Children and Young People’s Domestic and Family Violence Therapist/Counsellor

Northumberland Domestic Abuse Service provides support to all victims who have been the subject of domestic abuse/violence, supports them through the criminal justice system and offers relevant advice and assistance, both practical and emotional. NDAS empowers victims to make decisions, increase their options, their confidence and safety. Prevention and awareness raising activities are also delivered across Northumberland and counselling to the children of our service users.

We are seeking a dynamic, skilled, knowledgeable, passionate and experienced Children and Young People’s Domestic and Family Violence Therapist/Counsellor. This position has a primary focus of working with children and young people and providing specialised counselling and therapeutic interventions to children, young people who have experienced domestic and family violence.

This position is based in our Hexham office and working across the county of Northumberland.

Fixed term position, up to 36 hours per week, 18months from start date (extension possible subject to funding)

Flexible working with core hours 9am – 5pm Monday - Friday

Salary: £27,343 per annum pro rata (pay award pending)

The successful applicant will be a qualified and registered practitioner with the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy and/or UKCP, and evidenced post-qualifying supervised practice. With a preferred but not essential 2 years’ experience in a clinical role and an understanding of children, young people and/or their families.

The role

  • You will provide assessment and short-term therapeutic interventions to children and young people aged from 4 years old.
  • Experience working therapeutically with children, adolescents and families, experiencing complex issues.
  • Excellent counselling, therapeutic and interpersonal skills including knowledge of evidence based therapeutic interventions
  • Demonstrated assessment skills, including therapeutic assessment, crisis intervention, risk assessment and safety planning.
  • An understanding of the impact of trauma on children and young people and the components of working within a child protection framework.
  • Significant knowledge in the area of domestic and family violence and impacts on children and family
  • Great communication skills, analytical skills and attention to detail
  • Current Driver’s License and access to your own transport
  • Preparedness to work within the ethos and values of NDAS


Supporting you to support others

NDAS is a respected sector leader providing a range of domestic abuse services across Northumberland. We are proudly not-for-profit and offer you:

  • Generous staff pension scheme
  • Good holiday package including birthday bonus day off
  • Essential car user allowance
  • Flexible work arrangements to support work-life balance
  • Values-based culture
  • Ongoing learning and development
  • Professional supervision


Closing date: Noon Wednesday 31st August 2022 Interviews: TBC Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit for an application pack