Clinical - HCPC

Therapeutic Lead – Children’s Residential

Therapeutic Lead – Children’s Residential Services
Allied Health Professionals
£43, 500- £50,000 FTE – Part Time/Full Time

Are you a confident registered Occupational Therapist or Child/adolescent Family Therapist?

Would you like to work for an organisation that give you the freedom to influence the children’s care and escape the bureaucracy and red tape from other organisations?

If so, read on and discover your exciting future as a Therapeutic Lead in a Children’s Residential setting.

Compass Associates are proud to be working with a client that provides long term residential care for children who may have experienced conflict with their family or carers, mental health challenges, trauma and have the additional challenge of mild to moderate learning disabilities’

Together we are looking for someone who is dedicated to providing support to Children and Young people and their Carers to plan appropriate and timely interventions using an energetic evidence-based approach.

The position is easily commutable from the surrounding areas of Chestfield, Herne Bay, Margate, Ramsgate, Faversham, Littlebourne, Dover and the wider area Kent

Salary and Benefits:

  • £43,472 – £50,000 FTE – Part time/Full time
  • 33 days annual leave – Additional annual leave after 3 years of service
  • Employee assistance and wellbeing program (AEP)
  • Opportunity to attend therapeutic training courses and further CPD
  • Flexibility with working hours

Key Responsibilities:

  • To undertake direct clinical work contributing to the multi-disciplinary team providing specialist assessment, therapy, consultation and training.
  • Identify and provide appropriate means of support to carers and staff exposed to distressing situations and challenging behaviour.
  • Effectively lead group supervision to support staff to process and reflect on the therapeutic support provided and group dynamics.


  • Occupational Therapist, Child/Adolescent Therapist, Family Therapist, Systemic Practitioner, Counsellor, Child Psychotherapist.
  • Profession registration such as BACP, HCPC, UKCP, ACP or relevant accrediting body.
  • Minimum 2 years post qualification experience working with children complex developmental needs or children who have experienced living in care.
  • Clinical experience working within a MDT
  • Evidence of leadership or managing a project

Shift Pattern:

  • Minimum of 16 hours per week
  • Attendance of a Fortnightly team meeting
  • Flexibility to carry out clinical supervisions remotely with staff.

Interview Process:

  • Phone call with Hiring Manager
  • Face-to-face with the Two Directors
  • Face-to-face with the Manager at the site

To apply, or for more information and an informal confidential discussion please contact Dane Pryor on 023 93877356 or email [email protected]

Compass Associates Ltd is acting as a Recruitment Consultancy for this permanent vacancy; we offer £200 John Lewis vouchers for each successful recommendation.

Dane Pryor - Consultant - Compass Associates
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Dane Pryor (AREC)

Consultant - Clinical (South)

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