Psychological Therapist / Capacity Builder (Children& Families)

Contract: Permanent
Part-Time: 17.5 hrs/week
Location: Manchester
Salary:   £18,180 p.a. pro-rata, (FTE £36,360) p.a., plus generous holiday entitlement, pension scheme and group life assurance
Job Ref: R88

Since 1985 Freedom from Torture has been the only UK human rights organization dedicated to treating and supporting torture survivors who seek refuge in the UK. We do this primarily through psychological therapies but also services which document torture forensically, practical legal and welfare support and creative groups.

Thanks to the dedication of our staff and volunteers – as well as thousands of passionate supporters and funders – thousands of torture survivors have been able to rebuild their lives in incredibly difficult circumstances.

This is an exciting opportunity for a Psychological Therapist/ Capacity Builder based in our Manchester Centre. You will be providing direct clinical provision to children, and families who are survivors of torture and organised violence through individual therapy, group and or family / couple therapy. You will undertake on-going therapy with families and children with complex psychological needs and carry a client caseload. You will need to keep records and provide letters and psychological reports as appropriate. You will also be offering advice and support to clients on housing, welfare benefits, health access and other welfare related matters, including advising clients on their rights and entitlements in these areas.

You will have a MSC in Systemic Psychotherapy or Family Therapy, significant knowledge of a range of psychotherapeutic approaches and theories, and how these can be applied to work with torture survivors as well as extensive experience and a working knowledge of legislation affecting asylum seekers and refugees e.g. asylum, housing, benefits.

If you believe you have the qualities necessary to perform well within this position, we would like to hear from you!  

For an informal discussion, please contact Simon Postlethwaite, Clinical Services Manager in the Manchester Centre on 01612365744.

To view the Job Description and Person Specification, and how to apply, please visit Psychological Therapist Capacity Builder final.doc

Closing date:  22nd April 2018
Expected date of interviews: TBC

Freedom from Torture is striving to be an equal opportunities employer.
No agencies please