Qualified Therapist/ Counsellor
The Children's Society
Stratford Office, UK
17h ago

29,902 per annum / Pro Rata

Permanent with Funding

Benefits : Pension, Employment Assistance Programme

Location - To be co-located between Just for Kids Law offices (Islington) and The Children’s Society Offices

The Children’s Society is at an exciting stage of its journey, with a new organisational goal and renewed commitment to reverse the damaging decline in Children’s wellbeing.

This role sits within our Youth Impact directorate, which works to provide immediate one-to-one and group support for children who urgently need support.

Your role will be to help us maintain and develop innovative practice to support our work in our services around the country.

We are looking for an experienced and creative Qualified Therapist / Counsellor to join a dynamic and multi-disciplinary practice team.

This role will be work as part of an innovative new partnership between The Children’s Society and Just for Kids Law, as part of a 12-month pilot programme.

The role will be integrated into Just for Kids Law’s Programmes & Participation Team and work with JfKL clients providing 1-to-1 counselling and therapeutic group work to children and young people aged 10 25 years old who have unmet mental health needs and have experience of care, the criminal justice system, school exclusion, homelessness and the immigration system.

In order to be successful in this role, you must have :

  • A relevant counselling or therapy qualification at Diploma level or above such as Diploma in Counselling, Psychotherapy or Clinical Psychology and be registered with BACP, UKCP, NCS or HCPC
  • Relevant experience in working with vulnerable children and young people as a counsellor / therapist, particularly in working with young people from black and minoritized communities.
  • Experience in working therapeutically with trauma.
  • An understanding of the impact of systemic inequality and how this negatively impacts the children and young people Just for Kids Law works with
  • G iven the experiences of children and young people supported by Just for Kids Law, we particularly encourage applications from candidates with lived experience of systemic racism and of the issues experienced by our clients (school exclusion, experience of care, criminal justice system, homelessness and the immigration system).

    The Children’s Society runs over 100 local services that help thousands of young people who desperately need our support, and we campaign to get laws and policies changed to make children’s lives happier and safer.

    Every day we’re changing the lives of children in this country for the better and with your help, tomorrow we can be there for even more.

    The Children’s Society is committed to safeguarding and protecting the children and young people that we work with. As such, all posts are subject to a safer recruitment process, including the disclosure of criminal records and vetting checks.

    We ensure that we have a range of policies and procedures in place which promote safeguarding and safer working practices across our services.

    Therefore, candidates applying for work in our CYP Directorate will be required to complete an Employment history template document prior to interview.

    The fully completed document should be loaded by the candidate at the point of uploading your CV.

    The Children’s Society value diversity and inclusion and are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce and culture.

    Just for Kids Law believes in the value of a diverse workforce and is committed to its workforce reflecting the children and young people they work with.

    We therefore strongly encourage applications from people from black and minoritized communities and people from all ethnic, cultural, religious and social backgrounds and from LGBTQI+ communities.

    We strive to create a diverse working environment where anyone, regardless of background, can thrive.

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