Domestic / Sexual Abuse Counsellor Required: Lancashire


Closing date: 10-05-2021

Lancashire Women

Preston / Burnley & surrounding areas

Salary: £22,616.69 pro rata
Hours: 22.5
Fixed Term Contract

This role has been developed in response to an identified need for effective and timely support for victims of domestic and sexual abuse. The post holder will support this cohort of clients working in our centres or outreach depending on the location of the clients providing  1-1 therapeutic sessions or delivering small therapeutic groups if appropriate to do so.   Duties include conducting assessments, 1-1 counselling support, referring clients onto more appropriate services as required and inputting data onto our data base.

The ability to manage their own case load, and safeguarding issues as well as input data in a timely manor, keeping all notes up to date and confidential. Being flexible and adaptable are essential. Promoting the work of Lancashire Women’s Centre to relevant agencies and individuals in the local community is also an essential part of the role.

Duties & Responsibilities

  1.   To provide 1-1 person-centred counselling sessions and small group delivery as appropriate  in Lancashire women’s centers or out reach venues across Lancashire as required
  2.   To work in a trauma responsive way and adhere to Lancashire Women’s trauma informed practices
  3.   To implement standards of good practice, adhering to the BACP ethical framework
  4.   To ensure equality of opportunity and standards of client care are met.
  5.    Respond positively to women who present at any place of work in crisis.
  6.    Establish relationships and referral pathways with local organisations
  7.    To ensure that required standards of health and safety are maintained wherever working and conduct risk assessments as and when required
  8.    Ensure no lone working unless necessary precautions and risk assessments are completed
  9.    To use administrative, statistical and recording systems effectively ensuring good practice with regard to any sensitive, confidential material.
  10.   Working with clients towards a positive and sustained change, enabling individuals to achieve emotional well-being and reach their full potential.
  11.    As a member of BACP you must adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework.
  12.    Attend Staff Team meetings and Mental Health Team meetings on a regular basis.
  13.    To attend regular structured supervision sessions with the Clinical Lead.
  14.    To take-up appropriate training opportunities in consultation with the Clinical Lead
  15.    Will be expected to relate positively to other team members and volunteers.
  16.    To work flexibly as and when required and to support other team members as needed.
  17.    To uphold the policies and ethos of Lancashire Women’s Centre at all times.
  18.     To carry out such other duties as may be required in line with the nature of the post.


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