Counsellors

Closing date: August 15, 2022
Closing time: 23:59
Salary: £21.85 per hour (full time equivalent of £42,036 pa)

Hours: Minimum 12 hours per week (8 sessions plus admin time) and maximum of 21 hours per week (14 session plus admin time)
Job Type: Temporary-Fixed term contract to 31st March 2023
Interview: Wednesday 24th and Thursday 25th August 2022

 

 

We have an exciting opportunity for experienced counsellors to join our team delivering counselling to adults from across the Avon and Somerset area who have experienced sexual violence or rape.About youYou will be a skilled counselling practitioner who has experience of working with clients who have experienced significant trauma, including rape and sexual abuse. You will work creatively and an integrative way within a person-centred framework and will be committed to creating an environment and relationship through which your clients feel safe to explore, understand and heal from their experiences.You will be registered and, ideally, accredited or eligible for/working towards accreditation, with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), UKCP or other professional recognised body with experience of working with clients who have experienced sexual trauma, including sexual violence and rape.You will be passionate supporting people who have experienced sexual violence and committed to promoting the values and ethos of SARSAS.About SARSASSARSAS exists to relieve the trauma and distress and help rebuild the lives of survivors who live in Somerset, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, North Somerset and BANES, who have experienced any form of sexual violence, at any point in their lives.SARSAS also campaigns and raises awareness about rape and sexual violence to change the narrative about sexual violence and to enable survivors’ voices to be heard. Partnership work with a range of agencies locally and nationally is a priority to enable social change.SARSAS works to feminist principles: this underpins both what our service is and how it is run. Our work is guided by a trauma-informed approach which understands how traumatic experiences can impact on survivors and keeps an awareness of their effects at the forefront of our approach to support.SARSAS values diversity and welcomes applicants from all sections of the community. We are actively encouraging applicants with a protected characteristic (such as BAME people) who are currently under-represented at SARSAS, to join our team. We are a Disability Confident Committed Employer. Our current premises are wheelchair accessible.The post is subject to an enhanced DBS (CRB) check and open to women only (exempt under the Equality Act 2010 Schedule 9, Part 1Salary: £21.85 per hour (full time equivalent of £42,036 pa)Hours: Minimum 12 hours per week (8 sessions plus admin time) and maximum of 21 hours per week (14 session plus admin time)Responsible to: Counselling Manager / Counselling CoordinatorBased: Option of hybrid or fully home workingPension: 5% employer pension contributionAnnual leave: 27 days plus bank holidaysContract: Fixed term contract to 31st March 2023Closing Date: Monday 15th August 2022Interview Dates: Wednesday 24th and Thursday 25th August 2022

How to apply:

To read the Job Description and Person Specification and for more details on how to apply, please visit our website www.sarsas.org.uk/recruitment