- Location: London, E1W 3HW
- Salary scale: £24,000 pro rata (0.6 FTE)
- Hours: 21 hours per week (flexible hours including evenings and weekends). Available for jobshare.
- Contract: 2 years fixed term contract
- Responsible to: Groupwork Coordinator
- Closing Date: 12pm on Friday 22 March 2019
An estimated 12,000 men are raped every year and 76,000 sexually abused or assaulted. Yet just 4% of men will tell someone. Of those who do, it takes on average 26 years to do so.
SurvivorsUK provides specialist support to men who have been raped, sexually assaulted or abused. Our aim is to help any man to have the confidence to tell someone what’s happened to them and to know that it’s OK to seek help. When they do, we want to ensure they have access to the right support so they can deal with the impact of their experiences of criminal harm.
We provide emotional support, information and signposting to men and anyone worried about a man they know, through a national website and helpline service (open till 9pm most evenings). Last year, 2,400 people contacted us via our helpline services and social media.
In London, we are the only organisation providing specialist services for men, including individual counselling and therapeutic groupwork, available till 9pm six days a week. Across London, we provide the capital’s only Independent Sexual Advisor Service that helps men through the criminal justice system.
ABOUT THE ROLE
Groupwork+ is an exciting and challenging new project at SurvivorsUK. It will build on the successes of our Groupwork pilot to meet the needs of more men, across a wider area of London, reaching more diverse communities. It will help men with complex and high support needs, including men for whom generic services don’t work.
You will need to be a highly skilled groupwork facilitator with experience of dealing with highly vulnerable clients, willing to work flexibly and on your own initiative. Importantly, you will be a compassionate person able to blend therapeutic work with practical support and care.
This post is subject to an enhanced DBS Clearance.
To apply, please complete the applicaton form and email it to [email protected] or by post to SurvivorsUK, 11 Sovereign Close, London E1W 3HW to arrive by the closing date and time. Interviews to be held on 27 and 28 March 2019.