Winner of the 2023 Overall Award for Excellence for our StopTheFlights campaign.
This multichannel, survivor-led campaign directly compelled 4 out of the 6 airlines tasked with flying refugees to Rwanda, including survivors of torture, to rule themselves out of the scheme.
We have an exciting opportunity for a Clinical / Counselling Psychologist or a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist
About the role
We have an exciting opportunity for either a Clinical/Counselling Psychologist or 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.
If you are aware of the challenges experienced by survivors of torture, and are able to provide trauma-focussed and other targeted therapy, you may be the person we are looking for.
We are committed to clinical development, and offer all our psychological therapists the opportunity to train in EMDR and Narrative Exposure Therapy.
For Clinical/Counselling Psychologist
You must be qualified in Clinical or Counselling Psychology, (you will be trained to doctorate level or an equivalent vocational level 7). Additionally you must have experience of providing trauma focussed therapy in a multi-cultural setting. Freedom from Torture uses evidence based approaches including trauma focused CBT, NET and EMDR, so it would be ideal if you have experience of using at least one of these approaches.
It is also essential that you are registered to practice as a clinical or counselling psychologist with HCPC.
The role involves developing links and networks with local universities to promote placement opportunities for trainee Clinical and / or Counselling Psychologists. You will also be responsible for offering supervision to trainees.
For Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (Adults)?
You must be qualified in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, and be an accredited member of BABCP. Freedom from Torture uses evidence based approaches to trauma therapy including trauma focused CBT, NET and EMDR, so it would be ideal if you have experience of using at least one of these approaches. You must have experience of providing psychological therapy in a multi-cultural setting.
You will also be responsible for the supervision of CBT trainees and volunteers.
Freedom from Torture aims to provide training in NET or EMDR to therapists if not already trained in these approaches.
The role is full time however we will consider applicants who wish to work part time and/or a flexible working pattern.
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 committed to showing the salary for all advertised roles and not negotiating salaries for roles, in light of evidence that this contributes to structural inequality.
Our policy is that all appointments will be at the start of the salary range but successful candidates will have the opportunity to move up the scale over time. The progression up the salary range is reviewed on an annual basis and subject to affordability. For this role, the salary range is For Counselling/Clinical Psychologists: £42,382 to £49,163 and for CBT Therapist: £41,678 - £48,347.
Please note a CV and a cover letter addressing the job description and person specification of the role are mandatory to be considered for the position.
Freedom from Torture is 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.
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.
Please view or website to view the Job Descriptions for both roles.
We reserve the right to close the vacancy early if we receive a high volume of applications.
No agencies please.