• Temporary
  • London

Website Ashiana Network

PRIMARY TASK

 

The post holder will be responsible alongside the Management Committee, Senior Management Team and other workers for the effective running of the Network; in accordance with the Management Policy, ensuring that it meets the needs of South Asian, Middle Eastern and Iranian women who have been made homeless as a result of physical, sexual, emotional or mental abuse.

  • To work within the counselling team, delivering age and culturally appropriate counselling to women and girls (14+) who are experiencing or have experienced domestic violence and/or sexual violence, who present with mental health, depression, emotional distress and trauma
  • To make counselling accessible to isolated/hard to reach women and girls
  •  To work with women with insecure immigration status
  • To work with women affected by homelessness
  •  To work with women with multiple disadvantages & complex needs
  •  To provide counselling to women and girls in satellites across specific London Boroughs
  •  To provide and set up therapeutic support groups in specific boroughs
  •  Ashiana Network aims to work in partnership with health, mental health, social services, other counselling organisations and specialised agencies, to ensure we are offering clients the most effective and appropriate form of support
  •   Counsellor and client relationship will be a direct relationship, with all matters of confidentiality resting with the Counsellor; however, Ashiana Network will require appropriate and anonymous evaluations and monitoring information from counsellors for statistics and reporting information requested by funders and other interested parties
  •   The post holder will be expected to be sensitive and aware BAMER of cultural and community needs in all aspects of their duties and responsibilities
  • MAIN DUTIES
  • Clinical Responsibilities:
  • To provide support to women and girls experiencing or have experienced domestic violence, sexual violence, childhood sexual abuse (CSA) and harmful practices, who present with mental health, depression, emotional distress and trauma including Post Traumatic Stress/Disorder (PTSD)
  •  To have the ability to provide counselling in at least one South Asian, Turkish or Iranian language
  •  To offer counselling with an emphasis on trauma model, including developmental trauma, PTSD and complex traumatic stress
  • To provide therapy from a strength and resilience-based approach aimed at empowering women and girls
  • To provide and conduct comprehensive clinical assessments to support the therapeutic journey, with a focus on therapeutic goals with the client
  • To provide age and gender appropriate counselling to young women who are 16 plus
  • When working with young women under the age of 18 to explore counselling through creative approaches and interventions
  •  To be able to set up and provide therapeutic support within groups/outreach setting if required
  •  To provide therapeutic support to clients in venues accessible to them when appropriate /required
  •  To be responsible for maintaining up to date knowledge on all Ashiana Network Services available for clients to access
  •  To liaise with other voluntary and statutory agencies to develop referral pathways and protocols for joint working e.g. primary care services, community mental health teams, social services, schools, youth centres, women’s organisations, hospitals etc.
  •  To be responsible for maintaining an awareness of current counselling issues, new developments and service providers
  •  To maintain up to date information and knowledge on local resources and services helping to ensure that clients are supported to make informed choices and decisions according to their needs and where appropriate provide support to clients in access these
  •  To implement crisis counselling interventions when necessary in order to provide emotional support, guidance & assistance to clients
  •   To consult with the Line Manager to arrange and receive appropriate external clinical supervision arranged by Ashiana Network
  •   To be committed to ongoing personal and professional development
  •  To maintain confidentiality with regards to all work undertaken in accordance with Ashiana Network policies and procedures
  • Monitoring & Evaluation:
  •  To maintain written clinical records in line with Ashiana Network policies and procedures and ensuring the security of such records at all times
  • To ensure client data is inputted using the clinical outcome routine evaluation (CORE) for clients at required sessions and to maintain all administrative task involved in completing this task
  • To ensure that referrals are processed effectively and efficiently and are in line with set referral criteria
  •   To maintain waiting lists and patterns of attendance in consultation with line manager
  •  To ensure that there are adequate provisions for feedback, monitoring and evaluation for clients to measure the progress made through counselling process
  •  To be responsible for own administration tasks relevant to client caseloads and post undertaken. Including providing information, statistics and reports for Ashiana Network’s Management team/committee and funders
  • To be involved in Ashiana Network’s policy and service development in relation to the counselling service
  • Legal, Ethical & procedural Framework:
  • To provide therapy/counselling in accordance with one of the three bodies recognised by the Health Professional Body (HPC) BACP Code of ethics and practice The British Association for Counselling (BACP), The United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and The British Association of Psychotherapy (BAP)
  • To act at all times within the ethos, policies and procedures of Ashiana Network. This includes the Confidentiality Policy, Child Protection Policy, Health and Safety Policy, Equal Opportunity Policy and Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures
  •  To work at all times in the best interest of Ashiana Network and to avoid any action that may cast Ashiana Network and or its activities into disrepute
  • General Duties:
  • To maintain confidentiality in all matters relating to Ashiana Network and its service users
  • To ensure that all Ashiana policies and procedures in your work area are adhered to
  • To observe Ashiana’s Equality & Diversity & Health & Safety policies and ensure awareness and integration with all communities in the Boroughs of operation
  •  To ensure all meetings and training relevant to your role including CPD as necessary to retain status
  • To carry out any other duties in line with the objectives of the post as requested by the management Committee or Senior Managers
  •  Attend regular team meetings and other team commitments and meetings as necessary
  •   To carry out other tasks as are reasonably required to help the team to deliver its goals and have a flexible approach to work
  •   Provide and Support management with information and other detailed reports as and when necessary
  •  To attend regular supervision and appraisal meetings

To apply for this job email your details to info@ashiana.org.uk.