Clinical - HCPC

Psychotherapist – Specialist Children’s Homes

JOB TITLE: Psychotherapist – Specialist Children’s Homes

HOURS: 9-5 core hours

LOCATION: Yorkshire (7 homes)

SALARY: £35,300 +40p per mile


Compass Associates is partnering with a specialist education organisation to recruit a Psychotherapist for their dynamic team. This leading organisation is dedicated to delivering quality education and support to children aged 5 to 18 years, specifically addressing requirements related to social, emotional, mental health, Autism Spectrum Disorder, speech, language, and communication difficulties, along with cognitive and learning challenges.

As the Psychotherapist you will be providing support and guidance to children and young people in seven homes across Yorkshire. Your responsibilities will include conducting assessments, interventions, and providing therapeutic advice to the dedicated teams. You’ll be a key part of the Therapeutic Team, contributing to the development and delivery of training and supporting the educational journey of our young people.

The therapy team, under the leadership of the Head of SEND, comprises professionals such as Psychologists, Dance and Movement Therapists, Counsellors, Occupational Therapists, and Speech & Language Therapists. Your role will involve close collaboration with Head Teachers and other experts to foster a positive and inclusive environment.


  • BACP, BABCP, UKCP accredited OR HCPC registered.
  • BSc/MSc registered Art/Music/Play Therapist or Psychotherapist, We will accept nearly or newly qualified.
  • Experience of working with Children and Young People or relevant demonstrable transferable skills
  • A desire to support services through embedding therapeutic practice
  • Experience of teaching, training and/or supervision.
  • Well-developed skills in the ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing
  • Ability to work autonomously with the support from individual and peer supervision
  • Ability to role model behaviours and attitudes in line with organisational values
  • A sound understanding of Microsoft Office components, including knowledge of Excel, Teams, and SharePoint
  • Full UK driving licence and use of your own vehicle


  • Real Living Wage employer
  • Christmas bonus
  • Blue Light Card
  • Colleague referral scheme with cash rewards – earn up to £2500 per referral!*
  • Financial wellbeing service
  • Life Assurance
  • Option to buy and sell up to 5 days annual leave
  • Tastecard – spectacular savings on dining, pizza, cinema tickets, supermarkets, and UK attractions!
  • Opportunity to progress in your career through our Education Academy, and ongoing training and professional development.
  • Comprehensive and tailored induction programme including face-to-face training, online modules, shadowing, and local induction period.
  • Face-to-face therapeutic training and support for all colleagues via our SHINE programme.
  • Access to a wide range of free online courses for all colleagues on a variety of topics
  • Employee assistance programme – free, confidential support via Bupa.
  • Community and wellbeing – Your wellbeing matters to us, and we are committed to ensuring you get all the support you need to feel good about what you do. We’re in this together.
  • Supportive management and senior leaders.
  • High quality CPD opportunities
  • Free eye checks


Screening call with consultant Ashley Collishaw, if successful this will be followed by a teams call with the Head of SEND and a Senior Therapist.


If you would like to be considered for this exciting opportunity, please contact Ashley Collishaw directly on 0161 527 9631. Alternatively, email an updated CV to [email protected]


Compass Associates Ltd is acting as a Recruitment Consultant for this permanent vacancy. Compass Associates offers a great incentive for recommendations – we offer £200 of John Lewis Vouchers for each successful candidate recommended by you.

Compass Associates - Consultant - Ashley Collishaw
Specialist Care

Ashley Collishaw (AREC)

Consultant – Adult Social Care (North)

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