CHILD THERAPY PLACEMENT AVAILABLE
For Qualified Child Therapists
Trainee Play Therapists, Art Therapists, Counselling Psychologists, Child Psychotherapists
Year of Training: Penultimate or final year trainees/graduate therapists looking for an opportunity to broaden their experiences or those would like to specialize in the field of domestic violence and abuse
Nature of Work: Individual Child therapy – up to 4 clients per day
Client Group: Children 3 years to 17 years affected by domestic abuse and other forms of violence/ abuse/trauma
Therapeutic Model: Child-Centred Play Therapy/Holistic Integrative/ Psychodynamic
Time Commitment: 1-2 placement days
In house supervision: DVIP will provide 2 hours of fortnightly in-house group supervision (equivalent to 1.5 hrs. per month supervision) free of charge by a UKCP/ PTUK Registered Psychotherapist/Clinical Supervisor.
Trainees’ will be responsible to pay any additional supervision costs for top-up needs.
Regular and punctual attendance to group supervision is mandatory. If unable to attend the allocated group supervision times, trainees will be responsible to make up the hours through individual supervision at their own costs.
Due to the nature of the client group, the trainees/therapists are required to use our in-house supervisor only in order to maintain good service practice.
Settings: DVIP Child Therapy Service is based in Highbury and Islington.
We also have outreach therapy services based in children’s centres and schools in Kensington, Westminster and Chelsea, Hounslow, Hillingdon and Hammersmith and Fulham.
The placement setting will be confirmed at a later date. We will try our best to put you in a preferred location however candidates need to be prepared to work in any location.
Other Learning Opportunities: Possibility to observe and participate in assessments, gain an in depth experience of working with the dynamics of domestic abuse and issues relating to child abuse and children’s safeguarding.
Access to E-learning modules such as Safeguarding, Equality and Diversity and Data Security.
Job opportunities: We offer possible paid employment opportunities after the trainees have completed their placements and have demonstrated satisfactory job performance, subject to DVIP recruitment policies and funding availability.
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