Job Details

Role:                  Psychotherapist / Art Therapist

Location:            Lichfield/Burton-Upon-Trent

Salary:                £38,000 – £48,000 (Pro Rata)

Contract:            Full time or Part time available; Term Time Only

Are you a Psychotherapist experienced in working with children with Autism, neurodevelopmental differences and complex needs?  Would you like a post within easy commute of Birmingham and Derby? If so, we have the role for you!

This is an exciting, new opportunity for an experienced Psychotherapist to join our clinical team in Staffordshire which provides therapeutic input into school settings and residential care homes. This post is to provide therapeutic input into two of our specialist day schools. This is 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

You will be responsible for working as part of our specialist multi-disciplinary clinical team to provide a Psychotherapy service within the school. The role involves individual assessments and direct interventions (individual and group) alongside providing advice, information and training to teaching staff, other members of the clinical/wellbeing and multi-disciplinary teams. Multi-professional working is essential to our aim to provide a high-quality service that promotes the wellbeing and interests of the children and young people it supports. Collaborative working and integration of therapy support within the day to day running of schools is a key part of this role.

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.

Appropriate registration with the relevant professional body and experience of working with children & young people required.

A driving license and car are essential due to the locality nature of the role.

Why join us?

Outcomes First Group are innovators in education and care and the leading children’s service provider in the UK.  A Gold standard employer we have been recognised as Great Place to Work certified for the second year running.

This role forms part of our national wellbeing strategy which is a well-resourced provision implemented to ensure all young people will be nurtured, their physical and mental health will be prioritised, and they will be given opportunities leading to outcomes that align with their strengths and abilities.  Join us and you will have a real opportunity to implement change leading to the best possible outcomes working as part of a team of skilled and expert clinicians.

We offer continuous professional training and development for a clear career path, professional supervision, and a network of clinical colleagues with regular forums for peer reflection & practice development.  Our benefits package includes shopping discounts and cashback for hundreds of retailers, access to content on mindfulness, fitness, recipes and much more.  We also offer a Cycle to Work scheme, BUPA Employee Assistance Programme and Salary Finance (e.g., advances on your earned pay).

Application process

If you would like to be considered for this opportunity, please apply online today or contact Dr Rachel Stretton (Wellbeing & Clinical Locality Lead) via Rachel.Stretton@optionsautism.co.uk 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.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if a suitable candidate is found.