Lead Counsellor (East London Rape Crisis)

Lead Counsellor (East London Rape Crisis)

Lead Counsellor (East London Rape Crisis)

nia has been delivering services to women, girls and children who have experienced domestic and sexual violence since 1975. The organisation has three main aims: to provide services for women, girls and children who have experienced men’s violence; contributing to ending male violence against women and girls, and to inform and influence policy and public awareness.

nia is an approved member of Rape Crisis England and Wales, an umbrella organisation supporting Rape Crisis Centres across the country. Rape Crisis is completely independent of the government and the criminal justice system

We are seeking to recruit to the following post:

 Job Title: Lead Counsellor (East London Rape Crisis)
Ref: nia 017
Hours: Part time: 28 hours per week
Term: Currently funded until March 2022 (extension likely)
Salary: £25,600-£27,200 (pro rata £32,000- £34,000)

 You will be responsible for running and delivering the Crisis High Risk intervention service through one to one support and counselling to female survivors of sexual violence within a feminist framework. You will also work alongside the Counselling Manager to offer clinical support to the counsellors, carry out initial assessments, review risks and manage waiting lists. This post will also involve supporting the East London Rape Crisis Management team to meet outcome and output targets and further develop the counselling service.

We are looking for a highly organised and self-motivated woman who is passionate about ending male violence against women. You will have a ‘can-do’ approach and demonstrable commitment to nia’s feminist approach to supporting women and their children to be safer.  You must be BACP or UKCP accredited and have experience of working with survivors of sexual violence. A qualification in therapeutic counselling supervision and experience of delivering group work is highly desirable. Experience of working in digital environments and training in transcultural counselling is desirable but not necessary.

Closing Date: 10am, 28th January 2021
Interview date: 5th February 2021

You can apply by:

  • Submitting your application via the online form below,
  • Emailing your completed application to: administrator@niaendingviolence.org.uk,
  • Posting your application in a sealed envelope marked “Private & Confidential” to Rachel Evans, nia, P.O Box 58203, London, N1 3XP.
CVs will not be accepted
We select candidates for interview by comparing the experience, skills and attributes that you demonstrate to those we have identified in the person specification in the job profile. We also want women who show that they have thought seriously about what we’re looking for in the potential post-holder and the commitment that we required. Therefore, we will not be able to shortlist you on the basis of a C.V.
nia’s services are run by women for women and therefore applicants are restricted to women under the Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9, and Part 1. Section 7(2) e of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 apply. An enhanced DBS (Disclosure Barring Service) disclosure will be required for this role. Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974: This post is subject to rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. A criminal record will not necessarily exclude you from this post but under the Act, we must have details for those whom we are offering employment.

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Hours: 28 hours per week
Term: Currently funded until March 2022
Location: East London

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