Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist

Location: Prospex Youth Centre Piper Close N78TQ
Start date: April 15, 2024
Deadline for applications: April 27, 2024
Salary: £27,300

Part time 7.5 hours fixed term contract to be reviewed annually.
Closing date: 27th April 2024
Interview date: TBC (1 week after closing date)
Hours: 7.5 hours equivalent to 1 day a week. Flexible days working with young people after school
Remuneration/salary: £27,300 pa

Prospex is grassroots, Islington-North London-based youth charity, supporting young people aged 8-21 whose life chances are affected through measures outside their control; poverty, social deprivation, high unemployment, and crime. Founded in 2001, the organisation works to address these negative influences, often resulting in low self-esteem and poor school attendance, leading to limited employment prospects. Through the provision of positive relationships together with transferable life and employability skills, young people can broaden their horizons outside the limits of their existing thinking and are given the tools to achieve their goals.

Prospex already provides some psychotherapeutic support through linked organisations, but we have obtained 5 years funding to make much needed in-house provision.

We have recently acquired a space close to the Youth Centre for psychotherapy sessions to take place and have a space for art therapy.
Purpose: to provide high quality, face to face, psychotherapy to children and young people that are referred through the team.

Location: Based in North London at our Youth Centre, The Underground – 2 minutes from Caledonian Road tube station (Piccadilly Line)

The role: the initial focus will be to provide individual, face to face, psychotherapeutic sessions/work with young people.
You will receive in-house supervision from an experienced, UKCP registered psychotherapist/supervisor.

Role requirements:
Qualified psychotherapist registered, or in process of being registered, with an organisation such as UKCP, BACP, BPS, ACP.

Experience of providing 1:1 face to face psychotherapy, preferably with young people but psychotherapists with other relevant experience may be considered.

An understanding of the highly complex factors, including developmental processes, which impact on young people.

An understanding of safeguarding matters and procedures in relation to working with young people.

Excellent communicator, able to establish positive and effective psychotherapeutic relationships with young people, but also as professional relationships with a wide range of team members in the organisation. There may be opportunities or times where you may need to represent Prospex with parents/carers or outside agencies.

To complete administrative tasks such as end of therapy reports.
To attend regular clinical supervision with Prospex‘s supervisor as warranted, depending on number of client hours and psychotherapist experience.
To support the clinical supervisor in collecting information by providing reports and updates as required.

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