Adult Counsellor

Black Country Women's Aid

Let us introduce ourselves…

Black Country Women's Aid (BCWA) is an established charity working across the Black Country and wider West Midlands providing accommodation and community support services to victims of domestic abuse, sexual abuse and human trafficking.

Services range from advocacy, civil remedies, support in court, individual and group support and access to a range of therapeutic interventions.

All services are client and needs-led.

The Therapeutic and Wellbeing Services:

Our Therapeutic and Wellbeing Services consists of an experienced team of counsellors and associates providing a range of modalities to counsel all genders of domestic and sexual violence and childhood sexual abuse.

Counselling is provided both face-to-face and online and up to 12 sessions are provided.

The service manages a waiting list as demand can be high.

Wellbeing services is a further offer that builds on a victim's confidence and assists to building a state of being healthy, happy, and comfortable, both physically and mentally.

This service strives to instil trust and confidence recognizing that we can never change what has happened, we can help to shape a positive future.

Job Role

Job Title: Adult Counsellor
Positions available: 15 hours (2 days per week) weekdays.

Salary: £30,322.50 (FTE), £12,129 (pro rata)
Closing date: 26 July 2024
Interview date: Provisionally week commencing 12 August 2024
BCWA reserve the right to close this advertisement early if sufficient applications are received
All interviews will be held via Microsoft Teams

Is this you?
We are looking for a qualified and experienced counsellor who has experience of working therapeutically with adults who have experienced trauma.

You will carry a caseload which includes all aspects of case management including risk assessment, managing appointments, and all aspects of case administration.

The Role:

The position is located within a busy Therapeutic and Wellbeing Service and you will work closely with colleagues across the organisation.

The counsellor will provide time-limited, specialist trauma-informed counselling to both male and female adult victims over the age of 18yrs identified by defined referred routes through the support services - domestic abuse, rape and sexual violence, exploitation and partner pathways such as the West Midlands Adult Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC).

You will be a registered member of BACP or equivalent professional body and will work to Professional Standards set out for the counselling professions whilst undertaking the necessary administration that accompanies the therapeutic work, liaising across teams and with other professionals as necessary.

If you are self-driven, conscientious, hardworking with lots of ambition we would love to hear from you.

Click "Apply" to be emailed information about how to complete your application.

CVs will not be accepted.

Important information for all positions

Black Country Women's Aid is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults, children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

All posts are subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975.

It will be necessary for an enhanced disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service for details of any previous criminal convictions.
Occupational Requirement under Schedule 9 (part 1) of the Equality Act 2010 applies.

The post holder must be female.

Employment checks

As a responsible employer we adhere to safer recruitment practice and all our employees are subject to the following recruitment checks:
Right to work in the UK
Under Section 8 of the Asylum and Immigration Act, we, as a responsible employer need to ensure that we do not employ anyone illegally.

To avoid discrimination we treat all job applicants equally.

We, therefore, ask all candidates selected for interview to bring original documentation to show their Right to Work in the UK.

A copy of these will be taken.

Once the successful candidate has been appointed the unsuccessful candidate's documents will be destroyed confidentially.

You may be refused an interview if you do not bring the correct documents with you.


Following your interview, two employment references will be sought.

One of these should be your current or most recent employer.

If you have finished full-time education and you have no employer reference, we will accept a reference from:

, a professional from your centre of study, for instance, a teacher, lecturer or head teacher
, GP or health visitor
, a character reference from a person who knows you
, a civil servant from a government agency
, a bank manager


All positions are subject to DBS checks at the relevant level.

  • Start: ASAP
  • Rate: Up to £30322.00 per annum + FTE
  • Location: Sandwell, England
  • Type: Permanent
  • Industry: Other
  • Recruiter: 2MES
  • Contact: 2M Employment Solutions
  • Tel: 02392 387722
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  • Posted: 2024-06-28 15:42:08 -

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