Children and Young People’s Senior Therapist Required: West Sussex


Worthing, Crawley & Horsham

Recruiter: YMCA Dialogue 

Permanent Contract
Minimum of 22.5 hours a week with days and times to be negotiated
West Sussex – Worthing, Horsham or Crawley (location to be agreed)
£37,570 per annum (pro-rata)

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a senior therapist to lead the clinical development and delivery of interventions for young people within YMCA Dialogue in West Sussex.

Dialogue is a therapeutic service based in the community funded by West Sussex’s joint commissioning unit (West Sussex CCG and West Sussex county council). The service supports young people aged 11-18 who are presenting with mild to moderate mental health difficulties by providing short term models of therapy including: counselling, low intensity CBT, psychotherapy, family work and digital mental health interventions via our online platform e-wellbeing. The service has been running in West Sussex for nearly 15 years and now operates all over the county in various community-based locations.

The service is embedded in the local mental health pathway and works in close partnership with CAMHs and the Youth Emotional Support service in West Sussex. Dialogue in West Sussex has recently undergone a number of clinical developments including establishing a clear eligibility criteria, rolling out the use of a validated outcome measure and increased our range of services to include low intensity CBT and systemic family practice. We are looking for a dynamic, enthusiastic and motivated individual who will take a clinical leadership role in the team alongside the Service Manager and continue to drive forward these exciting developments.

We are open to exploring secondment opportunities from Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust or employing an individual to work directly for YMCA Downslink Group. This post provides a unique opportunity to work with a third sector organisation which has a strong reputation for co-production and service user participation.

You will be an excellent clinician, leader and team-player. You will also be an excellent facilitator as well as having good organisational skills.

The position comes with excellent benefits, including training opportunities, 5.4 weeks annual leave (plus bank holiday entitlement), a life assurance policy of 2x your annual salary, and an interest free bike loan. Please download a job pack for more information about other benefits offered.


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