Contract: Fixed Term, up to 12 months (Maternity Cover), Part Time
Hours per week: 21 (preferably to include Friday)
Location: London, Finsbury Park
Salary: £46,059 pro rata per annum (actual salary £27, 635)
Job ref: VA539
Closing date: 14th August 2022
Expected date of interviews: To be confirmed
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 HCPC registered Clinical or Counselling Psychologist to join our innovative and friendly multidisciplinary team. Freedom from Torture is a sector-leading charity that provides holistic rehabilitation services to survivors of torture.
Our team of experienced clinicians offer a range of specialist therapy interventions, to survivors of torture. Our clinical model is holistic, evidence-based, and places survivor choice and survivor empowerment at its core. We offer effective treatment to overcome common psychological problems arising from torture and work to empower our clients. We work as a multidisciplinary team to offer a personalised recovery plan making use of a range of individual and group interventions to help our clients in their recovery. We work closely alongside our in-house legal and welfare colleagues to offer the support our client group need in their recovery. We are excited to also have a survivor empowerment directorate and strongly value placing survivors at the heart of all that we do. Freedom from Torture is also dedicated to informing best-practice through innovative research.
Freedom from Torture also works to have an impact on the wider community in ensuring other relevant services can offer effective treatment for survivors of torture. This post also involves Training and Capacity Building (TCB) to support this, and will include offering supervision to clinical/counselling psychology trainees.
It’s 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 holistically assessing the impact of trauma and offering suitable interventions.
In return, we offer a competitive package, with a generous 30 day annual leave entitlement, and 6% employer pension contribution (minimum 1% employee contribution).
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.
To view the Job Description and Person Specification, please click here
If you would like to discuss the post please contact our clinical admin team and a clinical manager will return your call: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
We reserve the right to close the vacancy early, if we receive a high volume of applications.
No agencies please.
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