Specialist Counsellor Required (Sexual Assault Referral Centre): London


Department: The Havens

Location: Pan London, London

Salary: £44,347 – £50,549 pro rat

Job Type: Fixed term

Working pattern: Part time, 18.75 hours per week

Pay Band: 7

Band 7 Specialist Counsellor post, JOB SHARE (2.5 days each)

Closing Date:17/07/2019

This post is open to female applicants only as it is a genuine occupational requirement under The Equality Act 2010, part 1 schedule 9.

The Havens is London’s Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC), based on three sites at Camberwell, Whitechapel and St. Charles’s / Paddington till July 2019.

We are a longstanding partnership initiative between the Mayors’ Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC) and NHS England to improve the care offered to victims of sexual assault and rape.

The service is provided by King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

Applications are invited for two fixed term (12 months) posts (Job Share) of two experienced Band 7, Specialist Counsellors 0.5WTE (2.5 days a week each), with a review to become permanent.

The Havens provide comprehensive forensic, medical and aftercare services to complainants of serious sexual assault.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and committed Specialist Counsellor / Psychotherapist with experience of working with adult clients who have experienced sexual violence and trauma.

The post holder must have post graduate counselling or psychotherapy qualifications and post qualifying experience of working with sexual trauma and experience in providing psychological assessment and intervention to adults in one to one therapy as well as groups and workshops.

Experience of assessing and managing risk in the context of mental health and safeguarding is vital as well as experience of providing short to medium-term therapy.

You will have previous experience in delivering counselling within an NHS setting.

You will be working as part of the Havens Psychology and Counselling team and the Havens multidisciplinary team.

You may be be responsible for supervising junior members of the multidisciplinary team.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to work as part of a team are essential.

A willingness to rise to the challenges presented by this area of work and a commitment to providing an excellent service to survivors of sexual assault are necessary.

You will be registered and accredited with either UKCP / BACP. A solid experience of working with clients who have experienced sexual violence and trauma is essential.

Please note that only applications from accredited counsellors / psychotherapists will be considered.


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