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Therapist, Residential & Community Settings

Young Futures
South East London
£32,000 to £40,000 pro rata depending on experience + Allowances
Closing date
4 Jul 2022
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Therapist, Residential & Community Settings
Community based working inside young people’s homes and local settings. SE London: mainly Southwark & Lewisham. Office based in North Lambeth. Residential setting based in Northwest Lambeth.
Salary: £32,000 to £40,000 pro rata depending on experience (plus £500 training budget & work-related travel) What we offer: external clinical supervision, a wellbeing budget of £25 per month with wellbeing time factored into working hours, opportunities for training and CPD, EAP, cycle to work scheme, pension with Nest
Hours: Part Time (3 days, 24 hours)

The job

We are recruiting an experienced Therapist to emotionally support young people in and leaving the care of their local authority, in both residential and community settings, to help them reach their full potential. This is achieved through providing 1:1 therapy that meets each young person’s needs (here-and-now issues as well as those recorded in their plans), taking account of their background; help them understand and manage the impact of any experience of complex trauma, abuse, or neglect; and help them develop the resilience and skills that prepare them to live independently as an adult.

Alongside 1:1 therapeutic work with young people, Therapists work alongside colleagues from the Therapy Team to provide 1:1 staff support sessions and facilitate group spaces for the Residential and Community Teams.

We are passionate about learning and development and committed to providing an outstanding experience for all.

A typical working day will include up to four 1:1 therapy/support sessions.

Do you have

  • Experience in working with young people with at least one of the following approaches: Arts-based therapies; Psychotherapy, Counselling, CBT.
  • Skills to identify and act upon signs that a child or young person is at risk of harm.
  • An understanding of how previous experiences and present emotions can be communicated through behaviour and have the competence and skills to interpret these, and to help young people do the same.
  • An understanding of challenges of delivering frontline support.
  • Ambition matched with a desire for continuous professional development.

Salary & Benefits

We believe all staff should be paid well for work that delivers excellent services and changes the lives of young people in and leaving care.

As a result we offer:

  • Competitive Sector Salary (including options to flex working hours up or down) + Work Related Travel + Pension Contribution
  • Generous Annual Leave - 37 Days pro-rata, including Bank Holidays.
  • Wellbeing Budget (£25 per month for all staff to encourage self-care)
  • Monthly wellbeing time
  • Training and Support – online modules, group training and personal training budget
  • Line Management and Therapeutic 1:1 Supervision, and Therapeutic Group Supervision monthly
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Cycle to Work Scheme

Closing date: 5pm, 4 July 2022
Interviews: w/c 11 July 2022
Start date: Mid August


If you would like to find out more, please click the apply button. You will be directed to our website to complete your application for this position.

No agencies please.


Most of us can count on our families for love, support and guidance when we need it most. But young people in care have to grow up without this safety net. And at age 18, the limited support they do receive drops substantially at a really critical time.  This lack of support can leave them feeling abandoned and vulnerable and facing a future of further disadvantage.

We're here to fill that gap and to support young care-leavers on their journey into adulthood. We help them move towards practical, financial, social and emotional independence and a happier and more fulfilling future.

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