Vacancies at Wilds Lodge Therapeutic School
Wilds Lodge is a boarding school for boys with social, emotional and mental health difficulties. Our OFSTED report in January 2018 said that the school was ‘Outstanding’.
The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. All post holders are subject to appropriate vetting procedures and a satisfactory DBS check.
There are currently vacancies available
Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist - Maternity cover (September 2018 - July 2019)
We are looking for an enthusiastic, caring and genuine individual to join our Therapy Team to cover maternity leave from September 2018 to July 2019. You will be responsible for a caseload of boys for one to one therapy sessions and to promote therapeutic understanding and knowledge amongst the whole staff team. Candidates will hold a BACP/UKCP registration or equivalent and will hold a minimum of 2 years experience post qualifying. Previous applicants need not apply.
Responsibilities and Duties
- To see children aged 5 to 18 for one to one counselling/therapy sessions in the school day.
- To liaise with school staff concerned with a child or young person's care, education and wellbeing.
- To liaise when required with families, outside agencies and other professionals involved with a child or young person's care.
- To write reports and attend annual reviews.
- To attend whole school training days when required.
- To share in the creation and delivery of training that aims to disseminate therapeutic understanding and knowledge amongst the whole staff team.
- To be on hand for crisis intervention sessions when available.
- To attend external supervision on a weekly basis during term-time.
- To participate in peer supervision in the therapy team and amongst the wider school team when required.
- As Wilds Lodge essentially functions as a small therapeutic community, working here involves having a flexible and open attitude and taking part in the daily life of the school. All staff including counsellors and therapists regularly have lunch on the house-groups and join the staff team in being out and about and available to talk to the children and young people at break times.
To be able to:
- Manage challenging behaviour in children and young people.
- Help young people to make meaning from their behaviours when they are in the right mindset to do so and to make effective judgements about the timing for this.
- Form strong and effective relationships with children with social, emotional and behavioural issues.
- Work closely and cooperatively with colleagues from a variety of professional disciplines.
- Communicate effectively in both verbal and written form.
- Assist in the development of professional skills of members of staff.
- Work flexibly and to be open to change.
- Work to agreed quality standards as expected by HMI and Ofsted.
- Demonstrate a commitment to equality for all staff and pupils.
- Be aware of issues around confidentiality when working with children and young people.
- Work in a challenging environment.
- Adhere to the ethical boundaries of their accrediting body (UKCP or BACP).
- Work with information technology.
- A qualification in child and adolescent psychotherapy or counselling.
- Experience working with children with a high level of social, emotional and behavioural issues.
- BACP or UKCP accreditation as a child and adolescent counsellor (or shortly to gain this).
- Experience in a residential or school setting or ideally both.
- Experience working with families to support therapeutic work with their children.
- Competitive salary.
- Includes 14 weeks paid holiday.
- Training is provided.
Please use the application form below and send it to email@example.com. Closing date Monday 25th June.
Summer Placement - Maintenance Worker
The maintenance department require help this summer to maintain the beautiful grounds of the three sites.
General gardening duties to include the following:
- Grass cutting
No previous experience necessary but would be an advantage.
The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. The post is subject to appropriate vetting procedures and a satisfactory enhanced DBS check.
Wage will depend on age and experience.
Use the application form, and send it completed to firstname.lastname@example.org or post it to:
Wilds Lodge School, Stamford Road, Empingham, Rutland, LE15 8QQ.
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