London, Greater London
£28,000 per year, pro-rata
Permanent, Part-time, Minimum of 2 days per week
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 (2 days) a week which will be dependent on the skills set of the successful candidates.

These posts will be based in various West London locations.

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.

We welcome and encourage applications from women of all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian, Minority and Ethnic communities.

Application deadline: 9am on Wednesday 19th January 2022.

Interviews will be held on Tuesday 1st or Wednesday 2nd February 2022.

Applicants who are successful at interview will be required to attend 5 days of WGN Induction training – dates to be confirmed.

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 and Part 1

More about 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: 16 December 2021
Closed date: 18 January 2022
Tags: Vocational/Services, Practitioner

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