Support Services

Consultant Therapist

Compass Fostering

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Location: Bradford, Worcester, Swaffham & Thetford

Salary: Negotiable as per Professional Membership recommendations

Hours: Negotiable and Flexible

Compass Community Children’s Services is an independent social care and education provider with an excellent reputation for providing high quality and tailored packages of care to young people in Residential Care, Foster Care and Education.

Are you interested and enthused to join our Assessing and Healing Complex Trauma Therapy Teams (AHCT)?

Groups of professional Consultants are being set up to ensure that bespoke assessments, individual therapy, group therapy and therapeutic interventions and resources are provided for our children who have lived with the complexities of Trauma, Loss and Abuse.

We are seeking a broad range of professionals to work as part of a team to ensure the Social, Emotional, Cognitive, Behavioural and Sensorial needs of each and every child and young person are helped.

Recognising the destructive elements that Trauma plays on Child Development, our team will promote a philosophy of holistic working together with our Fostering, Residential and Education services from within the organisation.

Team members will be required to provide assessments, on-going therapeutic treatment. Some roles may also include training and supervision for staff.

Additional areas of approach may include work with children with difficulties such as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Attention, Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

Working in partnership with our Group Head of Therapeutic Services as a consultant member of the Regional Multi-Disciplinary Therapy Teams, it is desirable for you to be able to attend occasional Team meetings to ensure coherence and a holistic approach is embedded in the ethos. You will be an essential part of the Assessment and Healing process for many children, along with Carers and Education staff. You will be seeing children in the therapy rooms in our Schools, Offices and very occasionally, where possible, in the Residential Homes.

Requirements

  • Some awareness or understanding of working with Children in the Care system.
  • A Professional Qualification and Membership of an accredited Body.
  • An ability to be flexible and work under pressure.
  • Good Communicator and Fluent English speaking.
  • Full driving licence and ability to travel.

The recruitment process involves a mutually helpful therapeutic discussion and aims to create and maintain a safe workforce thus contains robust vetting procedures. The successful applicant will be appointed subject to references, enhanced DBS and screening.

The Compass Community values equality and diversity across our workforce and aims to ensure our staff community is reflective of the diversity of the children and young people within our care. In support of this commitment we welcome applications from individuals of Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds.

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