Psychology Graduates - Therapeutic Care Worker

Vetro Recruitment
£23,720 per year
14 Jun 2017
14 Jul 2017
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you looking to become an Assistant Psychologist or want to gain experience in working with challenging children with emotional behavioural difficulties?

We are currently recruiting for Psychology Graduates to join a small independent Therapeutic Community in a rural setting in Wiltshire. As a Therapeutic Care Worker, you will be offering Residential Support to Children and Young People with emotional behavioural difficulties, who have had a traumatic upbringing and display challenging behaviours.

Salary: £17,000 + £70 per sleep in. This will equal a yearly salary of £23,720.

Location: Westbury


* Previous Residential experience working with challenging behaviour - preferably with children.
* Psychology Graduates with an interest in therapeutic behaviours.
* Must be interested in supporting Young People in a therapeutic way.
* At least 23 years of age due to the age of the young people you will support.
* Must be a car driver with a Full/Clean UK driving licence.

Benefits include:

* £70 per sleep in.
* 28 days Holiday (including bank holidays).
* Free Training.
* Help through qualifications.

The Organisation:

The community offer a comprehensive, integrated programme of Residential, Educational and Therapeutic support for girls aged 9 to 17 years with profound and multiple needs in terms of their emotional, psychological and attachment development.They have developed consistently successful programmes for working with girls who present difficult to manage or chaotic behaviours- which may have been triggered by a number of factors which may include; self-harm, abuse, sexual exploitation, dysfunctional and/or destructive family patterns.The organisation helps girls to gain some awareness of how their experiences have resulted in a sense of chaos and confusion, culminating in an awareness of non- integration with themselves and alienation from society and promotes self-belief, confidence, motivation, trust, openness and resourcefulness. They work with young people, their families and other organisations to identify methods of working that understand, develop and change behaviours.


* Ensuring the safety of the service users and maintaining an up to date knowledge of each individual's; care plan, guidelines, reward system and preferred method of communication.
* Assisting young people who use the service to get involved in a range of new opportunities, experiences and activities, these include going to the gym, swimming, shopping and other outdoor activities.
* Creating and encouraging good relationships and communication with the people who use the service.
* Ability to work and adhere to the guidelines of Safeguarding Children and Young People and Working Together 2013 document.
* Be passionate about making a difference to the young people residing at the community.
* Supporting with all aspects of personal care.
* Supporting taxing behaviours safely and sympathetically.

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