Step Forward (Tower Hamlets) aims to improve the quality of the lives of young people aged 11-25 in Tower Hamlets by providing a holistic range of young person friendly support services under one roof.

We are offering placements for up to six volunteer counsellors. We work with a very diverse client group and therefore search for Counsellors with diverse experience they can incorporate into their practice.

We are particularly interested in volunteers with experience working in the areas of stress and anxiety, mental health, loss, bereavement, anger, sexual abuse, family and cultural issues. At least one volunteer whom we aim to recruit will need to have some experience of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans communities, so if you have this experience please let us know.

Applicants should be qualified, or in the second year of a counselling diploma and be interested in working with young people between the ages of 11 and 25. You should be available to commit at least four hours a week working regular afternoons or evenings directly with young people. At present we are providing a blended approach of face-to-face and remote support via online video calls/telephone so experience with these approaches would be welcomed.

We hope that volunteer counsellors will be able to play an active role within our multi-disciplinary team. So, if you have additional skills and experiences you are keen to share please do let us know in your application.

Step Forward operates with a young people centred ethos and use a range of modalities and disciplines. We offer expenses and fortnightly individual
supervision to all volunteers. The placement is available to start from March 2023, subject to enhanced police checks and satisfactory references.

The closing date for all completed applications is Wednesday 18th January 2023.

Please download an application pack. If you have any difficulties downloading a pack from our web site then please email

Step Forward (Tower Hamlets) 234 Bethnal Green Road, London E2 0AA

Tel.: 020 7739 3082

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