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Baobab is a thriving and growing community with offices located in North London. Have a look at our current opportunities below and come and work with us!

Our team has put together a short document explaining the clinical context and our model of work. Please refer to this document when applying for any position, whether paid or volunteer. Please note that all positions are subject to an extensive DBS check.

We hope to work with you soon!

Jobs

But do check back soon or follow our our socials for announcements.

Volunteering

Find our current opportunities below. Check out our Volunteering page to read from current and past volunteers’ experience with us.

Are you a Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist with at least 5 years’ experience working with vulnerable young people having experienced severe trauma in multi-disciplinary clinical contexts?

Ideally you’ve also worked with young refugees and asylum seekers? Half of our clinical team is composed of extraordinary volunteer clinicians. All volunteer clinicians are offered regular clinical supervision and are able to access fortnightly peer group supervision and staff clinical meetings. We have some funding to support the training of our volunteers in key areas such as child safeguarding and protection, asylum issues, and on clinical professional development.

You will need to commit to a minimum of 18 months. Please email our Head of Psychotherapy Ferelyth for more information and come work with our young people: ferelyth.watt@baobabsurvivors.org

Do you have experience in casework and advocacy?
If you have experience advocating for vulnerable young people to access their rights and entitlements and the skills needed to secure appropriate care and support, our casework team is always looking for volunteers to join our dedicated team and offer one-to-one advocacy and guidance for our young people.

You would need to commit to at least 6 months to enable a chance to build relationships and support the diverse and often complex  needs of the young people we see. If you are interested in working in our multi-disciplinary team to ensure their voices are heard and unfair policies and procedures are challenged, then come be part of our wider multidisciplinary team and contact our Head of Casework, Jodie, to discuss: jodie.bourke@baobabsurvivors.org

Are you a MSc or PhD student in Clinical Psychology or related field? You could have a role in our Monitoring and Evaluation.

Every year, we conduct an evaluation of our services involving extensive clinical and evaluation surveys of our young community members and qualitative and quantitative data analysis – please see some previous service evaluation reports on our impact page. You could gain experience as an interviewer or as a research assistant by helping us collect and analyse the data. If interested, please send an email to our Research officer Fabrice on fabrice@baobabsurvivors.org and he will be in touch to discuss.

Do you have a few hours each week that you could contribute to help on reception in our busy, but very friendly and supportive administrative team?

Do you enjoy talking with young people, being that friendly face they see as they arrive, and helping to provide a welcoming environment for them and for the staff? Could you support our team planning appointments, preparing events, maintaining databases? We’re always looking for new volunteers, so if you feel you could contribute for at least 6 months, please email our Operations Manager Hannah on Hannah.Sawyer-Kerr@baobabsurvivors.org.

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