Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
£18,544 per annum (FTE £37,087 per annum pro rata) plus generous holiday entitlement, pension scheme and group life assurance
Permanent, Part-time
Job description

Clinical / Counselling Psychologist – Training and Capacity Builder

Contract: Permanent
Hours: 17.5 hours per week
Location: Newcastle
Salary: £18,544 per annum (FTE £37,087 per annum pro rata) plus generous holiday entitlement, pension scheme and group life assurance


We are looking for Clinical / Counselling Psychologist – TCB to join our multidisciplinary team. The purpose of this role is to provide a psychology service to adults who are survivors of torture and organised violence through individual or group therapy, offering a range of interventions. In addition, you will contribute to the development and delivery of internal and external training, and will provide consultation to external professionals who work with survivors of torture and organised violence. The role will include offering supervision to psychology trainees and potentially also to approved volunteers. 

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.

Our team of dedicated professionals provide direct support to survivors including psychological therapy, physical health services, legal and welfare support, and expert medical reports for use in survivors' asylum claims. We also support other providers to deliver high quality rehabilitation services to survivors. 

It is important that the successful applicant has experience and a working knowledge of legislation affecting asylum seekers and refugees e.g. asylum, housing, benefits. It is also essential to have awareness of the needs of asylum seekers.
For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Tamara Jafta, Clinical Services Manager at Freedom from Torture’s Newcastle Centre.

To view the Job Description and Person Specification, please click the link provided.

Please note a CV and a cover letter addressing the JD and spec of the role are mandatory to be considered for the position.

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

Closing date: 5 January 2020
Expected date of interviews: 13 January 2020

Freedom from Torture is an Equal Opportunities Employer

No agencies please.

Posted on: 05 December 2019
Closed date: 04 January 2020
Job ref: VA346
Tags: Social Care/Development, Practitioner