Women and Girls Network

Job title: Specialist Counsellors (Female Applicants Only)

Closing Date: 10am on Friday 6th July 2018

Organisation: WGN

Website: www.wgn.org.uk


£28,000 per annum, pro rata | Part-Time (7-14 hours per week)

These posts are based in various London locations

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.

They aim to ensure that they are proactive in developing specialist services that meet the needs of all the women and girls who access their services. WGN seek Specialist Counsellors who will thrive in a multi-cultural feminist environment.

They 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. They 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.

WGN will be offering a maximum of 7-14 hours a week which will be dependent on the skills set of the successful candidates. At present, they are looking for Specialist Counsellors to work in various locations across London, including Ealing, Harrow, Hounslow and Lewisham.

WGN’s employee benefits include: 3% pension contribution, generous annual leave entitlement and an Employee Assistance Scheme. They also offer staff excellent training and development opportunities. Successful candidates will receive regular individual supervision as well as an on-going CPD programme in a supportive multi-cultural feminist organisation.

Please visit www.wgn.org.uk/join-us/jobs to download an application pack. Completed applications should be emailed to humanresources@wgn.org.uk or posted (marked ‘private and confidential’) to Human Resources, WGN, PO Box 13095, London W14 0FE (ensuring they arrive by the deadline).

Applications deadline: 10am on Friday 6th July 2018

Interviews will be held on: Friday 13th July 2018

Candidates who are invited to interview will be required to provide original evidence of their counselling qualifications.

Successful candidates will be required to attend 2 days of WGN Induction training on 9th & 10th August, 2 days of Clinical Induction training on 20th & 21st August and 1 day of Clinical Practice Management Training (date to be confirmed).

Please note: Applicants who have not received a response to their application within 4 weeks of the closing date should assume their application has not been successful on this occasion.

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.