Role:                              Psychotherapist – Play, Arts, Music and/or Creative

Location:                      Newbury; Berkshire

Salary:                          £32,320.00 Per Annum; PRO RATA

Contract:                      Full Time; Permanent (52 weeks)

Are you a psychotherapist with experienced in working therapeutically with children and young people with complex developmental trauma, ASD and/or SEMH needs. If so, we have the role for you!

This is an exciting, new opportunity for an experienced psychotherapist to join our clinical team, covering schools, residential homes and fostering agencies. An ideal opportunity for those who would be excited by creating a nationally important resource with the substantial backing of a leading provider of education and care for children, young people, and adults with complex needs.

About the Role

We have an exciting opportunity for a Psychotherapist to join our in-house clinical team supporting New Barn School, residential homes and fostering agencies, based in Newbury.

The post holder will be required to offer direct one-to-one sessions or group sessions. The successful applicant will also be required to facilitate reflective practice groups and consultation to staff teams and contribute to the assessment and intervention plans for our children and young people. The role will involve the provision of advice, information and training to staff, other members of the clinical/wellbeing and multi-professional teams, commissioners, and other agencies.

Multi-professional working is essential in our aim to provide a high-quality service that promotes the wellbeing and interests of the children and young people we support. The postholder will have the opportunity to work closely with other members of team, which comprises of Clinical Psychology, Speech and Language therapy, Psychotherapy and therapy and psychology assistants.

Who we are looking for

We’re looking for a committed and enthusiastic psychotherapist. Someone with a holistic and integrated approach to care, education and clinical services would be perfect for this role.

Applicants must have:

  • Honours degree in relevant speciality or completion of a recognised and accredited play and/ or creative arts therapy course at Post Graduate Diploma Level or above.
  • BACP/PTUK/BAPT/HCPC registration or equivalent and experience of working with children with developmental trauma/ASD is desirable.
  • A driving license and car are essential due to the regional nature of the role.
  • Experience of multi-professional work with teams or services within the designated speciality

In return we offer:

  • Professional supervision
  • A network of clinical colleagues with regular forums for peer reflection & practice development
  • Company Pension Scheme and benefits
  • “Your Wellbeing Matters"- access to a wide range of first-class mental health support services
  • Employee Rewards Hub – access to discounts, offers and cashback with 100s of retailers
  • Continuous professional development & training for a clear career path
  • Opportunity to enrich the lives of others and make a positive difference
  • Be part of a fantastic team who work hard together and support each other

Application process

If you would like to be considered for this opportunity, please apply online today or contact Dr Grace Major, Lead Clinician, grace.major@acorneducationandcare.com for more information.

The Outcomes First Group are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All successful applicants will be subject to fully Enhanced DBS.  We expect all our employees and volunteers to share this commitment and strive to achieve the best outcome possible for everybody in our care. A full application form must be completed with all employment dates accurate and gaps in employment accounted for