Assistant Psychologist Vacancy- CCS Adoption

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Assistant Psychologist Vacancy- CCS Adoption

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CCS Adoption & The Centre for Adoption Support & Education is a voluntary, independent and Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ registered adoption agency in the South West region, offering a comprehensive and holistic Adoption service for people in Bristol, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Bath, Somerset and surrounding areas.

The Centre offers a range of core Adoption support services, including a specialist multidisciplinary Therapy Team providing clinical assessments and specialist therapeutic support services tailored to meet the ongoing needs of adoptive children and their families.

Our therapeutic model is based on theory, research and practice models within the complex trauma and attachment perspective. We integrate particular models including Theraplay®, Dan Hughes’ Dyadic Development Psychotherapy (DDP) and NVR (Non Violent Resistance). Throughout every aspect of our work, we will place the child at the centre of our thinking and therapeutic model. We aim to build and retain close and trusting relationships with parents and their network to achieve successful long-term therapeutic outcomes.

The young people we work with have often experienced significant early trauma, including neglect, exposure to domestic violence, drug and alcohol abuse, physical and sexual abuse. We work with adoptive families from all backgrounds, cultures and faiths. A lot of our work is funded through the Adoption Support Fund and Local Authority arrangements, although we can also accept private independent referrals. Any adopted child or young person can access our service as long as they are 21 or under.

We are looking for applicants with:
• working with adopted and / or looked after children
• working with trauma, loss and attachment
• experience in multi-disciplinary and multi-agency working
• experience of working with diversity
• experience of safeguarding
• experience of writing reports and working within deadlines

• Foundation training and/or knowledge in DDP, Theraplay, SSAP, NVR, and SAI
• knowledge of psycho-diagnostic measures
• experience of research and data analysis
• running/ facilitating groups for young people and parents
• applicants need to be on a register accredited by their professional standards authority

We are offering up to 37 hours on a fixed term contract, part time hours considered, up to March 2020.

For information on how to apply, please visit

If you have any further questions please email or telephone Steven Williamson (Office Manager) on 0117 935 0005.

Closing date: 5pm 11th May
Shortlisting 15th May

Interview dates: 24th May
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