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CYCA are seeking to appoint a play therapist or similar 30 hours a week Monday to Friday.

£24,273.60pa (£15.50 per hour) until May 2025 (likely to be extended until May 2026 or longer dependent on funding.)

Working as part of a therapeutic team, you will provide support to children aged 5 years to 11 years, referred from schools and GP services.

The therapist will work 1 to 1 at CYCA centre and in schools and provide robust monitoring and reporting to the senior managers and CEO.

The ideal candidate will be:

  • Educated to degree level and registered with an appropriate professional organisation relevant to therapy modality (e.g. UKCP, ACP, BACP, BAPT etc).
  • Have demonstrable experience of providing outcomes-focused therapy to children, young people, and their families. 
  • Have a good understanding of theories of child development and attachment. 
  • Have experience of organising and providing appropriate therapeutic play and other activities. 
  • Understanding of mental health in children including (ACE), attachment behaviour, trauma and the impact of abuse
  • Be able to work non-judgmentally, recognising different and individual needs children may have. 
  • Understand and be committed to compliance in Safeguarding and Child Protection. 
  • Be able to build and develop supportive relationships with parents and their children whilst maintaining professional boundaries.
  • Be able work with CYCA assessment trauma framework and willing to attend further training as deemed necessary for the post.

Closing date 24th May

Please use this application form and Equal Opportunities Monitoring form and send to along with a most recent copy of your CV


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