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Specialist Counsellors (Female Applicants Only)

Part time

Starting salary of £28,000 per annum, pro rata | Part-Time (minimum of 14 hours per week)

These posts will be based in various West London locations

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, Minority, and Global Majority communities - ensuring that issues related to diversity and identity are effectively understood and sensitively worked with.
  • Delivering counselling via web chat and online platforms.
  • Working with young people.
  • 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 and girls who have been subjected to 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. Successful candidates will also be experienced in 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.

WGN’s employee benefits include: 3% pension contribution, enhanced leave entitlement and an Employee Assistance Scheme. Successful candidates will receive regular line management support, clinical supervision, training and development including access to an ongoing CPD programme.

Applicants who are successful at interview will be required to attend 5 days of WGN Induction training – to be held in July 2022.

Please note: 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.

These posts are subject to satisfactory references and a DBS Check.

Closing date

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

Interview details

Monday 13th & Tuesday 14th June 2022.