Therapist

Recruiter
YOUNG FUTURES
Location
London
Salary
30000.00 - 32000.00 GBP Annual + pro-rata (+ travel)
Posted
10 Aug 2017
Closes
29 Aug 2017
Function
Consultant
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time

What we do:

Young Futures is a growing social enterprise that provides high quality accommodation, keyworking support and therapy services to young people leaving the care of London local authorities. The services we provide help build confidence, raise self-esteem, improve emotional resilience, encourage positive relationships and promote inclusion. You'll be joining at a significant time in our development as we extend our service offer with new projects. We offer a working environment that values staff, promotes improvement and is small enough to give you a real chance to influence and achieve.

Do you have?

  1. Experience of working in a therapeutic role with young people, in particular any work undertaken in an outreach or residential setting.
  2. Experience of assessment, evaluation and report writing on person-centered therapeutic interventions.
  3. Experience of establishing and maintaining professional relationships and working in multi-disciplinary network.
  4. Desirable, but not essential, would be an availability to work for a few hours on a weekend or evening so that young people in education would be able to access therapy.

Young Futures offers:

  1. Excellent salary and benefits package
  2. 5 weeks paid annual leave, pro-rata
  3. Professional development and access to extensive training opportunities
  4. Regular structured supervision and an Annual Performance Review
  5. Opportunities to be involved in service development and, most importantly, help others

Therapist JD Summary

You will emotionally support young people leaving the care of the local authority to make the transition to independence in both a semi-independent community setting and our residential unit, Yvonne House. You will work as part of an integrated team. We welcome applications from any therapeutic modality (creative therapies, counselling, psychotherapy).

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Ensure that Young Futures policies and procedures are adhered to at all times, e.g. Professional Boundaries policy, Information Sharing policy, Lone Working policy and procedure etc.
  2. Provide individual therapy to a caseload of young people who have complex needs. Build a positive and enabling therapeutic alliance in accordance with Young Futures organisational values.
  3. Offer a natural, genuine empathy, positive regard and congruence within this alliance. Understand and overcome young people's difficulties in engaging with a therapeutic service.
  4. Be flexible, adaptable and creative in your approach to therapy appointments i.e. Meeting in their own homes, caf?? and parks to encourage relationship building. Be prepared to work towards meeting in an external room.
  5. Continually assess risks and needs, work closely with Keyworkers and Managers to safe plan and offer the best quality package of support possible.
  6. Keep up-to-date knowledge around issues affecting wider team to ensure an integrated and supportive working environment for all. Actively contribute to team meetings, therapy meetings, group supervision, training and other events as requested by the Team Managers.
  7. Liaise with other agencies regarding mental health, medication and community support. Where required, attend external meetings and act as an Ambassador of Young Futures, building positive relationships with all stakeholders. Support young people to express their views, develop positive relationships and contribute to Young Futures services as well as their wider community
  8. Keep accurate, timely and secure records in the form of weekly reflective reports, which are shared internally and with Social Care. Encourage the young people you work with to reflect on their therapy sessions in their weekly evaluation report.
  9. Reflect on your own practice, in emotionally challenging circumstances, using external clinical supervision and line management supervision and develop ideas for future service and personal development

If you think you meet these requirements and are passionate about improving the outcomes for young people then we would welcome and encourage your interest.