London, Greater London
£28,000 per year, pro-rata
Permanent, Part-time
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, enhanced annual 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.

Interviews will be held on: Thursday 16th April and Friday 17th April 2020

Candidates 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.

All 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

More about Women and Girls Network
Women and Girls Network

Established in 1987, Women and Girls Network (WGN) has spent over 30 years supporting women and girls across London affected by gender-based vi... Read more

Refreshed on: 24 April 2020
Closed date: 24 April 2020
Tags: Advocacy, Practitioner

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