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Child & Adolescent Therapist

  • Full time or Part time
  • £31,000 – £37,000
  • Bishopton
  • Closing 10th May 2021

  • Advertised from 23rd April 2021
  • Type: Permanent, potentially full-time or part time Hours of work: 37.5 hours per week Pattern of work: Flexible within Monday – Friday. Occasional weekend working may be required


Are you passionate about helping vulnerable young people thrive and flourish?

Do you have the skills to engage with young people and support them to reach their maximum potential?

Our purpose is to provide a positive, life-changing experience for young people through individual care, education and skills development focused on promoting young people’s mental and emotional wellbeing and longer-term positive outcomes.

GSC supports vulnerable children, young people and young adults. The GSC campus just outside Bishopton offers young people a safe, nurturing and caring environment set in fabulous grounds with a garden wildlife trail and outdoor sports facility. On-campus there are three secure care houses, a close support house & two semi-independent living cottages.

GSC offers employees a great benefits package and you will be joining an enthusiastic and dedicated team.

This is an exciting time to join Team GSC as the charity seeks to build on its strong reputation for relational based practice and helping young people to build hope, skills and plans for their future. At GSC we are on a journey with new and ambitious strategic goals for the growth and development of our young people and our services.

The Child and Adolescent Therapist will deliver a high-quality service to children, young people and families with complex needs within the Good Shepherd Centre. They will require to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team to provide evidence-based therapies for children, young people and families. The role will involve a mixture of individual clinical work and involvement in the provision of group interventions, in addition to supporting and contributing to the provision of a trauma-informed service for children, young people and families.

“They support us if we are in a bad place. Ask us to chill out. They have a heart of gold.” Young Person

The post holder will uphold and promote the ethos and values of GSC and be registered with the relevant professional body (e.g. Health and Care Professions Council, British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Therapists)

The successful candidate will have experience of supporting vulnerable young people & their families, are committed to Children’s Rights and have a postgraduate qualification in evidence based specialist therapy; accredited Masters degree or equivalent (for example MA/MSc in Art Therapy or Art Psychotherapy, Post Graduate Certificate / Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Postgraduate Diploma in Dialetical Behaviour Therapy) and/or an undergraduate degree in a relevant professional discipline (e.g. nursing, social work, psychology, occupational therapy.

You will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills; are adaptable, reliable, then working as part of our dedicated and experienced team may be a good move for you.

If you are looking for a new and exciting role in the third sector and would welcome the opportunity to help young people achieve their potential, then please contact us today.

We are developing an innovative selection process to have a focus on values and engagement with young people.

“We heard of numerous opportunities for staff to take part in various projects and groups aiming to effect positive changes.” Care Inspection report, June 2020 (February 2020 Inspection)

Application notes

Please note, as per our company policy, we are strictly unable to accept CV’s.

To apply, please complete our standard application form and submit to by the closing date.

For more information on any of these roles, please contact Emma Sinclair, HR Officer on 01505-864500.

Closing Date for Applications: Noon on Monday 10th May 2021

Interview Dates: Thursday 20th May 2021 & Friday 21st May 2021.

All posts are exempt under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and all convictions whether spent or unspent must be declared. A satisfactory Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) check and health screening will be undertaken prior to confirmation of employment.