£20,000 - £24,999
23 Nov 2020
30 Nov 2020
Contract Type
Part Time
Closing Date: 30 November 2020

Interview Date: 9 December 2020 (via Teams)

Location: Pan London (the team currently works remotely, we envisage a return to outreach face-to-face work in the future, with an optional virtual offer running side by side) Patch: Haringey & Greenwich; Patch: Havering & Waltham Forest; Patch: Brent, Harrow and Ealing.

Contract: Permanent. Part time, 20 hours a week (PT hours must be spread across at least three days, including Tuesday morning, and requires at least one late evening a week)

Centrepoint is the UK’s leading youth homelessness charity. We help vulnerable young people by giving them the practical and emotional support they need to find a job and live independently.

Together with our partners, we support thousands of homeless young people each year.

We are seeking two Psychotherapists with the relevant skills, qualities, drive and commitment to join Centrepoint Health and Wellbeing Team. These new roles will allow Centrepoint to expand their psychotherapy offer to Havering, Waltham Forest and Greenwich; and establish a stronger offer in Haringey, Brent, Harrow and Ealing. We are looking for individuals who thrive in a culture of change and innovation; and who wish to make a real, enduring and sustainable difference to the lives of the Young People that Centrepoint supports.

The ideal candidates will have experience of working with homeless or otherwise vulnerable Young Adults aged 16-25 in a mental health setting. You will have a relevant, recognised qualification(s) at post-graduate level in the field of psychotherapy and/or psychology. You must be a current registered or accredited member of an appropriate professional body (e.g. BACP, UKCP or BPS).

As part of a multidisciplinary team, you will work alongside other health practitioners as well as working in an integrated model with housing teams. Working in partnership with Centrepoint colleagues in different departments, partner organisations and local services will be key to ensuring that our clients receive the support relevant to their mental, emotional and physical health needs. You will have a good working knowledge of primary healthcare and public health initiatives and you will be keen to acquire new skills.

Excellent communication skills with the ability to present issues and material clearly and concisely to a range of audiences and a working knowledge of MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint) are essential. You will also need to demonstrate an understanding of and ability to use information technology and information management systems.

As a Psychotherapist, your core responsibility will be delivering 1-2-1 psychotherapy to homeless Young People (aged16 â€" 25) who live in either Centrepoint’s Havering and Waltham Forest Services, Brent, Harrow and Ealing services, or Haringey and Greenwich services.

In return for your efforts you’ll receive a competitive salary, excellent training and development, and a host of staff benefits including:
  • 25 days of annual leave per year, rising by one day per year to a maximum of 27 days
  • Excellent training package to ensure you have the skills and knowledge to build a new career
  • Employer pension contributions of 4%
  • Access to Cycle 2 Work loan scheme
  • An interest-free travel loan

We seek to challenge discrimination and are committed to fairness and equality within Centrepoint. We welcome applications from anyone with direct experience of being homeless or using young people's services.

We request all applicants to provide a supporting statement covering how you fit the key requirements set out in the job role or JD provided.