ChildrenBBTECHRESERVEDCHARTICKs Play Therapist
|Sector||Domestic Violence - Caseworker (Refuge and/ or Outreach)|
|Salary||£14 - £16000 per annum|
- Children's Play Therapist within a Refuge required for a Women's organisation.
Role: Children's Play Therapist
Based: North West / North East London
Salary: 29k Full Time equivalent
Hours: Part Time hours (2/3 days a week)
Essential: Current enhanced DBS
HCPC, BACP, UKCP - one of the relevant qualifications
* Assess and then support in weekly, one to one therapeutic sessions children - work with each child to be reviewed termly.
* Conduct individual key work and run groups for children to enable them to express their feelings and manage their emotions towards others, including their mothers
* Identify if specialist therapeutic intervention is needed and refer to the appropriate agency.
* To maintain clear, up to date written records and collect appropriate evaluation data in accordance with policy and procedures. To submit quarterly reports and statistics
* Support mothers/carers ( service users) using services in understanding the impact of abuse on their children
* Coordinate and deliver a programme of outings and holiday play-schemes.
* Work with children using a range of multi-cultural, physical, creative, imaginative and social play activities within a therapeutic framework.
* Research and use evidence-based interventions to help children understand their experience of abuse and reduce self-blame
* Conduct thorough assessments and support planning for children receiving individual support, including developing and refining appropriate documentation
* Provide advocacy and liaison with relevant external agencies, schools and statutory bodies , including helping children to access schools and providing schools with advice and support
* Raise awareness of the children's service and encourage clients and their children to become involved in activities provided
* Order, maintain and care for toys and equipment
* Provide anti-racist, anti-sexist, non-violent toys and equipment which meet the needs of individual children and comply with their ethos of encouraging children to foster positive images of themselves and each other
* To stay up to date with Child Safeguarding training and legislation.
* To comply with and work within policies and procedures, including Children's Policy, Confidentiality, Equal Opportunities, and Health and Safety
* Attend to and record accidents or incidents in the Accident or Incident books and inform other workers of any incidents involving children and/or mother/carers
* To keep abreast of the evidence based and recent research regarding working with children affected by domestic violence
* Work flexible hours as necessary, including some weekends and evenings
* To carry out other duties appropriate to the post as requested by the Chief Executive or your line manager.
* Current enhanced DBS
* HCPC, BACP, UKCP - one of the relevant qualifications
Resourcing Group is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.