Therapeutic Intervention Worker Ref: RMBC/18/01272

Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council, Children and Young Peoples Services
Safeguarding Children & Families
Based at:  Riverside House
Salary details: Up to £39,890 pro rata (includes basic salary of £37,107 + an annual retention payment of £2,783)  
Job details: 29.6 Hours, Part Time, Temporary - Fixed Term
Closing date: 10 February 2019
Interview date:
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The post is temporary until 31/3/2020.

Part time, working 4 days a week, (29 hours and 36 minutes a week).


An exciting opportunity has arisen for a therapeutic worker to join the RMBC Therapeutic Team to work with Looked After Children and young people. The Therapeutic Team provides a dedicated specialist therapeutic service to looked after and adopted children and their carers/ adoptive parents. The team aims to promote a greater understanding by foster carers, adopters, social workers and residential staff of children’s emotional and developmental health, and their attachment and trauma issues.

The post holder will undertake direct therapeutic work with children, families and professionals, offer advice and consultations, and deliver training.  The models used include trauma and attachment based theories – Theraplay, Filial play therapy, Dan Hughes’ DDP, DBT, family therapy, psychotherapy, mentalisation, and EMDR.  Experience is required in delivering family based attachment & trauma informed interventions, facilitating meetings and training for social workers and foster carers, and leading therapeutic networks to support placements. 

For more information on these opportunities please contact Sara Whittaker sara.whittaker@rotherham.gov.uk

Interviews to be held on the 15 Feb, 20 Feb and 1 March 2019.  

This post involves working with children and therefore if successful you will be required to apply for a disclosure of criminal records check at an enhanced level. Further information about the Disclosure Scheme can be found at www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check

Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.