Volunteer role MS-UK Student Counsellor
Location Home based
Responsible to Head of Services
Hours Flexible – Monday to Friday between 9am-5pm
Are you a final year counselling student and would you like to join our counselling team to work with people living with a multiple sclerosis (MS) diagnosis?
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. We cannot achieve our objectives without the vital support of volunteers.
We are looking for volunteer student counsellors to join our counselling team to provide online counselling sessions to those affected by MS. If you are a final year student with BACP student membership, at least 80 hours experience and some experience of delivering person-centred counselling online please get in touch. The role is home-based and full training on MS will be provided. Monthly group clinical supervision will be provided.
Purpose of the role
- To provide online counselling to people living with multiple sclerosis (MS) via telephone or Zoom
- To provide online counselling to people living with MS
- To work within MS-UK policies and procedures, and good practice in line with relevant BACP guidelines
- Final year student, individual membership with BACP, preferably with prior knowledge of MS or a health/social care background
- Experience in delivering person-centred counselling online
- Excellent interpersonal skills
- Excellent communication skills
- Computer literate
- Knowledge and understanding of professional body regulations and ability to interpret correctly
- An understanding of Data Protection
- An understanding of Safeguarding and Equality and Diversity
You will need to comply with MS-UK policies and procedures relevant to the role.
Hours: Weekdays between 9am and 5pm – flexible but an ability to commit for at least 12 months would be preferable for a minimum of four hours / 4 clients per week.
Please click on the button below to download the application form and then send to Sarah Wright, MS-UK, Unsworth House, Hythe Quay, Colchester CO2 8JF or via email to email@example.com . Please call 01206 226500 if you have any queries