Children's Therapy Practitioner - Domestic Abuse Specialist Ref: 18/227
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- £30,610.00 - £31,929.00 (Pro rata for 14 hours per week)
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Do you have experience of working in the field of domestic abuse, trauma or similar, specifically with children across a wide range of ages and diverse backgrounds and ethnicities? Would you like to be part of an organisation that counts on the professionalism, insight, expertise and passion of its staff to inspire individual recovery for the people they work with? Then join us as a Children’s Therapy Practitioner- Domestic Abuse Specialist.
Recovery Focus is a new group of expert charities with the shared aim to inspire individual recovery nationwide. Between us we have a track record of more than 200 years of developing and running personalised services that work with people with mental health, substance misuse and other complex needs to achieve their ambitions. Each partner organisation has its own rich history of success, but together we believe we can lead the way in evidence‐based recovery pathways, tailored to meet local and individual needs.
Right now, one of our partners, DVIP, is looking for a Children's Therapy Practitoner - Domestic Abuse Specialist to join the team at their Children’s Therapeutic Service in Hammersmith. London W6. DVIP has been helping to make women and children safer for over 25 years. Stephens Place provides direct therapeutic work with children who have been exposed to domestic violence and is one of only a handful of services in London offering direct provision to children aged 3 ‐ 17 affected by domestic abuse. But it’s only possible with the help of people like you.
Your challenge? To develop and undertake therapeutic work with children who have lived with domestic violence, with the aim of increasing their safety and wellbeing. This will involve processing referrals and the accompanying administrative tasks, assessing children and families and providing holistic/integrative approaches and mainly child centred non‐directive play therapy interventions. We'll also rely on you to help the service manager to develop and manage training placements, run centre based and outreach therapeutic services and provide training on domestic abuse issues. Carrying out risk assessments, undertaking review sessions, liaising with external agencies and promoting and raising the profile of our work – all are aspects of this varied and vital role.
Relevantly qualified and registered, you’re used to using holistic/integrative models of therapy, play therapy and other creative forms such as art therapy. You also have proven experience of assessing children’s and families suitability for therapeutic intervention. What’s more, you have an innate ability to form therapeutic relationships with children and parents that have clear boundaries, are compassionate and focused on increasing safety and wellbeing and minimising harm. You're also adept at communicating sensitive and/or complex issues clearly, both over the phone and in person. Experience of working within safeguarding and child protection procedures is essential too, as is a well‐organised yet flexible approach, excellent report writing and presentation skills and the ability to use office IT and admin systems.
In return, you can expect some great benefits, including 32 days' holiday, contributory pension scheme, employee assistance programme and childcare vouchers, plus exceptional professional development and training opportunities.
This role is part time at 14 hours per week.
So, get inspired and take the first steps towards a more fulfilling career.
Closing date: 22 July 2018
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