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Specialist Counsellors (Female Applicants Only)


Women and Girls Network

2019-11-19 01:04:44

Job location Barkingside, Greater London, United Kingdom

Job type: fulltime

Job industry: Healthcare & Medical

Job description

Women and Girls Network is a specialist therapeutic service leading in developing and delivering innovative and effective counselling services for women and girls who have experienced all forms of gender-based violence.

We aim to ensure that we are proactive in developing specialist services that meet the needs of all the women and girls who access our services. We seek Specialist Counsellors who will thrive in a multi-cultural feminist environment.

We are particularly keen to hear from applicants who have experience of working with one or more of the following:

Women and girls from Black, Asian, Minority, Ethnic and Refuge (BAMER) communities - ensuring that issues related to diversity and identity are effectively understood and sensitively worked with. We are also particularly keen to hear from applicants who speak community languages (e.g. south Asian languages).
Women and girls who have experienced harmful practices.
Creative solutions in working with survivors of gender-based violence that are affected by problematic substance use and mental ill health.

Applicants must be BACP or UKCP accredited (or eligible) and have experience of providing a range of counselling interventions for women who have experienced gender-based violence. The successful candidates will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the following: gender responsive approach, trauma focused, holistic therapeutic responses and multicultural competencies. Facilitating recovery and responding to a diverse client group with multiple cultural identities.

We will be offering a minimum of 14 hours a week which will be dependent on the skills set of the successful candidates.

These posts are based in various London locations.

WGN's employee benefits include: 3% pension contribution, generous annual leave entitlement and an Employee Assistance Scheme. We also offer staff excellent training and development opportunities. Successful candidates will receive regular individual supervision as well as an on-going CPD programme in a supportive multi-cultural feminist organisation.

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 18th December and Friday 20th December 2019.

Applicants who are invited to interview will be required to provide original evidence of their counselling qualifications.

Successful candidates will be required to attend 5 days of WGN Induction training - dates to be confirmed.

These posts are subject to satisfactory references and Enhanced DBS Checks.

WGN is an equal opportunities employer. The above post is exempt under the Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9 and Part 1

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