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Children’s Therapist

Children’s Therapist

Innovative specialist project for women experiencing domestic abuse in Southwark and Enfield

Job Reference No. SWA2630

Southwark, with some travel to Enfield

This exciting new partnership aims to work with women and children who are experiencing domestic abuse and find it hard to engage with existing support services, which increases their vulnerability and risk. Using learning from the “My Sisters Place” project developed in Middlesbrough, we will offer women bespoke dedicated support which places a high emphasis on addressing their multiple needs. The project will also offer therapeutic support for children to ensure the effects of witnessing abuse are addressed, and its long lasting effects minimised.

Solace Women’s Aid is delighted to be partnering with Southwark Children’s Services, Enfield MARAC and Women’s Aid for this innovative project, funded by the Transformation Fund at the Home Office. We are looking for an experienced, dynamic Children’s Therapist to join our advocacy and support team in Southwark, and to support the team in Enfield. You will be expected to work intensively with service users as part of a multidisciplinary team, collaborating with external agencies.

You will have experience of assessing the needs of individual children and of working in partnership with parents/carers. You will provide 1:1 therapy for children and young people to explore issues of domestic violence, abuse and trauma using drama, play or art, aiming to build their resilience and positive relationships. You will also develop and deliver psychodynamic group content.

You will be able to demonstrate knowledge of the intersection between domestic abuse and multiple/complex needs, a strong understanding of how this can make it difficult for families to engage with support and an ability to reflect on your own practice.

SALARY: £26,000 – £28,500 per annum, dependent on relevant qualifications and experience

HOURS: 37.5 hours per week

CONTRACT: This is a fixed term contract position for two years and three months

Please take a look at our Job Description and Person Specification.

CLOSING DATE: 11th December 2017 (12noon)

INTERVIEW DATE: 18th/19th December 2017

To apply please complete and send the Application Form AND Equality Monitoring form to recruitment@solacewomensaid.org by the closing date of 11th December 2017. If for any reason you are having trouble downloading the documents, please email us and we will send the documents to you.

Unfortunately we do not accept CVs.

Please ensure you send the correct documents by the closing date, as late applications will not be accepted.

Solace Women’s Aid values diversity, promotes equality and challenges discrimination. We encourage and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applicants from black minority and ethnic communities.

Solace is a Disability Confident employer. Please feel free to email us at recruitment@solacewomensaid.org if you require any additional support to apply for this role.

This service is run by women for women and is therefore restricted to women applicants under the Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9, Part 1. Section 7(2)e of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 apply. The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act.

An enhanced DBS (Disclosure Barring Service) disclosure will be required for this role

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