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Senior Therapist (Clinical or Counselling Psychologist/Family Therapist)

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£41,216-£47,199 per annum, in addition you may be eligible for an annual £2,000 car market premium and a one-off £2000 'Golden Hello'.

We are a motivated, multi-disciplinary, Adoption Service who are passionate about and committed to supporting adopted children and their families into adulthood. We are looking for a Clinical Psychologist, Systemic Family Therapist or Counselling Psychologist (Senior Therapist) to join our service at this exciting time as we have recently become a Regional Adoption Agency. Salary within this pay scale is dependent on experience; therefore, we would welcome clinicians with previous experience and would consider applications from recently qualified/soon to be qualified clinicians.

You will provide trauma-informed, therapeutic interventions to children and their families who have been placed for adoption or are adopted. We take a child-centred approach and believe each family is unique. We offer varied therapeutic interventions such as: parent work, family work, individual work, groups and consultation with the network. Our team draws on a range of therapeutic models and theories including: Attachment, Regulation and Competency Model (ARC), Systemic, Developmental Trauma, Attachment, Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP), Theraplay, Non-Violent Resistance (NVR), Life-Story Work, Narrative, and Sensory Integration. 

We strongly believe in the value of multi-disciplinary working and supporting professional development and growth. Our team consists of: Social Workers, Family Therapists, an Occupational Therapist and Clinical Psychologists.  We are passionate about team working and our regular team meetings form a core part of our approach. We would welcome someone who shares these values.

If you have clinical experience, with children who have experienced developmental trauma or have been in care and/or adopted, work well with complexity and want to be part of a growing, trauma-informed service then we would be keen to hear from you.

About Us:

Adoption Partnership South East is a new regional adoption agency, delivering trauma-informed adoption services for the London Borough of Bexley, Kent County Council, and Medway Council. Bringing together our expertise, we are committed to achieving the best for all our children across the region. Our agencies merged from three local adoption agencies to one regional adoption service in November 2020.

We are committed to ensuring that children are able to remain in the care of their parents and birth families wherever possible. However, where it is not possible to achieve stability for the child within the birth family, we work to achieve alternative permanent arrangements for the child within a family setting and this includes adoption.

The adoption service abides by equal opportunities legislation and the policies of each Partner. The service works positively and respectfully with all service users and partner agencies regardless of race, colour, religion, language, culture, disability, gender, sexual orientation, or age. Every attempt with be made to secure an adoptive family which meets a child’s emotional and developmental needs considering their ethnicity, religion, language, culture, gender, and disability considering the need to avoid undue delay.


This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure application to the Disclosure and Barring service and a relevant professional qualification (Therapeutic ) as well as up to date registration with the appropriate professional body.

This post is considered by KCC to be a customer-facing position. The Council therefore has a statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) to ensure that post holders have a command of spoken English/Welsh sufficient for the effective performance of the job requirements. The appropriate standards are set out in the Job Description/Person Specification.

For further information about the role responsibilities and selection criteria, please refer to the attached Job Description and Person Specification.

Interviews will be held on afternoon of 11th August.

Contact Details

If you require further information regarding the role, please contact:

Dr Katie Snow, Therapy Team Manager / Clinical Psychologist by email (or  call 03000 420508)
Rachel Dobson, Service Manager by email (or call 03000 420508)

About the Company

KCC is committed to building a workforce which reflects the diversity of the county's working residents, encouraging applications from people of all ages, abilities, genders, sexual orientations, ethnic backgrounds and faiths, and aspires to create an inclusive workplace where everyone can be themselves at work.

Please note – if you are interested, please apply as soon as possible as the closing date for this advert may be earlier than stated should a number of suitably qualified candidates apply.


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