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GCS currently has the following 6 vacancies

1) Child and Family Service Counsellor

2) School Counsellor - Stroud

3) School Counsellor - Cheltenham

4) School Counsellor - Cirencester

5) SEMINAR TUTOR – DIPLOMA IN PSYCHODYNAMIC COUNSELLING YEAR 2

6) SEMINAR TUTOR: CERTIFICATE IN COUNSELLING SKILLS WEDNESDAY MORNING GROUP (STROUD)

 


 

Child and Family Service - COUNSELLOR

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a part-time counsellor within the Child & Family Service (C&FS) at GCS. This exciting team has developed a lot over the last few years and is looking forward to further growth in the next few years. We are looking for a dynamic counsellor to join the shaping of this development.

The C&FS offers a counselling service to families, including adults, children and young people who are experiencing difficulties in family life. Our counsellors provide individual, specialist therapeutic intervention for individuals or multiples of the family unit.

We provide a safe confidential place for children, young people and adults to talk to a skilled counsellor who will listen and help understand and make sense of feelings and the situation.

We are able to offer appointments in our main premises in Stroud as well as appointments in our Cheltenham, Cirencester and Gloucester venues.

Group supervision is provided on a weekly basis on Monday from 9.30 to 11.00 in Alma House, Stroud.

The appointed counsellor should be:

  • BACP accredited or UKCP/BPC accredited.
  • An experienced counsellor and
  • Have a family systemic training or
  • Child and Adolescence post graduate qualification
  • Have a clear DBS clearance.
  • Experience of working with this age group and
  • Flexible and motivated to develop the role.

We aim to appoint as soon as possible and any interested counsellors should email a letter of interest and CV to Emma Griffiths on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

SCHOOL COUNSELLOR - Stroud

An opportunity has arisen for a part-time position for a counsellor to provide counselling to the pupils of

Stroud High School for Girls and Marling School for Boys.

GCS has an annual contract with the school and currently provides 4 hours of counselling per week to pupils within the school during term time over 38 weeks of the school academic year, with an additional 4 hours flexible provision.

There is currently one counsellor delivering 4 hours a week and 4 hours flexibly as requested by the school, so this post is for the 4 hours fixed provision, currently taking place on Tuesdays 9.30 to 13.30. The vacancy is to start at the beginning of the academic year in September 2015 and will end in July 2015 when the contract expires at the end of the school academic year. It is anticipated that the school will renew the contract for the following year.

There is an existing referral procedure within the school and a designated room is provided on the premises for counselling. Group supervision is provided on a fortnightly basis on currently on a Monday in Alma House, Stroud, the exact timing of this will be confirmed nearer to July 2015.

The appointed counsellor should be BACP accredited or working towards accreditation or UKCP or BPC registered and have DBS clearance. They should have experience of working in a school environment either as a counsellor or in a related capacity. They need to demonstrate an understanding of the needs of young people and their interest in working with this age group and be flexible and motivated to develop the role. They should understand the place of the role within the school structure.

The post will require liaising with school staff members, i.e. teaching and pastoral staff and school nurse, and providing and keeping client records in line existing procedures.

Remuneration for the post is £17.60 per hour payable through the GCS payroll. Salary:  £13650 per annum pro rata  (Equivalent to .2)

Any interested counsellors should email a letter of interest and CV to Emma Griffiths on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by 9.30 am Monday 11th May 2015.

SCHOOL COUNSELLOR - Cheltenham

An opportunity has arisen for a part-time position for a counsellor to provide counselling to the pupils of a Cheltenham secondary school.

GCS has an annual contract with the school and currently provides 9 hours of counselling per week to pupils within the school during term time over 32 weeks of the school academic year. There is currently one counsellor delivering 4.5 hours from 1.30pm to 6pm on a Tuesday and Thursday, seeing 12 clients in this time. The successful applicant will need to undertake some induction meetings with the current counsellor and the school in June. The vacancy is to start at the beginning of the academic year in September 2015 and will end in July 2015 when the contract expires at the end of the school academic year. It is anticipated that the school will renew the contract for the following year.

There is an existing referral procedure within the school and a designated room is provided on the premises for counselling. Group supervision is provided on a fortnightly basis on currently on a Monday in Alma House, Stroud, the exact timing of this will be confirmed nearer to July 2015.

The appointed counsellor should be BACP accredited or working towards accreditation or UKCP or BPC registered and have DBS clearance. They should have experience of working in a school environment either as a counsellor or in a related capacity. They need to demonstrate an understanding of the needs of young people and their interest in working with this age group and be flexible and motivated to develop the role. They should understand the place of the role within the school structure. The post will require liaising with school staff members, i.e. teaching and pastoral staff and school nurse, and providing and keeping client records in line existing procedures.

Remuneration for the post is £17.60 per hour payable through the GCS payroll.

Any interested counsellors should email a letter of interest and CV to Emma Griffiths on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by 9.30 am Monday 11th May 2015.


SCHOOL COUNSELLOR - Cirencester

An opportunity has arisen for a part-time position for a counsellor to provide counselling to the pupils of a Cirencester secondary school.

