Clinical Services Manager
Contract: Permanent, Part Time
Hours: 30 hours (the centre operates a 9 day fortnight, working days can be agreed)
Salary: £53,122 to £61,621 pro rata per annum. Please note that the starting salary for the role is £53,122 pro rata per annum with an opportunity to progress up the scale over time.
Closing date: 09/01/2022
Expected date of interviews: W/C 17/01/2022
Would you like to make a positive difference to the lives of survivors of torture? Do you have experience of coordinating clinical services delivery to vulnerable groups in a community setting?
We have an exciting opportunity for a Clinical Services Manager to manage our innovative and friendly multidisciplinary team at our West Midlands Centre in Birmingham. You will lead and coordinate a team of experienced and innovative clinicians, in the service delivery of a range of NICE guideline recommended therapy interventions, offered to our clients’, survivors of torture and organised violence. You will report to the Associate Director of Clinical Services and operate as an integral part of the Clinical Management Team. 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, and work together to increase the number of clients who can access our services.
This is a wide-ranging position and your key areas of responsibility will include:
• Responsibility for coordinating, leading and developing the clinical services function within the centre, which provides clinical services to adults, young people & families
• Leading on the implementation of Freedom from Torture's new clinical model "Pathways" with particular emphasis on survivor empowerment and evidence based practice for the treatment of PTSD and other trauma spectrum disorders.
• Championing people development as well as influence delivery of evidenced based practice, clinical standards, quality initiatives and audit based services.
• Being an effective role model and leader to encourage, develop and enhance skills of others.
This is an important role within Freedom from Torture, to be successful in this role you must have a high level of commitment, to maintaining excellent standards of client care and service delivery. It’s a key requirement that you must have knowledge of appropriate standards and external regulatory bodies, such as the Care Quality Commission. You must also have sound financial awareness and experience of balancing the provision of quality care against budgetary parameters.
To be considered for this role you must be a Psychologist registered with HCPC, an accredited Psychological therapist, e.g CBT therapist, or Psychotherapist , or a registered Nurse (Mental Health), Social Worker, or Occupational Therapist, You must have professional experience of working with clients with complex PTSD. It’s essential that you have a clear understanding of the experience of refugees and people seeking asylum, both in terms of pre-flight experience and the experience of living in exile. You must have previous management experience and be able to provide demonstrable examples of how you have successfully previously led and influenced clinical teams within community settings.
In return, we offer a competitive package, with a generous 30 day annual leave entitlement, and 6% employer pension contribution. We also offer access to additional therapy training including NET and EMDR, access to high quality clinical supervision and an opportunity to hold a small case load alongside your management practice
You will also have the opportunity to work alongside our other Clinical Services Managers, including being able to attend a range of forums and working groups to support the clinical development of Freedom from Torture.
To view the Job Description and Person Specification, please click the link provided.
To be considered for this role it is mandatory that at the point of application you must provide a CV and a cover letter addressing the job description and person specification. You must also provide proof of your professional accreditation status relevant to the role.
If you would like to discuss the role in more detail please email the address in the apply link.
About Freedom from Torture
We are dedicated to rehabilitating and protecting people who have survived torture. We predominantly offer psychological treatments, but also offer therapies to improve physical 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.
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.
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.
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.
We reserve the right to close the vacancy early, if we receive a high volume of applications.
No agencies please.