• Part Time
  • London

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The Maya Centre

Hours per week: 7 hours (1 day per week)
Salary: £32-£34,000 pro rata + 3% pension
1 year fixed-term contract
Annual leave: 30 days plus Bank Holidays, pro rata
Location: The Maya Centre,
Unit 8, 9-15 Elthorne Rd, London N194AJ
(based at home during Covid-19 only)
Reports to: Clinical Director

The Maya Centre is a unique women-only charity based in Islington, offering free specialist psychotherapy and holistic support to women on low incomes, whose mental health and wellbeing have been affected by experiences ranging from deprivation and isolation to racism, exploitation and Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG). 65% of our clients come from Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic or Refugee backgrounds and we adopt specifically intercultural and intersectional approaches in supporting them towards greater voice, choice and control in their lives. Offered in over 13 languages, our trauma-informed services are BACP accredited and include 1-2-1 counselling, group work, complementary therapies and community development / wellbeing activities.

Our Black Women’s Group has been running at the Maya Centre for three years and is often over-subscribed. Participants are drawn specifically from women of Black African or Caribbean diaspora origins who wish to explore their mental health and wellbeing within a safe and confidential space.  Following a pause during Covid-19, we are relaunching our BWG 2021, to include both a 20 week psychotherapy group and a series of 6 week psycho-education groups, designed to reach more Black women in need of support across North London.

We are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic Psychotherapist / Group Analyst who is keen to lead our work with Black women in a community setting. You will be passionate about making a difference to women from diverse ethnic backgrounds many of whom will be managing historic and current traumas.

This is an exciting time to work with us as we develop both our intersectional and intercultural practice in women’s mental health and wellbeing, seeking to reach more women across London who otherwise might not access timely and appropriate support. We are a friendly, supportive team with a shared passion for the Maya Centre vision and values.

This post is open to female applicants only as being female is deemed to be a genuine occupational requirement under Schedule 9, Paragraph 1 of the Equality Act 2010.

To apply: Please email admin@mayacentre.org.uk for a full job description. Please then send a CV and covering letter which addresses each point on the person specification.

Deadline for applications: 5pm, Friday 7th May 2021

To apply for this job email your details to emma@mayacentre.org.uk.