Job Title:          Psychotherapist

Location:          Littlehampton

Salary:              up to £42,000 per annum (pro rata)

Hours:              18.75 hours per week / 2.5 days

Contract:          Permanent, Part time


We have a fantastic opportunity for a Psychotherapist to join our team at our brand-new Family Assessment Centre in Littlehampton.

This is a chance to support the delivery of therapeutic services in an environment where caring for our children, young people and their families is at the forefront of all we do. As a new role we are looking for someone who is innovative to develop the role further.

The Centre is due to open in September 2022.


About the role:

Our Psychotherapist position is a brand-new operational role which allows the opportunity to support families and children’s emotional wellbeing and development positively and creatively through providing direct therapy with children, therapeutic support with the families and staff & also partake in group work and training.

Our centre will offer a nurturing and loving environment where our families and children will be made to feel comfortable and flourish with our support. All our settings maintain a strong safeguarding culture, where the people we support 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: Arun Hope, Littlehampton, West Sussex


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 qualification, minimum Level 4 Diploma
  • BACP/PTUK/BAPT/HCPC registration or equivalent
  • Skilled in and passionate about reflective practice
  • 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

Why work for us?

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.

But what else is in it for you? Your health and wellbeing are important to us, so you’ll get an exceptional reward package including:

  • Up to 39 days annual leave each year (25 base entitlement + 1 One moment in time + 8 bank holidays + ability to buy up to 5 extra days)
  • Life Assurance
  • Pension scheme with options to increase your contributions
  • “Your Wellbeing Matters” – access to a wide range of first-class mental health support services and physical health checks

And a market-leading benefit offering through our Flexible Benefits Platform, Vista, enables you to choose the package that’s right for you, including:

  • A wide range of health, wellbeing, and insurance benefits
  • 100’s of discount options valid in the UK and abroad
  • Cycle to Work Schemes
  • Electric Car Purchase Scheme
  • Critical illness cover

And that’s not all, we place the outcomes of the children and vulnerable young adults in our services at the heart of everything we do, so you’ll wake every day in the knowledge that your role will have a significant positive impact on the lives of others.

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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