Graduate Psychodynamic Therapist, The Holmewood School London

Location: The Holmewood School London, Locations in North London

Job title: Graduate Psychodynamic Therapist (we will consider different therapy disciplines working within a psychodynamic approach).

This post is suitable for newly qualified therapists

Salary range: Band 6 – £30,666 – £36,849 (FTE)

Hours: 4-5 days per week (to be agreed), 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

The Holmewood School is an innovative, small independent Special Educational Needs school, meeting the needs of children with high functioning autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, language and communication difficulties, and specific learning difficulties. We are proud to hold Advanced Autism Accreditation Status by the National Autistic Society.

We are recruiting a newly qualified Child Psychotherapist to provide support, assessment and interventions to our young people aged 7-19, as well as working with a small team of therapists and provide guidance to staff. We will consider different therapy disciplines working within a psychodynamic approach. The successful candidate will join an established multidisciplinary team of psychodynamic therapists, speech and language therapists and an occupational therapist.

The post holder will conduct assessments, and offer tailored interventions as well as have the opportunity to work intensively (up to three times per week) with some of our young people. The post holder will work closely with education colleagues and the senior leadership team to provide a holistic approach to wellbeing within the school.

The successful candidates’ role will be interesting and diverse, working with young people who present with complex mental health and special educational needs associated with their diagnosis of autism. A flexible approach, a sense of humour, reliability, punctuality, stamina, resilience and the ability to work under pressure are essential.

We can offer you the benefits of working to a school calendar with a 40 week year (12 weeks paid holidays to be taken in school breaks) and an excellent professional development package. We are part of the Cavendish Education Group, a unique group of educational independent day and boarding schools. We work closely with the other schools in our group, have extensive community links and believe in ‘thinking differently’ and being as creative as possible in our approach.

To be considered for this role we would expect candidate to demonstrate:

  • Registration with ACP.
  • Previous experiences working with autistic young people (may include other capacities).
  • Experience working with areas such as ASD, Attachment issues, Trauma, Mental Health or other experience relevant to our young people.

Please contact Bridget Young, Head of School, on 020 3908 8991 if you have any questions or would like to discuss the role.

Closing date: 9am Friday 23rd April 2021

Interview date: Tuesday 4th May 2021

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be subject to an enhanced DBS check prior to employment.  All candidates are also required to declare any cautions or convictions at the point of application. 

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.