PAIN MANAGEMENT SERVICE LEAD

Closing Date: 27 July 2018
Location: North West
Full time/Part time: Part Time
Position Type: Permanent

Contract: Permanent
Location: London or Manchester
Part –Time: 21 hours
Salary: London: £21,713 p.a. (FTE: £36,189 p.a pro-rata), plus generous holiday entitlement, pension scheme and group life assurance or Manchester: £19,676 p.a. (FTE: £32,794 p.a pro-rata), plus generous holiday entitlement, pension scheme and group life assurance
Job Ref: R14

Since 1985 Freedom from Torture has been the only UK human rights organization dedicated to treating and supporting torture survivors who seek refuge in the UK. We do this primarily through psychological therapies but also services which document torture forensically, practical legal and welfare support and creative groups.

Thanks to the dedication of our staff and volunteers – as well as thousands of passionate supporters and funders – thousands of torture survivors have been able to rebuild their lives in incredibly difficult circumstances.

Freedom from Torture is developing and this will be a medium to long-term project, involving a Fundraising strategy, and will therefore be approached in stages. The multi-disciplinary Pain Management Service will focus on the management of current pain for those whose functioning is severely limited by persistent pain, particularly where this is preventing engagement and benefit from FfT psychological therapy.

The purpose of the role is is to make specialist pain management interventions available to all service users at each of Freedom from Torture’s centres.

You will take a lead role in relation to this broader physical therapy at FfT and will act in an advisory role to all Centres and to the Clinical Secretariat regarding recruitment, clinical standards and development. You will hold a small caseload in the centre in which they are based, and oversee a team of volunteer physical therapists (physiotherapy, osteopathy, massage) providing direct clinical provision to survivors of torture and organized violence through individual and group interventions.

The ideal candidate for the role will have Knowledge of the impact of torture and exile on individuals and families across the full range of ages and phases of the life cycle, extensive experience of delivering physical therapy services to those who have experienced trauma, and experience of working clinically with asylum seekers and refugees

This is an important role within Freedom from Torture. A role where no two days are the same and where your level of commitment, knowledge, experience and skills will benefit so many.

If you believe you have the qualities necessary to perform well within this position, we would like to hear from you!

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Simon Postlethwaite, Clinical Services Manager Manchester on 01612365744.

To view the Job Description and Person Specification and how to apply, please visit https://www.freedomfromtorture.org/working-for-us/vacancies

Closing date: 27th July 2018 at midnight
Expected date of interviews: 7th August 2018

Freedom from Torture is striving to be an Equal Opportunities Employer
No agencies please

Employer Information

Freedom from Torture, 111 Isledon Road, London, M1 1JU [more details]