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Assistant Psychologist

1 day (7.5 hours) per week, fixed term for five months (must be Monday)
£22,594 (pro rata)
Responsible to
Clinical Psychologist working with Helen Bamber Foundation and Women for Refugee Women
Helen Bamber Foundation Office (NW1) and Women for Refugee Women Office (EC1). Remote initially.
Closing date
27 days holiday (pro rata) plus 4% matched pension contribution

Overview of the Role

This role is a continuation of a partnership project developed between HBF and WRW. During the COVID ‘lockdown’ periods, new mental health needs have been identified in the clients of WRW and we seek to address this need by providing evidence-based therapies to clients through remote technology (telephone or video conferencing). At the moment this role is funded for five months, with a view to identifying the ongoing feasibility of delivering therapy to WRW clients.

As an assistant psychologist working in this new partnership between HBF and WRW, you will be responsible for supporting a clinical psychologist (also working one day per week) in assessing and delivering a range of therapeutic interventions to clients of WRW. As part of the role, you may see clients for ‘stabilisation’ interventions. You will also be responsible for completing standardised outcome measures with clients for service evaluation and therapeutic purposes. As this is a developing partnership, the role will be evolving, and you may be asked to engage in a number of different tasks to support the running of the therapy service to WRW.

This role will initially be entirely remote, meaning that you will be expected to work from home for the foreseeable future. Travel to different sites may be required if there is a change in the working patterns of either HBF or WRW. We ideally need a candidate who can start by the 15th November 2021. You must be available to undertake this role on Mondays.

We are looking for someone who is committed to working with individuals who have experienced human rights abuses and who have developed trauma spectrum disorders as a result. The candidate will also have a passion for human rights work beyond the individual client work.

How to Apply

If you would like to discuss this opportunity further, please contact Dr Emma Veitch on 0203 058 2020. To apply for this position, please email your CV and a covering letter by 5pm Friday 22nd October  outlining your interest and suitability for the role to:

Equal Opportunities

The Helen Bamber Foundation and Asylum Aid is an equal opportunities and Living Wage employer. We are committed to attracting and recruiting diverse candidates as we are keen to make sure that our staff, trustees, volunteers and ambassadors reflect the communities we serve and the wider community we work in at every level within the organisation. We particularly welcome applications from Minority Ethnicities.

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