Therapeutic Practitioner - Children's Residential

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Closing date:

30 June 2020

Location: Goole
Hours: Full-time, Permanent
Salary: £10.15 an hour

Therapeutic Practitioner - Children's Residential


Goole, Church Fenton, Selby.




£10.15 per hour - rolling rota inc sleep ins




Job Overview.


The home specialises in CSE (Child Sexual Exploitation) we care for girls between the ages of 11-17 who have unfortunately suffered from some form of Sexual Exploitation as a result of: Consent to survive, bullying, Community gangs, money and gift incentives, and trauma.


The home aims to support the young women to develop and maintain positive and safe relationship, improve self-esteem and provide support network that will assist in reframing and internalising their history. This in turn, will help the young women with a smooth transition into their next placement, weather that is to return home, supported lodgings, semi-independent living or into our adult services.


The role of a therapeutic practitioner is to support and enhance the professional psychological care of Young People within the service by assisting the Registered Manager and the care team with the practical care and therapeutic support of the young people in our services.


To thereby help understand, prevent and Improve psychological distress and disorder and develop the mental health and wellbeing of our young people. The therapeutic practitioner will be a member of the floor staff and be responsible for implementing and modelling strategies put in place by the clinical and care team.


The home has its own clinical team, who support the young people and the staff for excellent outcomes.


You will receive clinical supervision, in addition to the supervision you will receive form the management team within the home


Due to the location of the home only those with a FULL UK DRIVING LICENCE will be considered.


Salary & Benefits.


Starting wages are £10.15 rising to £11.00 after 18 months post role.


We provide excellent training before you start and will be supported and welcomed by the team, working two shifts shadowing an experienced RCW or Team Leader.


After successful completion of your probation, we would expect you to be committed to passing your Level 3 Residential Childcare within 2 years, which the company will provide.


Sleep in rate £30.00




You are required to do 169 hours a month, based on a Full Time contract. If any hours are worked in excess of this this is paid at time and a half your hourly rate.


Normal shift hours are 08:00 am – 23:00pm with required sleep in shifts which are rota based


You will most probably carry out an average of 6-10 sleep ins a month. This is dependent on occupancy and staffing levels required.



· A Passion for working with children

· A Good Team Player

· Excellent Communication Skills

· Engaging & Hardworking with a strong determination to succeed

· Effective leadership

· Resilience & Honesty

· Time Keeping

· Adaptable and able to read situation and help our young people make positive choices

· Good communication and listening skills




1. To provide appropriate feedback to the registered manager to aid them in their report writing and in professional meetings. You may be asked to attend and contribute to appropriate multi-disciplinary meetings, providing psychological perspective or psychological information in conjunction with the registered manager


2. Assists in the promotion a psychologically informed approach to the understanding and management of the problems and needs of all young people within the service area covered.


3. To model and demonstrate appropriate pro social behaviours and problem solving skills to the young people.


4. Help young people to implement self-help strategies or aid in the completion of out of session work set by the Qualified or Assistant Psychologist.


5. Aid the Qualified and Assistant Psychologist in the development of appropriate coping skills resources for children.


6. Join young people and support staff in their daily routines.


7. Support the registered Manager to ensure full implementation of the Quality Standards and supporting regulations at the service.


8. Provide day to day practical care to the young people


9. Take part in a range of activities with the young people


10. Ensure recordings are consistently maintained


Who are we?

We are the Cambian group, the largest independent provider of care and education for children and young people. We believe that everyone has a personal best. Those we care for and those who care for them. You will find that you are part of a close, supportive team, all focused on achieving the best outcome for everyone. The better we work together, the more we can help the people we care for achieve their personal best too. Whether that is in terms of helping someone to achieve their personal potential or growing our reputation as provider of the best quality behavioural health services in the UK.


We already have 27 Ofsted ‘Outstanding Provider’ Awards, join us and together we can achieve more.


Requirements for DBS and reference checking will be undertaken in line with government regulations and safer recruitment best practice.


Whilst we endeavour to keep the recruitment process as short as possible due to the nature of these important checks it may extend the processing time


Job Types: Full-time, Permanent


Salary: £10.15 /hour



  • Psychology Degree (Required)
  • Full UK Driving Licence (Required)

Achieve your personal best at Cambian

Careers at Cambian are rewarding, challenging and satisfying. Join our team of passionate, caring professionals as we make a significant difference to the lives of some of the most vulnerable children and young adults in the UK.


Everyone has a personal best. Together we can find it.


We believe that every single person in our care has a personal best, and we are committed to helping them achieve it. Join us, and we'll show the same commitment to helping you achieve your personal best in your career.


About Cambian


We are one of the UK's largest providers of specialist education and behavioural health services for children. We care for almost 2,000 children and young people from over 200 locations across the UK, and employ more than 4,000 committed, caring people.