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Freedom from Torture
Greater Manchester
£15,072 per annum (FTE £30,143 per annum) plus generous holiday entitlement, pension scheme and group life assurance
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Freedom from Torture
Greater Manchester
£15,072 per annum (FTE £30,143 per annum) plus generous holiday entitlement, pension scheme and group life assurance
Permanent, Part-time
Job description

Care Coordinator

Contract: Permanent
Hours: 17.5 Hours per week
Location: Manchester
Salary: £15,072 per annum (FTE £30,143 per annum) plus generous holiday entitlement, pension scheme and group life assurance

The purpose of the Care Coordinator role is to focus on the assessment of service users in order to identify their current psychological needs and to assess the suitability of our services to support those needs through the development of a robust treatment plan within a rehabilitation framework. Following the assessment, the Care Coordinator will maintain oversight of an individual’s care ensuring smooth transition through the clinical pathways offered within the service. There will also be a need to liaise with external agencies and professionals in relation to an individual’s care.

The ideal candidate for the role will have the following skills:
• Registered Mental Health Nurse, Social Worker, or Occupational Therapist or equivalent, with significant post registration experience of working in the mental health sector with complex mental health presentations. 
• Experience of working under pressure, demonstrating the ability to work in a flexible way that is dependent on the circumstances that are presented
• Demonstrate an extensive knowledge of evidence based assessments and interventions
• Experience of working with refugees or asylum seekers and meeting their needs 
• Able to use own initiative when appropriate and be a team player able to work within a small team
• High level of psychological resilience to be able to work with challenging and distressing content
• Experience of working with interpreters.

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.

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: 13 October 2019

Expected date of interviews: To be confirmed

Freedom from Torture is an Equal Opportunities Employer

No agencies please

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Posted on: 13 September 2019
Closing date: 13 October 2019
Job ref: VA295
Tags: Social Care/Development,Practitioner
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