Cognitive Behavioural Therapist 

Contract: Permanent, Part Time

Hours: 21 per week

Location: Newcastle

Salary: £40,464 - £46,939 pro rata per annum. Please note that the starting salary is £40,464 pro rata per annum, with an opportunity to progress up the scale over time.

Closing date: 28 November 2021

Expected date of interviews: TBC

We have an exciting opportunity for a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist to join our multi-disciplinary team based in Newcastle, where you will provide psychological treatment to clients who are survivors of torture and organised violence.

If you have a Post Graduate Diploma in CBT, have demonstrable experience working as a CBT therapist, and you have a passion for working within a human rights framework then you might be the person that we are looking for.

Due to the complex needs of our clients you must have up to date knowledge of relevant mental health and safeguarding legislation. Ideally you will also have experience of providing psychological therapy in a multi-cultural setting.

It is essential that you have a qualification in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy that enables you to be accredited with an appropriate professional body e.g. BABCP

As well as providing psychological therapy to service users, you will also be jointly responsible for the delivery of internal and external training and supervision to clients, staff and colleagues. You will also be responsible for the supervision of psychology and CBT trainees, and volunteers.

In return, we offer a competitive package, with a generous 30 day annual leave entitlement, and 6% employer pension contribution and 1% employee contribution. We also offer access to additional therapy training including NET and EMDR.

To view the Job Description and Person Specification, please click here. 

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Mel Kakkar – 0191 2615825

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.

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.

Freedom from Torture is committed to its responsibilities under safeguarding, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to a satisfactory DBS disclosure, as well as a need for full employment history and up to date employment references.

Freedom from Torture is an equal opportunity employer! People with lived experience of torture or asylum, from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, LGBTQIA+ individuals and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

We reserve the right to close the vacancy early if we receive a high volume of applications.

No agencies please.


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