Senior Therapist

RBET Norfolk

Location: 76 Earlham Road Norwich, Norfolk

Role Type: 24 Month fixed term contract in the first instance

Hours: 40 hours per week available, though variable from 20 – 40 hours per week for the right candidate/s. Potential for Job share. Monday to Friday, Term Time Only.

Salary: £31,000 per annum, (Pro-rata if not full time)

Start Date: In post by 1st April 2024 if not before

Summary of Role

Red Balloon Norfolk is seeking a dedicated and experienced individual to develop and deliver our new Centres therapeutic offering in the role of Senior Therapist. The successful candidate will be qualified to Level 6 or above in one or more therapy modalities, which may include Integrative, CBT, Art or Play Solution Focused Therapy alongside specialised training or experience working with children and adolescents and will possess valuable experience in leading and supporting another on-site therapist/counsellor.

As a key member of the team, you will be confident in being fully integrated and visible within the Centre, being involved in the student process from the point of potential admission. You will be an active part of the collaborative team around the young person and will be involved in day-to-day participation as part of the staff and student community.

With a maximum student number of 20, you will have the opportunity to work with students in small groups and in a 1:1 therapeutic capacity. As a new role, we look forward to hearing from candidates who are keen and confident to have a vision for how our therapeutic offering can be delivered throughout our provision.

If you are ready to make a profound impact on the lives of our students and contribute to their wellbeing and education we invite you to consider becoming a part of our dynamic team.

Some key responsibilities of this role include:

  • Maintain overview of the therapeutic input for all RBET- Norfolk students;
  • Track student progression via tracking tools such as YPCORE10 and/or SDQ for example;
  • Individual caseload oversight and new student allocation;
  • Collaborate with Head of Centre to develop and deliver the Student Wellbeing team strategy;
  • Understand the therapeutic needs of children who may have mental health problems (e.g. anxiety, depression, PTSD), school-related anxieties or refusal, SEN, extremely low academic confidence and self-esteem, and to adjust the therapeutic approach to meet individual student needs;
  • Deliver therapy sessions to students via face-to-face sessions in Centre;
  • Support students in crisis by working in collaboration with the wider team to ensure suitable support is available either externally or via Red Balloon.

To be considered for this role as a minimum you will need:

  • Minimum of Level 6 Clinical/therapeutic qualification as a counsellor, psychologist, social worker, psychotherapist, or family therapist and be accredited or be working towards accreditation with a relevant professional body (e.g. BACP, BPS, or UKCP)
  • Experience working with young people and their families
  • Specialised training or experience working with children and adolescent

You can view a full job description, candidate pack, and person specification below.


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Closing Date

  • The deadline for applications is Midnight Sunday the 11th of February 2024
  • Interviews will be held as soon as possible after the closing date
  • There will be a one-stage, face-to-face interview process

Candidates will be asked to discuss their approach to therapy, provide case examples, and demonstrate how they adapt their approach to meet individual student needs.

All applicants will be contacted to advise if they have been shortlisted for an interview.

If you would like to apply for this role, though require a different format of application, such as large print or the opportunity to submit a video application or an application via an alternative method, please contact HR and Operations Lead via email or telephone 07878 837 902 and we would be happy to arrange an alternative application method.

Red Balloon Educational Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and requires the successful candidate to commit to this. The person appointed will be subjected to an enhanced DBS check.

Red Balloon Educational Trust is a disability-confident and equal opportunities employer. Applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, marital status.