Children’s Therapist Required: Islington, London

Location: Islington
Ref: SWA2816
Salary: £26,500-£28,000 pro rata per annum dependent on skills and experience
Closing date: 
Hours: 15 hours per week
Contract type: Permanent
Interview date: 

Solace Women’s Aid is an innovative, exciting, grassroots charity working across London.

Our purpose is to bring to an end the harm done through domestic and sexual violence to all survivors, and in particular women and children.

Our work is holistic and empowering, working alongside survivors to achieve independent lives free from abuse.

You will be joining a team of committed and inspiring individuals whose dedication has saved the lives of thousands of women, men and children in the capital.

We are looking for friendly and diligent individuals to join our services and help us make a difference.

About the Service

The Creative Art and Drama therapies service is short-term intervention providing support to children and young people that have been effected by domestic abuse.

It is a Pan-London service but primarily based in Islington.

The service helps children and young people begin to process their experience of domestic abuse in a safe and creative environment.

About the Role

The Creative Therapist will be responsible for delivery of a therapeutic service to children and young people 2-18 using an art therapy or drama therapy approach.

They will be ensuring high quality, effective and safe service provision in accordance with contract specifications.

About You

We are looking for a qualified Art Psychotherapist or Dramatherapist registered with British Association of Art Therapists or the British Association of Drama Therapists; in addition we would expect you to have a Health and Care Professions Council Qualification and Registration or equivalent.

You will have a minimum of three years’ post qualification experience and extensive experience of working with children and young people who have been through or have witnessed trauma.

They will be reporting to the Services Manager and attending regular supervision, use administrative systems including outcome measures and contribute to the funder reports.

The work takes place in the community and is occasionally based in schools and Children Centres.

In return, we offer great employee benefits including three per cent employer pension contribution, generous holiday entitlement and a focus on learning and development.


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