Project Lead (Psychologist/ Psychotherapist/ Mental Health Practitioner)

Job Title: Project Lead (Psychologist/ Psychotherapist/ Mental Health Practitioner)
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Manchester
Salary: £35,500
Job Published: June 16, 2020 17:02

Job Description

Project Lead – Family Reunion & Parenting Project

Salary: £35,500

Full time 

Are you committed to principles of equality and social justice? Are you passionate about the rights of children and families from Black and minority ethnic communities to be treated with respect? Do you want to contribute to community cohesion and reduce isolation? 

Just Psychology is a not-for-profit social enterprise in Greater Manchester that provides services to address the psychological and mental health needs of children, adults and families with a particular emphasis on cultural diversity and cultural competence.  

We have an exciting opportunity for a qualified practitioner Psychologist/ Psychotherapist/ Mental Health Practitioner to lead on the development and delivery of an innovative project aimed at preventing family breakdown following serial migration and reunion. You will focus on re-building relationships, addressing expectations and helping children and parents talk to each other. You will also provide parenting groups which will improve understanding of expectations of parenting in the UK and child protection laws. You will work in partnership with Rainbow Haven (a charity that offers drop-in support, advice and wellbeing activities for refugees and vulnerable migrants) as well as other local VCSE organisations.  

You will receive regular supervision from a Practitioner Psychologist, and work alongside a team with decades of experience providing psychologically informed services within the NHS and the not-for-profit/VCSE sector.

Essential requirements include:

  • Experience of working with children and families with mental health needs
  • Experience of facilitating groups
  • Experience of working with cultural diversity and promoting the participation of children and families in service development.
  • Experience of project management

You must be familiar with, and adhere to, the ethos and values of Just Psychology CIC, the Health and Care Professions Council, the British Psychological Society and/or your own professional body. You must also be able to provide valid enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) certification

We offer our employees:

  • Flexible work-life balance
  • A supportive, passionate, and diverse team
  • Pension
  • Continuous professional development

If you are interested please contact for an application pack and an informal discussion.

Closing date: 31st July 2020