We are looking to enhance our team by recruiting a Therapeutic Service Lead to help coordinate and enhance our Therapeutic service offer to local young people.

This role will suit someone who has a passion for ensuring young people have free, safe and accessible community-based services to support their mental and emotional wellbeing, along with a willingness to embrace, support and sustain the offer of short, medium and longer-term individual and group therapeutic and wellbeing interventions.

The Therapeutic Service Lead would need to have a recognised qualification in Counselling or Psychotherapy and have or be working towards their Professional accreditation.

You would need at least 5 years’ experience of working with young people aged 11-25, with at least 3 years of providing 1-2-1 counselling and group interventions to young people 11-25 in an organisational setting.

You would need experience in being a team leader or as part of a management team. Experience of management within a young people and/or a voluntary sector service would be an advantage.

Being part of the team at Step Forward will require you to develop positive working relationships with multi-disciplinary teams in different services.

This position needs to have flexibility to ensure services are offered at a time when young people can access them including daytimes, evenings, and weekends where appropriate. Support to young people could be provided remotely, on an outreach basis in schools and youth settings and within Step Forward.

The post holder would need to manage a small case load of clients, as well as provide assessments to new young people who want to access our service.
The post holder will need to embrace and uphold our organisational ethos and values to ensure we are: Inclusive, Warm, Empowering, Inspirational and Innovative.

For more details please download the application pack.

The closing date for completed applications is 5pm Wednesday 20th July 2022. We aim to contact all shortlisted applicants and offer interviews within three weeks of the closing date.

Please note, dependant on the volume of suitable applications we reserve the right to change the closing date of this advertisement. We advise you to submit your applications, which outline how you meet the personal specification, at your earliest opportunity.

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