About the role
Our Assessment Consultation Therapy (ACT) team works with children, young people and their families when there are concerns about a young person's sexually harmful behaviour. We also work with schools and other professionals.
We are looking for a committed, empathetic Therapist with a Psychology or CBT background with extensive experience of child protection and an understanding of the risk factors associated to sexually harmful behaviour, to be part of a specialist therapeutic service within Surrey County Council. In this role, you will be supporting families and carers and working directly with young children and adolescents who present and display sexually harmful behaviour. You will be required to work in a therapeutic setting supporting the team in overseeing the referral pathway and by assessing and providing treatment to clients at Assessment Consultation Therapy (ACT).
Sound knowledge of assessing and managing referrals will be essential in this role, and experience of working therapeutically using a cognitive approach to support and treat families and children. You will be leading on consultations, assessment and treatment plans and required to write reports and to take an active role in attending Strategy and Multi Agency meetings; attending Case Conferences and Child In Need meetings to support the team. You will also be expected to provide training and consultancy to the wider network in order to support them in managing presenting behaviours and reducing risk. You will also produce quarterly and annual reports.
You will work collaboratively with social care, education settings, Police and youth support service to reduce risk and to provide a therapeutic service for children, young people and their families in a safe and supportive environment, this will be within the ACT establishment.
You will use your advanced communication style to represent the purpose and culture of A.C.T. and Surrey Childrens Services to members and officers of the Council, magistrates and others in formal and informal presentations. With this in mind, you will need to be confident to communicate effectively in both written and verbal format; particularly in conveying complex, emotive and sensitive information to professionals, as you seek to ensure effective, collaborative working between partner agencies.
To be shortlisted for interview for this role, your CV and supporting statement will need to clearly evidence the following:
- Post graduate qualification in a relevant social care /mental health profession
- Professional therapy/psychotherapy/psychology qualification
- AIM Trained or willing to use this model and application
- HCPC registration
- Applied analytical skills
- Ability to manage and plan own workload
- Ability to maintain professional boundaries and conduct
- Respect and acknowledge various disciplines and ways of working with young people and families
- Advanced skills in meeting the needs of children within the context of their significant relationships
- Computer literacy including word processing skills and use of service database
- Readiness to work some unsocial hours
- Enthusiastic, self-motivated team player
- Flexible and creative approach to treatments/models of care
- Demonstration of confidence
Please find full job description attached for further information.
For an informal discussion contact Charanjit Gill by e-mail at email@example.com.
We look forward to receiving your application.
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 10th January 2020.
Interviews dates to be confirmed.
From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 24 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.
Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.
An enhanced DBS 'Disclosure and Barring Service' check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children's and Adults' Barred List checks will be required for this role.