Senior Therapist Required: Bradford, West Yorkshire
Senior Therapist, Children’s Trauma Therapy Service, Bradford
22.2 – 30 hours per week
Grade 4 (lower): £34,373 – £38,353 per annum pro rata (dependent on qualifications / experience)
Bradford Children’s Trauma Therapy Service offers specialist trauma and attachment-focussed therapy to children and families who have experienced sexual abuse, traumatic bereavement or Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced and highly skilled psychotherapist or counsellor to join our service at a key time of service development. Although initially a fixed term position (until 31st March 2021), it is hoped that this new position will become a permanent post from 2021 onwards.
We work with the needs of the whole family in mind. We are looking for an experienced psychotherapist or counsellor who is trauma and attachment-focused in their approach, has experience of working with children, young people and their parents/carers and is able to work systemically. This could include Child Psychotherapists, Drama or Art Therapists, Family Therapists, or Counsellors with additional training/experience in working with children and trauma. We would particularly welcome applications from individuals who have additional clinical training in a specific trauma and/or attachment focused therapy (e.g. EMDR, TF-CBT, Theraplay, DDP etc.)
Working closely with the Service Manager, the Senior Therapist will offer leadership, support and supervision to the staff team. They will take a lead on our new Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) stream of work with children and their families; working closely with our two local partners in this work and sharing their knowledge and skills with therapists working on this service.
The post-holder will lead on specialist assessments and therapy to children and families who have experienced sexual abuse, traumatic/complicated bereavement or ACEs, holding an agreed caseload of some of the more complex cases presenting in the service. Working to a clear clinical plan for the family, the kind of interventions you might offer would include: individual, dyadic or family therapy and therapeutic parenting work with parents/carers about the effects of trauma. You would also offer consultation/training to the wider professional network on the effects of developmental trauma, sexual abuse and traumatic grief.