Placement opportunities

Our Placements

Volunteer Trainee Counsellor placements are an essential aspect of a counsellor's journey to becoming qualified. For the future of our community's mental health to be strong, we have to support and nurture our trainees through this challenging period, while allowing them space to grow.

We are a placement provider with a difference. Our client base is very diverse and you will have an opportunity to work with a wide range of different issues and concerns.

  • We provide 5 days of in-depth training unique to Ratcliffe & Brown.
  • You gain your training certificate for our unique training package after completing 12 months of placement with us.
  • We provide supervision.
  • We are able to provide private supervision if needed.
  • You will have the full support of our clinical supervisor and the safeguarding officer.
  • Our management team consists of qualified counsellors, crisis workers, and supervisors. You are in safe hands.

We have a rolling recruitment plan each year. Please follow us on Facebook (@ratcliffeandbrowncic) to be notified as soon as vacancies open.

Next Vacancy: Volunteer Trainee Counsellors
Open Date: 1st May 2024
Closing Date: 3rd June 2024
Interview Dates: 12/6/24, 13/6/24, 19/6/24, 20/6/24

If your application is received before the vacancy start date, we will hold it on file until the vacancy opens. To apply, please click below.

Our latest training dates are below.
Please take note of the dates and ensure you are free to attend the training. Our training gives you the tools you need to confidently enter into your placement. If any training is missed, you will be required to complete it before beginning your client work.

All training packages are created by one of our experienced Founders: Rachel Ratcliffe.

Training Plan - 2024 applicants
Day 1: Onboarding - Saturday 20th July 2024
Day 2: Ethics & Safeguarding - Thursday 25th July 2024
Day 3: Domestic Violence & The Cost of War - Saturday 3rd August 2024
Day 4: Life After Loss Training Package - Thursday 8th August 2024
Day 5: Life After Loss Training Package - Thursday 15th August 2024

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