Job title: High Intensity Practitioners (Female Applicants Only)

Organisation: Women and Girls Network

Website: https://www.wgn.org.uk/support-us/work-with-us

Closing date: 10am on Monday 26th July 2021

Job description: Part-time (14-21 hours per week) | Fixed-Term for one year (with potential extension subject to funding) Women and Girls Network (WGN) 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 proactively provide services which meet the needs of the women and girls who access them. . We are now seeking High Intensity Practitioners to join WGN’s Clinical Team’s Safeguarding Hub to facilitate innovative, responsive, trauma-informed and culturally responsible services for survivors of violence against women and girls (VAWG). Our High Intensity Practitioners will deliver a therapeutic response engaging survivors considered at high risk due to coping strategies such as acute or chronic self-injurious behaviour or suicidality that presents a threat to the client’s wellbeing. We are particularly to hear from you if you have experience of working with one or more of the following: Specialist therapeutic support specifically addressing crisis presentation, providing a range of interventions, facilitating safety and stabilisation aiming to manage distress, interrupt presentation of suicidality, self-injurious behaviour and provide alternative coping strategies, creative solutions in working with survivors of VAWG that are affected by problematic substance use and mental ill health and / or from applicants who speak various community languages. Applicants must be BACP, UKCP or HCPC accredited (or eligible) and demonstrate an understanding of the following: gender responsive approach, trauma focused, holistic therapeutic responses and multicultural competencies. We provide clinical supervision, access to an on-going CPD programme and the opportunity to work in a leading multi-cultural feminist organisation. Employee benefits include: 3% pension contribution, enhanced leave entitlement and an Employee Assistance Programme These posts are subject to satisfactory references and DBS checks. WGN is an equal opportunities employer. The above post is exempt under the Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9, Part 1 We welcome and encourage applications from women of all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian, Minority and Ethnic communities. Interviews will be held (via Zoom): Monday 2nd August 2021 Please note: Applicants who have not received a response to their application within 2 weeks of the closing date should assume their application has not been successful on this occasion.

Location: These roles will initially be on a remote-working basis, changing to office-based (in West London) when circumstances allow and as required by WGN’s services.

Type: Part time

Salary: £32,000 per annum, pro rata

How to apply: Please visit www.wgn.org.uk/support-us/work-with-us to download an application pack. Completed applications should be emailed to [email protected]