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Current Opportunities 

 

 

Service Manager (Young People 16-21 years old)


We’re looking for an experienced manager to develop and shape an exciting new holistic service that will have a real impact on young people’s lives.

Could this be you?

 

Location: South West London
Hours: 40 hours per week
Salary: £33,000 - £37,000 per annum
Benefits: 25 days’ annual leave, pension, life assurance, an employee assistance programme. 

Company Profile:

Community Housing and Therapy (CHT) is a leading provider of Psychologically Informed Recovery Communities - 'where relationships are the treatment'.  CHT works with adults and young people who have challenging and complex needs, many of whom have experienced negative childhood experiences or trauma, within a psycho-developmental framework in order to create an environment where the individual needs are met to enhance development, health and wellbeing with the aim of them moving on to lead successful and productive lives.

We offer a good working environment as part of a small organisation that is passionate about providing high quality developmental support to young persons and adults experiencing mental distress and complex psychosocial disorders. We have a strong sense of values, a clear treatment and support model based on relational psychology, client participation and recovery, and a highly supportive clinical and management framework.


About the role: 

CHT is opening a new therapeutic service for young people in Kingston.  We are looking for a strong and committed Service Manager with at least 3 years’ experience of managing a young persons’ residential setting to take the lead with a new young persons’ residential therapeutic service.  The role requires someone who is passionate about working with young people with a range of difficulties, including emotional, behavioural, and/or a history of mental health issues.


About you:

You will be someone who is dynamic and forward-thinking, with the ability to create, inspire and lead a new team, someone who is able to be with the young people as easily as you are in completing paperwork. You will be someone who can recognise that our young people have gone through significant trauma and therefore require patience, acceptance, understanding and empathy, as well as strong boundaries, to allow them to progress and resolve their issues.

You will be someone who understands what it involves to become an attachment figure to the young people - someone who understands boundaries but never forgets the need to be emotionally available and understands where the young people are coming from. A strong candidate will understand the psychodynamic processes involved in interpersonal relationships which are keys aspects of our therapeutic approach.

You will be someone who can bring your own style of leadership and claim ownership of the service, and invest emotionally in the work with our young people.

You will be able to project manage, implement nutritional plans and holistic therapies, manage budgets and be able to attend emergency calls when away from the Service. You will be expected to work both autonomously, as part of a leadership team with the Community Psychotherapist, and as part of the organisation’s management and clinical framework. You will be expected to manage your staff team effectively while ensuring they experience a highly supportive framework themselves.

You will have at least NVQ/QCF level 4 Children and Young People or equivalent and be willing to work to level 5.  You will have a full knowledge of policies and legislation relating to looked after young people and a proven track record working in a residential setting.

This is a full-time position of 40 hours per week, with on-call duties, and which may on occasion include emergency shifts or weekend working.


Please note: We will be interviewing candidates on a rolling basis and reserve the right to close the vacancy at any time, we would therefore advise interested candidates to submit applications as soon as possible.

 

For a job description please contact Maria Miranda on recruitment@cht.org.uk

To apply, return the application form found at the bottom of this page with a covering letter explaining why you are applying for this role, and the equality monitoring form found at the bottom of this page. Microsoft Word copies  of the document can also be obtained by emailing Maria Miranda on recruitment@cht.org.uk

 

Recovery Practitioner (Young People 16-21 years old)


Location: South West London
Hours: 40 hours per week (shift work, inc. nights)
Starting Salary: £21,216 per annum
Benefits: 33 days’ annual leave, pension, life assurance, an employee assistance programme, a comprehensive training programme

Company Profile:

Community Housing and Therapy (CHT) is a leading provider of Psychologically Informed Recovery Communities - 'where relationships are the treatment'.  CHT works with adults and young people who have challenging and complex presentations, many of whom have diagnoses of personality disorders or psychoses, and who have experienced negative childhood experiences or trauma, within a psycho-developmental framework in order to create an environment where the individual needs are met to enhance development, health and wellbeing, with the aim of enabling them to lead successful and productive lives.

We offer a good working environment as part of a small organisation that is passionate about providing high quality developmental support to young persons and adults experiencing mental distress and complex psychosocial disorders. We have a strong sense of values, a clear treatment and support model based on relational psychology, client participation and recovery, a strong training programme and ethos, and a highly supportive clinical and management framework.


About the role:

 
CHT is looking for a dynamic and committed Recovery Practitioner to join an exciting new Young Persons’ residential service.  The role requires someone who is truly passionate about working with young people with a range of difficulties, including emotional, behavioural, and/or a history of mental health issues.

Youth Practitioners will be required to work shifts (including rotating night shifts), and take part in CHT’s psychologically informed care and support training programme.


About you:

You will be a friendly and approachable person with a pro-active approach to the work.  You will be someone who understands what it involves to become an attachment figure to the young people - someone who understands boundaries but never forgets the need to be emotionally available and understands where the young people are coming from. A strong candidate will have some understanding of the psychodynamic processes involved in interpersonal relationships which are keys aspects of our therapeutic approach.

You will have the resilience to work with young people, many of whom have experienced significant trauma and exhibit challenging behaviours, and to use your relational skills to provide a calm and containing environment.

This is a full-time position of 40 hours per week on a shift rota that includes some nights and weekends.


