Greater Manchester
£34,461 pa Grade 21R (£20,676 pa actual pay)
Permanent, Part-time, 21 hours per week
Job description

Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (Young People / Adults)

Contract: Permanent

Hours: 21 per week

Location: Manchester

Salary: £20,676 per annum actual pay (FTE £34,461 Grade 21R)

Closing date: 3 May 2021

Expected date of interviews: 6 May 2021

Job Ref: VA418

We have an exciting opportunity for a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist to join our multi-disciplinary team based in Manchester, where you will provide direct clinical provision to our clients who are young people, as well as with adults who are survivors of torture and organised violence.

If you have an empathetic awareness of the challenges and traumas experienced by our clients and you are committed to establishing and maintaining appropriate therapeutic relationships with our clients, you may be the person we are looking for.

Due to the psychological trauma experienced by our clients you must have up to date knowledge of relevant mental health and safeguarding legislation. Additionally you must have demonstrable experience of providing psychological therapy, in a multi-cultural setting, using a range evidence based approaches to trauma therapy including trauma focused CBT, NET and EMDR.

It is essential that you have a qualification in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and are an accredited member of a relevant professional body, e.g. BABCP.

Part of your role will involve designing and delivering internal and external training to clients, staff and colleagues across a range of organisations including medical, legal, refugee sector and mental health, consequently the ability to communicate effectively with different audiences is essential. You will also be responsible for the supervision of psychology and CBT trainees and volunteers.

In return, we offer a competitive package, with a generous 30 day annual leave entitlement, and 6% employer pension contribution and 1% employee contribution.

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.

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.

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

No agencies please.

Additional documents
Cognitive Behavioural Therapist - JD (.pdf)
Posted on: 07 April 2021
Closing date: 03 May 2021
Tags: Social Care/Development, Practitioner
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