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Clinical Placements

Clinical Placement opportunities at Contact
(All Health Trust Areas)

Work Based Learning Programme

We offer opportunities to students in the first year of their counselling foundation degree / diploma to gain work based learning experience providing vital follow–on support to the Lifeline 24/7 crisis helpline.

Students who successfully complete a 26–week placement of four hours per week will be considered for face–to–face counselling Clinical Placements in their second

The foundation degree / diploma must include a minimum of 150 hours supervised practice.

Click here to download ‘Information for Applicants’ and an ‘Application Pack’

Closing date – 4pm, Friday 29th May 2015

Clinical Placement Opportunities

Contact annually recruits a bank of trainee counsellors as Clinical Placements.  Eligibility criteria include the capacity to remain calm and focused when working with people in distress.  While Clinical Placements with Contact are voluntary, with four hours per week optimum commitment, we provide excellent CPD recognised training and clinical supervision.  We welcome applications from counselling diploma/degree under–graduates who have successfully completed their first year or from those who have successfully completed a counselling diploma and are working towards BACP accreditation.  The counselling degree / diploma must include a minimum of 150 hours supervised practice. We require all Clinical Placements to complete our mandatory induction training programme the full details of which are on our website.

All Clinical Placements must also complete a 26 week placement (4 hours per week) on the Lifeline Helpline before commencing/completed concurrently with face to face client work.

Click here to download ‘Information for Applicants’ and an ‘Application Pack’

Closing date – 4pm, Friday 29th May 2015