GCS has an annual contract with the school and currently provides 5 hours of counselling per week to pupils within the school during term time over 38 weeks of the school academic year. There is currently one counsellor delivering 5 hours from 9.30am to 3pm on a Wednesday, the school may have some flexibility on days, seeing 7 clients in this time. The successful applicant will need to undertake some induction meetings with the current counsellor and the school in June/July. The vacancy is to start at the beginning of the academic year in September 2015 and will end in July 2015 when the contract expires at the end of the school academic year. It is anticipated that the school will renew the contract for the following year.

There is an existing referral procedure within the school and a designated room is provided on the premises for counselling. Group supervision is provided on a fortnightly basis on currently a Monday in Alma House, Stroud, the exact timing of this will be confirmed nearer to July 2015.

The appointed counsellor should be BACP accredited or working towards accreditation or UKCP or BPC registered and have DBS clearance. They should have experience of working in a school environment either as a counsellor or in a related capacity. They need to demonstrate an understanding of the needs of young people and their interest in working with this age group and be flexible and motivated to develop the role. They should understand the place of the role within the school structure. The post will require liaising with school staff members, i.e. teaching and pastoral staff and school nurse, and providing and keeping client records in line existing procedures.

Remuneration for the post is £17.60 per hour payable through the GCS payroll.

Any interested counsellors should email a letter of interest and CV to Emma Griffiths on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by 9.30 am Monday 11th May 2015.

 

SEMINAR TUTOR – DIPLOMA IN PSYCHODYNAMIC COUNSELLING YEAR 2

A vacancy has arisen for the post of Seminar Tutor for our BPC-accredited Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling which begins in September 2015. The vacancy is for the Year 2 group which meets on Tuesday afternoons in Stroud during the academic terms and begins in September 2015.

We are seeking a Seminar Tutor to teach our module ‘Theoretical Foundations of Psychodynamic Counselling’ to a group of Year 2 Diploma course students from September 2015. The Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling, accredited by the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) is a well-established work-based clinical training which GCS has provided for over 20 years leading to a professional qualification in psychodynamic counselling. The programme provides the clinical and theoretical elements of the training as a psychodynamic counsellor.

The role of the Seminar Tutor is to teach and assist students in the development of psychodynamic counselling skills and their understanding of psychodynamic theory and its application to work with clients. There is an established programme for this module.

The successful applicant will join an existing team of seminar tutors, supervisors and group facilitators who work with the Head of Training and Training Administrator to deliver this established and well-regarded course.

TApplicants should be experienced and qualified counsellors with teaching or training experience. A psychodynamic or psychoanalytical training and orientation is essential. As our Diploma is accredited by BPC, BPC registration or a commitment to achieve it is preferred.

We intend to appoint in early July 2015. The closing date for applications is Monday 22nd June 2015.

The seminars are held at our premises in Stroud on Tuesdays from 1.00pm to 2.30pm. The remuneration is £1805 PA.

For an informal discussion, please contact Mike Keating (Head of Training) at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or on 01453 759798.

Applications are by application form. For an application form and job description please contact Rachael Fry, Training Administrator at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or at the address below, or call 01453 766310.

GCS Alma House 52/53 High Street Stroud GL5 1AP

SEMINAR TUTOR: CERTIFICATE IN COUNSELLING SKILLS WEDNESDAY MORNING GROUP (STROUD)

A vacancy has arisen for the post of Seminar Tutor for our Certificate in Counselling Skills Course which begins in September 2015. The vacancy is for the Wednesday Morning course group which runs at our Stroud centre between 09:30 and 11:00.

The role of the Seminar Tutor is to teach and assist trainees in the development of their counselling and listening skills and understanding of theory. It is an exciting and fulfilling role, giving the successful applicant the opportunity to work with people at an early and formative stage of their professional development. The Seminar Tutor will teach from a structured syllabus but there is much scope for creativity and engagement with the individual needs of trainees and the group.

The successful applicant will join an existing team of seminar tutors and group facilitators who work with the CPD and Skills Course Manager and Training Administrator to deliver this established and well-regarded course.

Applicants should be experienced and qualified counsellors with teaching or training experience. A psychodynamic or psychoanalytical training and orientation is preferred.

TWe intend to appoint by the end of June 2015. The closing date for applications is Monday 15th June 2015.

Seminars are held in Stroud on Wednesday from 9:30 -11:00 during term time and the remuneration is £1305 PA

For an informal discussion, please contact Amanda Lampard-Drew (CPD and Skills Course Manager) at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or on 01453 766310.

Applications are by application form. For an application form and job description please contact Rachael Fry, Training Administrator at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or at the address below, or call 01453 766310.

GCS Alma House 52/53 High Street Stroud GL5 1AP

 
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British Psychoanalytic Council

About Us

GCS specialises in providing counselling and training of counsellors to professional standards. GCS was established in 1980 and has over 60 counsellors offering high quality affordable, counselling to the community of Gloucestershire in venues across the county including Stroud, Gloucester, Cheltenham, Tewkesbury, Almondsbury and Cirencester.