Head of Clinical Services - Maternity Cover
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 Head of Clinical Services (maternity cover) to manage our innovative and friendly multidisciplinary team at our West Midlands Centre in Birmingham. You will lead and coordinate a team of highly skilled and dedicated clinicians, in the service delivery of a range of NICE guideline recommended therapy interventions, offered to our clients, who are 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 Services 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.
About the Role
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 ensuring that Freedom from Torture's clinical model continues to be fully rolled out, 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 is a key requirement that you must have knowledge of appropriate clinical standards and external regulatory bodies. 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 is 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 led and influenced clinical teams within community or health care settings.