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We’re recruiting – Group Therapist

Jobs 10 January 2024

We are an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from people with lived experience of the challenges that our organisation addresses.

We are excited to share that our expanding our team! After a successful pilot, we will be continuing with the Mothers’ Group project 2024. We’re looking for a therapist or a counsellor to join our team on part-time basis to co-facilitate Mothers’ Group.

About us: Room to Heal is a human rights charity and therapeutic community based in London. We support people who have survived torture and organised violence to rebuild their lives in exile, through an integrated programme of therapeutic and casework assistance. We offer a range of activities including: therapeutic support groups, gardening, individual therapy and casework, cooking and social gatherings, and therapeutic retreats.

At the heart of our work lies the cultivation of community, through which our members can restore meaningful relationships, overcome the legacy of their traumatic experiences and integrate into the UK. Our community is currently made up of over 100 members from over 30 countries: including former political prisoners; people who have been persecuted on account of their sexuality or religious belief; and those who have escaped trafficking.

Room to Heal is staffed by a team of committed individuals, who work hard but also recognise that a friendly, nurturing environment is crucial for all of our well-being. By joining Room to Heal you would also become a part of a small, close-knit, multi-cultural and inspiring community and be able to see first-hand the positive changes that your work enables in the lives of torture survivors.

About the project: This post is for a part-time group counsellor or therapist to co-facilitate the Mothers’ Group Project. This is a psychosocial project aimed at mothers with small children that otherwise would not have been able to attend our groups due to caring responsibilities. The project consists of weekly online therapy groups and in-person Family Socials (fortnightly). Members will also have their own dedicated caseworker supporting them with accessing housing, welfare benefits, asylum support, destitution and financial support, or help to access good immigration and asylum legal support. The Family Social gives mothers an opportunity to connect in person and have their children and partners join too. These sessions will be facilitated by a play worker. We will be running a therapeutic support group for mothers from April to September 2024, with the possibility of this extending, subject to funding. 

About the role : The group therapist will be co-facilitating a six months weekly online therapy group. As part of the role you will carry out assessments with prospective members and provide individual therapy where necessary. You will also be required to attend the Family Social. You will work closely with other therapists on the team, Mothers’ group caseworker and be part of our wider community.

Salary: £32,400 – £35,535 pro rata (according to experience and qualifications) 
Hours: 1.5 days per week (based on 37.5 hours per week)
Location: Newington Green, with some occasional remote working

Job description

Application deadline: Monday 5th February at 9 AM
Interviews: W/c 12th February
Start date: March 2024

How to apply: Please apply by sending a CV and cover letter, detailing your interest in the role, your relevant experience and evidence of how you meet all aspects of the person specification in the attached job description.  Please send these to Dilara Harvey-Smith, via email

We are proud to be a member of the Experts by Experience Employment Network (, which aims to create a charitable sector that is led by people with lived experience of the asylum and immigration system. As part of this network, we challenge the one-size-fits-all approach in our employment practices, and respect personal circumstances and needs of people with lived experience. Please feel free to use information and resources at which may help in preparing your job application.

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