Therapeutic Practitioner

Recruiter
Anonymous
Location
Folkestone
Salary
10.50 - 11.50 GBP Hourly + GBP10.50 - GBP11.50/hour
Posted
19 May 2017
Closes
20 May 2017
Function
Consultant
Contract Type
Temporary
Hours
Full Time
Therapeutic Practitioner

As a Therapeutic Practitioner, you will work with our client to promote the emotional well-being of children and young people affected by sexual abuse. The project provides a time limited service across Kent for children and young people up to the age of 18 impacted by sexual abuse referred by Kent Social Services.

The project uses a short-term integrated focussed approach to support young people and their families with the impact of sexual abuse to move towards a healthier and happier future. The service is offered across Kent with an office in Maidstone and access to a range of other offices and facilities to support adjoining districts if the need is greater. All practitioners are required to meet in Maidstone a minimum of once a week for team meetings, case planning and/or supervision.

Duties of Therapeutic Practitioner:

1

Provide up to 10 sessions per child - directly or indirectly with the child and/or meetings with social workers, other professionals and family or parents and carers
2

Undertake assessments of the child and family's needs with regard to the impact of sexual abuse
3

Undertake your work in partnership with social services and the family (parent/carer and young person where appropriate)
4

Agree individual care plans and ensure developed through initial and on-going assessment; this may include Psychoeducation, Relaxation and regulation, personal safety skills and resilience building, Supporting family communication

Experience of Therapeutic practitioner

1

Relevant qualification in Psychotherapy, Counselling, Play Therapy or Social Work
2

Substantial post-qualification experience
3

Therapeutic work experience with children and young people
4

Experience of working in partnership with social services, other professionals, families and carers
5

Working knowledge and experience of child protection and safeguarding
6

Ability to engage with children, young people and adults
7

Ability to communicate information in a variety of ways accessible and appropriate to the audience
8

Experience of undertaking complex assessments of children, young people and their families

To manage this challenging and rewarding work, you will be given regular supervision and management support. This role is offered on a temporary contract to support a period of absence