Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist Required: Berkshire


Salary: £35,000 – £40,000 per annum

Closing Date: 18 Mar 2019

Location: Newbury

Hour of Work: Full or Part time Considered

Employment Type: Full Time or Part Time/Permanent


Service Overview

Hillcrest Children Services are a national provider of care and education to children and young people aged 7-18 years with Social, Emotional and Mental Health difficulties (SEMH). We use best practices alongside our own innovative and robust evidence based models and clinical procedures to deliver exceptional outcomes. This role will be working across our specialist residential and education services located within our central division, these provisions are located across the Tadley and Newbury. The provisions are therefore commutable from Reading, Basingstoke, Marlborough, Andover, Swindon and other surrounding towns and villages.


Job Summary and Duties

Working as a Qualified and Registered Psychotherapist you will join our embedded multi-disciplinary Clinical team based within our specialist services for children and young people with complex needs. The position will focus on supporting the therapeutic intervention and development across the residential and educational settings within our central division. The ideal candidate for this position would be an individual with a background/ interest in child and adolescent psychotherapy who is a specialist in cognitive behaviour.

This is a permanent position with the flexibility to be offered on a full time or part time basis, this can be discussed at interview.

Following a through induction and training programme, working alongside the multidisciplinary team, your duties will include:

  • Undertaking assessments and therapeutic intervention with our children and young people
  • Formulating plans for the treatment and support of the children and young people based on evidential research
  • Supporting existing residential and educational teams in creating and maintaining a therapeutic environment
  • Providing consultation, advice, information and training to staff in order to enhance their understanding of practise and support
  • Gathering meaningful analysis to measure the outcomes of the treatments in place


Key Skills Required

  • Registered with Regulatory Body HCPC, BACP, UKCP or equivalent.
  • Relevant experience of working as a therapist with children & young people with complex needs (ideally with a specialist in cognitive behaviour)
  • Experience and skills in staff consultation & training
  • Experience of working within an Multi-Disciplinary Team and Therapeutic Milieu
  • Developed knowledge of child development & attachment theory.


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