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Vacant Post:               Psychotherapist (Children, Adolescent Families)

Salary                         £23,000 (pro-rata 3 days 21 hours a week, part time position) plus 6% pension contribution

Location:                     AFRUCA Centre, Manchester

Contract Type:           One year initial contract

Closing Date:              13th October 2017

Interview Date:           Week beginning Monday 23rd October 2017


AFRUCA (Africans Unite against Child Abuse) is a national charity promoting the rights and welfare of African children in the UK.

The overarching aim of this service is to strengthen our ongoing provision of support for African families, including children, young people under the age of 18 years old who have experienced abuse through trafficking and exploitation, as well as female genital mutilation. The Psychotherapist will be qualified from an Art, Family, Cognitive Behavioural, or Integrative background, they will conduct comprehensive assessments and reports, provide therapeutic interventions to children, young people and families referred to AFRUCA.

Our ideal candidate will be qualified and experienced to deliver one to one therapy, experienced in carrying out comprehensive assessments of children and young people from a range of cultural and social backgrounds, and able to design and deliver psycho-educational workshops to users. You will be also expected to market our service to a range of statutory referrers in the Greater Manchester area.They must be registered or working towards accreditation with a certified body i.e BACP, BABCP, UKCP etc. They must be able to adapt to working in a non-statutory, small organizational setting. They must have a strong, specialist knowledge and understanding of the issues African families face along with child trafficking, exploitation and how these impact on children. The post is based in Manchester but will involve some travel between our London and Manchester office. Ability to speak at least one African language is an advantage.

The post holder must undergo an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check to confirm their suitability working with children. For further enquiries about this position please contact Josie Dale Senior Psychotherapist at AFRUCA HEAD Office on 02077042261 or email

Download a job pack using the links below:

Guidance Notes for Completing Forms

Cover Letter

Job Description

Psychotherapist Application Form

AFRUCA Equality Monitoring Form


AFRUCA is an Equalities Employer, Charity registration number 1093027.

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