1. Mental Health Professionals
There are regular opportunities to join the two Community Help Service clinical teams (Children, Adolescents and Family; Adult) based at our Mental Health Services Centre in Brussels. Any current vacancies are listed below.
The Centre provides a comprehensive mental health service to all ages – individually; in couples; in family groups. All members of the clinical teams are self-employed and must be proficient in written and spoken English, as this is the working language of the Centre. Qualifications gained abroad must be recognised by the relevant authorities in Belgium. Personal liability insurance must be in place.
All members undertake a percentage of pro bono work as part of their caseload.
Although we are not currently recruiting for new positions, we welcome applications for possible future openings.Clinical Psychologist/Psychotherapist in the Children, Adolescents and Family Team
Psychiatrist in the Adult Team
2. Other Professionals
CHS would like to expand the range of services on offer to the international community from our attractive premises. We are interested in self-employed professionals specialising in, for example, speech and language therapy, graphomotor (handwriting) therapy, occupational therapy, remedial teaching and learning support who would be interested to work with CHS for at least half a day each week.
Clinical Psychologist/Psychotherapist in the Children, Adolescents and Family Team
Candidates for the Children, Adolescents and Family Team will have 3-5 years recognised postgraduate training (at Master's or Doctorate level) in clinical psychology or psychotherapy, including a theoretical component, as well as clinically supervised practice. Training certificates will be requested. Other training requirements:
- A specialisation in child and/or family therapy, preferably a training in early childhood therapy (for example, developmental psychotherapy).
- Ongoing engagement in continuous professional development activities (for example, supervised practice, attendance at further training courses, participation in conferences).
- Five years clinically supervised professional practice as a clinical psychologist or psychotherapist
- A minimum of one year full-time clinically supervised practice with children and young people
- Professional references should be provided
- Registered with the relevant professional body (for example, La Commission des Psychologues; European Association of Psychotherapy)
- Registered as self employed
- Team spirit and ability to work collaboratively with other members of our team.
- Ability to be responsible for therapy cases autonomously, within a rigorous ethical framework, and a sound understanding of the principles guiding evidence-based practice.
- Ability to carry out psycho-educational assessments (administering cognitive ability and achievement tests, interpreting results and writing comprehensive reports, making relevant recommendations, liaising with schools, communicating results to families in a sensitive way).
- Interest in early childhood (0-6) is an asset.
- Proficient spoken and written English.
Psychiatrist in the Adult Team
Candidates will be trained in adult psychiatry, fully accredited and registered in Belgium and must be comfortable working in English. Candidates will have a minimum of 2 years post-qualifying clinical experience with the capability of working independently and within a rigorous ethical framework.
CHS is a group made up of practitioners from multiple theoretical approaches. Candidates will be expected to have experience of multi- theoretical team working and a good understanding of evidence based practice.
Clinical members of CHS are expected to actively and regularly contribute to the running of the organization.
We offer to all members of our two teams:
- The opportunity to be part of a democratic, non-hierarchical organisation that is run jointly by members of the Adult Team, the Children, Adolescents and Family Team, and the Administration Team.
- Integration in a supportive, dynamic team with members from a number of disciplines and a rich mix of theoretical approaches.
- Weekly team meetings where peer supervision is offered.
- The opportunity to work with a diverse set of clients (different ages and cultural backgrounds, interesting variety of presenting difficulties, wide severity/complexity range).