Clinical/Counselling Psychologists with TCB (Adults)- [Post 1]; Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (Adults)- [Post 2]

Contract Type: Permanent, Part Time
Hours per week: Post 1: 28 hours (must include Tuesday mornings); Post 2: 17.5 hrs
Location: Manchester
Salary: Post 1: £42,382 to £49,163 pro rata per annum. Starting salary is £42,382 pro rata p.a (actual salary £33,906 p.a) with the opportunity to progress up the scale over time.

Post 2: £41,678 - £48,347 pro rata per annum.  Starting salary is £41,678 pro rata p.a. (actual salary £20,839 p.a) with the opportunity to progress up the scale over time.

Closing date for both posts: 12/08/2022
Expected date of interviews: TBC

Would you like to use your CBT or clinical/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 both a Clinical/Counselling Psychologist and a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist  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.

Post 1: Clinical/Counselling Psychologist with TCB (Adults)

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.

The role involves 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.

To view the Job Description and Person Specification, please click here

Post 2: Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (Adults)

If you have an empathetic awareness of the challenges and traumas experienced by our clients and you are committed to establishing and maintaining appropriate therapeutic relationships with our clients, you may be the person we are looking for.

Due to the psychological trauma experienced by our clients you must have up to date knowledge of relevant mental health and safeguarding legislation. Additionally you must have demonstrable experience of providing psychological therapy, in a multi-cultural setting, using a range of evidence based approaches to trauma therapy including trauma focused CBT, NET and EMDR. We are keen to hear from CBT Therapists who have experience working with either adults or young people.

It is essential that you have a qualification in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and are an accredited member of a relevant professional body, e.g. BABCP. 

You will be jointly responsible for the delivery of internal and external training to clients, staff and colleagues across a range of organisations including medical, legal, refugee sector and mental health. Consequently, the ability to communicate effectively with different audiences is essential. You will also be responsible for the supervision of psychology and CBT trainees and volunteers.

To view the Job Description and Person Specification, please click here

If you would like to know more about the roles, please contact Ann Salter by email at: [email protected]

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.

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 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.

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 vacancies early, if we receive a high volume of applications.

No agencies please.