Specialist Children's Psychotherapist
assist trauma care

Job Description



Under the management of the Director of Client Services to provide specialist, evidence-based trauma therapy to children and young people seeking help from ASSIST throughout Northamptonshire.Therapy will be provided in an age appropriate manner.

ASSIST is a member of the United Kingdom Psychological Trauma Society and the European Society for Traumatic Stress Studies.All ASSIST specialist therapists are expected to work according to evidence based practice models (currently C.B.T. and E.M.D.R.), and in accordance with ethical practice. 

Key Tasks

1.To provide specialist evidence-based trauma therapy in an age appropriate manner, to include play and art therapy to children and young people across Northamptonshire seeking help from ASSIST.

2.To deliver robust assessment and formulation measures, ensuring effective and appropriate interventions are delivered.

3.To deliver client services directly, and to receive appropriate clinical supervision accordingly.

4.To attend multidisciplinary meetings and liaise with various professionals as required for the wellbeing of the clients.

5.To be non-judgemental in approach to all work.

6.To provide information on service provision and trauma/Post Traumatic Stress related issues to schools, parents and other professionals, and how children can be affected by trauma.

7.To assist and maintain the administrative systems for managing casework and the upkeep of all client records, and to ensure confidentiality for all ASSIST Service Users, within the confines of the ASSIST confidentiality policy and Child Protection & Safeguarding Policy.

8.To maintain confidentiality and respect when dealing with client information.

9.To adhere to all ASSIST’s policies and procedures and to promote the values, spirit and ethos of the organisation at all times.

10.To assist in the daily administration of the ASSIST Clinical service, including the support systems underpinning this service.

11.To meet with the ASSIST Staff team to discuss appropriate development of the ASSIST service.

12.To produce written reports related to the area of work as required. 

13.To be an active member of the ASSIST team, and to undertake other duties as commensurate with the nature of the post, as specified by the ASSIST Director of Client Services and Trustees.

14.To participate in regular performance reviews, compiling or relevant statistical data, and annual appraisal.

15.To fully recognise the complexity of the field of work, and continuously to update training and practice, according to current and on-going research findings.

The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.