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Specialist service providing free psychotherapy for women

We are currently recruiting for a qualified psychotherapist with significant experience of providing trauma-informed therapy and working with survivors of abuse and trauma.

Job title: Psychotherapist

Organisation: Saffron Sheffield

Responsible to: Head of Clinical Service

Location: Saffron Sheffield premises; Daniel Hill (S6) and Abbeydale Road, Sheffield (S7) and remote working from home when needed (role will be working from home initially)

Hours of work: 15 hours/week

Salary: £26,000 per annum pro rata plus 8% pension contribution

Contract: 1 year, fixed term post.

Holidays: 6 weeks per annum pro rata

Application deadline: 5pm, Friday the 4th June 2021

Interview date: Monday 14th June 2021

In accordance with the Equality Act 2010, Part 1 Schedule 9, it is a Genuine Occupational Requirement for this postholder to be of black (African or Caribbean) heritage.  As we are a single sex service, a female for this role is also a Genuine Occupational Requirement, in accordance with Equality Act 2010, Part 1, Schedule 9.  Saffron Sheffield is committed to offering therapy by and for black women in Sheffield.

A vacancy has arisen within our therapy team, for an experienced female, black trauma therapist. This is an exciting opportunity to use your skills, energy and experience to make a real difference to the lives of women in Sheffield who have experienced abuse and trauma.

Saffron Sheffield is a specialist service providing free psychotherapy and group activities for women in Sheffield who have experienced abuse or trauma. Our services are for women and girls aged 16 and over, who can self-refer, although the majority of our clients are signposted by NHS professionals.  We are a long-established Sheffield charity with a dynamic, forward-looking approach to the development of our service. We have been providing specialist psychotherapy in Sheffield for over 30 years.

With this role in particular, we are keen to address the inequality of access for black women to therapy provided by black women therapists. The importance of this therapeutic offer is well recognised, for example by organisations such as BAATN and the Empowerment Group, and Saffron is committed to playing our role in an ongoing process of reflection in order to address racism as it manifests and impacts service users and personnel within the mental health and women’s sectors.

You will be joining our small, friendly and supportive team of staff, volunteers and an active board.  Our counselling service is led by our experienced Head of Clinical Service, Ingrid Harris, with support from our clinical trustee Ahmina Akhtar.  Ahmina is Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at Social Work England and has recently been nominated for a lifetime achievement award at the National Diversity Awards 2021.

We are a reflective, learning organisation and offer opportunities for continuing professional development to all team members.  Our caseloads are often demanding, but present an opportunity to consolidate and build upon a strong basis of expertise in psychological trauma work.

Alongside your clinical skills, you’ll be a clear communicator, have great organisational skills and be confident using ICT to make administrative and communications tasks easier.  You’ll care passionately about supporting women who have experienced abuse and trauma.  If this sounds like you, we look forward to hearing from you!

Visit our website for full details including job description & person specification & application form

For any queries about the role, please contact no later than 2pm Friday the 28th May 2021.

Please submit your applications and equal opportunities monitoring forms to no later than 5pm on Friday the 4th June 2021.

Interviews will be held on Monday 14th June 2021.

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