- Location: London, E1W 3HW
- Salary scale: £32,000 (pro rata)
- Hours: 0.7FTE (24.5 hours per week, flexible hours including evenings and weekends)
- Contract: 2 years fixed term contract
- Reports to: Interim Counselling Team Manager
- Annual leave: 28 days per annum + Bank Holiday (pro rata)
- Closing Date: 12pm on Monday 16th December 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 and boys, trans people, and non-binary people who have been raped, sexually assaulted or abused. Our aim is to help any man, boy, trans person, or gender non-conforming person, 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 survivors and anyone worried about someone they know, through a national website and webchat service (open till 8pm most evenings). Last year, 2,600 people contacted us via our webchat services and social media.
In London, we are the only organisation providing specialist services for men and boys, including individual counselling and therapeutic groupwork, available till 9pm six days a week. Across London, we provide the capital’s only Independent Sexual Advisor (ISVA) Service that helps men and boys through the criminal justice system.
ABOUT THE ROLE
This is an exciting and challenging new role at SurvivorsUK, that combines counselling and practical support. It is designed to help survivors with complex and high support needs, for whom traditional methods of delivering counselling services don’t work. It includes people with clinical mental health diagnoses, drug and alcohol dependencies, at risk of suicide, homelessness or involved in the sex industry.
You will need to be a highly skilled counsellor/practitioner 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 application 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 Friday 20th December 2019.