Mental Health Supervisor (Self Employed)

Website YMCA Trinity Group

YMCA Trinity Group is part of a federation of over 116 YMCAs across England and Wales. Our vision is to help create supportive, inclusive and transforming communities where young people can truly belong, contribute and thrive.

Job Reference: MHPT-SU

About the Role

We are looking to recruit a pool of clinically trained supervisors to be able to use their experience to facilitate reflective supervision for the settings we work with. You will also have the opportunity to become one of our children and young people’s counsellors and/or sessional trainers to deliver our range of other services should you have sufficient experience or qualifications in these areas.

As a supervisor you will provide reflective supervision sessions either 1-to-1 or in small groups to senior leaders and pastoral leads in a variety of settings (including schools) to support them in their leadership roles.

You may also be asked to provide clinical supervision to trained therapists and counsellors separately.

Responsible to: Clinical Operations Manager

Pay: £30 per hour 1:1 reflective supervision
         £35 per hour group reflective supervision for up to 4 people

Hours: The working hours are varied and will be confirmed at later date

Place of Work: Various schools – Peterborough, Northamptonshire, Cambridgeshire, Suffolk (within 30mile radius from your location)

Main Responsibilities: 

  • Assess the suitability of supervisees and ensure all parties adhere to the professional code of ethics and boundaries relating to supervision.
  • Use outcome measures and evaluation tools with supervisees to assess impact and progress
  • Provide the appropriate number of sessions as supported by the service based on the requirements of the setting and client’s needs
  • Appropriately identify and transition referrals between relevant programmes as necessary
  • Encourage completion of evaluation forms to relevant stakeholders as part of the organisation’s approach to 360 feedback
  • Engage with relevant stakeholders, including schools and YMCA to provide updates on levels of engagement and review progress
  • Complete paperwork using agreed systems as required in a timely manner to show progress made and the impact of provision
  • Monitor provision to ensure contracts are maintained appropriately and schools/stakeholders are kept informed about what is required
  • Promote other YMCA services and liaise with the setting as requested
  • Understand your role in whole school wellbeing and support the setting to promote a positive wellbeing culture that prevents issues
  • Maintain levels of confidentiality within the limitations of the Schools Safeguarding Policy
  • Report Safeguarding concerns to the designated school Safeguarding officer and YMCA Protection from Abuse Officer in line with
    YMCA Protection from Abuse Policy
  • Document and monitor all safeguarding concerns
  • Act in accordance with YMCA Trinity Group policies, procedures and values

About the Applicant:

In summary, the successful applicant will have the following qualities:

  • Previous experience of working with children and/or young people
  • Have a minimum of: Certificate in Supervision and a minimum L4 in Counselling
  • Be registered with PTUK, BAPT, BACP or equivalent.
  • Be able to travel as required for the role
  • Be able to work on a self-employed basis for the duration of each contract
  • Demonstrate a commitment to continued CPD (min. 30 hours pa)

Please note: You are required to have a current and satisfactory Enhanced DBS certificate which covers; the Adult Workforce for supervision and Child & Adult Workforce for counselling work. Your DBS certificate should be registered with the DBS Update Service. If you do not have a DBS certificate which meets the criteria set out above, we would be able to facilitate a DBS Application for you, at your cost.

For full details of all essential and desirable applicant criteria, please see the Job Description here.

About the Organisation:

YMCA Trinity Group strives to create a fulfilling and enjoyable place to work; we know how staff & volunteers feel directly translates to the quality of service & care we give our clients, and we also recognise the crucial role each and every one of us plays in helping to fulfil our Mission.

Our Mental Health Programme Team offer a range of mental health services for schools and other settings including counselling, therapy, staff training and whole school approaches.

In addition to these services we also offer 1:1 and group reflective supervision for senior leaders and those involved in direct emotional and wellbeing support for children and young people.

By supporting professionals in this way, we are helping them to look after themselves in the vital role that they have, whilst promoting an organisational culture that fosters and maintains positive mental health.


  • Continued professional development training opportunities will be supported
  • Management support and induction
  • Access to peer support
  • Opportunities to be involved in additional programmes – e.g. teacher training, student qualifications, wellbeing consultations

How to Apply:

Please complete the online Application Form, in order to apply.

Unless stated otherwise, we do require an application form, completed in full, should you wish to be considered for a role with YMCA Trinity Group. Applications are scored against the relevant job description. CV’s will not be considered as an application.

Occasionally we fill a role sooner than expected, we reserve the right to withdraw vacancies before an advertised closing date. Early application is advised. An email will be sent to confirm receipt of applications, please contact if you have a problem submitting your application.

Application deadline: There is no deadline due to the recruitment for this role is ongoing (although we will shortlist applications as and when they are received – early application is advised).

First Interview Date: By Arrangement

We would be grateful if you could also complete our Equality and Diversity Form.

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