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Roj Women's Association
Selby Centre, Selby Road, Tottenham, London, N17 8JL
Charity No: 1125572

Bilingual Female Psychologist & Counsellor
Salary: £10,920 Part-Time
Hours: 6 hours per week + admin duties, 2 days a week
Location: Roj Women’s Association’ office, Selby Centre
Closing date: 07/05/2021 12 noon
Successful candidates will be invited to interview a week

20 April 2021
Please note, this post is open to female applicants only – Section 7.2(E) of the Sex Discrimination Act applies.
To apply, please complete the application pact and a personal statement that outlines how you meet the person specification. These should be
returned to rojwomen@gmail.com, with ‘Female Psychological/Counsellor – Your Name’ in the Subject bar.
Please address each of the criteria in the person specification below, providing actual examples of what related work/experience/skills you have.
In your email please provide us with the details of two referees. We require their name, contact information (including email), and relationship to
you. One of these should be from a current or previous employer. Referees will not be contacted until an offer of employment is made.
An enhanced DBS check will be requested prior to taking up position. Any concerns or questions regarding past criminal convictions can be discussed
confidentially with the Coordinator & Project Development Officer
The closing date is on Friday, 07 May, 2021 12 noon. The shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview the following week.
Unfortunately Roj Women’s Association’s resources are limited and therefore only successful applicants will be notified. If you have not heard from
us within 2 weeks of the closing date, your application has been unsuccessful.
We look forward hearing from you.

Job title: Bilingual Female Psychologist/ Counsellor
Hours: 6 hours per week + admin duties – days to be agreed
Payment: £10920
Type of contract: Part-time
Length of contract: Two Years.
Liaising with: Management Team
Job Purpose: To offer minimum six months counselling/therapeutic sessions to individual woman from Kurdish & Turkish background that Roj Women’s
Association is committed to support.
To hold a caseload of 6 clients at any one time, for a minimum period of six months. For each client a contract of up to 26 sessions + related admin works.
Responsibilities
1.1 To offer 6 weekly counselling sessions to 6 clients per week.
1.2 To ensure and maintain accurate record keeping and keep all other administrative tasks up-to-date.
1.3 Ensure the effects of Roj Women’s Association counselling service are monitored through questionnaires and evaluation provided to women using the
service.
1.4 Provide help, advice and information to women and individuals contacting Roj Women’s Association. Refer women on to other services as and when
appropriate
1.5 Carry out client initial sessions (assessments), ensuring that clients meet our criteria and that we are the most suitable organisation to provide them
with counselling.
1.6 To support further development of new and existing Roj Women’s Association services.
1.5 To have fortnightly (one hour) clinical supervision paid by Roj Women’s Association at a rate of £50.
1.6 To attend training or management meetings to facilitate your work, as deemed necessary by Roj Women’s Association.

1.7 To respect the confidentiality of the client at all times and abide by Roj Women’s Association confidentiality policy. Any counselling notes should be
stored safely and should not contain information that could identify the client (e.g. name, address, telephone number). All forms and notes belong to Roj
Women’s Association.
1.8 Provide regular short case studies on client work for funder report and applications.
1.9 Monthly report for the staff team meetings especially if there are any trends or issues coming from the client work
1.10 Be part of Roj Women’s Association Staff team.
1.11 Develop the counselling resources for purpose of assisting staff and volunteers, including articles, research, and practice developments relevant to
domestic abuse and working with trauma
1.12 Where applicable assist in the development of the therapeutic services offered by Roj Women’s Association.
1.13 If required give presentations on Roj Women’s Association to external agencies as required

Administration
2.1 To manage all clients related communication.
2.2 In the case of absence, communicate this to Roj Women’s Association and, if necessary directly to clients, with as much advance notice as is practicable.
Notice of holiday or other planned breaks should be of at least 4 weeks.
2.3 Ensure the smooth running of the service
General
3.1 Conduct all work in a way that reflects the aims and principles of Roj Women’s Association, particularly in relation to Roj’s policies on Equal
Opportunities and Confidentiality
3.2 Undertake other duties as reasonably requested by the management team or Board of Trustees
3.3 Provide Roj Women’s Association and client a minimum period of notice of at least 4 weeks ending.
1.1 A minimum qualification requirement, a recognised and accredited diploma in Psychotherapy & Counselling or equivalent is essential. 2 years direct
experience in psychotherapeutic/counselling support to victim/survivors of domestic violence including gender based harmful cultural practices. 3.1 Good
communication skills – in person, on the telephone, in writing and in meetings

3.2 Ability to establish good therapeutic relationships with female clients.