Freedom from Torture
Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
£20,070 per annum (FTE £33,450 per annum pro rata) plus generous holiday entitlement, pension scheme and group life assurance
Contract, Part-time
Job description

Psychological Therapist

Contract: 12 month Fixed term, Maternity cover
Hours: 21 hours per week
Location: Newcastle
Salary: £20,070 per annum (FTE £33,450 per annum pro rata) plus generous holiday entitlement, pension scheme and group life assurance

We are looking for a Psychological Therapist who will be responsible for 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 you will contribute to the development and delivery of internal and external training, and will provide consultation and supervision to external professionals who work with survivors of torture and organised violence. The role may at times include delivering supervision to approved volunteers.

We are looking for a therapist who has the skills and experience to offer a broad range of therapeutic interventions, including stabilisation, trauma-focused therapies, supportive therapy and creative activity-based group work.

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.

Candidates must have the right to work in the UK to be considered for this position.

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.

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: 14 January 2020

As an organisation working with a vulnerable client group, Freedom From Torture has a legal duty to ensure that those under its care are protected from abuse, and that where is abuse is suspected or has occurred, has a clear framework of response. Therefore the successful candidate will be required to complete a DBS application and the result will need to be reviewed before the candidate is confirmed in post.

Freedom from Torture is an Equal Opportunities Employer

No agencies please


Posted on: 05 December 2019
Closed date: 04 January 2020
Job ref: VA347
Tags: Social Care/Development, Practitioner