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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

**where applicable

Person Specification

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
  • PVG
  • Able to spread workload over

For the full job description and information on how to apply, please visit:

English: Feniks – Counselling, Personal Development and Support – Edinburgh(this will open in a new window)

Polish: Feniks – Counselling, Personal Development and Support – Edinburgh(this will open in a new window)

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

Contract length

Fixed-term until the end of September 2023





Closing date

5th October 2022

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