Clinical Coordinator

The Refugee Therapy Centre is a small and friendly charity providing psychotherapy and counselling to refugees and asylum seekers in their own languages.

Role: Clinical Coordinator
Location: Finsbury Park, London
Salary: Competitive
Role description
The Refugee Therapy Centre’s focus is on helping individuals and families who have suffered to come to terms and move on from their experiences and to enable them to regain control and enjoyment of their lives. Working in 18 languages, we aim to respond sensitively and respectfully to the cultural and linguistic needs of refugees and asylum seekers.

We are looking for:
A competent Clinician to organize and oversee all aspect of clinical work at the Centre, supervising from employees and contributing to plan for budgets, technology and operations. As clinical Coordinator the post holder must possess excellent management and mentoring skills, be an outstanding communicator, able to resolve conflicts and issues, have a deep respect for policies and ethics and can inspire that in others, ensuring the smooth running of the clinical work and maximum performance.

This position is for two and half days initially and can be increased on review and availability of funding.

Duties and Responsibilities:
• To provide assessments and culturally sensitive therapeutic support to refugees and asylum seekers referred to the Centre who have been subjected to torture and organised violence.
• To provide clinical supervision on a regular basis.
• To maintain a high standard of record keeping, including appropriate records of assessments, progress report, closing summary and any other work undertaken.
• To contribute to monitoring of the effectiveness of work
• To oversee the organisations and attend regular clinical meetings
• To and oversee all patient care and provide supervision to clinical coordinator
• To plan and participate to the provision training and to re-development of Centre training
• To maintain an overview of changes within the asylum system and the changing issues facing asylum seekers and refugees, as well as cultural and political situations in the countries which clients are coming from.
• Devise strategies and plans for the clinical work according to centre standards for excellent service and growth
• Assume co-responsibility of budgeting and resourcing with Operational Manager
• Plan and recruit therapist to ensure centre is staffed with qualified personnel
• Oversee cases and schedules for all clinical work
• Coordinate and supervise clinical staff providing constructive feedback
• Evaluate performance and discipline employees when necessary
• Monitor compliance to legal guidelines, internal policies and quality standards

Qualifications and Experience:
The person appointed will be a post qualified Psychoanalytical Psychotherapist or psychoanalyst and be registered with BPC, or UKCP.

Be fluent in at least one refugee language, with experience of working with refugees, asylum seekers and people from ethnic minorities in inter/multicultural settings.

Person Specification:
• Able to communicate effectively with patients, staff and other practitioners
• Able to establish and maintain appropriate therapeutic relationships
• Able to motivate self and manage time effectively and work with Centre Manager
• Basic IT skills and the use Microsoft Word
• Experience of working with interpreters where is needed, and able to provide additional debriefing and support to interpreters
• Proven experience in clinical supervision and program management
• Solid understanding of budgeting, resourcing and performance evaluation procedures
• Excellent knowledge of standards and regulations for the clinical field
• Aptitude in resolving issues and conflicts
• Experienced in clinical administration
• MSc/PhD will be appreciated

Contact email:

Website: Refugee Therapy Centre


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