Therapeutic Practitioner (Children)
A sub-tropical island of spectacular and beautiful landscapes in the South Atlantic with a warm and friendly population of 4,500, St Helena is a self-governing overseas territory of the UK, poised for future transformation with scheduled, commercial air access.
Planning and providing therapeutic interventions for children in need, children at risk of harm and looked-after children on St Helena, you will provide consultation on the mental health needs of vulnerable children. You will support the development and implementation of a therapeutic service within CAMHS and other multi agency contexts. You will be a key member of the social services team, partnering appropriate agencies across the Island.
Your clinical caseload will include therapeutic work with children and young people, with carers, families and networks of professionals, presenting complex challenges that require advanced skills and knowledge. You will help to develop learning materials and resources and contribute to training for adopters, foster carers, parents, social workers etc. A key part of your role will be the professional development of local staff and succession planning.
Your background in therapeutic support for young people and understanding of a range of issues which affect young people's mental health and wellbeing should cover anxiety, depression, CSE, eating disorders, psychosis, attachment difficulties, self-harming and ASD/ADHD and other complex psychological difficulties.
A UK Qualified Social Worker CQSW or DipSW or equivalent, you may alternatively have a relevant professional qualification such as psychology, counselling or criminal justice. A therapy qualification or mental health experience will be essential, with current registration with the Health Care Professionals Council or equivalent. Experienced in assessments and therapeutic interventions, you should have up-to-date knowledge and experience as a therapeutic practitioner with caseload responsibility in safeguarding vulnerable groups. You will need a full UK Driving Licence.
We offer an extensive benefits package with 20 days leave pa and which will include a contribution to pension, plus generous income tax-free allowances for relocation, rent and utilities. An application form can be found at www.sthelenacareers.com where further information can also be found, or you may contact Kedell Worboys on 0203 818 7610 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. This is where applications must be sent and received by 19 July 2017. Interviews will be held in London 8 August 2017.