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Essex based children charity



Current Vacancies

Counsellors – qualified

 Kids Inspire is a registered children’s charity that helps young people and their families in Essex. We are currently seeking to expand our team and are looking to recruit specialist child, adolescent or adult trained counsellors and psychotherapists willing to workacross Essex. It is essential that applicants are car drivers.

Kids Inspire offers bespoke holistic therapeutic services to children, young people and their families.  Our referrals come from schools, support hubs, CCG’s, social care and families themselves.  Therapeutic work takes place at our head office in Chelmsford and at various other locations across Essex. In addition to therapy and counselling, Kids Inspire also provides a mentoring service, coaching, social work and complementary therapies. 

 Our current clinical team includes a range of qualified practitioners as well as psychotherapists and counsellors in training.  You will have the opportunity to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team and will be expected to offer interventions on a time limited (up to 12 sessions) and more open ended basis.  Initially you will be self-employed and will have a minimum of 7.5 hours available for Kids Inspire clients. 

 We are particularly keen to hear from applicants who are trained in the following: Family Therapy, Couples Therapy, Creative Therapies, Theraplay, DDP, Somatic Experiencing and EMDR and who live close to West (Uttlesford, Epping Forest and Harlow), South (Basildon, Brentwood and Billericay) and North (Colchester and Clacton).  Counsellors must hold membership of BACP/UKCP/HCPC/ACP.

Rate of Pay –Pay will be discussed at interview and agreed upon job offer.

Please note that successful applicants will be required to undertake an enhanced criminal check with the Disclosure and Barring Service.

For full details please apply for an application pack by emailing joan@kidsinspire.org.uk stating your particular area of interest.  We will then send you an application form, job specification and further details of the position.

 If you are successfully shortlisted you will be invited to interview.

 Closing date for applications is 7 December 2018.Shortlisting and interviews will take place in January 2019.

 We would also be interested in hearing from individuals with regard to:

Placement Opportunities

 Kids Inspire offer supported placements to counselling and psychotherapy trainees.  Clinical Supervision is available if required with UKCP/BACP/HCPC supervisors.  In addition students are provided with a case manager and are given opportunities to take place in peer supervision groups.

 Volunteer Opportunities

We welcome applications from trainee and qualified clinicians as listed above willing to offer their time voluntarily in order to gain knowledge, skills, and experience in working with our client groups.

 Kids Inspire is a Registered Charity (1129513) and a Company Limited by Guarantee (06380082)

Kids Inspire Head Office, Fox Crescent, Chelmsford, Essex CM1 2BN

VOLUNTEERING ROLE: Graphic Designer & Photo Editor

This volunteering role is ideal for someone with creative flair who is looking to gain valuable work experience in a charity.

You will be studying graphic design or have been a graphic designer. This volunteering role may also appeal to someone returning to work who wants to rebuild their portfolio.

Time Commitment: Flexible hours to be agreed – equivalent to one day a week (minimum)

Location: Flexible to include Kids Inspire Head Office, Fox Crescent, Chelmsford, CM1 2BN

Main tasks:

  • To design new artwork and amend brand literature and artwork for Kids Inspire using brand guidelines and templates. This will include flyers, posters, leaflets and graphics for digital use.
  • The role will also extend to the creation of visual stories and quotes for use on the website and social media, to include editing photos to ensure maximum impact.
  • Any other duties as designated by the Fundraising Manager or Marketing & Communications Officer

We are looking for someone who is:

  • A friendly person who is a team player – able to work independently and part of a team
  • Has a knowledge and experience of graphic design with access to a design package
  • Can prepare design work ready for print
  • Able to work from and interpret a brief
  • Able to bring creativity and flair with good communication skills
  • Someone who can act in a professional manner and understands the need for confidentiality

We can offer you:

  • A fantastic opportunity to enhance your portfolio with a wide range of campaigns and materials
  • Valuable experience of working in the charity sector
  • On-going support and supervision in your role
  • A Certificate of Volunteering 

Additional Information:

  • You will meet with the Fundraising Manager and Marketing and Communications Officer for this role
  • We will require two references and a DBS check

For more information or to discuss this further, please call Ros Luckman 07724 453779 or email: rosalyn@kidsinspire.org.uk                                                                   

Volunteer/Placement Opportunities

We welcome applications from trainee and qualified clinicians as listed above willing to offer their time voluntarily in order to gain knowledge, skills, and experience in working with our client groups.

If you are interested in other opportunities to support Kids Inspire please take a look at our volunteering section.

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