Children North East exists because growing up can be hard.
For 127 years we have been working with children and young people in their families, schools and communities to ensure they grow up healthy and happy. Our support services focus on those periods in growing up when a little help can make a big difference to a child’s life and future. They are also the periods where if things go wrong, they are likely to have a far-reaching detrimental effect on the child.
Children North East is an innovative charity who are looking for a proactive person to become part of our Young People’s Service. The organisation is growing and it is continually developing its culture to become an empowering high performing organisation. The Lead Practitioner (Counselling Service) may also carry a small caseload providing 1:1 counselling support to children and young people aged 9 – 25 years. They will manage the counselling service delivery and provide line management support for all counselling staff and students. They will be skilled in developing links with other services and will work within wider multi-agency partnerships to support Mental Health and emotional wellbeing workforce development.
It is important to us that everyone in Children North East embeds the organisations values and behaviours to enable the charity to achieve its mission and aims. If you have the following values and behaviours, the relevant experience, knowledge, skills and abilities then you could be the person we are looking for.
Equality: Ensures people are treated with dignity and respect, values diversity, respects individual beliefs, is non-judgemental, and ensures people are treated fairly.
Empowerment: Encourages, motivates and supports others, encourages teamwork, avoids criticism and uses positive language, encourages initiative, engages early with problems.
Acceptance: Is committed to CNE, its purpose and beneficiaries, embraces change, accepts feedback, supports collective decisions, despite personal views, and celebrates success.
Partnership: Works collaboratively internally and externally, actively supports and helps to find solutions, seeks opportunities to work with others, supports all of CNE’s functions, builds trust with others.
Respect: Listens to others, recognises other people’s values, keeps promises and demonstrates integrity, invests in the development of others, makes timely clear decisions.
Openness: Is open honest and transparent, communicates openly and effectively builds trust with others, encourages open honest discussion, actively listens.
We are committed to safeguarding children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All staff and volunteers will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.
Children North East welcomes a diverse range of applications.