Current Vacancies

Domestic Abuse Programme Facilitator (Male and Female)

Full and part time posts (Self-employed / sessional also considered)
Salary – £30,000- £32,000 pa pro rata

This is a Respect Accredited programme and we are looking for both male and female facilitators.

Do you have a significant understanding of domestic abuse and its effect on men, women and children? Do you have  experience of delivering group work and managing a caseload? Join us as a Programme Facilitator and play a vital role in delivering our Choose2Change Programme, a new project developing in the Sandwell and Black Country area, designed to help people to stop using abusive behaviours towards an intimate partner or ex-partner and to develop better, non-abusive relationships.

As part of this exciting new project, Relate Birmingham are looking for full, time,  part time and/or freelance sessional Programme Facilitators, to work as practitioners on our Choose2Change Domestic Abuse Programme in the Birmingham and Black Country area. 

The programme aims to give men who have been abusive an opportunity to address their behaviour towards their intimate partner, future partner and other close relations.

JOB ROLE

Working closely with another facilitator, you will co deliver a structured rolling programme to men who have perpetrated domestic abuse towards their intimate partner or ex-partner. 

Facilitate Individual 1:1 work to men who have perpetrated abuse

Manage your own caseload, ensuring all information and records are  kept up to date and accurate

Complete evaluation and data records for the purpose of monitoring client progress and feeding into contract reporting

Be aware of the current and developing legislation regarding Domestic Abuse issues and attend relevant training as required

Conduct assessments with potential clients to assess their suitability for the programme

Provide support, advice and back up to other facilitators

Be IT proficient, able to use Zoom/Teams

Attend line management meetings and provide information

Ensure important feedback regarding the safeguarding aspect of victims is reported as high priority and maintain close links with the partner worker

Attending and contributing to monthly Team Meetings

Prepared to work evenings if required

Support the promotion of the service to the public and professionals.

TO BE SUCCESSFUL IN THIS ROLE YOU WILL NEED

A recognised qualification in counselling, psychology, health and social care or equivalent demonstrable experience within the field

A recognised qualification or demonstrable experience in delivering group work or training,

Ability to motivate others in group work

An understanding of why abusive behaviours are used in relationships and the risk factors posed by perpetrators

An understanding of the Criminal Justice system in relation to domestic abuse

The ability to work positively within a team

Experience of working with confidential information and able to follow Data Protection laws

Ability to manage conflicting demands and priorities

Good verbal and written communication skills

To be flexible in your approach to working hours, facilitating is mainly in person, but some will be online and evening work may also be required. 

Proficiency in IT, including online systems, program usage, and virtual training delivery

To be able to create safe and inclusive learning environments, considering changing power dynamics, communication needs and diverse communities

A commitment to working in ways, which prioritise the safety of those affected by domestic abuse, men, women and children

Be willing to undertake relevant training as required

The role may involve working in a number of locations and therefore may require some local travelling

Conducting all work in a way that reflects the aims and principles of Relate, in particular Relates policies on Equal Opportunities and Confidentiality

You will be required to attend the Relates Choose to Change Programme as part of this role.

This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

How to Apply

Submit a CV and personal statement setting out how you meet the requirements of the role to c2c@relatebirmingham.co.uk  

If you have any queries/questions in relation to this role, please contact Hazel (Domestic Abuse Service Manager) on 0121 633 5526 or email C2C@relatebirmingham.co.uk

Deadline for applications: Wednesday 13th March 2024

Interviews dates:  19th and 20th March 2024

Couple Counsellors/Family Counsellors/Sex Therapists

To expand access to Relate services and meet the considerable demand in our area, Relate Birmingham is urgently recruiting Relate couples counsellors, psychosexual therapists and family counsellors who may have previously worked for Relate or trained elsewhere.

Based at one of our centres in Birmingham, Solihull, Wolverhampton or other venues, all posts are currently home based, delivering sessions via webcam or phone.  As and when face to face work is possible, this will be discussed with the post holder. 

You’ll work with a diverse range of self-referring, individuals, couples or families and also clients referred under a range of contracts and projects.  You’ll be used to delivering short, focussed pieces of work, keeping records and using evaluation tools.  Working for a charity, you’ll be helping local people have better relationships and happier lives and support us deliver services that are accessible to all.  

Benefits of joining our Relate counselling team:

  • Working for a nationally recognised, specialist service with an excellent reputation;
  • A dedicated appointments team who take calls and make appointments for counsellors
  • Free high quality one to one clinical supervision each month;
  • Free group supervision to share good practice with other experienced practitioners;
  • Tailored CPD courses and online training specifically for our counsellors;
  • A national out of hours helpline for emergency consultation on practice issues; and
  • Full professional indemnity cover

Hourly Pay: £18.20 – £21.00

Hours: At least 6 evening or weekend sessions per week, plus day time hours to suit if available

Locations: Venues to be arranged with suitable counsellors

Qualifications:

Experienced counsellors can begin to work for Relate without additional training if their qualifications meet the Relate Assessment of Prior Experience & Learning (APEL) requirements.

To be considered for the APEL scheme you must have 2 years post qualifying counselling experience and either experience of working with couples or a qualification which equips you to do so.  If you have no couple counselling experience you may still be able to apply but you will need to undertake some additional training.  For accepted APEL training, please see APEL (Accreditation of Prior Experience and Learning) | Relate

To Apply:

Please apply with a CV to lisa.hale@relatebirmingham.co.uk or call for more information on 0121 643 1638.