Closing date: TBC                                           Interview date: TBC

 

For a job description please contact Maria Miranda on recruitment@cht.org.uk or download from the bottom of this page

Application by CV and covering letter explaining why you are applying for this role by email to recruitment@cht.org.uk



 

Recovery Practitioner - Various Locations


Location: Various
Hours: 40 hours per week
Salary: £18,000 - £22,000
Benefits: 33 days’ annual leave, pension, life assurance, an employee assistance programme, a comprehensive training programme

Company Profile:

Community Housing and Therapy (CHT) is a leading provider of Psychologically Informed Recovery Communities - 'where relationships are the treatment'.  CHT works with adults and young people who have challenging and complex needs, many of whom have experienced negative childhood experiences or trauma, within a psycho-developmental framework in order to create an environment where the individual needs are met to enhance development, health and wellbeing with the aim of them moving on to lead successful and productive lives.

We offer a good working environment as part of a small organisation that is passionate about providing high quality developmental support to young persons and adults experiencing mental distress and complex psychosocial disorders. We have a strong sense of values, a clear treatment and support model based on relational psychology, client participation and recovery, and a highly supportive clinical and management framework.


About the role:

CHT is looking for a strong and committed Recovery Practitioner to join an existing dynamic team.  The role requires someone who is passionate about supporting adults with mental health conditions including Personality Disorder, Psychosis, Forensic Histories and Complex Trauma to live more fulfilled lives.  The role will include supporting both longer term clients and supporting and receiving new clients who are experiencing a mental health crisis that require short term interventions and support to avoid the need for hospital admissions.

Recovery Practitioners will be required to work shifts (including rotating night shifts), and take part in CHT’s psychologically informed care and support training programme.


About you:

You will be a friendly and approachable person with a pro-active approach to the work.  You will be someone who can recognise that our residents have gone through significant trauma and therefore require patience, acceptance, understanding and empathy, as well as strong boundaries, to allow them to progress and continue with their recovery journey.

You will have lived experience and/or experience of working in a mental health setting and able to demonstrate the ability to build caring and therapeutic relationships with residents, supporting them with you positive attitude and your desire to support people to live their own life with as much independence, choice, dignity and control as possible.

A strong candidate will understand the psychodynamic processes involved in interpersonal relationships which are keys aspects of our therapeutic approach.

You will have the resilience to work with clients in crisis and use relational skills to provide a calm and containing environment.

You will be able to project manage, implement nutritional plans and holistic therapies, manage budgets and

This is a full-time position of 40 hours per week on a shift rota that includes some nights and weekends.


Closing date: TBC                                           Interview date: TBC

 

For a job description please contact Maria Miranda on recruitment@cht.org.uk or download from the bottom of this page

Application by CV and covering letter explaining why you are applying for this role by email to recruitment@cht.org.uk


 

Chair of Board of Trustees

Community Housing and Therapy are seeking a new Chair and new Trustees to support the new Chief Executive in taking the organisation forward to a sustainably successful future as a provider of an alternative, better, more humane treatment and care service for people in severe mental distress.

Community Housing and Therapy is a small charity providing psychologically informed residential recovery communities for people experiencing severe mental distress including psychosis, personality disorder, often with additional behavioural challenges such as substance dependency or self-harm. We use a unique model based on Psychologically Informed Environments, Therapeutic Communities, psychotherapy, and socially applied psychodynamic neuroscience.

Our communities are based in Eastbourne, Waltham Forest, and Old Coulsdon, and we have supported living services in Surbiton and Southall; we currently house around 50 people at any one time. We anticipate expanding our services by at least 50% over the next two to three years, but wish to remain relatively small so that we can focus on quality.

This is an exciting stage in our development: we have new Chief Executive (one year in post in June); we have reorganised our staffing structure, introducing new roles for qualified psychotherapists and a part-time psychiatrist; we have created a new training programme; we have increased our occupancy and the number of referrals we receive; we have opened a crisis and respite service; we have introduced new outcomes monitoring systems; and we have increased the participation of our residents in many areas of the organisation. We are also just developing a fundraising capacity, and will shortly be putting in our first funding bids, and we are refocusing our marketing with a new marketing strategy. We are in the process of registering with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) for the provision of Treatment of Disease, Disorder, and Injury (TDDI), and we have an ambitious five year plan to deliver an excellent programme of treatment and care as an alternative to mainstream mental health services.

There remains much to do for us to achieve our ambition of becoming a sustainably successful niche provider of excellent treatment and care for people experiencing high levels of severe mental distress. Good governance is crucial to this, and the Trustees and Chief Executive believe it is time for the renovation of the Board to support this ambition.

The current Chair will stand down, but continue in a clinical role as an advisor to the clinical team, and offering supervision to the psychiatrist; he, and the rest of the Trustees, will be available to support the new Chair in the transition to recruiting and developing a new Board of Trustees.

How To Apply

Please email peterc@cht.org.uk, explaining whay you want to be Chair of CHT, how you meet the person spec, and what you believe you bring to the role; please also attach a short CV.

The closing date for this role is 30th June.

Interviews will be held mid-July, date to be confirmed.


If you would like an informal conversation about the organisation, please email peterc@cht.org.uk and arrange a time.

For more information about the role please download the Role of Chair document from the bottom of this page


Job Enquiry Form

CHT Service Manager - Young People
CHT Recovery Practitioner - Young People - Job Description
CHT Recovery Practitioner Job Description
CHT Role of Chair
CHT Staff Application Form
CHT Equality Monitoring Form