Counselling Administrator

£21,000

Fixed Term Contract until 30.9.2022

37 hours per week- based in Poole

STARS Dorset is an independent, pan-Dorset charity providing specialist support to anyone living, working or studying in Dorset who has been affected by sexual violence. Referrals to our services continue to grow each year and we now have a vacancy for a full-time administrator to support our busy counselling service. A job-share will be considered.

This is an exciting opportunity to join our busy team based at our centre in Poole.  You will be the first point of contact for clients, staff and volunteers for our counselling service.  Experience of working in a busy frontline service and working to deadlines is essential.  The ideal candidate will be a team player, able to provide strong administrative support to staff and volunteers and provide the highest levels of customer care to our clients.  

Excellent communication skills, attention to detail, and experience of working with people from all walks of life are essential for this role. An understanding of the impact of sexual violence can have would be advantageous. Previous experience of working in the voluntary sector is desirable.

STARS Dorset is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Any offer of employment will be subject to receipt of a satisfactory DBS Enhanced Disclosure and acceptable references.

The successful candidate must be willing to work flexibly to meet the demands of the service. 

For a Job Description of the role please click here.

For our Equal Opportunities Form please click here.

For a Job Application Form please click here.

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Closing date:  Midnight on Sunday, 6th September 2020  

Interview date:  To be advised

Start date:  ASAP

Please apply by email by completing the STARS Dorset application form to: [email protected] 

For more information please contact Helen Stevens, Service Manager on 01202 308856 or Gerry Jones, Clinical Lead on 01202 308847.

We cannot accept CVs in place of our application form as we require the same range of information from all our candidates. Please be aware that further communication will be via e-mail. 

STARS Dorset is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

Full Time Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (ISVA)

Full-time Adult Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (ISVA)

Salary £21,000-£23,000 (FTE)

Dependent on experience & qualifications

 

STARS Dorset has been awarded additional funding to provide a dedicated ISVA to engage and support marginalised and BAME communities throughout Dorset. The post is offered on a Fixed Term Contract basis until 31st March 2022.

The successful candidate will provide practical and emotional support to clients aged 16yrs and above who have experienced rape, sexual abuse or sexual exploitation at any time during their life. We are looking for a committed individual with initiative and zeal to join our experienced ISVA team. You must be experienced at supporting vulnerable clients and be able to work flexibly to meet our clients’ needs. Knowledge of the criminal justice service would be an advantage.  An important part of this role will be to identify and engage with those from BAME communities and marginalised groups and experience of raising awareness and planning promotional events is essential.

If you are a dedicated and compassionate practitioner, this is a great opportunity for you to use your experience of supporting vulnerable and often complex individuals to enable them to move on in their lives following the disclosure of sexual violence.  You will provide advocacy and support to our clients and, at times, to their families.  Excellent communication skills with a working knowledge of safeguarding procedures and multi-agency work are essential, as is a commitment to working in a person-centred way.  We are a pan-Dorset charity working across the county therefore this post will involve travel across Dorset and access to a suitable vehicle is essential with business insurance and a full driving licence.

This is an exciting time to join us at STARS Dorset as we continue to grow and develop our services throughout Dorset. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to shape and develop this new role and enhance our ISVA service.  We are a supportive organisation providing opportunities to further develop your professional skills and knowledge as well as ongoing support through regular line management and clinical supervision.

We value the diversity of our workforce and welcome applications from all sectors of the community.  Please note we do not accept CVs.  STARS Dorset is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Any offer of employment will be subject to receipt of a satisfactory DBS Enhanced Disclosure and acceptable references.   

For a Job Description of the role please click here.

For our Equal Opportunities Form please click here.

For a Job Application Form please click here.

For our Privacy Notice for Job Applicants click here.

Closing date:      Midnight, Sunday 6th September 2020.

Interview date:  To be confirmed

Start date:           As soon as possible

 

For more information please contact Tracey Parsons, Lead ISVA on 01202 308842 or email [email protected]

Please apply by email by completing the attached application form to: [email protected].

We cannot accept CVs in place of our application form as we require the same range of information from all our candidates. Please be aware that further communication will be via e-mail.  Should you not receive an email within 21 days of the closing date, please accept that you have not been shortlisted for interview on this occasion.

STARS Dorset is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

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