Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (Adult)
Hours: 17.5 hours per week
Salary: £17,059.50 (FTE £34,119 per annum) plus generous holiday entitlement, pension scheme and group life assurance
The purpose of this role is to provide direct clinical provision to people who are survivors of torture and organised violence through individual or group therapy, offering a range of interventions. In addition the post holder 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.
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 a qualification in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and to be accredited and a member of a relevant professional body BABCP.
To view the Job Description and Person Specification, please click the link provided.
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.
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.
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.
None of this can happen without our vibrant community of supporters who help to create this change.
Thanks to the dedication of our staff and volunteers – as well as thousands of passionate supporters and funders – thousands of torture survivors have been able to rebuild their lives in incredibly difficult circumstances.
We reserve the right to close the vacancy early if we receive a high volume of applications.
Closing date: 28 February 2020
Expected date of interviews: To be confirmed
Freedom from Torture is an Equal Opportunities Employer
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