10 - Senior Counsellor - Newham

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Posted: 19/02/2021 09:27
Start Date: Not Available
Salary: £34,700.00
Location: Newham
Level: Administration
Deadline: 22/03/2021 23:59
Hours: 35.00
Benefits: NCT Benefits
Job Type: Fixed Term

NCT are working in collaboration with formal partners Alternatives Trust, the Magpie Project and Compost London to deliver an expanded programme in Newham aimed at promoting the health and wellbeing of women from low income, Black Asian and minority ethnic and migrant backgrounds around pregnancy, birth and early parenthood.

We are looking for passionate and skilled individuals to work as part of a small team providing accessible and bespoke perinatal care including, antenatal education, peer support, counselling and practical support and signposting.

These are key posts in supporting NCT’s vision of a world where no parent is isolated, and all parents are supported to build a strong society. We are committed to ensuring our workforce is representative and diverse. We especially welcome applications from migrant or Black Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds and those with similar lived experience to our client group.


Job Title: Senior Counsellor - Newham

Salary: £34,700

Hours per week: 35 hours

Location: Newham based office

To provide therapeutic input on an individual basis working with pregnant and new mothers. This role is the only therapeutic role within a small team. Clients will be referred by the Perinatal Programme manager where more complex mental health or wellbeing needs are identified. This service is targeted at clients who would usually be excluded from such services due to financial pressures, long NHS waiting lists or additional barriers to accessing services.

  • BACP Accreditation or member of UKCP or equivalent
  • At least 3 years post qualification experience with adults
  • Experience working with vulnerable women with complex needs and has received additional training or has extensive experience in working with clients who have experienced trauma.
  • Able to work within a nonclinical team.

We are taking positive action to increase diversity throughout our organisation, at all levels, and to nurture a culture of inclusion for all our people and the parents and families that we support.  More details about our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion action can be found here.

We are committed to zero discrimination both internally and externally regardless of visible or invisible difference such as sex, sexual orientation, age, race, ethnicity, disability, impairment, learning difference or long-term condition, religion or belief, gender identity, economic class, marital/civil partnership, family status, socio-economic background and pregnancy and maternity.   We provide reasonable adjustments and are committed to an inclusive and accessible recruitment process.

We welcome and actively encourage applications from all candidates including those from under-represented groups within NCT such as individuals from Black, Asian or minority ethnic backgrounds, LGBTQI+ people and people with a disability. 

Please see the job description for further information. 

Please apply for the role via our careers page

Closing date for applications: 5pm 12th March 2021

Interviews:  TBC

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