Trauma Therapist – JRN 30358
 

With two culture packed cities, award-winning coastlines and unspoilt countryside on the doorstep, Northumbria offers an amazing place to live and work.

 

It takes a great deal of people from different backgrounds, with diverse skills and experience to serve the Northumbria Police force area effectively, think you have what it takes to help us make a difference? This could be the perfect time for you to join us!

 

Our teams are loyal and enthusiastic, driven to provide an outstanding service to the communities of Northumbria Police. It is for this reason we put our people first.

 

Due to expansion, we have an exciting opportunity to join our award-winning wellbeing team in providing trauma support to the workforce of Northumbria Police. We are looking for someone with experience of providing EMDR and trauma treatment with clients following traumatic injury in a workplace setting to join us as our Trauma Therapist.

 

This role will be fundamental in making a direct impact to the lives of serving police officers and staff - supporting the overall mental health of the force and enhancing the quality of the service offered to the public.

 

The base location for the Trauma Hub will be Ashington however in response to local service need you may be required to move base location to work across force localities, as agreed with the Trauma Lead and in line with the requirements of the role.

 

The role

 

At Northumbria Police we know the importance of looking after our people. Your focus will be to deliver therapy based on quality interventions, rather than being target driven, giving you time to prepare before a session and reflect following a session. We don’t have time limited interventions and offer a person-centred approach.            

 

In partnership with our Trauma Lead you will work closely to deliver and maintain our high standard of wellbeing and trauma support to the workforce. You will support in the development and delivery of all aspects of trauma support across the force. Given the vast area TeamNP covers you will have the opportunity to work with different departments across the force, learning about specific challenges and helping to shape our response to trauma in the future.

 

The benefits

 

•            Flexi time! Allowing you to fit your working hours around your individual needs

•            A supportive environment where there are other mental health professionals available within the team to discuss challenges and develop areas of good practice, whilst achieving a high level of autonomous working

•            Clinical supervision funded by Northumbria Police

•            Market leading public sector pension scheme

•            Up to 29 days’ leave, excluding bank holidays

•            We support our people inside and out of work – offering a very competitive pension scheme, childcare vouchers, and discounts on shopping and eating out thanks to the Blue Light Card.

•            Also, to take care of your physical and mental well-being, we’ve invested in extensive paid sick leave, trained mental health first aiders on-site, an employee advice service and access to gyms in some stations.

 

What will I be doing?

 

The Trauma Therapist will provide support to officers and staff on a one-to-one basis and will involve managing a caseload independently and working closely with the Trauma Lead to manage the priorities of the role.

 

You will use proven therapeutic skills to provide EMDR assessment and trauma treatment to Northumbria Police staff following exposure to potentially traumatic work-related incidents as appropriate.

 

You will provide updates and attend case discussions with the Trauma Lead and relevant Occupational Health Clinicians.

 

You will also work with the wider wellbeing team to ensure the service and support we offer is to an exceptional level and raise awareness of health issues/benefits by supporting and proactively undertaking health and wellbeing initiatives, communication strategies and events across the force. Being involved in campaigns to promote trauma awareness and prevention within the force and share best practice with other providers.

 

For further information please see the role profile: Click Here

 

What do I need?

 

Essential

·        Counselling Diploma

·        Full EMDR qualification

·        Member of British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) or equivalent

·        Experience of providing EMDR and trauma treatment with adult clients following traumatic injury

·        Ability to manage your own caseload providing evidence-based trauma treatments

·        Excellent communication skills

·        Proven ability to develop good therapeutic relationships with clients, be passionate about the therapy you offer and be committed to your own continuous professional development

 

Desirable

·       CBT for Trauma qualification

·       Registered and accredited to BACP/ EMDR Europe/UK

·       Solution Focused Therapy qualification

·       Experience working in a Public Sector organisation

 

Due to the nature of the role, we would expect the successful candidate to have a high level of personal emotional resilience and we will support access to regular clinical supervision and internal support.

 

We expect the successful candidate will be able to contribute to the development of best practice within the wellbeing team provision.

 

Vacancy Contact

 

Interested to learn more? To discuss the position in more detail please contact Sue Hadden 4693, Trauma Lead by email at Sue.Hadden@northumbria.police.uk

 

Terms and Conditions

 

Vetting Level - Recruitment Vetting (RV)

Applicants must be a resident of the UK for a minimum period of 3 years to ensure vetting checks can be successfully performed.  A job offer will be dependent upon vetting clearance, medical information and references.

 

Diversity, Equality and Inclusion

At Northumbria Police we are all different and that’s our greatest strength. We draw on the differences in who we are, what we’ve experienced and how we think. We protect and serve everyone and therefore believe in including everyone. We welcome applications from suitably qualified people from all areas of the community as appointments are based solely on merit.

 

Important Information

Northumbria Police are currently undertaking a role and reward project in respect of all police staff posts.

 

All staff including those appointed on fixed term contracts must successfully complete their probationary period before they are eligible to apply for a Northumbria Police vacancy.

