Clinical/Counselling Psychologists with TCB

Contract: Permanent, Part Time

Hours: 28 hours, (must include Wednesday)

Location: Birmingham

Salary: £42,382 to £49,163 pro rata per annum. Please note that the starting salary is £42,382 pro rata per annum (actual salary is £33,906 per annum) with the opportunity to progress up the scale over time.

Closing date: 28th August 2022

Expected date of interviews: w/c 12th September 2022

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 a Clinical/Counselling Psychologist with Training and Capacity Building (TCB) to join our innovative and friendly multidisciplinary team, situated at our Birmingham Centre. 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 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.

To be successful in this role you must be qualified in Clinical or Counselling Psychology, (a doctorate in either discipline is required). It’s also key to this role that you’re able to be compassionate and sensitive to the experiences of the survivors. You must have demonstrable professional experience 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. Additionally you must be an accredited member of a relevant professional body. We are able to provide free accredited training in NET and EMDR.

This post also involves Training and Capacity Building. You will contribute to the development and delivery of internal and external training, and engage in collaborative research projects with internal and 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 and 1% employee contribution. We are also committed to clinical development, and offer all our psychological therapists the opportunity to train in EMDR Therapy and Narrative Exposure Therapy.

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.

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.


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If you would like to discuss the post please contact Sarah Owen by email at: [email protected]

About Freedom from Torture

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.

We reserve the right to close the vacancy early, if we receive a high volume of applications.

No agencies please.