Job Title:          Psychotherapist

Location:          Heath Farm, Whitstable

Salary:              Up to £44,000 per annum

Hours:              37.5 hrs per week

Contract:          Permanent, Full Time


We are on the lookout for a Psychotherapist to join our multidisciplinary clinical team at Heath Farm Fostering. This is a chance to support the delivery of therapeutic services in an environment where caring for our children and young people is at the forefront of all we do and our Group vision.

About the role:

Heath Farm Fostering is an independent fostering agency who form part of the National Fostering Group, and the wider Outcomes First Group.

Our new Psychotherapist position is an operational role which allows the opportunity to positively and creatively support children’s emotional wellbeing and development through providing direct therapy with children, therapeutic support of carers and staff, group work and training.

The successful candidate will hold a manageable caseload at a specialised level of intervention. However, intervention at both a universal and targeted (enhanced) level are of paramount importance, as reflected in the agency’s Statement of Purpose, in meeting the needs of children, young people and adult’s -both staff and fostering families. The post holder will contribute to the outstanding functionality of the Local Wellbeing & Clinical Hub.

The post holder and its supporting team are located within a designated Locality Wellbeing & Clinical Hub which caters to the wider Kent area. The hubs multidisciplinary team comprises of Clinical & Educational Psychologists, Psychotherapists from a number of disciplines, Occupational Therapists and a Speech and Language Therapist.

Our well-established Clinical Team maintain a nurturing and loving environment where our children can flourish. Always putting our children and young people at the forefront of everything they do. All our settings maintain a strong safeguarding culture, and our children and young people are heard, respected and involved in decisions that affect them wherever possible.

When it comes to looking after our children, we strive for excellence, which is why we are the leading children services provider in the UK.  With this in mind, we are looking for a Psychotherapist who shares our vision; to build incredible futures by empowering vulnerable young people in the UK to be happy and to make their way in the world.

Location: Predominantly located at Heath Farm Fostering in Whitstable; supporting other locations within the designated Hub, which caters for the wider Kent area


About the Group:

Outcomes First Group is the largest independent provider of high quality foster care and special needs education and care. We are a vital part of local communities in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland with a renowned reputation for quality and positive outcomes for the people we educate and care for.

We are really proud to say that in October 2021, Outcomes First Group were officially certified as a ‘Great Place to Work’ for the third year running.

Our divisional brands include Acorn Education and Care, National Fostering Group and Options Autism.

For more information on the group please visit:

Essential Criteria:

  • Relevant therapy qualfication, minimum Level 4 Diploma
  • BACP/PTUK/BAPT/HCPC registration or equivalent
  • Experience of working with children with complex needs (desirable)
  • Driving License and access to a vehicle (desirable)
  • Experience of multi-professional work with teams or services within the designated speciality

What’s in it for you?

We offer a friendly and inclusive working environment where our people are heard, respected and hugely valued. We want our employees to come to work with energy, determination and most importantly we want them to be happy in their work. We are well aware that it is our highly skilled teams that make Outcomes First Group the success it is, and we want this to continue. This is why we provide a range of benefits designed to support you, not just in your work life but also on a personal level too. We want you to be the best you can be, and offer genuine opportunities for career development and progression.

Benefits and Rewards

  • Holidays starting at 25 days per annum plus bank holidays – Increasing by one day for every year of service, up to 5 years.
  • An extra day’s holiday for a special day of your choice (birthday, child’s first day at school etc.)
  • Professional support network
  • Contributory Pension
  • Employee Rewards Hub – access to discounts, offers and cashback with 100s of retailers
  • Essential role to making a real difference to the lives of children and young people
  • Career pathways and a dedicated learning and development team
  • The Hub – employee discounts, recognition cards, well-being centre
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • “Your Wellbeing Matters” Programme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Salary Finance

For further information on this role please refer the Job Description and Person Specification attached. To discuss this role in more detail, please contact:

At Outcomes First Group we are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All successful applicants will be subject to a fully Enhanced DBS.

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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