills with the ability to listen, understand and provide multi approaches
• Experience undertaking counselling assessments
• Good working knowledge and understanding of relevant IT packages, i.e. Microsoft Office Suite
Good to have, however not essential:
• Experience of working within health or housing environments
• Accredited with a  professional counselling body (such as BACP or UKCP) or working towards this. Not essential, however desirable.
It is beneficial but not essential for applicants to be able to demonstrate understanding of the key business areas in which the organisation operates and have a clear understanding of the environment in which the organisation exists.
To Apply
Complete the Application Packs in the links below and then click “Apply” at the bottom of this page. All applications must be sent to Amy Newton on
Closing date: 11 November 2019
We are committed to reflecting the diverse community we serve and creating an inclusive workplace for all people, where everyone feels valued. We encourage applications from a diverse range of people and are committed to employment practices that are fair, responsive and inclusive. We are committed to providing adjustments and accessibility to candidates with a disability.
YMCA St Paul’s Group is a Christian organisation and as an employee you will be required to respect its ethos and uphold its values.
The successful candidate will be expected to declare all previous offences and to undergo an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service.
YMCA St Paul’s Group is a Christian organisation and as an employee you will be required to respect its ethos and uphold its values.