About Trauma Breakthrough

Trauma Breakthrough, founded in 2013, is a charity based in Bath supporting survivors of trauma across the South West of England.
We are also a national provider of trauma-informed practice training.

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We provide specialist mental health services and community support for adult survivors of abuse and all forms of trauma. Our team also offers training and consultancy to organisations and individuals who want to learn to support survivors more effectively.

Head to the ‘About Trauma‘ page to find out more about why we do what we do.

Trauma Breakthrough’s four-fold mission:

  1. To change the ways adult survivors of abuse and other forms of trauma receive help. Trauma care should not be “one size fits all”.
  2. To offer community-based therapeutic and support services to help survivors recover from the effects of trauma and reclaim their lives.
  3. To raise awareness of the long-term impact of trauma on mental, emotional and physical health.
  4. To equip individuals and organisations with more effective ways of supporting survivors of trauma within their community

The Support Centre & Staff Team

Trauma Breakthrough’s Support Centre in Bath can only run with the help of some exceptional people.

We know that going to a new building or attending an initial appointment with someone can feel quite scary, so we’ve created dedicated sections of our website where you can have a virtual look around our Support Centre before you arrive, and find out a little about each of our team members.

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did you know 1 in 3 people experience trauma

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We wouldn’t be able to keep doing the work that we do without the support of our partners and funders. This year Breakthrough are being supported by a range of Trusts and Foundations.

With particular thanks to The Tudor Trust, Lloyds Bank Foundation, and The National Lottery Community fund who are supporting Breakthrough with multi-year funding.

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Vacancies at Breakthrough

Please find details of our current vacancies listed below.

We are always happy to receive CVs for those interested in working with us to keep on file for when positions become available, so if you’re passionate about working with trauma survivors, please send your CV and a cover letter to recruitment@traumabreakthrough.org .

We’re also happy to accept applications for student placements again with a CV and covering letter to the same address.

Friday Psychotherapy Group Student Placement

Company Name: Trauma Breakthrough
Position Title: Friday Psychotherapy Group Student Placement
Hours: Friday mornings 9am-1pm within term times. Additional hours may be required to join training and team events but this will be given with fair notice. Minimum 1 year commitment required.
Application Closing Date: Rolling interviews until the right candidate is found
Expected Commencement Date: August 2024
Location: Breakthrough Support Centre, Dominion Rd, Bath, BA2 1DF
Salary: Unpaid position, benefits include peer group supervision (although you will still need access to personal clinical supervision through your training provider), access to training/CPD, shop discounts, staff events

Job Description/Person Specification/Skills Required:
This is an exciting opportunity for a psychotherapy student at postgraduate level (minimum 3 years of training experience) to be involved and gain understanding of a dynamic psychotherapy group delivered to survivors of trauma and abuse. Our Friday group is a slow-open group, so as a student, you will gain the opportunity to work with a diverse range of clients with varying needs. As a placement student working within our team you will play a vital role in supporting the clinical and administrative aspects of our therapy group operations. Your tasks will include:

  • Assisting group therapists in facilitating specialist psychotherapy groups.
  • Assisting with clinical notes.
  • Supporting the administrator to book in visitors.
  • Supporting the staff team to set up the therapeutic space.
  • Helping the therapists to deliver and develop interventions based on the needs of the group and individual members.
  • Participating in debriefing and supervision sessions with the group team.

Summary of Company:
Trauma Breakthrough is a charity in Bath supporting adult survivors of childhood abuse and trauma. We provide specialist group and individual therapy, psychoeducation programs, and wellbeing activities. Our vision is that all survivors of trauma should access appropriate help and support. We’re dedicated to transforming survivor services to make them more accessible and effective.

Friday Psychotherapy Group: This weekly therapy group is for individuals experiencing long-term emotional, psychological and social difficulties arising from trauma or abuse. We offer a range of creative and expressive methods that can help participants to explore difficult things from the past enabling them to find creative ways forward.

Application Process:
CV and a cover letter to recruitment@traumabreakthrough.org
Closing date: 30th June 2024

Additional Information:
This position is suitable for hardworking, empathetic, resilient, and proactive individuals with an interest in trauma.

Though we welcome applicants with lived experience due to the demands of this position it is not suitable for individuals currently struggling with their mental health needs.

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