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Group Head of Therapy

Job Title: Group Head of Clinical Services / Therapy (Education, Fostering & Residential)

Location: Flexible but as a nationwide role will require UK travel and nights away

Salary: £50,000 - £60,000

Car Allowance: £4,000

 

If you really want to make your mark in a rapidly growing business that is committed to improving the lives of children and young people, we have the role for you!

We are looking for a Head of Therapy to take the lead on developing and implementing a three-year strategy for therapy across all NFA Group services so that we become a market leading provider of therapeutic approaches to improving outcomes for children and young people.

 

About the Group

The National Fostering Agency (NFA) Group is the largest independent providers of high-quality foster care, special needs education and residential care.  Over 5500 children and young people are safe in our services.

Our vision is to build incredible futures by empowering vulnerable young people in the UK to be happy and to make their way in the world. Every day we improve the lives of thousands of young people, their families and communities through a relentless focus on caring and learning.

 

About the Role

You will provide guidance, leadership, management and policy development of psychotherapeutic interventions and psychological services to ensure full compliance with best therapeutic practices and regulatory requirements. The Head of Therapy will work with our education, residential and fostering services to evidence the impact of therapeutic approaches to improving outcomes for children and young people.

The successful candidate will be responsible for reviewing the delivery of therapies and make recommendations to improve the quality and value for money where required.. Working with the marketing team, you will ensure that the NFA group therapeutic approach is clearly articulated and understood by commissioners, parents and other key stakeholders.

 

Who we are looking for

If you have a passion for delivering therapeutic services to help the lives of children and young people we’d like to hear from you. You’ll be in your comfort zone liaising with a variety of stakeholders, we want someone who is able to communicate and effectively provide advice at all levels.

The successful candidate will have experience of managing and supervising a multi-disciplinary team of professionals. You will have previously worked across multiple sites and a wide range of services including fostering, education and residential care.

The successful candidate will have the willingness and ability to travel extensively with several nights away each month. Although the location is flexible for the right candidate it would be useful to be within reasonable travelling distance of our Bolton office.  

 

Essential qualifications

  • Education Psychologist or Clinical Psychologist (or equivalent professional experience)
  • Registered with HCPC as required

 

Why work for us?

  • Holidays starting at 25 days per annum
  • Extensive training suite
  • Career development across the Group
  • Professional support network
  • Pension

To set up an informal conversation please email: Mike Blakey, Group Director for Quality & Compliance (mblakey@nfa.co.uk)

 

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all employees to share this commitment and undertake appropriate checks.

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer.

 

Quick Information

Type
Permanent - Full Time

Location:
Bolton

Salary:
£50,000 - £60,000 dependent on experience + £4,000 car allowance

Role:
Quality Assurance

Closing Date:
2019-04-30

Supporting files:

Checklist
Policy Document
Job Description & Person Specification

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