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Sessional Counsellor

Suffolk Rape Crisis
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  • £27 per hour (self employed)
  • Minimum of 5 hours per week
  • Various locations around Suffolk and online. 

About Suffolk Rape Crisis 

SRC is a specialist, feminist sexual violence service run by and for women. We work to support survivors of sexual violence and to challenge the underlying attitudes that allow Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) to continue. SRC provides support to all self-identified women and girls aged 14 and above who have experienced any form of sexual violence, at any point in their lives. 

SRC provides a range of person-centred services to meet the needs of diverse women in Suffolk, including counselling, outreach, helpline and online support. SRC also takes part in both local and national feminist activism, including coordinating the annual Ipswich Reclaim the Night March.  

Our Vision: A world free from sexual violence and gender inequality 

Our Mission: To work as part of a worldwide movement to ensure that women and girls experiencing any form of sexual violence in our community are able to access needs-led, specialist support. At the same time we will challenge the underlying attitudes that allow sexual violence to continue. 

Our values:  

  • Empowerment 
  • Diversity 
  • Transparency 
  • Change 

Main tasks are to: 

  • support at least five SRC clients each week both in person and online 
  • attend own clinical supervision 
  • attend supervisory meetings 
  • abide by SRC policies and procedures 
  • abide by BACP’s Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy 
  • keep clinical records of clients 
  • attend relevant training 
  • attend bimonthly SRC meeting.  

What we expect from the counsellor: 

  • All counsellors must attend and complete two days of specialist training 
  • Attendance of bimonthly SRC meetings 
  • Attendance of quarterly line-management meetings.
  • Attendance of clinical supervision 
  • Commitment and understanding of the importance of clinical supervision 
  • An open and non-judgemental attitude, with a commitment to addressing and challenging discrimination 
  • Demonstrable understanding of the necessity for keeping and maintaining confidential records
  • Demonstrable understanding of safeguarding, both in relation to children and to vulnerable adults 
  • Reliability 
  • Counsellors will be working with clients on behalf of SRC and not on a private basis.  As such, they will be bound by SRC’s processes, policies and procedures 
  • Commitment to the feminist ethos of SRC 
  • Willingness to commit the necessary time to supporting vulnerable clients 
  • Willingness to work as part of a team to develop the work of the organisation .

What the counsellor can expect from us: 

  • Full training and support will be provided 
  • Ongoing training opportunities 
  • The opportunity to gain career progression 

How to Apply 

Download an application pack from: www.srchelp.org.uk/joinus or email: a.wilson@srchelp.org.uk  

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