Childrens Psychotherapist Birmingham

Posted date
17 February 2017
Closing date
10 March 2017
Actual £14,361 per annum
Contact Name
Angelina Jalonen
Part time fixed term until 31.03.2019
Apply for vacancy Email an enquiry Call on 0207 346 1054

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 care Services 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. 

The purpose of this post is to provide 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.This post will need to work in Partnership with and report to the partnership via their manager. The post will sit within the Children’s Services and Therapeutic Services teams and located in Birmingham and may involve travel to outreach sites.

For more information please see the attached Job Description.DF Children Psychotherapist JD Birmingham

Interviews are to be held between 20th-30th March