Counsellor Required: Portsmouth, Hampshire

 

PARCS; Portsmouth Abuse and Rape Counselling Service Based in Portsmouth, Hampshire

£27,218 – £29,869 per annum (or part-time pro rata)

30-37 Hours per week (full-time or part-time)

Temporary Contract: 12 months (possibility of extension)

Closing date: Wednesday 15th June 2022 at 23:59 (midnight)

ID: 397

 

Are you a self-motivated team player with a can-do attitude, who is solution focused and passionate about making a difference? If so, we want to hear from you. At Family Action we transform lives by providing practical, emotional and financial support to those who are experiencing poverty, disadvantage and social isolation.

We have been building stronger families since 1869 and today we work with more than 60,000 families in over 150 community based services, as well as supporting thousands more through national programmes and grants.

Introduction to the role and service / project

PARCS merged with Family Action in 2021, and we are continuing to build a team motivated to provide progressive and inclusive support, focused on quality, care and resilience; developing our excellent longstanding reputation in Portsmouth and extending our reach within the local area and beyond.

We work with children, young people and adults, as individuals and groups within the community.

Our Portsmouth Rape and Abuse Counselling Service provides inclusive individual and group time limited and outcome focused counselling to children, young people and adults who have experienced sexual violence, rape and domestic abuse. We provide a range of specialist, traumainformed support services to young people and adults of all genders including a telephone helpline, support work, training and co-production projects.

We are looking to recruit experienced counsellors to work with adult survivors of sexual and/or domestic abuse, using trauma-informed approaches working within a time-limited model.

Your Impact

You will work as part of the team to deliver excellent quality trauma-informed counselling to support clients who have affected by sexual abuse and/or sexual violence. You will be committed to working to best practice standards and ethical frameworks and to learning and developing within the organisation.

Your Skills

You will be a passionate professional, client focused with demonstrable experience of working with the impact of inter-personal trauma, whilst wanting to make a difference to the lives of those PARCS works with. Y

ou will be committed to on-going professional and personal development whilst ensuring the highest standards of quality and client experience are upheld. We are committed to Equality, Diversity & Inclusion in all that we do and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates, LGBTQIA+ candidates and candidates with disabilities because we are committed to increasing the representation of these groups at Family Action. We know that greater diversity will lead to even greater results for families and children and strive for our workforce to be truly representative of the diverse communities we support. We offer a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants and will reimburse your travel cost if you attend an interview

What will we offer you?

We’ll offer you a generous pension scheme and leave entitlements, eye care vouchers, a cycle to work scheme and other great benefits. All roles in Family Action are open to a discussion about possible flexible working options, subject to business needs, and all new starters will have the right to make a flexible working request from day one of employment. We have an excellent wellbeing offer and we will invest in your professional development with on-going quality training and career development opportunities. You’ll join an established, supportive and high-performing service and have the opportunity to thrive in an innovative organisation that values your opinion, encourages learning and has the needs of children and families at its core.

 

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