Consultant (Therapist/Trainer)

Role: Self-employed  Consultant (Therapist/Trainer)

Locations:  Bristol, Bath & NES, South Gloucestershire, North Somerset, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Swindon, Somerset & Oxford

Pay - £400 full day training, £40 per hour consultancy and 45p per mile

We are the UK’s largest specialist charity provider of fostering. Our core work involves providing high quality and well supported fostering families for children and young people in the care of local authorities. 

As a ‘not for profit’ organisation, TACT puts the needs of our children and carers first and look to appoint individuals who are as passionate about fostering as we are. TACT invests all surplus income into staff, carers, and child development. This means that we have been able to establish expert in-house support services such as our TACT Health and Education Services and create TACT Connect, our ground-breaking scheme for care experienced young people and adults.  New staff and workers will join us as we  embark on a journey to become a wholly trauma-informed organisation with the aim of increasing our effectiveness and improving outcomes for the children and young people in our care. 

As a self-employed worker with TACT, you will be a part of our amazing team of professionals working with our organisational values at the heart of their everyday practice. You can review our values here.

We are currently recruiting  therapists, from diverse backgrounds, who understand inter-generational traumas, adverse childhood experiences, and the impact of PTSD on unaccompanied asylum-seeking children/minors. You will need to understand the importance of supporting foster carers to become trauma-aware, and trauma-responsive in the way that supports care experienced children/young people. We are particularly looking for Therapist in the following area of the UK.

  • Bristol
  • Bath & NES
  • South Gloucestershire,
  •  North Somerset
  • Gloucestershire
  • Wiltshire
  • Swindon
  • Somerset
  • Oxford

Key Duties for Consultant Therapist/Trainer include:

  • To lead therapeutic foster carer support group sessions, offering a clinical setting for case discussion. 
  • To provide 1-1 therapeutic support to foster carers, looked after children or birth children as needed; these pieces of work will be on a “referral” basis, the boundaries of which will be agreed in advance between TACT and the Independent Therapist. 
  • To provide foster carer training as requested and agreed by TACT. Training programmes are designed, organised and agreed in advance; the Independent Therapist would be requested to provide training within their area of expertise and to honour any sessions that have been booked and agreed. 
  • To work with TACT staff to address the therapeutic support needs of the carer group, sharing information as required and appropriate. 
  • To provide individual consultation and crisis support sessions to foster carers and staff as and when required.
  • Manage concise and clear records and reports of interventions including assessments and recommendations of intervention and support required to foster carer or child.
  • To work within TACT’s organisational policies. 
  • To be able to resource their own clinical supervision externally to TACT’s line management structure.

Rates of Pay for Therapist/Trainer

  • Consultancy Fee -  £40 per hour
  • Full Training Day -  £400
  • Travel expenses - 45p per mile or public transport cost reimbursed plus £20 per hour to be claimed on pro rata basis.

Please see the Therapist Self-Employed Consultant Job Information Pack for a full breakdown of role requirements. 

You must be qualified in Psychology or Psychotherapy and registered with the relevant regulatory body (BACP or UKCP).

An Enhanced DBS/PVG check will be required for this role and will be undertaken  by TACT on your behalf.

Closing Date: Sunday 13th August 2023

Interview Date: Friday 30th August 2023

Safeguarding is everyone’s business and we believe that only the people with the right skills and values should work in social work.  As part of our commitment to safeguarding, we properly examine the skills, experience, qualifications and values of potential staff in relation to our work with vulnerable young children.  We use rigorous and consistent recruitment approaches to help safeguard our young people. All staff are expected to work in line with TACT’s safeguarding policies.

We do not accept unsolicited CVs from external recruitment agencies nor accept the fees associated with them.

TACT reserve the right to close the vacancy once we have received sufficient applications, so we advise you to submit your application as early as possible to prevent disappointment.