Website Mosac

Mosac provides supportive services in a safe & non-judgemental environment for non-abusing parents and carers whose children have been sexually abused

Location: Brockley, SE4 2PE

Salary/Pay: £175 day

Hours: 7 hours

Place of Work: 

Mosac provides holistic support to families of victims of Child Sexual Abuse.  We are seeking a qualified Play Therapist to support our work with the siblings of sexually abused children, who may also be a victim themselves or suffering from the impact that sexual abuse has on the family and its members.

We are seeking a committed, empathetic and resilient clinician, experienced in dealing with high levels of client trauma ,to deliver 1-2-1- client sessions one day a week.

Play Therapy sessions are conducted in our fully equipped playroom between 2.30pm and 6.15pm with the late morning and early afternoon to manage your caseload with the support of the Play Therapy Manager.   You may also be asked to carry out other reasonable duties required by the charity from time to time,  such as, but not exclusive to,  preparing service reports for our funders and board members or playroom upkeep.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Provide play therapy sessions for victims of Child Sexual Abuse
  • Keep clinical notes on our in house system
  • Collect client feedback including SDQs, mid and ending reviews
  • Prepare clinical and service reports when required
  • Attending regular clinical Supervision, supported by Mosac
  • Carrying out any other reasonable duties required from time to time by the charity

About the Applicant

Key Criteria

Essential: 

  • Qualified Play Therapist with at least 3 years experience
  • Experience of working with clients who have experienced high levels of trauma, experience or specific training around sexual abuse would be of benefit.
  • High level communication skills, including experience of communicating effectively across cultures and with diverse audiences, both verbally and in writing
  • Excellent IT skills – with a good knowledge of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills

Desirable: 

  • A high-level of communication skills, including experience in communicating effectively across cultures and with diverse audiences, both verbally and in writing
  • The ability to build rapport quickly and to understand needs, wants and expectations of Mosac clients without judgement
  • Competent IT skills with a willingness to learn and use inhouse operating systems
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills with attention to detail in all aspects of work
  • Active team player with a conscientious, resilient and self-disciplined attitude
  • Works effectively and calmly under pressure
  • Active team player

About the Organisation

Mosac has been delivering unique support services for the families of victims of Child Sexual Abuse (CSA) for nearly 30 years. In a safe environment, we offer free services to families affected by CSA, all of whom are vulnerable with some being excluded, or facing other forms of hardship.  Mosac’s services include a national Helpline, Counselling (face to face and online), Play Therapy, Advocacy & Advice and Parent Training  We enable families to achieve and sustain an improved quality of life by rebuilding confidence, alleviating isolation, improving well-being and resilience, promoting inclusion and empowering individuals to move on with their lives, with the skills and knowledge to safeguard themselves and their children in the future.

Our Play therapy service is part of our holistic family support model. The protective parents/guardian/carers of the child victims are supported with their own therapy while their children are in Play Therapy. Our play therapy work currently takes place in our office in South East London from Tuesday to Friday. We see approximately 30 children a week, our clients are aged between 4-17yrs, with the average client currently 8 years old.

We currently have a primary Play Therapy service and a sibling Play Therapy service to enable us to work with both victims and their siblings. Our new Parent Child Relational Play service, both face to face and online, supports parent-child communication and relationship after trauma. We are also looking to develop family therapy as a face-to-face service at our office in South East London.

How to Apply

To express your interest in this post please email jobs@mosac.org.uk with your CV of no more then 2 pages outlining your training and experience. Please state the job title in the subject of the email.

Application Deadline: Rolling Application

To apply for this job email your details to jobs@mosac.org.uk.