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Volunteer Child and Young People’s Therapist

The Maypole Project


Posted over 30 days ago...

Support children (the child who has complex medical needs and/or their siblings) in 1:1 sessions through the integration of counselling and play skills.


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South East London (Orpington or Greenwich) or remotely, BR6 6BQ

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Expires at anytime

What will you be doing?

Children who have been assessed by an experienced therapist from the project will be referred to the child therapist who will:

Make contact with the client’s parent/guardian organising an initial 1:1 meeting with them to talk through the issues their child faces and establish the time, location and frequency of sessions Provide support through an integration of counselling and play skills (including online/remote sessions where appropriate) Attend monthly group supervision (2 hours) Undertake The Maypole Project initial training (20 hours) Work to The Maypole Project model of support for children and young people Attend a training update session at least once per annum Complete client notes and The Maypole Project paperwork as required Liaise with their supervisor or the Clinical Supervisor in case of questions/difficulties Follow The Maypole Project policies and guidelines at all times whilst volunteering

We cover the volunteer's insurance and group supervision costs.

What are we looking for?

We are looking to recruit qualified counsellors with experience, who have a counselling diploma or masters or a play therapy qualification. Volunteers should have the following skills/abilities:

Good communication and interpersonal skills Person-focused approach Ability to empathise with families in difficult situations Discreet and able to adhere to confidentiality procedures Commitment to equal opportunities and a non-judgmental attitude

What difference will you make?

The Maypole Project provides a range of support to families with a child or children with complex medical needs, from diagnosis through treatment and beyond. We provide emotional support to the whole family including siblings and grandparents. Our promise to be alongside families every step of the way, creating an package of emotional support tailored to their needs. Our child therapists help us to reach out to more children and provide a lifeline of support. 


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