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Volunteer Female Counsellor - EXPIRED

Job Title Volunteer Female Counsellor - EXPIRED
Contract Type Temporary / Interim
Location London
Salary £0 per year
Job Published 24 Dec 2015
Contact Name Volunteers Team
Contact Email

Job Description - EXPIRED

Volunteer female counsellor for the East London projects.

Woman’s Trust is a counselling service for women affected by domestic violence. 

Our requirements are that counsellors need to be in personal therapy for 1 year minimum, follow the Person-Centred/Humanistic approach, be in their second year of a Diploma course and have one year experience of working with clients (30 supervised client hours or equivalent experience).

We are always interested in counsellors who have a commitment to this area of work.

Woman's Trust has an application process for counsellors interested in placements - counsellors are able to work in East London (Newham, Tower Hamlets, Redbridge, Greenwich, Havering, Barking & Dagenham and Waltham Forest) at different times. Very limited evening times are also available. 

Please note, because of the needs of women using our service, the minimum commitment is 4 clients per week. Successful candidates will also need to be able to attend Woman's Trust 2 hrs supervision on a fortnightly basis and a 3-day induction training.

The deadline for the application is Sunday 31st January 2016 midnight; Interviews will be on the week of the 8th of January  and the training dates are: 17th, 18th and 19th February 2016

Please note: There will be a £150 charge (deposit) for any applicants attending the 3 day training dates. This deposit will be refunded at the end of the placement.

If making the deposit is difficult for you, please let us know. Alternative arrangements can be made.

The Equality Act 2010 pursuant to Schedule 9, Part 1 applies                            

We particularly welcome applicants from the LGBT community, over 50's, counsellors able to work in other languages and counsellors with flexible schedule.

More intakes are set during the years and applications will be accepted outside these times.

Please note that a CV will be not be accepted.                                                                     

If you are interested in applying for a Volunteer Counsellor placement, please visit our website

“Being a volunteer counsellor at Woman's Trust has surpassed all of my hopes and expectations; the women I have met in this role have brought new meaning to the words courage, resilience and hope. I have been invited in and joined them on their journey to new possibilities-it is a humbling experience and a privilege.”

Ref: EXPIRED - LF355 | Published: 24th Dec 2015