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Children's Therapist

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Job Introduction

Children’s Therapist

Up to £30,000

We have a new opportunity for a Therapist to join our professional multi-disciplinary team based in our Head Office just outside Penrith. This role is ideally suited to someone who holds a qualification in counselling, Level 4 or above. 

Ideally, you will have experience providing therapeutic support to children with emotional or behavioural difficulties and with complex, sometimes undiagnosed, conditions.    

What we offer you,

•    Annual Leave: You will receive 33 days per annum, our holiday year runs from March to February.

•    Additional leave: at 2 years and 5 years’ service

•    Training Academy: An in-depth induction and welcome program

•    Bonuses: You will be rewarded £1000 every time you successfully refer a friend

•    Pension: Auto enrolment into our Company pension

•    Recognition Awards: Our monthly Wilderness Heroes Awards celebrate you and your team’s success

•    Your Wellbeing: Excellent health and wellbeing benefits via Medicash, including an employee assistance programme; a cash back healthcare plan that offers discounts on optical, dental, and a range of complimentary therapies; 24/7 access to a virtual GP, and other lifestyle apps to support your wellbeing; discounted gym memberships. 

•    Life Assurance: of 2 times annual salary

•    Discounts: A range of discount schemes with access to savings on high street brands, restaurants, cinemas, and other leisure outlets, including local businesses following feedback from our employees

Your role and responsibilities as Therapist,

•    You will meet with children individually to provide interventions to meet their individual assessment needs

•    Working with our Head of Clinical and Therapy and multi-disciplinary team, you will provide therapeutic support to children and produce psychometric reports

•    You will share your observations to help our teams understand behaviours and tailor strategies to create a personalised approach to each child’s care. 

•    You will utilise our outdoor space and facilities, where possible, to engage and inspire our children. 

•    You will deliver Trauma Informed Practice and Attachment training for the wider organisation 

•    You will be based at Head Office, just outside Penrith. However, you will travel throughout Cumbria to visit our children and care teams regularly. 

Key qualities that we look for,

•    Substantial experience of working directly with children in a psychology or counselling capacity

•    You will hold a UKCP/BACP registration and a qualification in counselling, level 4 or above

•    You will have a working knowledge of trauma and attachment theories, with the ability to draw on your knowledge to support the practice of our teams

•    You will have an excellent understanding of legislation and regulations surrounding residential child care and safe guarding children

•    The ability to understand the individual needs of each child

•    Ability to work on your own and to tight deadlines 

•    Excellent communication skills

•    Proficient skills in IT and record keeping 

•    A full, valid, UK driving licence and access to your own transport

We are an equal opportunities employer and have a commitment to safeguarding children. We follow Safer Recruitment practices. The successful candidate will be subject to necessary background checks, governed by regulation, including obtaining an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring service (DBS), Access NI, or Disclosure Scotland. 

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