Groups Facilitator (within Complex Care Pathfinder service supporting adult survivors of Sexual Abuse)

Closing date: Noon Wednesday 13th September 2023

Interviews: w/c 25th September 2023 for those shortlisted.

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Groups Facilitator Application Form

Axis overview

Axis Counselling is a charity which has been supporting survivors of sexual abuse for 30 years. We support adults and children aged from 5 years and over, plus family members and loved ones. We currently provide services via our three departments: Counselling; Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (ISVA) Service; and Training.
We are delighted to be able to offer a new service from November 2023 through a Complex Care Pathfinder.

Complex Care Pathfinder overview

This post is one of several roles working within a Complex Care Pathfinder, a 2-year project in which Axis is working in partnership with the NHS, to support adult survivors of sexual assault and abuse, with complex trauma related mental health or social needs, across Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin.

There are roles within this project that would suit candidates with experience in Counselling, training, group delivery/ facilitation, advocacy, and/ or have experience in working with survivors of sexual abuse or have experience working with clients who have complex mental health needs. Other backgrounds would also be beneficial to some of the roles.

We are looking for individuals who can not only fulfil the requirements of their individual job roles but can also work together to create and deliver the new pathways intended by the project, in a way that best meets the needs of survivors.
This is an exciting opportunity to shape the future of support for this client group.

All posts will start on 1st November 2023 and are fixed term for 2 years (with potential to extend dependent on funding).

Post overview

To work within a new Complex Care Pathfinder (CCP) project, in collaboration with statutory and non-statutory partners. To develop and facilitate peer group support, and co facilitate psychosocial education groups for adult survivors of sexual abuse with complex trauma-related needs. Also co-facilitate training for professionals on the topic of sexual violence and abuse.

Key tasks

• Develop and co-deliver a programme of psychosocial education in a group setting, for adult survivors of sexual abuse.
• Develop and co-deliver peer support groups.
• Collaborate with survivors to ensure that service offers, particularly peer support, appropriately meet their needs.
• Co-facilitate education, training and awareness raising to professionals using a range of styles of delivery.
• Advocate on behalf of survivors of sexual violence to ensure they can have access to a range of services based on individual need.
• Attend awareness raising events to raise awareness of Axis, the Complex Care Pathfinder Service, and Sexual Abuse.
• Attend and engage in Multi-disciplinary Team (MDT) meetings if required.
• Work in collaboration with multiagency partners to ensure that the most appropriate support is provided to individual survivors.
• Ensure that all safeguarding concerns are dealt with in a consistent manner, in line with Axis’ policies and procedures.
• Help to develop and implement appropriate referral, assessment and risk management procedures for group-work offers.
• Promote awareness of the group offers.
• Cary out pathfinder administrative processes relating to group-work.
• Assist in the evaluation of the service by contributing to data collection.
• Maintain effective time management to ensure clients are not kept waiting.


Please note that only vacancies made using the application form on our website and including a supporting statement in section 9 of the application, will be considered.

Closing date: Noon Wednesday 13th September 2023

Interviews: w/c 25th September 2023 for those shortlisted.