Female Therapist – Women’s Turnaround Service

Job Ref:WTSFT102021

Female Therapist – Women’s Turnaround
Salary: £26,334
Job Ref No: WTSFT102021
Hours: 37hrs
Location: Eleanor Rathbone House 24 Derb Road, Liverpool, L5 9PR
Contract type: Fixed Term until 31st March 2026

PSS in a nutshell 

At PSS, we’ve got an important job to do; and that’s to help people make the most of their lives – whatever life throws at them. 

Since 1919, we’ve been helping people to overcome challenges, to find solutions and to feel happier, healthier and more supported. Today we provide lots of different health and social care services across Merseyside, Wales, the Midlands, Lincolnshire, Norfolk and Suffolk and Manchester. Our Women’s Turnaround service is well established in Liverpool. 

What our Women’s Turnaround service is all about: 

Women’s Turnaround provides a one-stop-shop of support for female offenders across Merseyside. The service offers a wide range of practical and emotional support that addresses  a range of service categories, helping women to turn their lives around. This can be in a group setting or with one-to-one support. Our service works closely with other partner agencies within the criminal justice system and social services.  The package of support is always built around the individual, their history and experiences and their own individual needs. Here’s Catherine’s story: 

Catherine was referred to Women’s Turnaround as part of a rehabilitation activity requirement, and an assessment was carried out by the staff. 

Catherine had some significant needs including support to maintain her accommodation, a history of alcohol abuse and domestic abuse, trauma from childhood abuse and children who had been taken into care. The result of this was that Catherine also had self-harmed in the past and attempted suicide. Catherine was allocated a one-to-one key worker, and received counselling for the trauma in her past and to help prevent the self-harm. She also attended our Freedom group course which focuses on women experiencing domestic abuse. 

To support with Catherine’s other challenges she was referred to a partner housing service and an alcohol service to help reduce her substance misuse. Following on from this work, Catherine’s feels happier and more mentally well. She is no longer self-harming and has not attempted suicide. Catherine was also enrolled on a tenancy scheme and was monitoring her alcohol consumption carefully. As a result of these interventions, Catherine has not offended again and is working well towards completing her order. 

What you’ll do as a female therapist: 

This is an exciting opportunity to become part of an open-minded, determined team delivering a range of interventions for women, across lots of different settings. 

You’ll focus on delivering specialist counselling and therapeutic interventions using a trauma informed approach to female offenders. 

You’ll need: 

  • A strong commitment to the aims of the service, i.e. to tackle the factors that lead to offending behaviour and support choices that improve women’s life chances. 
  • Experience of counselling people with complex/multiple needs. You will need to have an excellent understanding of issues impacting females within criminal justice and the additional complexity this brings.  
  • You’ll  need a strong knowledge and understanding of criminal justice, safeguarding and trauma informed practice. 
  • The ability to work in a fast-paced environment and the skills needed to offer crisis support as part of your role. 

The successful applicant must have experience of post qualification counselling and experience of providing structured individual support. A Diploma in counselling (or a comparable qualification) is essential. 

Your trusty candidate pack will help you get a feel for what it’s like to work with us, find out what we’re looking for, explain the recruitment process and help you decide whether you can see yourself as a part of our amazing team. Each section is crammed with hints and tips to help you make a great application, so please take the time to give it a good read. 

Candidates who consider themselves to be disabled will also be given the opportunity to attend an interview if they meet the essential criteria for the role 

 This post is exempt under schedule 9 part 1 of the Equality Act 2010.  

 In the event that you are offered the above position, an Enhanced Disclosure will be required. 

Closing date for applications:  22nd October 2021

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Please email your completed application and monitoring form to recruitment@pss.org.uk 

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