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Therapist - Foster Care

Location: Scotland
Job Type: Temporary, Part Time
Date added: 8th November 2019
Salary:£30,000 - £36,000
Reference: HO-FCS-TH-DUN-SW


Therapist | Foster Care | Dundee

Swiisare looking to recruit a highly motivated, innovative and experienced Therapist to join our multidisciplinary Dundee Team, supporting successful outcomes for young people in foster placements. Our Therapy Service provides a flexible package of support to young people, Foster Carers and the wider support networks of Looked after Children. Our Service is underpinned by a sound knowledge of child development and Attachment Theory.

You will provide packages of training, including Attachment Theory Training, to groups of Foster Carers. Understanding and supporting the child is at the centre of our service. You will have experience of working directly with children and adolescents who have experienced trauma and loss and will provide flexible packages of direct therapeutic support to young people, including therapy assessments, as well as short and longer-term therapy and therapeutic group interventions. You will have excellent communication skills, both verbally and in writing and have a commitment to on-going professional development. 

Regular managerial and external clinical supervision will be provided as well as a wide range of training. Applicants should have an awareness of current child care legislation. 

This post is a part time role and you will be based in our Dundee office, but you will be expected to travel to locations within an hour’s drive of the office. The post-holder must have a driving licence and the use of a car.


  • Part- time (15 Hours per week)
  • Salary £30,000 – £36,000 (pro rata)
  • Car allowance
  • Optional health care scheme
  • Personal pension scheme

Essential requirements:

  • Relevant approved qualification e.g. in art, play or music therapy
  • Registration with HCPC (Health & Care Professionals Council)
  • Previous experience of working directly with children and/or foster carers
  • Working knowledge and understanding of Attachment Theory and child development
  • Ability to manage work load and work on own initiative
  • Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Car driver

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If you have the skills, attitude and experience to be successful in this role, we want to hear from you today. Please submit an up-to-date CV detailing a full employment and study history.

Swiis is committed to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults, where applicable Post holders will subject to a satisfactory disclosure from the Disclosure Barring Service or Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme in Scotland.
Due to the volume of applicants, if you have not received a response from us within 14 days, please assume that you have not been successful in your application. 
Swiis is an equal opportunities employer.

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