Children's Senior Pyschotherapist

Posted date
16 February 2017
Closing date
10 March 2017
Actual £21,244.80
Contact Name
Angelina Jalonen, Therapeutic Services Manager
Part time 28 hours fixed term to 31.03.19
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The purpose of this post is to take lead in providing therapeutic intervention to separated children who have often been through traumatic experiences including being trafficked, witnessing horrific events, and as a result of upheaval in their country of origin and along their journey to survival.

The Therapeutic Services team provides counselling and therapeutic intervention through a team of psychotherapists and caseworkers to individual asylum seekers and refugees presenting with emotional distress.  The team has adapted a psychosocial perspective through Therapeutic Services care model in addressing the identified needs of clients within a holistic approach.

 The British Red Cross, Refugee Council and UpRising, has recently been awarded funding from the People’s Postcode Lottery to expand our Refugee Support work with separated children. Our new project, “Surviving to Thriving’’ will holistically support 500 young people in Birmingham, Leeds and Luton, over the next two years.  We will engage with our service users and use their experience and evidence to inform our development and delivery of training for 400 professionals on issues critical to supporting young asylum seekers. 

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Therefore, all convictions, cautions and bind-overs, including those regarded as ‘spent’, must be declared at the application stage. An offer of employment is subject to a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. Repeat checks are initiated every two years.

For more information please see the attached job description and person specification DF Children Senior Psychotherapist JD Leeds

Interview are due to take place between 20.03.17 and 30.03.17