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Children and Young People’s Creative Therapist

Location: Waltham Forest
Salary: £140 per day
Hours: 30 hours (4 days)
Contract: Self-employed sessional worker
Vacancy Reference:SWA3068

Closing Date: 19th July 2021 (9am)
Interview Date: 23rd July 2021

Solace Women’s Aid is an innovative, exciting, grassroots charity working across London. Our purpose is to end the harm done through domestic and sexual violence to all survivors, and in particular women and children. Our work is holistic and empowering, working alongside survivors to achieve independent lives free from abuse.

You will be joining a team of committed and inspiring individuals whose dedication has saved the lives of thousands of women, men and children in the capital. We are looking for friendly and diligent individuals to join our services and help us make a difference.

About the Service

Waltham Forest Advocacy & Support Services (SASS) provide free and confidential support to survivors of abuse within the community. The teams are made up of professional staff offering short to medium term support to women and men affected by domestic and sexual violence in the community. Our teams offer information, advocacy and specialist services to increase safety and meet a range of needs – these can include ongoing safety concerns, emotional or housing support, legal options, reporting to the police, help around child contact, benefits and financial advice. As part of the support we provide therapeutic support and group work via the Waltham Forest Therapeutic Marketplace service. Within this service we provide therapy for children and young people.

About the Role

We are looking to recruit a Children’s creative therapist to provide therapeutic support for children and young people affected by domestic abuse. This may be through drama, play and/or art. The sessions will take place across schools in Waltham Forest and from our office which is in Leyton.

About You

Ideal candidate will have in-depth knowledge of domestic abuse and its impact on women and their children, as well as experience of working with people affected by domestic and sexual violence

The ability to assess and identify needs, assess risks, develop safety plan and supporting clients in linking with other agencies
Working knowledge of the available legal remedies, housing and welfare benefits
Excellent administrative and time management skills
Solace Women’s Aid values diversity, promotes equality and challenges discrimination. We encourage and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applicants from black minority and ethnic communities.
This service is run by women for women and is therefore restricted to female applicants under the Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9, and Part 1. Section 7(2) e of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 apply. The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act.
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