Children's Senior Psychotherapist
Actual £21,457.60 for 28 hours per week
Part time (28 hours per week)
Fixed term contract until 31.03.2019
The Refugee Council’s Children’s Section is responsible for delivering services to support separated children seeking asylum and refugee children across the country from our offices in Kent, London, Birmingham, Luton and Leeds. The Section also leads on raising the profile of separated children and advocates on their behalf. Supporting this work, the Section also promotes good practice to statutory and voluntary agencies and seeks to influence government at national level.
The Therapeutic Services team provides counselling and therapeutic intervention through a team of psychotherapists and caseworkers to individual asylum seekers and refugees presenting with emotional distress. The team has adapted a psychosocial perspective through a Therapeutic Services care model in addressing the identified needs of clients within a holistic approach.
This post will need to work in partnership with, and report to, the partnership via their manager. The post will sit within the Children’s Services and Therapeutic Services teams located in Leeds and will involve travel to other related sites, especially Birmingham and Luton.
The purpose of this post is to take the lead in providing therapeutic intervention to separated children who have often been through traumatic experiences including being trafficked, witnessing horrific events, and as a result of upheaval in their country of origin and along their journey to survival.
For further information and to apply, please visit https://www.refugeecouncil.org.uk/jobs/5187_childrens_senior_psychotherapist
Closing date: 18 March 2018