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Counsellor – one full-time post or two part-time posts, starting salary £24,491 pro rata
Sahir House
  • Salary 24,491 pro rata
  • Location Home-based,L2, Liverpool
  • Job Type Permanent, Contract, Part-time, Full-time
  • Category Advocacy
  • Sectors Health, Medical
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Job Description

Previous applicants need not re-apply as they will be considered as per the recruitment process.

Sahir House has been offering HIV support, information and training across Merseyside since 1985. It offers a wide range of services to people living with or affected by HIV; HIV related training; up to date HIV information; prevention and testing; and opportunities to volunteer.

We are looking for a new counsellor to join the team as we grow our support offer and develop new services. Sahir House has been recognised as one of the best small health charities in the country and we have recently expanded our charitable objects to reflect our experience in engaging with and supporting not just people living with HIV, but also LGBT+ people and those seeking asylum.

We are recruiting a suitably qualified and experienced counsellor/s, who has worked in an organisational setting (not just their own practice), who can demonstrate:

  • Skills in supporting people with complex needs, who may have experienced trauma
  • Experience of delivering counselling services in an organisational setting
  • Ability to work as part of a wider team
  • Knowledge of how to evidence the impact and outcomes of counselling
  • Understanding of confidentiality and safeguarding processes
  • Commitment to equality, diversity, equity and social justice

Sahir House welcomes diversity and encourages applications from all sections of the community. We especially invite applications from people who reflect the diverse Sahir House service user population – people from BAME groups, HIV positive people, LGBT+ people.

The post is subject to a probationary period, satisfactory references and enhanced DBS check.

Closing date for applications:  Monday 28th June 10am

Shortlisting will be held: from 30th June

Interviews will be held: Monday 5th July & Tuesday 6th July - afternoons

Ideal start date:  6th August (or sooner, if possible)