British Red Cross

Psychosocial Practitioner

British Red Cross

Job Description

Psychosocial Practitioner

Location: Flexible within Scotland (with regular travel to other locations, including London monthly)

7 hours per week (1 day)
Contract type: Fixed Term (funding ends September 2021)
Salary: £36,696-£39,655 depending on experience (Pro-rata)

Could you provide Psychosocial Support to staff and volunteers of the British Red Cross in Scotland? 


We are recruiting a part time Psychosocial Practitioner to support our staff and volunteers who deliver services in Scotland. You will provide psychosocial support in the form of reflective practice, clinical supervision groups and one to one individual support during regular site visits. You will Support Services which include Crisis Response, Ambulance Support, Independent Living, Refugee Services and Restoring Family Links. 

Reporting to the Senior Psychosocial Practitioner, you will be responsible for providing clinical supervision and supporting the wellbeing needs of the workforce (staff and volunteers) who, in turn support people in crisis. You will deliver workshops and off-site support, whilst considering the preferences and requests of the local service's wishes and the learning of the wider Psychosocial Team.  

This role will include extensive travel across Scotland, including making overnight stays. You will also join our London team monthly but may otherwise be based remotely.

About 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 will be joining at an exciting but challenging time with a large amount of organisational change underway. 

You will be working closely with the Head of Psychosocial and operational colleagues to provide psychosocial support within an organisation that has at its heart, a focus on supporting vulnerable people experiencing crisis.  

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 (e.g. clinical psychology, Psychiatry, Psychotherapy or Social Work).

  • You will have proven work experience following receiving the relevant professional qualification (e.g. in-service development, 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

Please apply online with your contact details, CV and supporting statement.
For further information about this role or if you are unable to apply online please contact the Recruitment team on Recruitment@redcross.org.uk  quoting ref number REQ29YP.

Closing date for applications is 23:59 on Sunday 28th of June 2020.
Interviews will be held online on Thursday 9th of July 2020.

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

  • 36 days holiday (including Bank Holidays) pro rata

  • Option to buy an extra 5 days annual leave (pro rata)

  • Up to 6% contributory pension

  • Flexible working policy

A little 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.

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; age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation.

Diversity is something we celebrate and we want you to be able to bring your authentic-self to the Red Cross. We want you to feel that you are in an inclusive environment, and 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.

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