Are you a highly motivated self-starter with excellent communication skills? Do you want to be part of an award winning organisation that makes a difference? If so, Family Action has an exciting opportunity and would love to hear from you.
At Family Action we transform lives by providing practical, emotional and financial support to those who are experiencing poverty, disadvantage and social isolation. We have been building stronger families since 1869 and today we work with more than 60,000 families in over 150 community based services, as well as supporting thousands more through national programmes and grants.
Introduction to the role and service / project
PARCS merged with Family Action in 2021, and we are continuing to build a team motivated by providing progressive and inclusive support. The right candidate will be focused on quality, care and resilience and be committed to developing our excellent longstanding reputation in Portsmouth and extending our reach. PARCS work with children, young people and adults, as individuals and groups within the community.
Our Portsmouth Rape and Abuse Counselling Service provides individual and group time limited and outcome focused counselling to children, young people and adults who have experienced sexual violence, rape and domestic abuse. It currently provides a range of specialist, trauma-informed support services to young people and adults of all genders who have been subjected to sexual and domestic abuse including a telephone helpline, advocacy, outreach and co-production projects.
Your focus will be both internal, as a holder of a key management role with a team of counsellors, practitioners and volunteers, and external, building on positive relationships with our commissioners and stakeholders, ensuring that PARCS plays a central role in influencing and developing trauma informed services in the local and surrounding areas. You will manage and oversee our volunteer services with the support of the Volunteer Coordinator. This role offers an exciting opportunity to combine management, leadership and development of a specialist service while also holding a reduced clinical caseload.
We are looking for an experienced manager and qualified counsellor, who can deliver excellent quality counselling for adult survivors of sexual and or domestic abuse, and effectively lead a team of counsellors and volunteers, demonstrating sound safeguarding knowledge and a commitment
to ethical practice. You will be experienced in working with trauma, with an excellent understanding of the impact this has on survivors and be skilled in leading teams to implement and maintain high-quality trauma-informed practice throughout service delivery.
We are committed to Equality, Diversity & Inclusion in all that we do and welcome applications from all sections of the community. We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates, LGBTQIA+ candidates and candidates with disabilities because we are committed to increasing the representation of these groups at Family Action. We know that greater diversity will lead to even greater results for families and children and strive for our workforce to be truly representative of the diverse communities we support. We offer a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants and will reimburse your travel cost if you attend an interview.
What will we offer you?
We’ll offer you a generous pension scheme and leave entitlements, eye care vouchers, a cycle to work scheme and other great benefits. All roles in Family Action are open to a discussion about possible flexible working options, subject to business needs, and all new starters will have the right to make a flexible working request from day one of employment. We have an excellent wellbeing offer and we will invest in your professional development with on-going quality training and career development opportunities. You’ll join an established, supportive and high-performing service and have the opportunity to thrive in an innovative organisation that values your opinion, encourages learning and has the needs of children and families at its core.
We are forward looking, ambitious and committed to continuous improvement. We are a people focused, can-do organisation, which strives for excellence in all we do and operates with mutual respect. If you share these values and behaviours and have the necessary skills then we look forward to hearing from you.
Closing Date: Wednesday 15th June 2022 at 23:59 (midnight)
Interview Dates: Tuesday 21st June 2022
Appointments are subject to Family Action receiving a satisfactory disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service.
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