OSARCC is recruiting a Young Person’s Counsellor

OSARCC is recruiting a Young Person’s Counsellor

Salary: Grade 5B (£24,505-£26,505 pro rata)

Hours: One full-time post or two part-time posts

Location: Based in East Oxford and outreach to locations in Oxfordshire

Contract type: Fixed term for 12 months (part maternity cover)

Closing date: 12th May 2021

Interview date: 18th and 21st May 2021

Are you passionate about supporting young survivors of sexual violence? Are you an inspiring woman with experience of working with young people and a qualified counsellor? Join a brilliant team that supports young survivors of sexual violence and delivers prevention work in schools.

We are recruiting 1 full-time or 2 part-time trained counsellors to provide a therapeutic counselling service for young women and girls aged 14-18 in the SEE Project (Support, Empower, Educate). We are looking for someone who has a youth friendly and flexible approach and is interested in building on our knowledge of the experiences of young people and getting their voice heard. The SEE project is funded by the Big Lottery Women and Girls Initiative and provides holistic support to young women and girls who have experienced sexual violence. The project works collaboratively with local partner agencies including schools, expanding the local provision to young women and girls across Oxfordshire who have been affected by sexual violence at some point in their lives. All candidates must be willing to work face to face from the start.

The SEE Project is part of Oxfordshire Sexual Abuse and Rape Crisis Centre. The work will be face to face at our base in East Oxford.

Oxfordshire Sexual Abuse and Rape Crisis Centre (OSARCC) has been supporting and empowering survivors of sexual violence in Oxfordshire since 1979. We provide independent, free and confidential services in an environment where survivors can receive trauma-informed, specialist support from our experienced and friendly team of staff and volunteers.

For more information about our organisation, as well as the Person Specification and Job Description, please see Young Person’s Counsellor JD and Person Spec

For more information about how to complete an OSARCC Recruitment Application, please see Guidance notes for completing an OSARCC application form

To apply, please complete the online form below. Please specify if you are applying to this post as a full time or part time candidate. Previous applicants need not apply.

Please contact Jo Huyg if you have any questions about the role:

This post is restricted to female applicants only and is exempt under Schedule 9, part 1 of the Equality Act 2010.

OARCC is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to promoting equality and social inclusion.

The recruitment monitoring section of the application form (which gives details of your sex, ethnic origin, date of birth and any disability) will be detached before the form reaches the Selection Committee. This information will not be made available to the Selection Committee. If you have indicated that you have a disability, the recruiting manager will be made aware of this to ensure that you are given an interview in an appropriate, accessible location. The information you provide on the recruitment monitoring section will be held in confidence by OSARCC and the details logged onto a confidential recruitment database. The information will be used for statistical purposes to enable OSARCC to carry out its equal opportunities monitoring obligations.

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