Newcastle Parent Infant Partnership Therapist

Contract Type: 
Fixed term
Part time
Application deadline: 
Wednesday, 26 February, 2020 - 17:00
Salary Scale
Pro Rata
Children North East

Children North East exists because growing up can be hard.

For 129 years we have been working with children and young people in their families, schools and communities to ensure they grow up healthy and happy.  Our support services focus on those periods in growing up when a little help can make a big difference to a child’s life and future.  They are also the periods where if things go wrong, they are likely to have a far-reaching detrimental effect on the child.

Purpose of Role:

To contribute to positive outcomes for babies from pregnancy to 2 years of age by:

Assessing the needs of parents and babies referred into the service and their suitability to engage with parent infant therapy.
Providing therapeutic support for parents and babies who are experiencing difficulties in their relationship.
Working in partnership with other professionals involved in supporting parents and babies.

Due to the time limitations of this post we welcome applications from candidates who would relish the opportunity to develop their skills, experience and career in parent infant work and can offer the post as a secondment.

Hours: 15 hours per week                     

Salary: £34,379 to £42,180 per annum pro rata

Closing Date: Wednesday 26th February 2020 at 5pm                            

Interview Date: Thursday 19th March 2020, times to be confirmed

A normal working week is 15 hours.  Due to the varied nature of the duties, a flexible approach will be required and may include evenings and weekends. Time off in lieu may be taken following agreement of the line manager.  We are very proud to be a flexible employer and therefore part time applicants, job shares and term time only applications are very welcome.  Please feel free to discuss any flexible working requests at interview.

We are committed to safeguarding children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  All staff and volunteers will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Please visit the “Our Vacancies” section of our website for further information regarding the role and an application form or use the following link   

Vacancy reference number: HO368

Please note CVs will not be accepted.

We welcome a diverse range of applications and are passionate about promoting equality, and valuing diversity.  We welcome applications from all suitable qualified persons particularly black, Asian and minority ethnic applicants, as these groups are currently under represented in our workforce.