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EAP Counsellor

The Portfolio Group

Manchester

Permanent

£27000 - £32000/annum

M11AF

Posted: 14/05/2024

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Portfolio are proud to be exclusively representing our Client who are a trusted health and wellbeing network who have been making a positive difference in over 15 million lives, in their search to add an Helpline Counsellor to their team. Our client offers the most comprehensive employee assistance programme on the market, giving 24/7 caring and compassionate support services to employers from organisations of all sizes, across the private, public and non-profit sector.

This is a great opportunity to join the industry leading EAP and OH provider & Sunday Times 'Best Places to Work' organisation as an EAP Counsellor.

Job Overview

Providing immediate emotional support and guidance to callers on the 24/7 helpline - completing clinical assessments and signposting appropriately. The Wellbeing Practitioner will complete risk assessments and work in line with the BACP code of ethics - ensuring the highest level of service and support is provided to callers. The role also includes an allocated day of structured telephone/ video counselling clients - hour can be counted towards BACP accreditation.

Day to Day Responsibilities:

Providing an efficient and effective telephone counselling service to all callers
Demonstrating an ability to work with a variety of individuals and presenting issues, including those who are distressed and/or at risk
Providing "In the moment support" to callers, adopting a Solution Focused approach and achieving a one call resolution
Taking accurate information and record on the companies data base
Working to and exceed individual and team goals as per the KPI framework
Personally, ensure all call backs and queues are efficiently managed and ensure individual actions do not impact upon the availability of the service
Maintaining an active caseload of STC/ Video clients, including online CBT and Power to
Recover clients - up to 6 clients on an allocated day
Demonstrate the ability to provide excellent customer service at all times

Essential Skills and Competencies:

Minimum diploma level 4 in Counselling & minimum of 100 counselling hours
To be a registered member of the BACP or equivalent
Relevant telephone experience
High level of computer literacy (MS Office, Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
High level of organisational ability; ability to work to tight deadlines and targets
Good communication and customer service skills

Desirable Skills and Competencies:

Accredited with the BACP or eligible for the accreditation process
EAP experience
Experience of working within a target driven environment

Employee Benefits:

BACP (or equivalent) membership and accreditation paid for
BACP CBD Hub
Up to £60 per month for supervision
Inhouse supervision
Monthly incentives such as weekends away!
Supervision
25 Days Holiday + Bank Holidays (plus an additional 2 days after 2 years service)
Birthday Off/Mental Health Day
Profit Share Scheme
Perkbox (staff discount scheme)
Christmas bonus after 3 years of service
Contributory Pension Scheme
Fab Fridays- dress down & free treats
Allied Pride Network
Social events throughout the year
Free breakfast on Mondays
Fresh fruit delivered to the office each week
Free annual flu vaccine
Private health insurance after 5 years service
Life Insurance
Discounted eye test
Discounted glasses/contact lenses prescription

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