YPAS – Young Person Therapist

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Contract: Permanent.
Term: Full-Time.
Salary: NJC: Scale SCP 23 (£27,741.00).
Hours per week: 35 hours.
Reporting to: YIACS Development Manager.
Location: Central Hub – 36 Bolton Street, Liverpool L3 5LX.

YPAS offers a wide range of support, well-being and therapeutic service for children, young people and families in Merseyside. Established in 1966; YPAS is a charity that supports children, young people, and families to address their mental health and emotional well-being difficulties.

Job Description

  • To identify and assess the therapeutic needs of children and young people who are experiencing difficulties with their mental health and emotional well-being.
  • To manage and maintain a caseload of working within a 1+8 therapeutic delivery model under the YPAS Clinical Management system.
  • To liaise with the clinical administration team regarding referrals and allocation.
  • To develop and maintain sound working relationships with external agencies to enable appropriate support for additional needs of children and young people.
  • To work in collaboration with cross-sector agencies to support the needs of children and young people.
  • To work peripatetically in relation to the needs of the child or young person.
  • To initiate and support the EHAT (Early Help Assessment Tool) process in response to the levels of need for families and multi-agency working.
  • To attend safeguarding, EHAT and multi-agency meetings as and when required.
  • To record activity data onto YPAS’s centralised data system in accordance with YPAS’ record-keeping policy.
  • To actively promote and encourage participation and service user engagement.
  • To contribute to YPAS service developments.
  • To be committed to value-based and anti-discriminatory practice.
  • To participate and consult within YPAS’s policy review system.
  • To share knowledge and skills through training as and when requested.
  • To engage with all internal YPAS services to ensure any additional needs of children, young people and families are met.
  • To produce monthly activity reports based on your work undertaken.
  • To undertake any additional duties consistent with the nature of this position as agreed through the management structure.
  • To utilise Routine Outcome Measures collaboratively within practice to assess, monitor, evaluate and demonstrate intervention impact.
  • To actively participate in the quality assurance of the service via appropriate systems underpinned by ISO9001.
  • To work peripatetically in relation to the needs of children, young people and families.
  • To adhere to the data security and information governance compliance requirements in accordance with GDPR.
  • To safeguard children, young people and families by adhering to the protocols of YPAS and the LSCP (Liverpool Safeguarding Children Partnership).
  • To identify and access appropriate training and personal development opportunities.

To read the full job description and to apply please request an application pack from recruitment@ypas.org.uk.

Deadline: 19 September 2022.

Interviews: Circa 22 September 2022.

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