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Sowerby Bridge, West Yorkshire
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£36,000 - £45,000

About The Role

Compass Community are seeking an enthusiastic and dedicated Therapist, whose professional background and training is underpinned by theories of working with trauma, attachment and loss.
The role will be based in our Residential and Family Assessment Centre. To be considered, you will have good working knowledge in supporting children and young people in the Care sector.
Main Purpose of Role
  • As the Team Therapist in the Residential Family Assessment Centre your overarching purpose is to be part of a team who work on giving parents the very best opportunities of developing themselves and their abilities to care for their children.
  • You will work collaboratively with the Therapeutic Services Team as part of our holistic approach to linking all aspects of therapeutic principles between the Assessment Centre, Parent/Child Fostering placements and Therapeutic Services. 
  • You will be providing individual therapy to enable parents to overcome their trauma as well as running Therapeutic Parenting groups. 
  • You will be training staff in Trauma Informed Practice, enabling understanding of links with developing capacity to parent.
  • You will be providing Therapeutic individual and group supervision to staff.
  • You will provide reports to inform the Parenting Capacity Assessment
Why work for Compass Therapeutic Services?
  • Training - Ongoing free training and therapeutic workshops which account for high levels of CPD hours.
  • Career Progression - As Therapeutic Services is continuing to expand there are strong career pathways both within our team and within the wider Compass organisation.
  • Competitive Salary – using structured pay grades based on your training and experience.
  • Peer group supervision - therapeutic & clinical supporting your CPD growth.
  • Individual therapeutic & supportive supervision.
  • Inclusion - Membership of GRACE Inclusion Reflective weekly group.
  • Wellbeing – Access to confidential therapeutic wellbeing sessions within our Therapeutic Services team.
  • Engagement conferences -Two per year with the national Therapeutic Services team to continue to develop your theoretical knowledge and sense of belonging. Accommodation & DBB provided.
  • Awards – The chance to win up to £150 in vouchers every month from our company REACH Awards and monthly vouchers within Therapeutic Services.
  • Company Lap top and phone.
  • Expand your creative vision - The chance to be part of an expanding, national organisation that recognises skill, effort and individual strengths, providing opportunities for passion and potential to grow.
  • Medicash - Receive cashback for various medical and wellbeing appointments and treatments with our MediCash scheme, as well as the chance to win vouchers from our REACH Awards.
  • Take your birthday off work.
  • Length of Service bonus.
  • Earn up to £3,250 by recommending a foster carer or up to £1,000 by recommending a full-time staff member.
You Must Have
  • Minimum 2 years recognised Post Qualifying Accredited Therapeutic qualification and appropriate registration in Systemic Psychotherapy, Integrative Psychotherapy or similar.
  • Evidence of continuing professional development as required by the applicant’s professional registration/accrediting body.
  • Minimum 4 years’ experience of involvement with the Care systems and related agencies.
  • High levels of Resilience and strength in reflection to respond proactively to your own needs.
  • Comprehension and working experience of Neurodiversity and Learning Disabilities.
  • Experience of offering training individually and in group contexts.
  • A clear and theoretically informed approach to supervision.
  • Good report writing skills.
  • Trauma -informed knowledge as applied to the client group using this service.
  • Knowledge of guidance and legislation in relation to the client group including safeguarding.
  • Ability to apply theoretical knowledge with different cultural contexts and experience of working within a multicultural framework.
  • Full driving licence
  • Understanding responsibilities in protecting their own health, safety and wellbeing and that of their colleagues and others.
Compass is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace.  As we continue to grow, we know that we must have the most talented employees with diverse backgrounds, cultures, perspectives, and experiences to support our children and young people.

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