Innovative specialist project for women experiencing violence and multiple disadvantage
Job Reference No. SWA2623
Islington, with travel across Enfield, Camden and Haringey
This exciting new partnership will provide specialist advocacy for women whose experience of violence (VAWG) intersects with multiple and severe disadvantage. We will work with women who are frequently excluded from mainstream services and/or find it hard to engage with support, which increases their vulnerability and risk. Our assertive outreach approach, working across four London boroughs, will enable women to access support, increase their self-esteem, reduce their risk and make safe choices.
Solace Women’s Aid is delighted to be the lead partner for this innovative cross-borough project, funded by the Department of Communities and Local Government. We are looking for an experienced, dynamic Psychologist to use their knowledge and skills in psychological theory and practice to teach, train and support non-clinical advocates working with women experiencing VAWG and severe and multiple disadvantage.
You will have experience working as a clinical, counselling or forensic psychologist. Your role will include embedding trauma-informed practice in the project, providing clinical support to non-clinical advocates with casework, conducting ongoing clinical supervision for staff and devising and delivering appropriate training to a wide range of professionals in voluntary and statutory agencies. You will be based in Islington, with travel throughout Camden, Enfield and Haringey.
You will be able to demonstrate knowledge of the intersection between severe and multiple disadvantage and VAWG and a strong understanding of how this can make it difficult for women to engage with support. You will have worked with people experiencing various aspects of severe and multiple disadvantage: homelessness, substance use, mental health issues, insecure immigration status, prostitution, offending history and children taken into care.
For more details of the responsibilities and requirements of each role, please download the job description and person specification.
Solace and its partner agencies, Nia, Fulfilling Lives Islington & Camden (SHP), Hopscotch and IMECE are also seeking Specialist Advocates based in Islington, Enfield, Camden and Haringey and for BAMER women for this service. Please see their websites for further details.
SALARY: £30,000 per annum
HOURS: 22.5 hours per week
CONTRACT: This is a fixed term contract position for one year
CLOSING DATE: 4th December 2017 (12noon)
INTERVIEW DATE: 15th/16th December 2017
Please take a look at our Clinical Pyschologist Job Description & Person Specification.
To apply please complete and send the Application Form AND Equality Monitoring form to firstname.lastname@example.org by the closing date of 4th December 2017. If for any reason you are having trouble downloading the documents, please email us and we will send the documents to you.
Unfortunately we do not accept CVs.
Please ensure you send the correct documents by the closing date, as late applications will not be accepted.
Solace Women’s Aid values diversity, promotes equality and challenges discrimination. We encourage and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applicants from black minority and ethnic communities.
Solace is a Disability Confident employer. Please feel free to email us at email@example.com if you require any additional support to apply for this role.
This service is run by women for women and is therefore restricted to women applicants under the Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9, Part 1. Section 7(2)e of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 apply. The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act.
An enhanced DBS (Disclosure Barring Service) disclosure will be required for this role