Two posts available
Post 1: Client Group - Adults only
Post 2: Client Group- Children, Young Persons and Family
Contract Type Post 1 & 2: Permanent, Part Time
Hours Post 1 & 2: 28 hours (must include Tuesday mornings)
Location Post 1 & 2: Manchester
Salary: £41,148 to 48,303 per annum. Please note that the starting salary is £41,148 pro rata per annum with the opportunity to progress up the scale over time.
Actual salary Post 1 & 2: £32,918 per annum
Closing date: 07/09/2021
Expected date of interviews: TBC
Would you like to use your clinical or counselling psychology skills to provide tailored psychological therapies to help improve the lives and wellbeing of survivors of torture and organised violence?
We have an exciting opportunity for two Clinical or Counselling Psychologists to join our innovative and friendly multidisciplinary team. Our team of experienced clinicians offer a range of specialist therapy interventions, to survivors of torture and organised violence, on an individual and group therapy basis. The interventions equip survivors with the resolve to deal with the physical and psychological impacts of their experiences. Throughout the rehabilitative journey, we closely monitor the impact of the interventions as it relates to each survivor using specifically designed Outcome Tools, which in turn assist in ensuring that the survivors ultimately receive the best treatment possible.
About Post 1
To be successful in this role you must be qualified in Clinical or Counselling Psychology, (you will be trained to doctorate level or an equivalent vocational level 7). If you are nearing the completion of your training in either discipline we would still love to hear from you. You must have knowledge of at least one evidence based approach to trauma therapy including trauma focused CBT, NET and EMDR, sufficient to be able to deploy this model clinically and determine appropriate intervention pathways. It is also essential that you are registered to practice as a psychologist with HCPC.
About Post 2
You must have experience of Systemic Psychotherapy, Family Therapy or any other relevant discipline. You will have current sound knowledge of the legislation affecting children, young people and families seeking asylum in the UK. In particular you must have knowledge of their rights under the Mental Health Act and other relevant safeguarding and child protection legislation. To be successful in either role you must have a natural sense of compassion and sensitivity towards the experiences of our clients. It is also essential that you are registered to practice as a psychologist with HCPC.
Post 1 and 2 both involve Training and Capacity Building, so you will contribute to the development and delivery of internal and external training, and engage in collaborative projects with external professionals who work with survivors of torture and organised violence. The role also includes offering supervision to trainees.
In return, we offer a competitive package, with a generous 30 day annual leave entitlement, and 6% employer pension contribution (minimum 1% employee contribution).
To view the Job Description and Person Specification, please click:
Post 1 - JD Adults
Post 2- JD CYPF
When submitting your application please specify on your covering letter whether you wish to apply for Post 1 or Post 2 or both. If you would like to know more about Post 1 or 2, contact Ann Salter by email at: ASALTER@freedomfromtorture.org
About Freedom from Torture
Freedom from Torture is an equal opportunity employer! People with lived experience of torture or asylum, from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, LGBTQIA+ individuals and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
We are dedicated to healing and protecting people who have survived torture. We provide therapies to improve physical and mental health, we medically document torture, and we provide legal and welfare help. We expose torture globally, we fight to hold torturing states to account and we campaign for fairer treatment of torture survivors in the UK.
We campaign for national and global change, using evidence from our services and survivor voices to protect and promote survivors' rights and hold torturing states to account. We are proud to play a significant role in the global anti-torture movement. Survivors, active and empowered, are at the centre of all of our work.
Freedom from Torture is committed to its responsibilities under safeguarding, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to a satisfactory DBS disclosure, as well as a need for full employment history and up to date employment references and the Right to Work in the UK.
This is an exciting chance to join us as we place survivor empowerment and movement building at the heart of our next four year strategy. If you would like to make a positive difference to the lives of survivors we would love to hear from you.
We reserve the right to close the vacancy early, if we receive a high volume of applications.
No agencies please.