Sahir House - Recruiting a New Counsellor

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.

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

Counsellor – one full-time post or two part-time posts, starting salary £24,491

They are recruiting a suitably qualified and experienced counsellor, 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 a busy service user organisation
  • 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. They 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.

Applicant’s details form, job description, person specification and organisational information can be downloaded from their website here:

How to apply:

Please send your CV (up to two sides of A4) and a covering letter demonstrating how you meet the criteria in the person specification (max. two sides A4; please use specific, relevant examples and follow the order of the points in the specification), all in Word format please to:

Closing date for applications: Monday 24 May 2021 by 10.00am

Shortlisting will be held: week of 24 May 2021

Interviews will be held: 1st, 2nd or 3rd June 2021

Ideal start date: 1 July 2021 (or sooner, if possible)



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