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£29,577 (pro-rata) for Registered Counsellors, £30,351 (pro-rata) for Accredited Counsellors
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Counsellor/Therapist – Permanent Position – £29,577 (pro-rata) for Registered Counsellors, £30,351 (pro-rata) for Accredited Counsellors


Current remote working from home due to Covid-19 restrictions providing online/telephone counselling.  This post will then be based in the city (with possible travel to outreach locations).  Travel is required as part of this role and so access to a car is needed.


Hours of work

30 - 37.5 hours per week (over 5 days, Monday – Friday)


Job purpose
To deliver a high quality counselling service to survivors of sexual violence (aged 18+) which is safe, ethical and effective and supports key outcomes.


  • Managing a caseload of clients and providing short- long term counselling sessions
  • To undertake rigorous clinical assessments and identify and action needs/risks and safeguarding matters appropriately and in a timely manner
  • To formulate, plan and monitor effective support plans with clients
  • Liaise effectively with key personnel and colleagues to contribute to the safe and productive day to day running of the counselling service

Essential experience, qualifications and skills

  • Degree in Counselling
  • BACP/UKCP accredited or registered
  • Experience of conducting Risk Assessments
  • Have in-depth knowledge of issues affecting people who have experienced sexual violence, both recent and non-recent
  • Experience of delivering a wide range of therapeutic approaches to mental health problems and experience of routine outcome monitoring & ability to meet agreed specified service targets.
  • Excellent IT and interpersonal skills

If you are able to answer ‘yes’ to the following questions, you are welcome to apply: 

  • Are you eligible to work in the UK?
  • Do you have a degree in Humanistic Counselling?
  • Are you accredited/registered with BACP or UKCP?
  • Do you have an awareness and understanding of sexual violence and its impact?
  • Do you have experience of conducting Risk/Needs Assessments & management?


Applicants who successfully pass the initial set questions will be sent an application pack.  A completed application form is needed to fully apply for this post.

Successful applicants will be subject to DBS vetting. Applicants must have a valid Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults Level 3 Certificate prior to starting this role.


CLOSING DATE: 27th September 21 (23:00 hrs)

INTERVIEW DATE: 4th October 21

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