2 x Counsellor/Psychotherapist - BAME - Edinburgh - Female Only*

Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) Women’s Well-being Service

Sacro Group Personal Pension Scheme
31 days annual leave, plus 6 fixed public holidays, per annum, pro-rata

We are looking for qualified counsellors with 2 years’ post-qualifying experience, who have delivered counselling to individuals affected by domestic abuse. You must have experience of cross-cultural counselling, and a gendered understanding of domestic abuse and Honour-Based Violence (HBV). You will need to be an effective communicator in English as well as in another language prevalent in Scotland’s Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities, highly organised and have effective casework management skills.

You will be responsible for delivering short-term counselling and psychotherapy interventions to BAME women affected by domestic abuse and HBV and for escalating any concerns around clients’ safety and well-being and child protection concerns, in accordance counselling/psychotherapy ethical codes, Scottish legislation and relevant Sacro policies.

Membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme is a requirement this post, as well as membership in a recognised regulatory body (COSCA, BACP, UKCP, etc.). You must have accreditation, be working towards accreditation or be eligible to work towards accreditation and hold your own indemnity insurance.

We particularly welcome applicants from BAME communities for this post.

*For the purposes of the Equality Act 2010 it is an occupational requirement that this post is filled by a woman. Funded by the City of Edinburgh Council.

If you would like an informal chat about the requirements of the post, please contact Angela Voulgari by email at AVoulgari@sacro.org.uk or by telephone on 0131 624 7266.

Sacro values diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community

Unique Reference Code
SCP 27 - 30, currently £24,867 - £27,526 per annum, pro-rata
Closing Date
12pm, Thursday 06 February 2020
Interview Date
To Be Confirmed
Fixed Term Contract to 31 March 2025 (possibility of extension subject to funding)
Hours Per Week
Responsible To
Women's Services Co-ordinator
Supervisory Responsibility‎