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Clinical/Counselling Psychologist

2 days per week (15 hours, 0.4 FTE) three year contract
£40,000 pro rata
Responsible to
Senior Clinical Psychologist
Ideal time commitment
3 years contract
Medical & Research Department
Helen Bamber Foundation office, London
Closing date
4% pension & 27 days Holiday

Please note, due to the requirements of the service the appointed person will need to be available to work on Wednesdays due to the configuration of the service. Please bear this in mind when making your application. This is a face-to-face, not remote role.

Overview Of The Role

 As a Clinical/Counselling Psychologist within the Helen Bamber Foundation / Young Roots psychology service, you will report directly to the Senior Clinical Psychologist responsible for the service and support them in providing a comprehensive range of therapeutic interventions to clients of Young Roots.  

 This role will include delivery of highly specialised psychological assessments for clinical and medico-legal purposes, provision of appropriate evidence-based therapies, delivery of clinical supervision to staff, and where relevant, supervision of assistant and trainee clinical psychologists on final year specialist placements. The role will also likely include developing and piloting group trauma-informed interventions to young people residing in contingency hotel accommodations in the community. The role will also include delivering training to statutory and voluntary sector partners, as well as input into policy, research, fundraising and delivery of consultancy as needed. 

 We are looking for someone who is committed to working therapeutically with individuals who have experienced human rights abuses and who have developed trauma spectrum disorders as a result. In addition to proven experience in working therapeutically with this client group, the candidate will have a passion for human rights work beyond the individual client work, and a desire to contribute to effecting change at a policy level.  This role requires the ability to react and respond creatively and appropriately to the needs of the charity.  

Please note that the successful candidate will be offered the job subject to suitable references and a DBS check. This role will require disclosure of both the adult and child barring lists. If appointed, you will be required to give your consent to HBF to receive regular updates on your criminal records status throughout your employment. 

 Please submit an up-to-date CV and a covering letter by 5 pm on Sunday 7th August 2022, outlining your relevant skills and experience, as well as how your previous experience that matches the listed responsibilities and person specification to  Please state in your covering letter when you would be available to start the role. Interviews are going to be held 8 -19 August via Zoom.

 For any queries, please call 0203 058 2020 and ask to speak to Dr Angeliki Argyriou (

 We regret that we can only respond to applicants who make it to the interview stage. No agencies. 


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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