 

If you have any queries with regard to the application process please contact the Talent Acquisition Team by email at careers@northumbria.pnn.police.uk

 

 

 

 


Vacancy Type
Police Staff
Rank/Grade
Grade I
Location
Northumberland
Hours
Full Time
Salary Range
£37,914 to £41,517
 

With two culture packed cities, award-winning coastlines and unspoilt countryside on the doorstep, Northumbria offers an amazing place to live and work.

 

It takes a great deal of people from different backgrounds, with diverse skills and experience to serve the Northumbria Police force area effectively, think you have what it takes to help us make a difference? This could be the perfect time for you to join us!

 

Our teams are loyal and enthusiastic, driven to provide an outstanding service to the communities of Northumbria Police. It is for this reason we put our people first.

 

Due to expansion, we have an exciting opportunity to join our award-winning wellbeing team in providing trauma support to the workforce of Northumbria Police. We are looking for someone with experience of providing EMDR and trauma treatment with clients following traumatic injury in a workplace setting to join us as our Trauma Therapist.

 

This role will be fundamental in making a direct impact to the lives of serving police officers and staff - supporting the overall mental health of the force and enhancing the quality of the service offered to the public.

 

The base location for the Trauma Hub will be Ashington however in response to local service need you may be required to move base location to work across force localities, as agreed with the Trauma Lead and in line with the requirements of the role.

 

The role

 

At Northumbria Police we know the importance of looking after our people. Your focus will be to deliver therapy based on quality interventions, rather than being target driven, giving you time to prepare before a session and reflect following a session. We don’t have time limited interventions and offer a person-centred approach.            

 

In partnership with our Trauma Lead you will work closely to deliver and maintain our high standard of wellbeing and trauma support to the workforce. You will support in the development and delivery of all aspects of trauma support across the force. Given the vast area TeamNP covers you will have the opportunity to work with different departments across the force, learning about specific challenges and helping to shape our response to trauma in the future.

 

The benefits

 

•            Flexi time! Allowing you to fit your working hours around your individual needs

•            A supportive environment where there are other mental health professionals available within the team to discuss challenges and develop areas of good practice, whilst achieving a high level of autonomous working

•            Clinical supervision funded by Northumbria Police

•            Market leading public sector pension scheme

•            Up to 29 days’ leave, excluding bank holidays

•            We support our people inside and out of work – offering a very competitive pension scheme, childcare vouchers, and discounts on shopping and eating out thanks to the Blue Light Card.

•            Also, to take care of your physical and mental well-being, we’ve invested in extensive paid sick leave, trained mental health first aiders on-site, an employee advice service and access to gyms in some stations.

 

What will I be doing?

 

The Trauma Therapist will provide support to officers and staff on a one-to-one basis and will involve managing a caseload independently and working closely with the Trauma Lead to manage the priorities of the role.

 

You will use proven therapeutic skills to provide EMDR assessment and trauma treatment to Northumbria Police staff following exposure to potentially traumatic work-related incidents as appropriate.

 

You will provide updates and attend case discussions with the Trauma Lead and relevant Occupational Health Clinicians.

 

You will also work with the wider wellbeing team to ensure the service and support we offer is to an exceptional level and raise awareness of health issues/benefits by supporting and proactively undertaking health and wellbeing initiatives, communication strategies and events across the force. Being involved in campaigns to promote trauma awareness and prevention within the force and share best practice with other providers.

 

For further information please see the role profile: Click Here

 

What do I need?

 

Essential

·        Counselling Diploma

·        Full EMDR qualification

·        Member of British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) or equivalent

·        Experience of providing EMDR and trauma treatment with adult clients following traumatic injury

·        Ability to manage your own caseload providing evidence-based trauma treatments

·        Excellent communication skills

·        Proven ability to develop good therapeutic relationships with clients, be passionate about the therapy you offer and be committed to your own continuous professional development

 

Desirable

·       CBT for Trauma qualification

·       Registered and accredited to BACP/ EMDR Europe/UK

·       Solution Focused Therapy qualification

·       Experience working in a Public Sector organisation

 

Due to the nature of the role, we would expect the successful candidate to have a high level of personal emotional resilience and we will support access to regular clinical supervision and internal support.

 

We expect the successful candidate will be able to contribute to the development of best practice within the wellbeing team provision.

 

Vacancy Contact

 

Interested to learn more? To discuss the position in more detail please contact Sue Hadden 4693, Trauma Lead by email at Sue.Hadden@northumbria.police.uk

 

Terms and Conditions

 

Vetting Level - Recruitment Vetting (RV)

Applicants must be a resident of the UK for a minimum period of 3 years to ensure vetting checks can be successfully performed.  A job offer will be dependent upon vetting clearance, medical information and references.

 

Diversity, Equality and Inclusion

At Northumbria Police we are all different and that’s our greatest strength. We draw on the differences in who we are, what we’ve experienced and how we think. We protect and serve everyone and therefore believe in including everyone. We welcome applications from suitably qualified people from all areas of the community as appointments are based solely on merit.

 

Important Information

Northumbria Police are currently undertaking a role and reward project in respect of all police staff posts.

 

All staff including those appointed on fixed term contracts must successfully complete their probationary period before they are eligible to apply for a Northumbria Police vacancy.

 

If you have any queries with regard to the application process please contact the Talent Acquisition Team by email at careers@northumbria.pnn.police.uk