Support Counsellor / CBT Practitioner

Salary: £32,000 (pro rata)
Hours: 0.2FTE - 1.0 FTE (7 hours per week - 35 hours per week, flexible hours including evenings and weekends)
Location: Based Shadwell/Wapping, E1
Contract Type: Fixed term (2 years)
Reports to: Director
Annual Leave: 28 days per annum + Bank Holiday (pro rata)

SurvivorsUK provides specialist support to men and boys who have been raped, sexually assaulted or abused. Our aim is to help any man or boy to have the confidence to tell someone what’s happened to them and to know that it’s OK to seek help. When they do, we want to ensure they have access to the right support so they can deal with the impact of their experiences of criminal harm.

We provide emotional support, information and signposting to men, boys and anyone worried about someone they know, through a national website and webchat service (open till 9pm most evenings). Last year, 2,600 people contacted us via our helpline services and social media.

In London, we are the only organisation providing specialist services for men and boys, including individual counselling and therapeutic groupwork, available till 9pm six days a week. Across London, we provide the capital’s only specialist Independent Sexual Advisor (ISVA) Service that helps men and boys through the criminal justice system.

ABOUT THE ROLE

This is an exciting and challenging new role at SurvivorsUK that combines counselling and practical support. It is designed to help men and boys with complex and high support needs, for whom traditional methods of delivering counselling services don’t work. It includes people with clinical mental health diagnoses, drug and alcohol dependencies, at risk of suicide, homelessness or involved in the sex industry.

You will need to be a highly skilled counsellor with experience of dealing with highly vulnerable clients, willing to work flexibly and on your own initiative. Importantly, you will be a compassionate person able to blend therapeutic work with practical support and care.

We are looking for counsellors of all approaches and modalities to work as part of our team. Experience of working with men, young people, LGBT+ and survivors of sexual abuse and violence is desirable, but not essential, as training will be provided.

If you are a counsellor/psychotherapist/CBT practitioner who is committed to work with clients who have experienced sexual trauma and who is excited to operate as a key part of a small dynamic and creative-thinking team, then we would be delighted to hear from you. Whilst this is a service or those who identify as male, we welcome applicants from all gender identities.

This post is subject to an enhanced DBS Clearance

Interviews to be held on 29 April & 3 May 2019

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