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Trauma Informed Psychotherapist /Systemic Practitioner

3 days per week (22.5 hours, 0.6 FTE) permanent
£37,000 ProRata
Responsible to
Director of Therapy/Clinical Team Manager
Helen Bamber Foundation office, London
Closing date
16.5 days holiday plus 4% matched pension contribution


 As a Psychotherapist within the Helen Bamber Foundation, you will work alongside our current Senior Psychotherapist and be responsible for supporting the Head of Therapies and the Team Manager in providing a comprehensive range of therapeutic interventions to clients of the Helen Bamber Foundation.  

 In addition to providing psychotherapy, stabilization and psychoeducation and trauma focused therapy, this role will include delivery of psychological assessments for both medico-legal and clinical purposes, as well as delivery of clinical supervision to staff from non-clinical backgrounds who nonetheless have significant client contact, and supervision of assistant psychologists. As you develop in the role you will also have opportunities to contribute to the on-going development of the service and at times, the role may include input into policy, research and fundraising and delivery of consultancy and training. 

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. The successful applicant will ideally have proven experience in working therapeutically with this client group, 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 be with the complex and sometimes harrowing details of a client’s experience, and to react and respond creatively and appropriately to their needs.  Additionally, you will be knowledgeable and experienced in consultation and assessment including risk management, and have competence, or a commitment to receiving training, in at least one model of trauma therapy such as EMDR or NET.

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 midnight on Sunday 28th August 2022, outlining your relevant skills and experience, as well as how your previous experience 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 scheduled to be held the week commencing Monday 5th September 2022.

 For any queries, please call 0203 058 2020 and ask to speak to Dr Kemi Komolafe

 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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