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Child and Family Therapists required:

The Children and Families Wellbeing Project is recruiting Family and Children’s Therapists to support refugees in Yorkshire and Humberside:

The Children and Families Wellbeing Project is jointly funded from September 2018 to March 2021, through Migration Yorkshire as part of the National Resettlement Programme.  (Funding is expected to continue after this date but is not yet confirmed.)  Solace delivers the project in partnership with Migration Yorkshire and Refugee Council.

Solace is recruiting a combination of children and family therapists and practitioners to expand their existing team.

Specifically we are looking for therapists to be based in the east side of Yorkshire and Humberside including Hull and East Riding.  We also need to develop our capacity in North Yorkshire and in parts of West Yorkshire.  To begin with therapists will be based at home delivering therapy via zoom, but this will be reviewed on a monthly basis with the intention that face to face work may resume as the lockdown restrictions are lifted.

Successful applicants will be joining a team of experienced therapists who are developing the service following the successful completion of a two year pilot project.  The service delivers therapeutic support to vulnerable refugee children and their families, as well as supporting schools to develop their support to this client group.

For an informal conversation about the posts, please contact:

Anne Burghraef (Clinical Director) or Kathryn Ashworth (CEO)

For a job description please click HERE

For an application form please click HERE

The closing date is 5pm on Monday 20th July with interviews being held on Wednesday the 22nd July.

Volunteer Therapists Required (Leeds)

Half a day per week

Solace is a therapeutic service exclusively for refugees and asylum seekers. While based in Leeds for more than 13 years, it offers a range of services throughout Yorkshire, with many in partnership with others including the NHS, as well as various refugee sector organisations such as Refugee Action and Refugee Council.

We have a small team of clinicians and organisational staff who work together with volunteer counsellors and specialist therapists to offer individual, complementary, family and group therapy. All our clients have fled from their own country to seek safety in the UK, thus the therapeutic work is cross cultural and involves the use of interpreters.   As all have suffered many losses and many have experienced or witnessed violence, we are currently seeking to recruit more therapists who are experienced in working with traumatised people.  Many of our clients live with much uncertainty and stress as they navigate the complex UK asylum process while trying to adapt to their new cultural context, so knowledge of the asylum system is helpful.

We are looking for therapists who are qualified to Diploma level or above with a minimum of 2 years post qualification experience including working with traumatised people.   We offer an initial induction program with regular individual and group supervision and opportunities for further training and development.

Please have a look around our website  for more information about our work.

Please contact Solace an application pack. For informal conversation, please speak to Clinical Director Anne Burghgraef.

Telephone: (0113) 487 8362 Email:

Trusties Required (Leeds) NEW SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2019

Solace Trustee Role Description 2019

Solace Trustee application form august 2019

If you want to know more about what it means to be a trustee in general ‘The Essential Trustee’ page is a good source of information.

Self Employed Interpreters needed

For more information about the terms and conditions for interpreters please phone Azam on 0113 487 8360 and take a look at our interpreter’s page HERE