Polish-speaking Female* Therapist - Feniks
Feniks are looking for a Polish-speaking female* therapist with the qualifications in CBT-oriented counselling. This contract is for 4 hours/week until the end of September 2023.
*Exception under Equality Act 2010
The role of the Therapist is to provide therapy sessions to Feniks clients, including survivors of domestic abuse and women experiencing post-natal Mental Health problems and challenges. In addition to delivering individual sessions, the person needs to be able to design and run workshops / groups, to oversee volunteers running well-being activities, to take part in managing the waiting list and to participate in other projects as they emerge.
Key Objectives and Responsibilities
- To provide individual sessions, workshops and group sessions to Feniks's clients in a professional, respectful and inclusive manner.
- To prepare for those sessions and activities in a relevant and appropriate way.
- To meet service standard requirements set by COSCA (ie. Personal Liability insurance, individual supervision, note-keeping, data protection, CPD).
- To submit, in a timely manner, monthly client reports and invoices for sessions with paid clients**.
- To participate in the monthly meetings of the Feniks Therapy and Training team.
- To participate in the Feniks monthly supervision group.
- To help maintain positive relationships within the Team, with clients and with Feniks's external partners and referring agencies.
- To help with supporting volunteers providing wellbeing activities.
- To help with managing the waiting list.
- To adhere to the Terms and Conditions of the contract
Knowledge and Experience
- Holds a diploma in CBT-oriented counselling or therapy for at least 9-12 months.
- Has experience in providing one to one and group therapy or counselling
- Has worked with women who experienced post-natal problems within an established organisation/project.
- Has a proven record of managing/supporting volunteers or staff members.
- Holds a membership/accreditation of a UK-recognised professional body (UKCP, BACP, COSCA or equivalent)
- Possesses knowledge and understanding of challenges related to working with immigrants and vulnerable adults
Skills, Abilities and Competencies
- Understands the challenges of providing counselling service to clients from vulnerable migrant groups.
- Has experience or proven interest in working with a variety of client groups (domestic abuse survivors, clients living with mental health diagnoses, autism, trauma etc.) and at different levels (individuals, couples and families).
- Has commitment and self-motivation with ability to enthuse, inspire and motivate others in order to ensure the objectives of the projects are achieved
- Is able to work in a self-directed manner, and as part of a team, including ability to develop and build good working relationships with all stakeholders and partners.
- Possesses excellent organisational, administrative, written and verbal communication skills
- Is able to work under pressure and ensure deadlines are met (time-management).
- Is able to take care of one's own psychological and emotional well-being (inner maturity).
- Has been willing to develop one's competencies, skills and abilities through own study, taking part in training, courses and supervisions.
- Is computer literate, can deal with standard MS Office packages, including spreadsheets; can manage Google Tools system and social media. Is able to work online.
- One's own practice (being registered as self-employed)
- Relevant insurance
- Able to spread workload over
For the full job description and information on how to apply, please visit:
The application deadline is Wednesday 5th October 2022 at 12:00 (noon).
The selected candidates will be invited for an interview between the 10th and 14th of October.
If you have any questions, please contact: Joined Up for Business
Fixed-term until the end of September 2023
5th October 2022