Job title: Specialist Counsellors (Female Applicants Only)

Organisation: Women & Girls Network

Website: https://www.wgn.org.uk/

Closing date: 10am 20th January 2021

Job description: 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 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 Refugee (BAMER) communities - ensuring that issues related to diversity and identity are effectively understood and sensitively worked with.

• Women and girls who have experienced harmful practices.

• Women and girls with learning disabilities.

• Creative solutions in working with survivors of gender-based violence 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 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. WGN’s employee benefits include: 3% pension contribution, enhanced leave entitlement and an Employee Assistance Scheme. We also offer excellent training and development opportunities and successful candidates will receive regular individual supervision as well as an on-going CPD programme in a supportive multi-cultural feminist organisation.

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

Applications deadline: 10am on Wednesday 20th January 2021. Interviews: Due to be held via Zoom on Monday 8th & Tuesday 9th February 2021. Applicants who are successful at interview will be required to attend 5 days of WGN Induction training – dates to be confirmed.

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. These posts are subject to satisfactory references and a DBS Check. WGN is an equal opportunities employer. The above post is exempt under the Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9 and Part 1

Location: These posts will be based in various London locations once circumstances allow

Type: Part time/

Salary: £28,000 per annum, pro rata - Part-Time (minimum of 14 hours per week)

How to apply: https://www.wgn.org.uk/support-us/work-with-us/vacancy/specialist-counsellors-female-applicants-only