Sahir House – Counsellor

Hours: One full time post or two part time posts
Salary: £24,491 pro rata
Location: L2 2AH / Home working

This is a re-advertisement, please do not overlook revised job pack. Previous applicants need not re-apply as they will be considered as per the recruitment process.

Sahir House has been offering HIV support, information and training across Merseyside since 1985. It offers a wide range of services to people living with or affected by HIV; HIV related training; up to date HIV information; prevention and testing; and opportunities to volunteer.

We are looking for a new counsellor to join the team as we grow our support offer and develop new services. Sahir House has been recognised as one of the best small health charities in the country and we have recently expanded our charitable objects to reflect our experience in engaging with and supporting not just people living with HIV, but also LGBT+ people and those seeking asylum.

We are recruiting a suitably qualified and experienced counsellor/s, who has worked in an organisational setting (not just their own practice), who can demonstrate:

Skills in supporting people with complex needs, who may have experienced trauma
Experience of delivering counselling services in an organisational setting
Ability to work as part of a wider team
Knowledge of how to evidence the impact and outcomes of counselling
Understanding of confidentiality and safeguarding processes
Commitment to equality, diversity, equity and social justice

Sahir House welcomes diversity and encourages applications from all sections of the community. We especially invite applications from people who reflect the diverse Sahir House service user population – people from BAME groups, HIV positive people, LGBT+ people.

The post is subject to a probationary period, satisfactory references and enhanced DBS check.

Applicant’s details form, job description, person specification and organisational information can be downloaded from the Sahir House website.

How to apply:

Please send your CV (up to two sides of A4) and a covering letter demonstrating how you meet the criteria in the person specification (max. two sides A4; please use specific, relevant examples and follow the order of the points in the specification), all in Word format please to: Gillian.lewis@sahir.uk.com

Closing date for applications: Monday 28 June 10am
Shortlisting will be held: from 30 June
Interviews will be held: Monday 5 July & Tuesday 6 July – afternoons
Ideal start date: 6 August (or sooner, if possible)

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