Outreach Psychotherapist

  • Job Reference: 01-24
  • Date Posted: 30 January 2024
  • Recruiter: Providence Row
  • Website: https://www.providencerow.org.uk/
  • Location: Whitechapel, London
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: £39,900
  • Bonus/Benefits: salary is pro rata
  • Role: Frontline jobs, Experts by Experience jobs
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Duration: 28 hours per week
  • Work hours: Part Time

Job Description

Outreach Psychotherapist (London borough of Tower Hamlets)

Salary: £39,900 per annum (pro rata)
Contract: 28 hrs per week, permanent contract

About us
For homeless people, or those at risk of homelessness, finding employment and housing opportunities can feel like an uphill battle, even more so if they’re affected by physical, mental health or substance use issues. Providence Row works with those affected by homelessness and those vulnerably housed in London, offering an integrated service of crisis support, advice and progression programmes. We ensure that people often excluded from mainstream services gain the support and opportunities they need to create a safe, healthy and sustainable life. 

The ideal candidate

 We are seeking a compassionate and experienced psychotherapist, deeply committed to helping vulnerable and marginalised individuals. The candidate should possess:

  • Qualification in psychotherapy, with a specialisation in
    trauma-informed care.
  • Full accreditation with UKCP, or BACP, or equivalent.
  • Demonstrated experience in engaging with individuals facing
    homelessness, substance misuse, anxiety, depression, and other mental health
  • A dynamic, positive attitude with a profound empathy for those
    in crisis.

Role overview

As an Outreach Psychotherapist, you will be required to:

  • Deliver specialised outreach psychotherapy to individuals in Tower Hamlets, focusing particularly on those who are or have been rough sleepers.
  • Work collaboratively with Street Outreach Response Teams and other specialist agencies.
  • Offer both formal psychotherapy sessions and informal support, adapting to clients' needs in terms of scheduling and locations.
  • Conduct street shifts alongside the commissioned Outreach Service, introducing and promoting our service to potential clients.
  • Support individuals transitioning into emergency, temporary, or long-term accommodation

It is essential that you have:

  • UK-recognised qualification in Psychotherapy or Counselling Psychology.
  • Accreditation with BACP/UKCP.
  • Ability to work flexibly in varied settings.
  • Proficient in assessing client needs and offering tailored services.
  • Strong team leadership and collaboration skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal abilities.
  • Proven experience in engaging with vulnerable adults.

We offer a range of benefits including a pension scheme and initiatives to help you maintain a healthy work/life balance. We are also committed to providing our staff with a wide range of learning and development opportunities.

To apply
Please upload your CV with a covering letter, detailing how you meet the job specification via this link: Outreach Psychotherapist - Ref 01-24 by Thursday 29 February 2024 at 23:30.

Providence Row is working towards equal opportunities and is positive about disabled people. We proactively welcome applications from a diverse range of candidates.

Please note that we may interview on a rolling basis and therefore encourage early applications.

Providence Row is a charitable company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales; company number 07452798 registered charity number 1140192.