Are you a passionate and caring individual with a proven ability to lead, motivate and mentor a team?
Here at The Esland Group we are committed to providing a clinically advised, care and education service in a therapeutic setting where complex social, emotional, and educational needs are met by attachment aware, therapeutically informed practitioners.
Due to continued growth, we are looking to appoint a dedicated and innovative Creative Therapist (Regional Clinician) who has the relevant skills and can demonstrate the knowledge and experience necessary to inspire good practice and develop services to enhance the experience provided to our young vulnerable individuals.
This is an exciting and challenging opportunity to work as part of a dynamic team within The Esland Group. We exist to give young people with very complex histories and needs a chance to break out from a spiral of negative and sometimes risky behaviour. We provide them with the safety and positive relationships needed to build their hope and enable them to have a better future.
People who work here want to make a difference and understand the needs of the young people and the behaviours they may present, as well as how to manage, support and influence change in relation to these behaviours.
- To provide regular, expert clinical guidance to the teams of staff who look after our children.
- To monitor and promote the development and maintenance of a positive, therapeutic environment and ethos within Esland Care & Education services, including training and developing staff to achieve this.
- To work within professional guidelines and exercise responsibility for the systematic governance of psychological practice within the service.
- To provide therapeutic input to young people within Esland Care’s residential and education services and provide specialist expertise in the assessment and treatment of young people presenting with trauma and attachment-based difficulties.
- To carry out audit and research activities as required.
- To assist in the continued implementing of good practice as outlined by the Enabling Environments framework.
What we need from you
- Significant post qualification experience, and proven abilities, in working therapeutically with young people and their families or carers, and monitoring progress and outcomes.
- Demonstrates good knowledge, expertise and experience in assessment, intervention and risk management with developmental trauma and attachment difficulties.
- Proven ability to produce high quality, well-written clinical reports.
- Experience of working effectively in multi-disciplinary teams.
- Due to the nature of this role, you must be 21+ to apply
- Hold a Full UK driving licence
- Your base will be your home but there will be an expectation to visit our care homes on a regional basis to support their staff, young people and fellow clinicians (Bedfordshire)
Requirements for an Enhanced DBS and reference checking will be undertaken in line with government regulations and safer recruitment best practice.
All young people are equally entitled to have their needs met in a fair and balanced way. Esland employees are responsible for promoting equal opportunities for all and for challenging any behaviour or practice which discriminates against any young person or colleague on the grounds of race, religion, disability, age, gender, sexual orientation, or any other perceived difference.