The starting salary for this role is £35,382 per annum and is based on a 36 working hour week, based at North West Surrey Shaw Family Centre, Chobham Road, Woking, Surrey, GU21 4AS.
Assessment Consultation Therapy (ACT) is a therapeutic service within Surrey that works with young children and adolescents who present and display with harmful sexualised behaviour. We work with the child while supporting carers and families, as well as working independently with the professional network and closely with schools.
ACT is looking for a committed, empathetic Therapist with a psychology or CBT background with experience of child protection and an understanding of the risk factors associated with sexually harmful behaviour to be part of a specialist therapeutic service within Surrey County Council.
In this role, you will be supporting families and carers and working directly with young children and adolescents who present and display sexually harmful behaviour. You will be required to work in a therapeutic setting supporting the team in overseeing the referral pathway and by assessing and providing treatment to clients at Assessment Consultation Therapy (ACT).
Sound knowledge of assessing and managing referrals will be essential in this role as well as experience of working therapeutically using a cognitive approach to support and treat children and families. You will be leading on consultations, assessment and treatment plans and will be required to write reports and to take an active role in attending Strategy and Multi-Agency meetings, attending Case Conferences and Child In Need meetings to support the team. You will also be expected to provide training and consultancy to the wider network in order to support them in managing presenting behaviours and reducing risk.
You will work collaboratively with social care, education settings, police and youth support services to reduce risk and to provide a therapeutic service for children, young people and their families in a safe and supportive environment; this will be within the ACT establishment.
You will use your advanced communication style to represent the purpose and culture of ACT and Surrey Children's Services to members and officers of the Council, magistrates and others in formal and informal presentations. With this in mind, you will need to be confident to communicate effectively in both written and verbal format, particularly in conveying complex, emotive and sensitive information to professionals, as you seek to ensure effective, collaborative working between partner agencies.
At ACT, we use the AIM Assessment Framework to assess for Harmful Sexual Behaviour. Full training will be given if you have not previously worked with this framework.
ACT is a small team which means working holistically and in our Woking office. Remote working will be explored and considered.
To be shortlisted for interview for this role, your CV and supporting statement will need to clearly evidence the following:
- Post graduate qualification in a relevant social care / mental health profession
- Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registration
- Ability to manage own workload and work independently
- Readiness to work some unsocial hours
- Enthusiastic, self-motivated team player
- Flexible and creative approach to treatments / models of care
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The job advert closes at 23:59 on 4th September 2022.
Interview date TBC.
An enhanced DBS ‘Disclosure and Barring Service’ check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children’s and Adults’ Barred List checks will be required for this role.
For an informal discussion contact Charanjit Gill by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.
Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.