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Residential Therapeutic Practitioner - job post

Compass Children's Homes
3.4 out of 5
£24,500 - £35,000 a year - Full-time

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  • £24,500 - £35,000 a year

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  • Full-time



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Compass Community is an independent therapeutic agency caring, educating and supporting nearly 2,000 children and young people through Fostering, Residential Homes and Education. We pride ourselves on attending to the social, emotional, cognitive and sensorial needs of all our young people.

Therapeutic Services at Compass has an embedded record of successful evidence of our Assessing and Healing Complex Trauma (AHCT) approach which has already made a difference to the lives of 100’s of young people.

We are seeking an enthusiastic and dedicated Therapeutic Practitioner, whose professional background and training is underpinned by theories of working with trauma, attachment and loss. You will have good working knowledge in supporting children and young people in the Care sector.

About the role:

To be a key participant in the Assessing and Healing components for helping traumatised young people.

  • To work in collaboration with all people involved in the children’s lives and strive to ensure that they reach their full potential. This involves liaising with professionals such as registered managers, parents, teachers, care staff, foster carers, social workers, family members and colleagues in Therapeutic Services.
  • To understand the presentations of Complex Trauma.
  • To help the effective functioning of the Social and Emotional Welfare (SEW) Assessment on all our young people.
  • To be a primary author of the holistic therapeutic assessment reports.
  • To provide therapeutic training workshops to staff to promote residential workers into therapeutic residential workers.
  • To lead Child-focused supervision case discussions regarding all the young people in the setting.
  • To be able to plan therapeutic interventions for young people within group work in relation to identity, self-esteem, positive interactions and social skills.
  • To spend time in the home to role-model, explore and embed therapeutic interactions and principles between staff and young people.
  • To provide and enhance understanding of therapeutic theoretical concepts and the implementation into practice for the staff with young people.
  • To guide all staff members in their therapeutic professional development.
  • To be involved in Team Around the Child Meetings (TAC) to ensure collaborative thinking for the progress of the child in their AHCT therapy.
  • Maintain a commitment to anti-discriminatory ideology.
  • Attendance of Therapeutic Services Meetings and Reflective Groups.
  • Where applicable, you will be involved in developing the therapeutic community within the Community of Community programme under the guidance of the Royal College of Psychiatry in London.
  • Working hours are 4 days 09:00-17:00 and one shift of 12:00-20:00 during the week.

Why work for Compass Therapeutic Services?

  • Salary perk- Additional ‘£1,035’ per annum on top of agreed salary for working one evening a week.
  • Training - Ongoing free training and therapeutic workshops which account for high levels of CPD hours.
  • Career Progression - As Therapeutic Services is continuing to expand there are strong career pathways both within our team and within the wider Compass organisation.
  • Competitive Salary – using structured pay grades based on your training and experience.
  • Peer group supervision - therapeutic & clinical supporting your CPD growth.
  • Individual therapeutic & supportive supervision.
  • Inclusion - Membership of GRACE Inclusion Reflective weekly group.
  • Wellbeing – Access to confidential therapeutic wellbeing sessions within our Therapeutic Services team.
  • Engagement conferences -Two per year with the national Therapeutic Services team to continue to develop your theoretical knowledge and sense of belonging. Accommodation & DBB provided.
  • Awards – The chance to win up to £150 in vouchers every month from our company REACH Awards and monthly vouchers within Therapeutic Services.
  • Company Lap top and phone.
  • Expand your creative vision - The chance to be part of an expanding, national organisation that recognises skill, effort and individual strengths, providing opportunities for passions and potential to grow.
  • Medicash - Receive cashback for various medical and wellbeing appointments and treatments with our MediCash scheme, as well as the chance to win vouchers from our REACH Awards.
  • Take your birthday off work
  • Length of Service bonus
  • Earn up to £3,250 by recommending a foster carer or up to £1,000 by recommending a full-time staff member.
  • Salary commensurate with nationally similar roles.


  • Minimum two years’ experience of working with children in the Child in Care Sector.
  • Good Leadership and training skills.
  • Level 5 in Management or Equivalent is desirable
  • Strong understanding of Attachment and Loss.
  • Evidence of Therapeutic Training/Qualifications
  • Psychological/counselling courses attended is desirable.
  • Active, energetic, creative, outgoing yet empathic character.
  • Good Communicator and Fluent English speaking
  • Full driving licence
  • Experience of group work with young people desirable
  • Experience of assessment in intervention
  • Evidence of literary ability to Level 5/A level standard.
  • Understanding responsibilities in protecting their own health, safety and wellbeing and that of their colleagues and others.

Compass is an equal-opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. As we continue to grow, we know that we must have the most talented employees with diverse backgrounds, cultures, perspectives, and experiences to support our children and young people.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: £24,500.00-£35,000.00 per year

Work Location: In person

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