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  • May 28, 2019

Children and Young People’s Counselling Service Team Leader

£29,636 per annum pro rata

Hours:  37.5 hours (other options may be considered)

Contract:  Initial 2 year fixed term

Holiday:  26 days plus bank holidays (pro rata) increasing to 31 after 5 years continuous service

Pension: 3% employer contributions

Location:  Based in Herefordshire or Worcestershire with travel across West Mercia when required

Responsible to:  Counselling Services Manager

Responsible for:  Children and Young People’s Counselling Service

Organisational information:

West Mercia Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre (WMRSASC) is a registered charity that was established within Worcestershire in 1986 and expanded to Herefordshire in 2011.  WMRSASC is a specialist sexual violence organisation providing a range of support services to survivors of all forms of rape and/or sexual abuse.

Our Vision:All survivors of sexual violence receive the support they need, when they need it, for as long as they need it”

Decision making principles: “We balance the needs of the client, the team and the organisation in every decision we make in order to provide the best service we can for survivors”. 

About the role:

WMRSASC has an exciting opportunity for a Children and Young People’s Counselling Service Team Leader to join their already established and experienced team of counsellors.

The successful candidate will have experience of working with children and young people and have an understanding of the nature and impact of sexual violence and experience of working with survivors. They will be required to work within a multi-agency setting to provide a counselling service to children and young people aged 5 years and over who are survivors of sexual violence. They will work in co-operation with the counselling services manager, mentoring and supporting staff and volunteers to deliver services offered by WMRSASC. They will hold a Level 4 or equivalent in counselling/psychotherapy and will hold professional membership and registration with a recognised professional body such as BACP.

Job purpose:

  • Support the development of service provision
  • Provide mentoring and support training for counsellors and placement counselling
  • Provide information for the development of policies and procedures
  • Support inductions for newly recruited staff
  • Support assessment and quality assurance reviews
  • Undertake administrative duties associated with the post
  • Support client group work
  • Support and attend peer group skills sharing of resources
  • Support the adult counselling service
  • Manage an agreed caseload

The post holder will be required to work across West Mercia. The ability to travel is essential.

An enhanced DBS disclosure will be required for this role, the cost of which will be incurred by WMRSASC.

For an application pack please email: admin@wmrsasc.org.uk

Closing date for applications: 21st June 2019

Interviews will be held on: 3rd and 4th July 2019

Adult Counselling Service Team Leader

£29,636 per annum pro rata

Hours:  37.5 hours (other options may be considered)

Contract:  Initial 2 year fixed term

Holiday:  26 days plus bank holidays (pro rata) increasing to 31 after 5 years continuous service

Pension:  3% employer contributions

Location:  Based in Herefordshire or Worcestershire with travel across West Mercia when required

Responsible to:  Counselling Services Manager

Responsible for:  Counselling Service

Organisational information:

West Mercia Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre (WMRSASC) is a registered charity that was established within Worcestershire in 1986 and expanded to Herefordshire in 2011.  WMRSASC is a specialist sexual violence organisation providing a range of support services to survivors of all forms of rape and/or sexual abuse.

Our Vision:All survivors of sexual violence receive the support they need, when they need it, for as long as they need it”

Decision making principles: “We balance the needs of the client, the team and the organisation in every decision we make in order to provide the best service we can for survivors”. 

About the role:

WMRSASC has an exciting opportunity for an Adult Counselling Service Team Leader to join their already established and experienced team of counsellors.

The successful candidate will have experience of working with adults and have an understanding of the nature and impact of sexual violence and experience of working with survivors. They will be required to work within a multi-agency setting to provide a counselling service to adults who are survivors of sexual violence. They will work in co-operation with the counselling services manager, mentoring and supporting staff and volunteers to deliver services offered by WMRSASC. They will hold a Level 4 or equivalent in counselling/psychotherapy and will hold professional membership and registration with a recognised professional body such as BACP.

Job purpose:

  • Support the development of service provision
  • Provide mentoring and support training for counsellors and placement counselling
  • Provide information for the development of policies and procedures
  • Support inductions for newly recruited staff
  • Support assessment and quality assurance reviews
  • Undertake administrative duties associated with the post
  • Support client group work
  • Support and attend peer group skills sharing of resources
  • Support the adult counselling service
  • Manage an agreed caseload

The post holder will be required to work across West Mercia. The ability to travel is essential.

An enhanced DBS disclosure will be required for this role, the cost of which will be incurred by WMRSASC.

For an application pack please email: admin@wmrsasc.org.uk

Closing date for applications: 21st June 2019

Interviews will be held on: 3rd and 4th July 2019

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