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High Intensity Practitioner (Female Applicants Only)

Part time

£32,000 per annum pro rata | Part-time (14-hours per week) | Fixed-Term for one year (with potential extension subject to funding)

This role will be based in West London    

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 proactively provide services which meet the needs of the women and girls who access them. . 

We are now seeking an additional High Intensity Practitioner to join WGN’s Clinical Team’s Safeguarding Hub to facilitate innovative, responsive, trauma-informed and culturally responsible services for survivors of violence against women and girls (VAWG). Our High Intensity Practitioners deliver therapeutic responses engaging survivors considered at high risk due to coping strategies such as acute or chronic self-injurious behaviour or suicidality that presents a threat to the client’s wellbeing.

We are particularly to hear from you if you have experience of working with one or more of the following: Specialist therapeutic support specifically addressing crisis presentation, providing a range of interventions, facilitating safety and stabilisation aiming to manage distress, interrupt presentation of suicidality, self-injurious behaviour and provide alternative coping strategies, creative solutions in working with survivors of VAWG 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 demonstrate an understanding of the following: gender responsive approach, trauma focused, holistic therapeutic responses and multicultural competencies.

We provide clinical supervision, access to an on-going CPD programme and the opportunity to work in a leading multi-cultural feminist organisation. Employee benefits include: 3% pension contribution, enhanced leave entitlement and an Employee Assistance Programme.

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

The successful applicant will be required to attend 5 days on WGN Induction training – dates to be confirmed.

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.

This post is subject to satisfactory references and DBS check.

Closing date

WGN is an equal opportunities employer. Posts are exempt under the Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9, Part 1.

Interview details

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