Vacancies at Breakthrough

Male Psychotherapist/Group Facilitator (3 hours per week)

Trauma Breakthrough are one of the leading regional providers of specialist psychotherapy, support and wellbeing services for adult survivors of trauma in the South West.

We are looking for an experienced male psychotherapist to co-facilitate a therapy group for men who have experienced rape and sexual assault. The project is currently funded by the Ministry of Justice for 12 months. It may be extended beyond that time depending on further funding being secured.

The Men’s Group offers a safe space in which men can share some of their deepest and most raw feelings about the things that have happened to them and the effect that has had on their lives. By facilitating open and honest communication and the expression of difficult feelings, the group enables men to experience authentic relationships with others that are supportive, non-threatening and validating.

The successful candidate will be passionate and committed to helping survivors of trauma and abuse to overcome adversity, and to make a full recovery. They will have the ability to engage with clients in a way that is authentic, empowering and adapted to their individual needs. They will be willing to challenge limiting or disempowering assumptions, attitudes and practices; not only within the client, but within themselves and the wider social context. They will have the capacity and care needed to connect with clients and stay with them in their distress and mess.

Experience of working with trauma, abuse and dissociative disorders is essential to this role, as is experience of facilitating or co-facilitating group-work. We are looking for therapists who work in an integrative way, rather than being confined to a single therapeutic approach.

The post holder will be accredited with the UKCP or BACP (or equivalent) and will work within the codes of practice of the relevant body.

Location: The post-holder will work at the Breakthrough Support Centre in Bath.

Hours: This post is offered on a sessional basis for 3 hours per week on a Thursday evening.

Remuneration: £20 to £23 per hour depending on qualifications and experience.

For more information or to apply please email your CV to: recruitment@traumabreakthrough.org

Due to the nature of the client group, this post is open to men only, the Equality Act 2010 pursuant to Schedule 9, Part 1 applies.