Group Organisational Therapist

Employment Type: Part Time
Location: Norfolk
Earthsea House - Norfolk
Salary: £51,820 to £56,000 pro rata per annum
Closing Date: Friday 31st May 2024

Location:     Earthsea and Merrywood House, Honingham, Norfolk

Employment type: Permanent, Part-time, 22.5 hours per week over three days (0.6 FTE). (0.3 FTE will also be considered).

Childhood First enables children and young people to recover from early life abuse and relational trauma, to enjoy life and to achieve their potential. We do this through the provision of specialist therapeutic residential care and treatment, together with family and network support. We are also a UKCP Training Organisational Member accredited with Middlesex University, providing in-house clinical training to its clinical staff.


To facilitate a range of dynamic staff experiential groups to provide the reflective space and containment for the adults who are working with the children.

What you’ll bring to the role

  • Experience of leading a therapeutic care team ideally in a residential care setting.
  • Clinical expertise and focus on the planning and delivery of a therapeutic service.
  • A high level of communication skills and a methodical approach to work.
  • Experience of assessment methods and psychodynamic work with children, adolescents or families.
  • A sense of personal resilience and psychological awareness, and the ability to form open and constructive relationships including a willingness to consider self in relationship with others and in terms of impact on the work.


To play a full part in clinical development and assessment of IiST trainees, and in the facilitation and clinical practice of IiST practitioners.

What we’ll do for you

  • Statutory and management training.
  • Monthly clinical supervision and weekly staff support groups.
  • 25 days annual leave plus public holidays (pro rata).
  • Healthcare benefits and life assurance.
  • Up to 6% employer pension contribution.
  • Relocation package and recruitment referral scheme.

For an informal discussion please contact Bob Beardon, Head of Human Resources

Please note: We follow safer recruitment guidelines and all appointments will be subject to a satisfactory Enhanced DBS and references.


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