Part-time role, zero-hours contract (We currently need a counsellor to cover Tuesdays and Saturdays between 9am and 1pm)
MS-UK provides the MS community with the services they need to live happier and healthier lives. Life with MS can be incredibly challenging. Diagnosis often comes at a time when people are planning careers or families and creates a level of uncertainty of what life may hold that is difficult to accept. Longer-term, treatment options and how to manage such a vast potential of symptoms including visual disturbances, fatigue, pain, and mobility problems, can often become overwhelming without the right information and support.
MS-UK Counselling is one of our national services which delivers online person-centred counselling via telephone or Zoom. This is the only national counselling service for people living with MS and demand is high. Our clients need support to help find a way to accept and live with their diagnosis and manage the many different emotions such as grief, loss and anger.
The national MS-UK Counselling service is for those living with MS and is delivered online by telephone or Zoom. We are looking for a part-time counsellor to join our team.
Staff induction and MS training will be provided online. The role is based at home depending and subject to our working from home policy. The successful candidate will be required to start as soon as possible.
This position is a part-time role on a zero-hour contract, for eight hours per week with additional hours for training, supervision and team meetings. We currently need a counsellor to cover Tuesdays and Saturdays between 9am and 1pm.
We are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.
How to apply
Please send your CV with a covering letter addressing the following questions,
- How many hours of counselling experience do you have?
- Tell us about your experience of delivering counselling and single session therapy online?
- What are the considerations you need to think about when working with someone with a long-term health condition such as MS?
Please send your CV and letter to Sarah Wright, MS-UK, D3 Knowledge Gateway, Nesfield Road, Colchester CO4 3ZL or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org by 31 October 2021. Interview dates to be confirmed but will be via Zoom.