Job Title:  Art Psychotherapist or Play Therapist

Hours:  18.75 hours per week

Holidays: 30 days (pro rata)

Salary: £31,000 - £35,000 (pro rata)


Are you excited by working during times of transformative change?

Do you want to be part of developing a Clinical Services/Regional Well-Being Hub supporting specialist schools and residential homes?

Are you interested in and experienced in the field of working with the challenges associated with ASD, complex needs and early developmental trauma related needs?

If so we have the role for you!

We are looking for an Art Psychotherapist or Systemic Practitioner to join the Outcomes First Group to provide support to 4 of our Residential Children’s homes.

The post holder will be part of a developing Clinical Team consisting of Psychotherapists, Psychologists, Speech and Language Therapists and Occupational Therapy across the Wiltshire and Dorset area, located at in the Wiltshire area providing therapeutic services to both the school and 4 residential homes in the area.

Someone with a holistic and integrated approach to care, education and clinical services would be perfect for this role.  An enthusiasm to learn and work as part of a busy team is essential. You will also need to have good communication skills and be confident in your computer skills.


About The Role

The Therapist post is fully embedded into a multi-disciplinary team providing a rich variety of experience and development opportunities. Clinical work will be in the areas of mental health, developmental trauma, autism, challenging behaviour and complex learning needs. The post holder’s main responsibilities will be as follows;

  • To work under the supervision of the Clinical Lead
  • To provide systemic support to the school and homes through Reflective Practice and Team Around the Child/Child Focused Consultations (TAC) meetings.
  • To provide individual therapeutic support to some young people
  • To offer therapeutic/clinical training to all staff within the region
  • To develop individual and/or group work with the children, young people and/or adults we support as appropriate and under agreement and supervision of the more senior psychologist.
  • To contribute to psychological assessments to include psychometric testing, observations and self-report measures, based on the use of psychological assessments, including semi-structured interviews with the children, young people and/or adults we support, their families, care and education staff.
  • To attend and contribute to multi agency meetings where deemed appropriate
  • To provide Therapeutic reports for statutory reviews such as EHCP reviews, looked After Child reviews and Personal Education Plans
  • To observe and interact with the individuals we support, providing observation and interaction reports to the Clinical Team.
  • Follow up discussions with staff members and children, young people and/or adults to provide support and monitor progress

Who we are looking for

We’re looking for a committed and enthusiastic psychotherapist. Someone with a holistic and integrated approach to care, education and clinical services would be perfect for this role.

Applicants must have:

  • Honours degree in relevant speciality or completion of a recognised and accredited play and/ or creative arts therapy course at Post Graduate Diploma Level or above.
  • BACP/PTUK/BAPT/HCPC registration or equivalent and experience of working with children with developmental trauma/ASD is desirable.
  • A driving license and car are essential due to the regional nature of the role.
  • Experience of multi-professional work with teams or services within the designated speciality



In return we offer:

  • Professional supervision
  • A network of clinical colleagues with regular forums for peer reflection & practice development
  • Company Pension Scheme and benefits
  • “Your Wellbeing Matters"- access to a wide range of first-class mental health support services
  • Employee Rewards Hub – access to discounts, offers and cashback with 100s of retailers
  • Continuous professional development & training for a clear career path
  • Opportunity to enrich the lives of others and make a positive difference
  • Be part of a fantastic team who work hard together and support each other.
  • We have recently been awarded ‘The Great Place to Work’ award for the 2nd Year in a row, demonstrating the company’s willingness to invest in their employees and provide them with support (Professional, IT and Well-being) as and when needed.

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