Victim Support is looking for a part-time Counselling Supervisor & Project Coordinator based in Chandler's Ford, Hampshire. This a fixed term contract until 31st March 2022.
Victim Support (VS) is an independent charity for people affected by crime in England and Wales. We work towards a world where people affected by crime or traumatic events get the support they need and respect they deserve. In Hampshire and the Isle of Wight Victim Support are commissioned by the Police and Crime Commissioner to deliver the Victim Care Service. This service provides free, confidential support to victims of crime, aged 4 upwards.
Victim Support has a great deal of experience in helping victims of crime to cope and recover, and the local Hampshire service provides a range of practical and emotional support options. However, some victims can suffer very deep seated anxiety and experience real discomfort or distress that requires a more in-depth and skilled therapeutic approach to support their recovery. For this reason, Victim Support is keen to pilot a brand new counselling service for victims of crime in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, to help get the right type of support to people when they need it most.
The main purpose of this role is to lead a pilot project providing counselling and talking therapy services, delivered primarily by trainee counsellors, to victims of crime, including victims of the most serious crimes; persistently targeted, vulnerable and intimidated victims. The project will work with people at different stages in the victim journey, helping them to cope with the impacts of crime, recover from harm experienced, and helping to build resilience and wellbeing. The service will adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling.
The Counselling Supervisor & Project Co-ordinator will hold a formal qualification in supervision and must be registered with an appropriate body.
The post holder must be able to work flexibly, including evenings and weekends in order to meet the demands of the role.
This post is subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS check and Hampshire Police vetting.
Victim Support offers competitive rewards and benefits including pension and life assurance, 25 days annual leave (pro-rata), voluntary benefits such as season ticket loans and the opportunity to play a key role in a national charity providing world-class services to victims and witnesses and being a vital force for change.
Applications should be explicit enough to provide good evidence against the shortlisting criteria, which are marked in the person specification as (s). In order to apply, please create a profile in our website (jobs section), complete and submit an online application form.
If the vacancy has not specified the essential criteria for shortlisting, please use this section to express how your experience and skills are relevant for the role. If you have the drive to make a difference within an organisation which makes a difference we look forward to hearing from you.
Victim Support are committed to recruiting with care and to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Background checks and Disclosed Barring Service checks will be required.
Victim Support is committed to providing an inclusive and supportive environment for our staff. We believe having a diverse workforce at all levels allows us to represent the communities we serve and connect better with people affected by crime. We welcome applicants from all communities and as part of our commitment to the Race at Work Charter we would particularly welcome applicants from BAME communities.