About us Work with us Work with us Partnerships The What? Centre provides counselling in partnership with a number of senior schools in the Borough We also have partnerships with a range of Community, Voluntary and Statutory Services in the Black Country and hold contracts with CCG's and Public Health. We are always interested in contracting with other organisations and in partnering on bids for funding for Children and Young people. Contact Julie Duffy for more information at [email protected] Vacancies 1. Sessional (bank) counsellors/psychotherapists We will be undertaking a large recruitment drive for qualified sessional (bank) counsellors/psychotherapists at the What Centre for Jan 2022 to work with young people aged 9 to 18 years (or up to 25 with an LD). We are looking for qualified individuals with a passion for working with young people. Needs a minimum Level 5 Diploma from a recognised service in Counsellings (Masters/Postgrad preferred) Proven experience in counseling, particularly with the ages of 9 to 25. Experience with Zoom/Teams or telephone or any other online working will be a bonus. Comfortable and/or willing to learn to use our IAPTUS system for data collection Able to commit to around 10 clients per week (flexible times and days). Willing to work either face to face at the Stourbridge/Dudley branch or online (video/telephone/online chat) If shortlisted, candidates will be required to attend an interview on 13th or 14th Jan 2022. Please provide a CV and covering letter and email this to [email protected]com . If you have a preference for interview dates/times, please state this when sending in your documents. There are no other vacancies at the moment however, please do check back for any future additions. Alternatively, please click here for volunteering opportunities. All volunteering opportunities are currently on hold due to Covid 19 - we will update this space when this returns. Placement recruitment Our 2020 virtual recruitment drive is now closed. Please look out for our new round of recruitment in Jan 2022. We mainly recruit placement students who are looking to work with the 9 to 18-year-old age group as part of their training. We also recruit a small number of placements to work with 18 – 25-year-old clients. We require all placements to have at least a Level 5 Diploma in Counselling (Masters preferred) and proven experience of triad and/or role play work prior to their placement. Our counselling service is accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). The service and all counsellors working as part of the service therefore follow the Ethical Framework which you can access here. If shortlisted, interested placements will be required to attend an interview. Youth Steering Group The youth steering group is a group for young people aged 13 to 25 who would like to part of the What Centre and influence decision as well as advocate for young people's mental health issues. The group will work closely with the senior management team as well as the board of trustees to design programmes, influence policies, advocate on behalf of the centre around issues that impact young people and to ensure that the young person's voice is always heard. Apply online to join our Youth Steering Group or print THE_WHAT_Steering_Committee_application_form.pdf and return to the What? Centre.