Domestic Violence Counsellors (Female*)

  • Part-time
  • London
  • Last day to apply: 19/06/2024

Description

EACH is a growing charity providing a range of specialist services to individuals and families affected by mental health, domestic violence and alcohol and substance misuse. Our services, and our success, are driven and delivered by a diverse staff and volunteer team, who are as passionate and committed as we are to meeting the needs of our local communities.


The successful post holder will be responsible for providing one-to-one emotional support, structured counselling and group work to primarily BAME women experiencing domestic violence and abuse. 



Job Description

Person Specification

T & Cs

Equalities Monitoring Form

Supporting Statement Form




Salary, Rewards and Benefits

Salary: £26,000 -£30,450 per annum (inclusive of Outer London Weighting) for FTE and £13,000 - £15,225 (inclusive of OLW) 

Hours: 15 hours per week

Duration: Permanent (subject to performance and continued funding)

* Section 7(2) (e) of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 applies to this post. 


  • Competitive salaries with opportunities for career growth
  • 25 days annual leave Plus statutory holidays with stepped increase in annual leave after year 2 to year 6 rising 1 day each year from 25 to 30 days in year 6
  • 4% - 6% employers pension contributions
  • Up to 5 days of study leave after 1 year in service
  • Staff recognition award scheme
  • Opportunities for continuous professional development
  • Ringfenced personal training budget
  • Flexible working hours subject to the needs of the service
  • E-wallet benefit scheme
  • Fully paid DBS check (Enhanced Level) 

Key Duties

  • To provide structured counselling and group work to BAME women experiencing domestic violence and abuse
  • To contribute to the overall activities and success of domestic abuse services
  • To establish good working relationships within the local partnerships and promote the service to both professionals and local communities.
  • To support volunteer and trainee counsellors jointly with other projects and EACH staff. 

You will need:

  • A recognised counselling Qualification (minimum diploma level or equivalent) and registration with a professional governing body, e.g. BACP, UKCP. – Trainees in year 4 considered
  • Experience of counselling and supporting women from diverse backgrounds affected by domestic violence and abuse.
  • Knowledge of the issues and barriers faced by women from BAME communities and the ability to engage them in counselling.
  • Knowledge and understanding of domestic abuse and its impact on women.
  • Ability to work flexibly, including some evening/weekend phone/digital-based sessions where needed.
  • Ability to speak a community language is desirable


Closing Date: 19 June 2024 


All interviews will be held in person or Zoom.


If you feel you have the necessary skills and experience to be successful in this role please apply today. CVs NOT ACCEPTED, all applicants must complete EACH’s Employment Application Form to be considered for shortlisting.