Come work in our Prison Service!

16.09.21 | News

Survivors Manchester is proud to be able to offer our trauma-informed support services that meet the needs of survivors and those who have experienced trauma, across North West Prisons and due to expansion, we need to find a new member of our prison team.

Senior Trauma Informed Therapist

Salary package includes incremental rises over time to a max of £33,000 with other benefits including:

  • 30 days leave (inc Bank Holidays)
  • Birthday day off
  • Company sickness pay uplift
  • Pension contribution
  • Monthly clinical supervision
  • Annual flu jab
  • plus more great benefits and discount schemes

Supporting the mental health and wellbeing of those that access our services in our Prisons is one of the most important aspects of our work within our OUT Spoken Talking Therapy Service. Working with the prison staff and healthcare providers, our offer is always underpinned with the idea of increasing positive mental health.

Our Talking Therapies have been co-designed with male survivors and those that have experienced other trauma and continue to develop and improve our offer as the needs of this population changes.

The Candidate
As the Senior Trauma Informed Therapist, you will be a qualified counsellor / psychotherapist, registered with BACP or equivalent (preferably as an accredited member or working towards accreditation).

You’ll have experience of working with individuals presenting with difficult and challenging issues, understanding the multifaceted impact of acute and complex trauma, preferably with interpersonal or sexual violence.

Experience of performing tasks that are associated with managing a client journey from referral to exit is essential, and you will work with the Clinical Lead to ensure the service we deliver are the best.

As part of the OUT Spoken Team, you will provide direct support to the prison population; work closely with uniformed prison staff and healthcare professionals (including Mental Health); and support your therapy colleagues to ensure clients get the opportunity to travel through the stabilisation > integration journey.

Your time will be split 80/20 between the direct delivery of 1:1 therapy to prisoners and support of the Clinical Lead in the supervision of the service. This has been designed to provide you with an exciting balance and to ensure that your therapy skills are always utilised to the best.

We are taking positive action to encourage applications from people of colour (PoC), and other racially minoritised communities, trans, non-binary and/or older people (aged 50+), to improve the representation of colleagues from these communities in our staff team.

*Trans is an umbrella & inclusive term used to describe people whose gender identity differs in some way from that which they were assigned at birth; including non-binary

Application Pack

Closing date is 12:00pm on 19 October 2021

Completed applications, Diversity Monitoring form, GDPR Privacy Notice and Consent to Check forms should be sent to by the deadline.

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