Psychosocial Practitioner
British Red Cross
GB GB
5d ago

Salary : GBP 34,136 - GBP 38,529 (plus London weighting GBP 3,278 if applicable) per annum, pro rata

Could you provide clinical supervision and respond to the wellbeing needs of our workforce?

We are recruiting full or part time Psychosocial Practitioners to provide organisational and practical support to a newly funded 'Resilient Responders' project -

providing resilience and improved wellbeing of British Red Cross and Fire & Rescue Services personnel in South Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Staffordshire.

In this role, you will be responsible for providing clinical supervision support to our emergency responders, with a view to optimising the psychological wellbeing of the workforce.

This role may include extensive travel across a specific geographic area, including making overnight stays and onsite support following major incidents.

You will also be expected to meet in London on a monthly basis, but may otherwise be based remotely.

Meet the team

Supporting vulnerable people in crisis is at the heart of what we do. However, this doesn't just apply to people out with our organisation.

We want to make sure that our workforce is fully supported when it comes to emotional wellbeing, so our people feel they are in a great position to help others.

It's a complex and dynamic environment to work in and you'd be joining at an exciting but challenging time as the psychosocial team is expanding to deliver the Resilient Responders scheme.

You will be working closely with the Head of Psychosocial and operational colleagues to provide psychosocial support within the organisation.

This role might be for you if...

You will have a relevant qualification (e.g. Postgraduate Degree or other professional qualification) in a profession related to psychosocial support.

You will have proven work experience following receiving the relevant professional qualification (e.g. in service development in voluntary or statutory sector, either in U.K. or overseas)

You have experience and professional expertise in trauma reactions, mental health issues and the management and negotiation of complex situations involving staff / volunteer welfare

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Closing date for applications is (23 : 59) on Sunday, 23rd September 2018.

Interviews will take place on Friday 5th October 2018 at British Red Cross, UK Office, 44 Moorfields, London EC2Y 9AL

A little bit more about us...

The British Red Cross help anyone, anywhere in the UK; get the support they need if crisis strikes. From hiring a wheelchair or dealing with loneliness, to adjusting to life in a new country -

we're there when you need us.

We offer a wide range of staff benefits, these include :

  • 36 days holiday (including Bank Holidays)
  • Option to buy an extra 5 days annual leave
  • Up to 6% contributory pension
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Flexible working policy
  • Our organisation was born out of a desire to bring help without discrimination. Impartiality and neutrality have been central values for the Red Cross since we started.

    At the British Red Cross, we are looking for the best people to help us provide support to millions of people affected by crisis in the UK.

    We want our team to reflect the diversity of the communities we serve, offering equal opportunities to everyone, regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, or disability.

    Diversity is something we celebrate and we want you to be able to be yourself at work, and feel you're in a great position to help us spread the power of kindness.

    In the British Red Cross we will not tolerate any form of misconduct, including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse.

    We have a code of conduct in place, and are committed to creating a culture of integrity in the organisation where misconduct is not tolerated, situations of abuse are quickly investigated and perpetrators are dealt with effectively.

    If you are appointed to a role within BRC you will be subject to the organisation's Code of Conduct, a copy of which you can find on our website.

    As part of its recruitment and selection process the British Red Cross undertakes DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) checking of all individuals who regularly work with or have access to children and vulnerable adults.

    If driving is an essential requirement of the role, appropriate driver checks will be completed in line with current policy.

    The British Red Cross, incorporated by Royal Charter 1908, is a charity registered in England and Wales (220949) and Scotland (SC037738).

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