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Play/Art Therapist

  • Full time
  • £32,000
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 8th November 2021


  • Advertised from 12th October 2021
  • Annual Salary £32,000 fte. 35 hours per week (part time hours may be considered). Reports to: Chief Executive Officer, or their nominee.

Role

With Kids provides an early intervention therapeutic service working with vulnerable children and families across the central belt of Scotland. This includes individual therapeutic support for children, helping them build the personal skills and resilience to cope, alongside practical and emotional support to their parents/carers with a view to building networks of support.

We employ Play, Art and Speech and Language Therapists and Community and Family Support Workers. Much of our work is based in schools/nurseries or around a particular community, and we predominantly work in Edinburgh, West Lothian and Glasgow in some of the highest areas of deprivation.

This particular role is part of the Community Mental Health Partnership which has been formed to provide essential support to improve the mental health and wellbeing of 5-24 year old children and young people (26yrs old if they’re care experienced). The South West Edinburgh partnership is made up of four organisations – Space & Broomhouse Hub, Big Hearts Community Trust, SAMH and With Kids.

The role will entail the supporting children who are experiencing emotional distress, and providing one to one intensive parent support. As well as offering these supports to children & parents, building and maintaining relationships with school staff, social work and other agencies is a crucial part of this role.

The post-holder must be suitably qualified and have the ability to provide advice to parents, carers, as well as to provide advice and support to colleagues.

This position is fixed term until 10th of October 2024.

Application notes

Send your CV and a covering letter to k.simpson@withkids.org.uk

For Further Information contact: Gwen Galbraith on 07761 690 999

Deadline for applications is 8 November 2021.

Website: withkids.org.uk


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