Therapeutic Practitioner

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Please see advert text
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 13/10/2019 23:59
£16,442.75 - £29,135.67 Annually
Job Category:
Social Care - Children Service
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Post Number:
Closing date:
13 Oct
Further Information

2 posts, Fixed Term for 12 months

1 x 30 hours per week (£27,404.59 - £29,135.67)
1 x 18 hours per week (£16,442.75 - £17,481.40)

We would like to appoint Therapeutic Practitioners to provide a high quality therapeutic service to children and their families and carers in Stockton.

As a qualified and experienced Therapeutic Practitioner, you will be responsible for managing a caseload of children and young people with higher levels of complexity, which will include assessment and management of risk within the context of therapeutic need, and to provide specific casework advice, support and guidance to multi agency colleagues in relation to the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people in the context of therapeutic work.

You will contribute to planning and developing of future services and policies and promote innovative ways of developing support to service users. You will provide training and guidance to social workers, advanced practitioners: trainees, support staff and social work assistants as required. You will also provide consultation to staff in children’s residential services/units, foster carers, kinship carers and Special Guardians in order to enhance psychological thinking and support placement stability.

As these are new roles within the authority, you will also have the opportunity to help shape the role and respond to the needs of children and families as assessed by you and your line manager. Initially the main focus of the roles will be to work closely with other colleagues in efforts to successfully and safely help to rehabilitate some of our Children in Our Care back to the Stockton area.

If you are a person who is motivated by challenge, has an understanding of the therapeutic needs of children and young people, is an excellent communicator and is motivated by working closely with children, young people, their families and other professionals in order to develop better outcomes for children we would welcome your application.

Please ensure you refer to the Job Description and the essential and desirable criteria in the Person Specification when completing the Personal Statement on the application form, as this information is used to select candidates for interview.

If you would like an informal discussion about the post, please contact Debbie Peel, Family Group Conference Manager, on 01642 524668

The application form is available in alternative formats from Xentrall Recruitment Services, tel: 01642 526992 or email recruitment@xentrall.org.uk

Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council ensures that all customers, both internal and external receive a consistently high quality level of service.

Please note
This job is closed for applications.