WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?
THE APPLICATION PROCESS FOR CLINICAL PLACEMENTS
- If you meet the criteria, you will be invited to attend an interview, providing you with an opportunity to view the counselling office and ask any further questions you might have
- You will be asked to provide two references
- If your application is successful you will receive an official placement offer, including a suggested starting date
- You will be required to provide an enhanced DBS certificate, copies of your professional indemnity and liability insurance, ICO registration, ACC membership certificate and if still in training, a letter from your college or university tutor to confirm you are ready for a clinical placement
- Induction training will be arranged to introduce you to the counselling premises, practical guidelines and placement support structures. During induction you will be signing the placement agreement form
- Offers of clinical placements are made subject to a three-month probation period. All new trainees are assigned to a team, headed by a senior counsellor who will act as a mentor and support during this time of your clinical placement. At the end of the probationary period you will be invited to meet with the service director to discuss your progress and agree on the way forward